It’s great that with the advancements in internet based technologies and its integration GIS, we can now find and compare properties on a very detailed level without having to ever leave the couch. It truly is, because it saves time and money since you literally can be in multiple sites at once. Previously to inspect properties, you needed to go out of your way and travel endless kilometres to your destination only to find out that the property you had your eyes was way off the mark. Continue reading
Only installing the state of the art energy saving technologies in a building is not enough without a way to monitor, analysis and come up with strategies on how to tweak every little component of that system. Much like cars, they come with stock components and settings, and it’s up to the end user to enhance or tweak the features to suit their own needs. Buildings are no different. Continue reading
IT Two Ways was by far the most interesting area visited over the past few weeks. For clarity sake, this post will comprise of two parts;
- Part I – Systems That Make Buildings Work, and
- Part II – What We Do With The Data From Those Systems.
If you can’t be bothered reading any further, I will summarise this for you; the building scene has changed dramatically over the past decade. Continue reading
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle” The Art of War
Much like managing risk/valuation in property, to ensure profitability in any project, you must know what potential problems you’ll need to deal with before it arises at every stage. Continue reading
After spending a whole month in China exploring the lush mountains, valleys and over whelming shopping districts, I definitely wasn’t ready for a 9AM university lecture, no matter how interesting it might or might not be.
One thing was for sure, I’m glad I dragged myself to the lecture theatre. By the end of the presentation, I was intrigued by the subtlety and the level of integration this piece of technology has made on society. We now use GIS technology, or at least part of it on a daily basis without knowing it, i.e. using our iPhones as GPS to find the quickest route to our destination with the least traffic, or finding the nearest cinemas with a list of current movie times, just to name a few. Continue reading