Building as a Service

Smart Buildings

Opportunities for Smart Buildings as a Service in Commercial Real Estate

June 25th, 2020
Smart Cities

We-Don’t-Work: Neumann Cast Adrift as Sharks Continue to Circle

September 25th, 2019
Smart Buildings

Integration is Key to a Smart Building’s Success or Failure

“Successful digital transformation is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It’s still the same organism, but it now has superpowers,” says George Westerman, a research scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business. When digital transformation is done wrong, however, “all you have is a really fast caterpillar,” he points out, “and it’s hard […]

Smart Buildings

Make Waves or Sink – The Hard Reality For Smart Building Startups

Make waves or sink. That’s the hard reality for startups in the competitive smart buildings space. Whether seeking acquisition, greater investment, or IPO, startups have to gain traction and take opportunities to scale their operations. They must create some buzz around the corporate and investment communities, and the best way to do that is by […]

Smart Buildings

Selling Productivity Gains in Buildings: What’s the Business Case?

Improving productivity in offices is perhaps the “killer app” for all technology and service providers. From JLL’s 3-30-300, to Stok’s 1-10-100-1000, it is clear that helping workers do more in their working environment is more impactful than saving energy, extending equipment life, or optimizing lease terms for flexibility or cost savings. But, how do vendors […]

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings, #SpaceAsAService & the Human Deficit

This article was written by Digital Transformation Strategist Antony Slumbers / @antonyslumbers How many times have you heard Property people say that “Property is a people business’? Dozens, hundreds of times I imagine. Now, how many times have you heard them say that “Smart buildings are about people”? Never I suspect. No one in property […]

Smart Buildings

Will Smart Buildings of the Future Charge by the Hour?

Rolls Royce no longer sells engines for aircrafts; it sells flying time. In the automotive industry, many manufacturers are developing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) by way of various car-sharing applications. For many years Software as a Service (SaaS) has been a staple for software giants such as Adobe and Microsoft. “In the building industry, […]

Smart Buildings

VMS Shows its Potential to be at the Heart of Building Management

As of April 2016 the UK Government will require all companies involved in the creation public buildings to conform with Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards. Level 2 BIM requires much stricter, usually 3D model-based, building specifications in order to ensure superior commissioning. Buildings should function better for occupants from the outset and be […]

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