Built Environment Category

Future Sustainable Workplace – Is it Herman Miller’s Public Office Landscape?

The latest project from Herman Miller called ‘Public Office Landscape’ explores the latest trends and research that indicate that collaboration is coupled with mobility and we are tending to need to spend less time tethered to a workstation. The project was designed by Fuse Project and allows for endless flexibility in how the desks, casual […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Impact – Renewable Electricity

The final post in the series of posts on the impact of the McKinsey & Company 12 disruptive technologies on the property industry in Australia. The final one potentially the best one – renewable energy. There are the obvious ones about offsite renewable energy reducing the grid carbon intensity, making buildings more carbon efficient and […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Net Energy Cliff!

The McKinsey name for this one was Advanced Gas and Oil Exploration but I was struggling to see a positive so I have renamed it Net Energy Cliff. This is the eleventh in my series on the McKinsey and Company 12 disruptive technologies and their potential impact on the built environment. First up why don’t […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Energy Storage

The seventh in my series on how the McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technologies might impact the property industry – this time, Energy Storage. This one has some fairly obvious impacts on the property industry, some of which we are seeing already with fuel cells, batteries etc but what might some of the other impacts […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Next-Generation Genomics

Seventh in the series of posts on how the McKinsey & Company 12 Disruptive Technologies could impact the property industry. This one is going to need some creative ‘prepping’ – how could genetic modification affect the property industry? Lets start with a fairly easy one – advanced bio-fuel production. If we could improve the manufacturing […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Autonomous Vehicles

The sixth in the series on the impact of McKinsey and Company’s 12 disruptive technologies on the property industry, this one Autonomous Vehicles. Now this is definitely the stuff of school boy dreams, a car that drives itself. So the technology is cool but how does it impact the property industry? Its probably not as […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Advanced Robotics

Fifth in the series on the impact of the McKinsey and Company 12 disruptive technologies on the property industry, this time Advanced Robotics. The heart of many childhood dreams, the mere mention of robots conjures up all sorts of visions and pictures of cool robots doing awesome things – Andrea Susini has some amazing ones. […]

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