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BSRIA staging Smart Network event - Changing Buildings for a Changing PopulationJanuary 2019

Henry Lawson Market Research Consultant

BSRIA is staging an event on Changing Buildings for a Changing Population, as part of its Smart Network, which will examine the issues around “fast changing demographics” on Friday 1st February in London.

The event will look at how building services can respond to an ageing workforce and changing demands on both the types of buildings needed and where they are needed.

Expert speakers will discuss how designers, builders and operators can meet these challenges, including presentations on new technologies, trends and processes covering:

  • designing trends for the future;
  • people, buildings and drones;
  • building services analytics;
  • the impact of Blockchain.

This knowledge can help to reduce the cost of running buildings, including energy and maintenance costs and also to improve levels of resilience, comfort and employee productivity.

Henry Lawson, BSRIA’s Senior Market Research Consultant, BSRIA’s World Market Intelligence Division, commented:

“In recent decades the world has lived through one of the fastest demographic changes in recorded history.

Indeed: soaring life expectancies and falling mortality have led to a huge global population increase. Many economically developed countries like the UK are now at the next stage, with falling birth rates and a rapidly ageing population.

This presents massive challenges but also offers new opportunities to organisations that can innovate, for example by deploying smarter technologies, and to countries that can educate their people to make best use of the technology. This event will look at how building services can respond to an ageing workforce and changing demands on the types of buildings needed and where they are needed.

We will ask: how can new building services help the growing number of elderly people? And what role can new technology – from robots and drones to the IoT and A.I. – play in meeting these challenges?

Each age most likely believes that it faces unprecedented changes and challenges, but this time it may actually be true.”

This event follows the launch of the BSRIA White Paper on ‘Megatrends: Smart Building Technology’ which considers the impact of key changes in the size and make up of the population on the built environment.


09:30 Registration & refreshments
10:00 Welcome – Tracey Tilbry, BSRIA
10.05 Introduction – Henry Lawson, BSRIA
10:30 Designing trends for the future – Marylis Ramos, PRP Architects
10:55 Q&A
11:05 Coffee & networking
11:25 People, buildings & drones – Ray Faulkner, iRed
11:50 Building services analytics – Mitch Layng, Layng Energy Solutions
12:15 The impact of Blockchain – Will Squires, Atkins Global
12:40 Q&A
12:50 Networking lunch
14:00 Close

For more information & to book on click here.
Free to BSRIA members.

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