Traditionally when we think about laying foundations to enhance and secure the durability of our construction assets – we automatically think about concrete and steel.
However, when we think about the evolution of office workspace (for example) over the past few years in the advent of rapidly improving technological innovation, it has become evident that the digital blueprint of a building has become equally as important in safeguarding the future of our properties as the physical foundations they sit on.
When we look at the seismic shift between the workplace of the 1980s where desktop computers completely revolutionised the way in which we work to the present day where smart offices are enabling landlords and employers to completely customise and optimise every aspect of a workspace – the necessity for a more robust and flexible IT infrastructure is of paramount importance.
And because of the role smart technology is now taking in the construction world, the entire process of how we go about designing and creating buildings will continue to change and adapt in order to increase efficiency and optimisation of space. The use of technology and data – from BIM, through Artificial Intelligence to Virtual Reality – will prove more and more essential in defining how value can be created from the space available and how that space can be used most efficiently in a customised environment for a Landlord’s occupiers.
Whilst many people may be dubious of these advancements in construction technologies (people are usually sceptical of change) there is no doubt that they are starting to shape the future of construction. This will provide countless opportunities for businesses and individuals alike as the quest to produce technologically advanced buildings which provide the same sort of security and robustness as traditional building foundations become a necessity and not just a nice to have.