Smarter Buildings. Better Experiences is the first pragmatic guide written to help property developers and design professionals to strategise, innovate and connect with technology in property.
Written in a non-technical style, this book outlines the ‘Intelligent Property Design’ approach to making buildings smarter, more efficient, more sustainable and safer. The end result? Better user experiences.
This book cuts through the complex jargon often associated with technology by guiding the reader in 3 parts through:
- A vision for technology in property.
- New technology concepts in property design.
- The Intelligent Property Design Framework.
Smarter Buildings. Better Experiences is written for property industry professionals who want to take advantage of the exciting and evolving world of technology but don’t know where or how to start.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 0 Introduction
A Vision for Technology in Property
Chapter 1 The Changing World We Live In
Chapter 2 Ten Key Technology Drivers
Chapter 3 Visions for Intelligent Property Design
New Technology Concepts in Property Design
Chapter 4 Innovation at What Cost?
Chapter 5 New Technology Concepts
Chapter 6 The New Look Project Team
Chapter 7 Now is the Time to Engage
The Intelligent Property Design Framework
Chapter 8 The Intelligent Property Design Framework
Chapter 9 Review
Chapter 10 Research
Chapter 11 Ideate
Chapter 12 Define
Chapter 13 Document
Chapter 14 Build
Chapter 15 Test
Chapter 16 Support
THE DIGITAL DOCUMENT
Documents, such as drawings, memos and specifications, form an essential function in the design and construction industry.
Throughout the lifecycle of a built asset, starting from an initial design idea, right through to a final built form and its ongoing management, thousands, even millions of documents can be used to convey various forms of information to a range of interested parties. In many ways, therefore, the success of a design, or construction-based company, relies upon an understanding of the use of documents, as well as the technologies and techniques that are used to create them.
This book explores the role of documents in a professional practice and examines the components, capabilities, viability, and use of digital documents in the design and construction industry. It identifies and explains many of the standards in use today.
In order to facilitate a better understanding of digital document technologies, a number of essential reviews are provided including:
- the definition and purpose of a document
- how documents are typically used by design professionals
- the nature of the digital document environment
- the data types which make up digital documents
The Digital Document is an essential reference for the architect, engineer or design professional that wants to find out more about effective communication in the digital workplace.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- A New Medium for Documents.
- The Document.
- Document use in the Construction Industry.
- The Digital Document Environment
- Digital Data Types
- Digital Document Types
- Applying Digital Documents
- Project Opportunities
Title: The Digital Document: A Reference for Architects, Engineers and Design Professionals
Author: Bruce Duyshart
Publisher: Architectural Press (Butterworth-Heinemann) now Taylor & Francis, 1997
Length: 256 pages