In whatever ways the pandemic might continue to affect the world, there's no doubt we're set to have some technological advancements in the years ahead.
However, even though the global health crisis kept disrupting on-ground operations, it by no means stopped creativity. 2021 brought the launch or development of some of the most ambitious architectural projects of our times, many of which united under the themes of sustainability, inclusion, and robust public spaces.
The new restrictions and sensitivities introduced to our societies by COVID-19 forced many architects and designers to re-think and re-imagine our built environment. The result is an accelerating number of buildings designed to minimize touch, optimize fresh air flow, and manage foot traffic more efficiently.
The world’s urban population more than quadrupled in the last 60 years and recently reached 4.4 billion, with no signs of slowing down. Hence, unsurprisingly, cities are responsible for about 75 percent of the global carbon emissions.
Following the industrial revolution, much of our consumption followed a linear model of “take-make-waste", and buildings are no exception. A rising alternative to this is the circular economy, a holistic approach to economic progress to benefit businesses, society, and the environment.
The information and data used in the BIM process must be managed efficiently for the desired outcomes. The solution for this challenge: A Common Data Environment (CDE).
Following a public health crisis, notorious series of cyberattacks, and the evolving nature of modern threats, people in all spheres — private, public, or commercial — have never been more invested in security.
Outsourcing technical services recently emerged as a crucial business strategy. Even if the managers had the technical skills to attend to all the needs of their facilities, outsourcing saves time, money, and hassle.