Smart Buildings

Hurley Palmer Flatt have been at the leading edge of Smart building design. Through our experience of the Smart building journey on a number of award winning projects we have created a delivery framework to ensure clients can understand, adopt, enable and implement within the built environment and beyond.

As the “One Click” culture increases all around us, it is essential we join the Smart Nation.

Integrating Smart technology ensures a buildings readiness for future IoT (Internet of Things) the point where all the networking advantages the internet has brought breaks free of our computer screens.

Correctly enabled devices and appliances with the correct endpoint arrays along with network topology must be adopted for the building to take full advantage of the Smart revolution.

Smart Buildings can be part of a Smart Campus, estate management programme or property fund portfolio. In time adoption ensures readiness to access the benefits of Smart City integration.

What is big data and analytics and how can we use in Buildings?

Technology leaders are investing heavily in datacenters to house platforms such as BigQueryTM. These data warehouses can store and analyse massive datasets from diverse and previously disconnected IoT sources.

By providing access to these massive disconnected datasets and by providing analysis tools allows developers to provide client specific knowledge and insight not previously available or envisaged.

What is the Value of adopting Smart Buildings?

Providing data to the cloud to allow big data analysis is on one level a communal initiative providing community wide benefits. But Smart enabled buildings will also provide discreet owner occupier benefits. For example, BigData from within and beyond the building in question will be used to provide Smart Building maintenance contracts and benchmarking.

As data analysis and insights become available the benchmark of buildings based on occupancy wellbeing and environmental impact will continue to develop. The market will create dedicated maintenance contracts for smart buildings based on smart outputs such as air quality. The big data analysis will also bring to the fore more insightful key performance indicators bringing together real-time occupancy levels, air quality and ambient conditions in ways not currently considered.

Smart Building, Campus or City?

The convergence of technologies within Smart Buildings allows separate systems to intelligently integrate across a wider Smart Campus, enabling a seamless and connected occupier experience across a portfolio of buildings.

With potential access to massive amounts of currently unconnected data, City authorities are rushing to take advantage of the new insights the combination of IoT and Big Data in a Smart City will bring.

Where will  this insight take us?  It’s too early to tell, but we already know Cities are analysing  real-time street level air quality and weather data analysis that feeds into traffic management via intelligent traffic lights, carpark prioritisation and hybrid bus activation zones.

They are also looking at map analysis of real time building decant data to improve public transport prioritisation and availability. Companies are looking at analysing and selling similar data to focus taxi availability zones.

What type of Buildings can become Smart?

The key to smart technology adoption lies in component level sensor arrays and topology and the level of connectivity a client has the appetite for. Most buildings can be smart enabled be it a newbuild, fit-out or a dedicated smart retrofit.

Smart Buildings Framework

Be you a Landlord, Developer, Tennant or FM Provider Hurley Palmer Flatt’s Smart Building Division can take you through the soup of terminology in order to ensure you are not left in the fog, so you can create under stable design adoption for Smart Technology in the Built Environment.

  • Stage 1 – Visioning Session
  • Stage 2 – Matrix Assessment and adoption of endpoints
  • Stage 3 – Smart network assessment for IoT
  • Stage 4 – Outline scoping document and cost plan
  • Stage 5 – Detail Client Specification and cost plan
  • Stage 6 – Implementation
  • Stage 7 – Configuration and testing
  • Stage 8 – Training & Handover

 Be smart be #HPFSmart

For further information please contact:

Name: Paul Roche

Email Address: paul.roche@hurleypalmerflatt.com