Aurecon understands that while the rate of uptake of robotics isn’t certain, one thing is: those working on Buildings of the Future will need to maintain an appetite for new and advanced technology, materials and methodologies if they want to stay relevant.
A centralised industry portal to share and purchase solutions and information within a global community may not be as out of reach as it initially appears. This could include a “Buildings of the Future” app store which complies with industry standard measures and sells bespoke apps or tools to build your own app, supported by your local IP precinct hub with access to IT, economic and data analytics advice. This would allow for entire precincts and cities to share and collaborate rather than operate in isolation.
We will also have to consider the influence of leapfrog technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies which will make self-executing contracts possible. Facilities will, in effect, not only be run smarter, but run themselves. Public ledgers will bring greater transparency to supply chain records and the possibility of intelligent building parts will connect the physical and digital worlds.
Although we cannot predict the future, we’ll need to stay one step ahead of these game changing technologies with a ‘leapfrog’ mindset.
What should we be asking?
- When the BIoT kicks in, how will we manage and make sense of the sheer volume of data emitted?
- What is the order of importance of data and what data do we not need to collate/store?
- How will the sharing of data take place and who owns the data?
- How do new construction processes and materials become mainstream when the industry is resistant to change?
- Could Buildings of the Future have less technology?
- How will leapfrog technology such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies change how buildings are managed?
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