[VIDEO] Bitesize BIM: Smart buildings, utilising data and energy monitoring

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In this free online series hosted by The Building Society, Elliott Wood associate director, Steve Faulkner takes a look at smart buildings and how utilising data and energy monitoring can help drive the circular economy

In the previous session, Faulkner explored how BIM can go beyond simply enhancing coordination. In this second session, he gives an overview of how Elliott Wood is using BIM to help drive the circular economy and will share some of their recent initiatives.

This session looks at:

  • The importance of requesting the right data;
  • What that data is used for;
  • And how that data is managed through the design, construction and into operation.

Steve Faulkner says: “One thing that I have appreciated over the years is that whilst there are many interpretations of what a smart building is, there really isn’t a clear definition of one.

“I think of a smart building as more of a movement. A term used by project teams to ensure that the right conversations are had and processes are put into place to ensure that data is used effectively.”

Faulkner goes on to say that a smart building should have a positive impact on the user experience, building maintenance, wellbeing and sustainability.

The next session will explore how Elliott Wood considers buildings as material banks and how 3D modelling can help deliver efficiencies regarding surveys and investigations.

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