An Introduction to Smart Buildings

While it’s true that today’s buildings should be efficient, reliable and safe – there is more that can be done to enable businesses to make the most of their facilities. HDR Head of Smart Buildings, Giles Korner, explains what makes a Smart Building and their impacts in our short film. Watch here…

As the digital world collides with the real estate world, new smart technologies are increasingly enabling us to redefine business process when managing and operating our buildings with greater emphasis on efficiency, sustainability and systems interoperability throughout a building’s lifecycle.

Smart buildings are living environments that use a vast array of digital devices (Internet of Things) that can interact with their occupants, learn from them and adapt to their changing needs – offering businesses a new and powerful source of competitive advantage. True smart buildings interact with the people, systems and external elements around them, learning from past experiences and real-time data inputs to adapt to the needs of the people and businesses within them. 

At HDR | Andrew Reid our approach is to work with our clients to develop a Smart Building Strategy and work in collaboration with all key stakeholders to define, design and deliver a solid foundation to enhance your building’s usability, sustainability, efficient, and ultimately, create the perfect place for you to achieve your business goals.

Through our experience of smart building technology on a number of award winning building projects, we have created a deliverable framework to ensure clients can understand, adopt, enable and implement technology within the built environment and beyond.