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Webinar: The Impact of MicroMobility on the Built Environment

April 12th, 2022
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Smart Cities

“To Achieve Urban Sustainability the World Needs More Parises & Fewer Manhattans”

November 29th, 2021
Smart Buildings

Solving the Design-Build-Operate Divide with Ontology-based Digital Twins

“I think it is key that the smart building design and operation phases be better joined up. That’s the most important technical gap in my opinion, which must be addressed to trigger the biggest impact on smart buildings,” Ray D’Urso, building technology consultant, told Memoori. “I agree, there is a significant divide between the design, […]

Smart Buildings

Designing Buildings For Users Means Designing Buildings With Users

Infrastructure provides connectivity and connectivity provides the basis of smart buildings, therefore, it is essential to get that infrastructure right from the outset. Upgrading the hard infrastructure of connectivity within a building retrospectively is costly, complex, and highly disruptive so, if the intention is to minimize problems over the entire lifecycle of the facility, then […]

Smart Cities

It Wouldn’t Be the First Time that Disease Reshaped our Built Environment

Are the open-plan office, co-working, and hotdesking all dead? Is remote working the new normal? Will our commercial real estate ever be the same again? These are the questions swirling around the buildings industry as we look ahead to the mysterious post-COVID landscape. “We are, at this moment, probably prone to overthinking a pandemic’s influence […]

Smart Buildings

Legacy Procurement Practices Continue to Hold Back the Building IoT Market

Construction methodology is still, for the most part, archaic. It starts with a strategic definition, where a business case is developed around the client’s requirements and budgets, and sites are appraised. Once the project is defined, preparation and briefing can begin, where budgets, outcomes and aspirations are refined further and feasibility can be studied. Next, […]

Smart Buildings

Smarter Workplace Expectations Drive Future Proof Building Strategies

“The way people interact with their built environment is going through a period of fundamental change. The conventional use of space and the purpose and utility of buildings is being challenged. As more workers look to telecommute, relocate, and work, live, and play together, the lines between traditional classifications of building types such as “office”, […]

Smart Buildings

Designing & Building for the Complex Lifecycle of Smart Buildings

“The average working life of a Boeing 747 is approximately 50 years, during which time it is refitted about six times. The necessity of making frequent upgrades to its electronic, communications and other systems requires that the design allows old technology to be rapidly removed and replaced with minimal disruption to the fabric of the […]

Smart Buildings

Biophilia is Slowly Seeping into Smart Building Design

Biophilia is a growing and loosely defined topic within the smart workplace evolution. It relates to humans’ intrinsic need for nature but is often symbolized by the simple addition of indoor plants or photographs of nature on the walls, and therefore is often not given a significant amount of attention by facility management. However, the […]

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