In the capacity of the workplace consultant, we focused on evaluating whether the workplace design was achieving the business goals the client wanted to realise. Their focus was on using the space more efficiently, while ensuring that the offices were a great place to work for their employees. We helped them formulate and prioritise goals ranging from employee health and wellbeing, to space utilisation and user control. Our advice influenced the building system design towards a greater focus on occupant satisfaction rather than simply meeting engineering requirements for a functional workplace.
One of the features our solution included was a multi-sensor mesh installed throughout the offices that leveraged the lighting control system as a foundation for gathering information on how the building was used, including a feed on occupancy, light and temperature levels. Our main goal was to make sure that the system provided data that not only served the building’s purposes, but could inform the client’s decisions around improving employees’ experience, optimising space usage and evaluating some of the building’s architectural solutions.
An important part of our role was to evaluate different vendors to help the owner navigate the complexity and volume of technology solutions available on the market. We ensured the chosen solutions fitted the client’s actual needs, and also provided the required functionalities. Our expertise as buildings engineers was leveraged to ensure that the selected system delivered the greatest value possible to the owner and achieved the business goals we had outlined at the beginning of the process. In addition, we ensured t the vendor had capacity to assist the client in getting to the data analytics phase.