A team of architects and engineers meet at the cybernetic table to discuss smart building requirements and design processes with the client. The use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) allows coordination problems and delays to simply be bypassed. Systematic and integrated planning, lean coordination structures, the consideration of lifecycles and connected devices all mean the building of the future will be an intelligent organism, which is energy self-sufficient. It has no fixed life expectancy because it is made up of prefabricated, easy-to-assemble components, which can be replaced and upgraded.
The prefabrication of intelligent components with a view to the future operation of the building can be considered a valuable disruptive process compared to the conventional approach.
As a result, we have to rethink the concept of ‘building’. The construction industry is not excluded from the progress of digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT). Devices will be intelligent and buildings will have to adapt accordingly.