The Beyond Buildings Podcast & Newsletter
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🎧#30 Contractually Smart Healthy Buildings, and how to Solve BIG Problems with Smart people – Part 1 - Brian Turner

🎧#30 Contractually Smart Healthy Buildings, and how to Solve BIG Problems with Smart people – Part 1 - Brian Turner

What does Smart Building in the future looks like? How do we solve ancient problems with modern tools and smart people?

“We don't require all of this young talent to suddenly get 20 years of experience and how to operate a chilled water plant. What we need to do is to provide them access to the people that know those things.”

In this episode, we are talking to the foundational fountain of smart building wisdom, Brian Turner. He has a background in field controls, programming buildings, and is used to the fact that technology advances faster than contractors could keep up with. And that was 20 years ago!

Today he is leading the charge as the CEO of Buildings IoT where he is bringing a balance of disruption, pragmatism, and optimism to the Smart Buildings arena. We discuss the challenges and opportunities with Smarter Buildings in the first episode of two.

We get to learn about what smart really is, and how it might affect how contracts are being created in the global real estate landscape. Only time will tell but Brian has some very interesting insights into the industry and beyond. What do you think? What will the world look like in 10 years? What will the commercial real-estate side look like? Will it be radically different? Or still, the same as it has been?

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These are some of the questions that are being answered in the episode!

  • What sectors did Covid affect in a positive and a negative way?

  • What will be the main drivers for the building automation industry in 2030?

  • How can we solve the skill-shortage gap that exists and attract new talent to the industry?

  • How important is sustainability for future generations?

  • Why are buildings more challenging than most people might think?

  • Do the new digital natives need to understand ladder logic, PID loops, and the nitty-gritty of buildings?

  • What does a Smart Building Team look like?

  • Where are the winds blowing when it comes to distributed intelligence?

  • What does smart mean when it comes to building and how could it be made into a contract?

  • What will drive Smart Building adoption over the next decade?

This episode ended in a cliffhanger, and we will continue to talk about the possibilities of running buildings from the future, and what that could look like. If you found this episode interesting, remember to subscribe/like, and share!

Please let us know what you think, and what you want to hear more of. Thank you for listening to the Beyond Buildings Podcast!


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