Hoare Lea Digitised - “The Living Lab” One Year On
17 Oct 2019
Last year we discussed how traditional approaches to the built environment can add complexity and data inconsistency, limiting transparency and damaging our assets operational performance. Modern approaches push for the integration of traditionally embedded operational data, with emerging IoT data sets, unearthing operational meta-data models. These provide previously unimaginable data lakes from which to source insight into a building and its occupants. In parallel, an advances in data availability, processing power, and artificial intelligence, are facilitating the churning of meta-data into valuable operational knowledge. In recognition of these trends, Hoare Lea has established its London Office, in the Western Transit Shed (WTS) building at Kings Cross, as a Living Laboratory. The aim of the WTS Living Lab project is to enable the trialling of sensing systems, and crucially their output, associated with electrical efficiency, occupant actions and reactions. It is our pleasure now to share and demonstrate our progress with the wider construction community. Expect visualisations of environmental wellbeing research, best practice approaches to building digitisation and the importance of user-centric techniques when delivering technology solutions.