In the wake of 2020, it’s impossible to have a conversation about workspaces without addressing the topic of employee health and wellbeing. Indeed, few areas of concern have moved up the agenda as quickly. This issue of workplace wellbeing is one which dominates the research findings of our most recent report, The Way Forward. Over […]

The challenges of 2020 have moved real estate strategy into the forefront of business discussions. With workers redistributed, operations either halted or interrupted and revenues under threat, the question of how and where we conduct business is on everybody’s lips. Of course, some of the discussions around the future of work were already well underway […]

The exponential growth in importance of buildings’ technology infrastructure has reached a point where in-building connectivity, sensors, IoT services and data analytics aren’t a luxury — they’re essential for driving a raft of benefits in areas such as energy efficiency, occupant well-being and as a way to maximise a property’s value. But unleashing the full […]

Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is an increasingly important part of the construction process – indeed the president of RIBA recently called for POEs to be mandatory on all publicly funded buildings. At the heart of what makes POE so valuable is the simple question of how do we know that a building has met the original […]

One of the problems of smart buildings being such a loosely defined term is that it can be hard for building owners to know where to start when it comes to making their buildings ‘smarter’. Do I install this technology? Should I be aiming for maximum energy efficiency? Is it all about automation? Obviously, we […]

There is no doubt that if we are to fully exploit the potential of technology in the built environment then technology needs to be at the heart of the building design process, not an afterthought. Unfortunately, all too often this leads tech suppliers to focus on the install process – making sure that they have […]

Keep your building at the cutting-edge with an OPEX/aaS delivery model that allows you to access all the latest technology throughout your estate’s entire lifecycle

We have written previously about how a new converged approach to building technology requires a corresponding change in how we train the people that manage the delivery. It’s why we have worked closely with CNet training to create the Certified Integrated Infrastructure Technician (CIIT®) program – giving trainees the practical skills needed to install and […]

We talk a lot about the new experiences that are possible in truly interactive, flexible smart buildings and the potential for these experiences to completely change our conception of the built environment and our workspaces. However, we cannot talk about these services and experiences if we don’t also talk about the enabling technologies that will […]

The potential to save considerable amounts of energy and make the built environment more sustainable is much touted as one of the key benefits of digitising buildings. However, it’s not yet entirely clear that this potential is being realised. If you only listened to the IoT hype and the huge increases in the variety of […]

CV19’s impact on the workplace over the past few months has become an open invitation for anyone with an opinion to come out of the woodwork and share their thoughts on the long-term future of the corporate office. There’s been deluge of articles predicting what shape the CRE market will take and how it will […]

Acknowledging the primacy of the building network will avoid silos of systems and surface more data to create valuable efficiencies and new services.

Today’s connected building frameworks are changing the future of work and driving big cultural shifts within organisations.

Digital technology, IoT-based applications and converged deployment models are creating new ways for the commercial real estate sector to create more value.

Technology needs to be at the heart of the building design process not an afterthought.  

Digitising the built environment requires us to think about how we train the people that manage the delivery.

The term ‘smart building’ has the potential to limit our understanding of the possibilities for digitising the built environment.