Smart Cities

The Building Process Must Begin with the End in Mind!

Too many modern buildings are born old. Planned with the smartest intentions but arrive obsolete on completion. This reality points to a problem-of-process that gives many buildings a handicap from birth, condemning them to a short life where they can never reach their potential value. If we are ever to realize our broad smart building ambitions, we must recognize the issues caused by legacy practices in our rapidly evolving technology landscape. “Most smart building projects lose sight of their value because both priority and emphasis is being placed on the building’s utility (fit for use) and have not necessarily weighed the importance of its warranty (fit for purpose),” says Remo Di Fronzo is Director of Smart Buildings at ThoughtWire (or as we've said at Memoori for years, too much focus on 'Output not Outcomes'). “In other words, significant energy is being spent on functional features much too early in the project asking the customer to […]

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