Over the past few decades, there have been a number of seismic shifts in technology.
Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, and cloud computing are some examples that easily come to mind. The 4th Industrial Revolution is transforming buildings into data-rich environments Modern commercial construction projects, such as office buildings, shopping centres, and residential developments, are starting to experience the technological revolution and apply connected technologies to improve our day to day working lives. Examples of this are that an employee may have the ability to change the temperature in their area, book a meeting room or parking space via an app on a smartphone or navigate to a specific point within a building. However, the construction industry is one of the furthest behind in digitisation even though related spending accounts for 13% of the world’s GDP.
It is well-known that most modern buildings already contain a vast amount of technology behind the scenes to run individual systems such as HVAC, lighting, vertical transport (elevators), audio visual, room booking, and many more. Most of the time, however, these have very little inter-operation between them which means that although the systems are complex in their own right, the next level cannot be leveraged.
This is a subject that the NDY digital teams are now addressing with vigour to win smart buildings projects across the globe and implement smart designs which reflecting our inherent values as a company.