Earlier this year, James McHale of (the brilliant) Smart building research company Memoori wrote a LinkedIn post entitled ‘The Need for Real Human Experiences in our Smart Cities and Buildings’. It really struck a chord with us, as it raises some interesting points about whether the technological advancements that are often at the core of Smart technology are actually of benefit to the individuals using the spaces.
Vanti Project Coordinators take ownership for projects from start to finish and are responsible for cost control, profitability and making sure we keep to the plan. More importantly than that, you will be key to ensuring both our clients and internal teams enjoy a quality Vanti Experience. One that is organised, proactive and communicative. Project Coordinators are the people who make things happen and remove road blocks for our Engineers and Service Team so they can complete the job they’re supposed to. Ultimately, ensuring a great working environment and happy engineers, suitable for the project in hand.
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The use of buildings, especially commercial premises, has changed. Until relatively recently, if you were offered employment with a company, the chances are that you would have been expected to report to your company’s premises when you were working.
In a world of increasingly collaborative working and knowledge sharing, that is no longer the case. In fact, commercial buildings are rapidly changing from places we go because we work for someone, to tools we use to get our work done.
Business leaders must begin to appreciate the relationship between the spaces in which their people work and the key business challenges they are trying to address:
UPDATE: Further to our original post below, we’re incredibly pleased to announce that Raj won the Future Face of Innovation award! We had a fantastic evening at Edgbaston Stadium, and it was great to see Raj’s hard work recognised by the panel of judges. To find out more, and see the full list of winners, head over to the Birmingham Post’s article about the awards.
Vanti are proud to be from Birmingham, and we’re always looking for opportunities to help promote or support our great city. It’s for this very reason that we were delighted to be involved in the recent TEDxBrum 2016, providing internet connectivity, wireless and live streaming services throughout the event.
We currently construct buildings with a product mentality, handed over by a developer or construction company to an owner-occupier or management company with little thought as to the efficiency of its long term operation and maintenance. This model de-incentivises developers to build Smart buildings because the rationale behind Smart is that significant gains and savings can be made via the performance of the building over time. Developers have long since left the scene before those benefits are fully realised.
We noticed a frequent occurrence in education construction and refurbishment projects whereby performance, drama and dance spaces were difficult to finish due to the coordination between the many trades needed to deliver power, network connectivity, equipment installation, configuration and training. So, we built StageMaster…
Building User Experience (or UX for short) describes how people interact with buildings and the technology contained within them as tools that help them live, learn and work. This system driven (as opposed to silo or unit driven) approach brings some very unique challenges due to the number of service disciplines involved, but the potential rewards for all can be massive and highly sustainable, let’s explain…
We’re almost there… 10 years old this October! It’s been an incredible time; we’ve achieved some amazing things and created an internationally-award-winning team.
Nine-and-a-bit years on and we’re now a thriving digital experience company creating everything from truly immersive classrooms used to inspire kids to learn maths to the Smartest building in the UK today for United Business Media.
Next week will see Ecobuild 2016 take place at ExCeL London, bringing together professionals from across the construction and energy market. Ecobuild does a great job of pushing the construction industry forward, inspiring innovative new ideas, and enabling people and companies to come together and collaborate on exciting projects that benefit the entire sector.