Earlier this year, James McHale of (the brilliant) Smart building research company Memoori wrote a LinkedIn post entitled ‘The Need for Real Human Experiences in our Smart Cities and Buildings’.
The use of buildings, especially commercial premises, has changed. Until relatively recently, if you were offered employment with a company, the chances are that you would have been expected to report to your company’s premises when you were working.
We currently construct buildings with a product mentality, handed over by a developer or construction company to an owner-occupier or management company with little thought as to the efficiency of its long term operation and maintenance.
We noticed a frequent occurrence in education construction and refurbishment projects whereby performance, drama and dance spaces were difficult to finish due to the coordination between the many trades needed to deliver power, network connectivity, equipment installation, configuration and training.
Congratulations to Jyoti on having been recognised by both Birmingham City University and Microsoft following her contribution to our Continuous Improvement initiative, underpinned by a huge amount of work on our business processes and internal systems.