Technological Advancements That Are Driving The Design, Architecture, & Real Estate Industry
CIO Review|May 2019
Technological Advancements That Are Driving The Design, Architecture, & Real Estate Industry

New technologies are constantly changing the landscape.

Arun Anand

As time and cost keep gaining priority, technologies which were seldom used, have gained eminence; more so due to the recent thrust towards mass affordable housing which has quickly and unexpectedly brought everyone to the drawing board to design and execute technologies which are commercially viable with the shortest delivery time possible.

In terms of Design and Architecture in the Planning stage, the BIM (Building Information Modelling) tool is the current star player with shorter project life cycles and savings on paperwork and material costs. Digital blueprint apps and other project management software make it possible to map out a project ahead of time like never before.

Drones are another innovation that has made a huge difference to the industry. Surveys via drone can be done much more rapidly than in the past, with far greater accuracy and at lower cost. This enables planning with accurate reference to ground reality

Visualization is something that we take quite seriously at Shriram Properties. Currently we do a 3 D Virtual Walkthrough for our customers and the experience of going through this helps a customer understand the product with greater appeal.

The world is progressing towards infrastructure which comes with Artificial Intelligence and is connected to computers via the Internet of Things. Home automation helps people manage their homes more effectively. For example, air-conditioners can be switched on when on the way back from work, so that a person comes home to a comfortable temperature. Connected and enabled devices enable real-time monitoring of resource consumption, helping people cut back on resource usage and save on water or power bills.

This is especially beneficial for the elderly, providing monitoring that can help seniors to remain at home comfortably and safely, rather than moving to a nursing home or requiring 24/7 home care. For example, motion sensors can raise an alert to caregivers in case they do not register a certain pattern.

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May 2019