Design & Build

Smart Buildings

Smarter Buildings Demand Smart Construction Procurement

April 30th, 2024
Energy

Net Zero Buildings Explored: Cambridge University’s Civil Engineering Building

February 23rd, 2024
Smart Buildings Chain
Smart Buildings

Breaking the Shackles: Overcoming Resistance to Change in Smart Buildings

The commercial building industry has been notoriously slow in its adoption of new smart buildings technologies, struggling with a deep-seated inertia that has seen innovation lag other market verticals. Bound by the shackles of long-established practices and the burden of decades-old infrastructure and systems, it remains highly resistant to disruption. Complex supply chains, entrenched ecosystems, […]

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Smart Buildings

#Podcast 19: Why has an Architectural Firm Acquired a Smart Building Integrator?

In our Podcast series “Sh*t You Wish Your Building Did!”, Memoori explores the intersection between technology and commercial real estate through interesting conversations. Last month, architectural and interior design services company Aukett Swanke Group (ASG) confirmed the acquisition of smart building integrator company Torpedo Factory Group (TFG), in a deal that hints at a new potential […]

Commercial Buildings Design Build Gap
Smart Buildings

Bridging the Design-Operate Divide in Commercial Buildings

This week, architectural and interior design services company Aukett Swanke Group (ASG) has confirmed the acquisition of smart building technology company Torpedo Factory Group (TFG), in a deal that hints at a new potential trend in the commercial buildings sector. While architects have used M&A to broaden their technological capabilities in the past, few deals […]

Digital Twins & BIM
Smart Buildings

Discovering Where BIM Ends & Digital Twins Begin

Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital twins are two important technological concepts that can, at times, be considered quite separate or be used interchangeably in the buildings sector. Both concepts could be defined as “a digital representation of assets, processes and systems in a physical space,” yet they tend to be used by very different […]

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 […]

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