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The Times They Are a Changin'
"Come gather 'round, people, wherever you roam, and admit that the waters, around you have grown. And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin' and you better start swimmin', or you'll sink like a stone.
For the times they are a-changin'"
Bob Dylan, 1964
"The Building Whisperer" https://twitter.com/BuildWhisperer
To pass the test of time
To keep up with the pace of today's and
especially the world of tomorrow, the next decade, the next 100 years
is a daunting feat. Are organizations today able to pass the test of
time? Are the decision-makers capable of making the decision based on
the future and not the past?
Do the buildings that are built today, capable of passing the test of time for the next century?
capabilities should a building like that have?
I believe that a building, as well as its
components and solutions, needs to be robust, useful, and attractive.
It is the same as it has ever been. Buildings must pass the test of
Robust, Useful and Attractive –
Firmitas – Utilitas - Venustas
Most companies today feel that the world is
moving faster than their company. That technology is leapfrogging ahead
and that we need to expect more of our buildings, as well as existing
processes. That's where the classic three Vitruvian virtues can help.
"Today, I would argue, that
a building has to be able to adapt to its users, to be open, flexible,
and that is the true testament on how to pass the test of time."
This segment was initially posted during my time with Go-IoT as the acting CEO back in 2018.
Resiliency, flexibility and Stakeholder
But what does this mean for some of the
existing stakeholders? What should they be able to expect from
buildings? Done right, every stakeholder should assume that the data
they need should always be available when they need it. And the time it
would take to get the data should roughly be the same amount of time it
takes to google something and scroll down to some answers.
Post-Corona and Covid, we see that tenants
expect and demand more from their buildings. And we will see that real
estate owners need to be able to respond to these demands of their
tenants. And to be able to deliver the services that will match said
It is all the above and more. Buildings
should be able to deliver the value for ALL the stakeholders that have
anything to do with the building. It should consist of useful, robust
and attractive interfaces for all, for all time. And have the ability
to adjust accordingly without too much pain.
Today and the future
Look at the stakeholders of buildings
today, beyond the tenants. What will the stakeholders look like in the
next decade? The following 20 years? Will it even be possible to
deliver the value for tenants with the tools that companies are using
The best exercise to do is to create a map over the existing stakeholders in the industry today. Map out how interactions are made and how they need to shift to cater to the same stakeholders in 20 years. There is no time like the present, and buildings, its components, as well as the companies and people servicing the buildings, need to be able to adapt. Otherwise, someone else will take their place, your place, to do the job better, faster, utilizing modern tools that are robust, useful and attractive; how it should be.
And that is why we are here to tell companies what the world is going to do a month, a year, a decade from now. WINNIIO has a complete understanding of what is needed to stand out from the competition, advise on pros and cons, and be the strategic partner for both technology and organization-advice in a Smart World Environment (Construction/Industry/Smart Buildings and Cities).
Please reach out if you have any questions on how to get started, get going, or how to succeed in the next decade!
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