Hurley Palmer Flatt launches new smart buildings division

Engineering consultancy Hurley Palmer Flatt Group has launched a smart building division, with the introduction of an eight-stage framework that will support landlords, tenants and occupiers in planning appropriate smart building strategies. 

The firm has established the new division to capitalise on the increasing impact of smart buildings becoming digital assets with the ability to support everyday lives, improving wellbeing. Launching the new division, the firm said: “The full benefit from the internet of things requires us to understand, adopt and change to realise its capability. Big data and analytics will transform our space and how we use it, enabling us to capitalise on the end products of increased efficiency and agility.”

Hurley Palmer Flatt believe that forward thinking organisations realise that their future working environments will have to compete to attract the next generation in to the workplace and smart tech can, and will, support this. Although there are many challenges ahead, not least around privacy, security and ownership of data, the firm says “with proper management and analysis the benefits to wellbeing, productivity and reduced energy consumption are phenomenal”. 

Paul Roche, executive director of Hurley Palmer Flatt said: “A smart future represents a tectonic shift for our sector and the rewards for organisations to capitalise on this through increased connectivity are endless. We understand that at times it can seem a little foreboding however the opportunity far outweighs the risk and we seek to help our clients navigate their way through to achieve the best results for their business.

"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."

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