Intelligent Design & Construction: Creating a Future Proof Smart Strategy (Part III)
Technology is evolving at an increasing rate, so much so that even today’s most highly evolved “smart” buildings will appear just “normal” in the next 3-5 years. Today, the majority of commercial buildings in existence for 30 years or more, are in desperate need of a refresh. Retrofitting an existing building to make it smart, attractive, comfortable, healthy, sustainable and cost-efficient can involve much more than just updating the aging HVAC, stepping up the lighting and putting in a few IoT sensors. In this series we look at a few of the most progressive examples of both new developments as well as retrofit projects and how they were accomplished.
Tech features of building systems are advancing so rapidly that a specified component may become functionally obsolete before a new project or retrofit is even completed. This session explores future ready intelligent design strategies considering standards, integration and the changing landscape of manufacturers and software providers.