Customized Smart Buildings

Many digital technologies have already become part of everyday life – from intelligent parking management to systems for booking workplaces, hotel rooms and electric vehicles. But in a smart building, it’s not the number of built-in IoT technologies and sensors that matters, but the added value for users. Principals have to consider from the outset who the later users are, what they expect, and what digital functions the building will have to provide.

What challenges do you face?

  • User requirements
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Data protection
  • Cyberattacks
  • Frequent updates
  • High costs
  • Building’s technical obsoletion  by the time it is completed.

At Drees & Sommer, we do not see digital technologies as an end in themselves: Rather, they are about improving processes and user experience, ensuring sustainable operation of the property, and enabling new business models. For this reason, a Customized Smart Building is precisely tailored to the needs of its users. It can reliably monitor and control the processes that take place inside it, creating economic and environmental added value for all parties involved.

What support services do we provide?

  • Definition of digitization requirements for your construction projects
  • Holistic energy and cost efficiency solutions
  • Cost-benefit analysis for digitization
  • Supply chain management
  • Integration of artificial intelligence
  • Data analysis and optimization processes

Our team of experts work with you to develop a digitization strategy. We support you in the development of new business models and planning, from construction through to commissioning. In doing so, we take into account your requirements, existing business models, possible business changes, and your company’s untapped potential. We collaborate with established companies, but also with young companies, to ensure we always have access to the latest technological developments. Our goal is to continuously improve the user experience for our customers and all other stakeholders.

Adapted to the customer’s needs, the Customized Smart Building has a kind of central brain, allowing it to learn from its users and adapt to their needs. While meeting the highest IT security standards, the so-called brain intelligently interlinks all technical systems, sensors – as well as planning, operational and user data – allowing it to control the processes in the building in the most efficient way. For example, the system detects areas not currently occupied and that do not require heating or cooling, and switches off the systems in these areas accordingly.

Added value for your company

  • User-focused services
  • Unlocking potential
  • New business models through digitization
  • Competitive advantages
  • Higher revenues thanks to rental income based on coworking
  • Increased property value