PropTech and the ‘office 2.0’
In 2020 AMA Research & Barbour ABI started our #REBUILDINGTOGETHER movement. Much of this was about producing and publishing free to air content of value high and wide.
We figured that we could use our position as market leader to arm construction companies with the most up to date insights, analysis, forecasts and tips, and that this would support their bounce back journey as we all navigate these turbulent waters together.
This then inspired us to publish a content calendar for 2021 covering 12 themes that you have told us are important to you. By working in partnership with expert consultants and companies in our space we will publish free articles, blog posts and white papers that you will find useful and thought-provoking.
This month, our focus is on PropTech and the ‘office 2.0’.
‘Smart building’ technology is revolutionising how buildings are designed, delivered and operated with client efficiency requirements changing the playing field. On top of this, 2020 has proved that many aspects of business can be carried out remotely. Accordingly, this month’s focus aims to gather views from those designing and delivering commercial projects to get the inside track on how the office market is being disrupted.
Many of our Market Reports cover this emerging sector:
Electronic Security Systems –
Leading technological trends include improvements in image quality, thermal imaging, artificial intelligence (AI), deep-learning analytics for CCTV, cloud-based solutions for video management systems, and facial recognition and other biometrics for access control. The Covid-19 pandemic has generated further development of specific applications such as management of crowd density and touchless access control.
Home Automation –
Technological advances driving the home automation market include the progress of wireless controls and “app” or application programme-driven control interfaces.
Specialist system products have an estimated 43% share of the home automation market
Space Heating –
With Covid-19 and trend towards home-working; energy efficient portables, fires, and stoves are increasingly used for day-time heating of the home.
Domestic space heating accounts for over 50% of the market.
Michelle Turner Editor of the Space Heating Market Report states “Energy efficiency legislation is driving the shape of UK heating both domestically and commercially. The existing Boiler Plus standards combined with the forthcoming changes in 2025 in the form of the Future Homes Standard will put Space Heating at the forefront of building design and heating considerations. Already some sub-sectors of this market are becoming more and more prominent as the world becomes greener and consumers increasingly aware of their environmental impact. Effects of COVID-19 have gone beyond health considerations and these will roll into 2021 and beyond as we see tighter green standards, and changes to the way we live and work, bring out the benefits of alternative Space Heating solutions.”
Bathroom and Kitchen Bathrooms & Taps –
Digital and smart intelligence has become a key growth area in tapware design solutions as it can both enhance the user experience and reduce costs. Demand for hygienic, non-touch sensor-activated products has increased since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.