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.
Vanti’s attendance at ISE 2016 in February was full of highlights – our CEO Mike Brooman gave an informative and engaging talk on the future of Smart Building, we met a wide range of interesting companies in our industry and beyond, and we ended up coming home with not one, but two incredible awards for our innovative work on United Business Media’s new London HQ.
Next week, Amsterdam’s RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre plays host to Integrated Systems Europe 2016, the world’s fastest-growing and best-attended show for professional audio-visual and electronic systems. As an internationally-operating audio-visual and IT systems integrator, Vanti will be in attendance at the Smart Building Conference and Integrated Systems Europe show to forge new partnerships, keep up to date with the evolution of the industry and promote our services.
Vanti CEO Mike Brooman will be speaking at the Smart Building Conference; his presentation, entitled ‘The Battle for Smart Building; an Integrator’s Perspective’, will offer an overview of the current state of the smart building industry, and is certain to spark discussion between conference attendees. Vanti are big believers in working collaboratively for the benefit of our clients, partners, and the industry as a whole.
We look forward to seeing you there!
I recently had the opportunity to present Vanti’s thoughts on Smart & Intelligent Buildings during UK Construction Week 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. We used the show as an opportunity to consolidate our research to date, engage in conversations with construction industry professionals and attempt to help answer the question ‘What really makes a Smart or Intelligent space?’