The use of technology and 4IR is increasingly important in supporting sustainability. Virtual walk-throughs of buildings is replacing traditional printed plans, with virtual reality playing a critical role in consolidating all consultant’s designs on a single platform to detect and avoid clashes prior to construction.
Global travel bans during the pandemic acted as catalyst with on-site cameras facilitating ongoing input and perspective into the construction process. It furthermore ensures that all health and safety protocols can be monitored remotely. Positive changes such as opting for virtual meetings remains and supports the reduction of our carbon footprint.
4IR supports optimal building management systems and designs that enables us to optimise natural elements such as light and airflow and minimise heat and glare. These innovations not only reduce the asset’s carbon footprint, as an eco-friendly environment supports staff wellbeing, overall health and performance.