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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Outdoor Charging Stations

I can’t believe this hasn’t been done already but based on recent project experience I can understand why it hasn’t. Personally I love the idea. So what do we need in outdoor areas in hot climates? Shade. What can provide shade? Solar panels. What do solar panels do? Make electricity. Why would you want to […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Tech – Carbon Fibre Concrete Composites

I haven’t posted a disruptive tech one for a while, not for lack of interest. This one caught my eye though – lots of opportunities for construction of the built environment. Smart Planet was yet again the source for new technologies, featuring an article on the construction of a bridge in 10 days. The video […]

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Destination Control – works for elevators, why not do it for cars

I was stood waiting for a taxi at the airport last night thinking these 20 people in front might be going to the same place as me, or close, or on my way. And then I thought about a meeting I had in a building in Sydney that had destination control lifts – type in […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Whistlecar for Autonomous Cars

I wish I could say this was my idea but unfortunately a dude in the US came up with ‘whistlecar’ already – I love it. One of McKinsey and Co 12 disruptive future trends was autonomous cars, which have the potential to disrupt almost any sector or industry you can think of. Logistics – driverless […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Mobile versus Landlines

I read recently that Verizon in the US is asking residents that have had their landline service damaged by Hurricane Sandy if they would be ok to not have a landline replacement. Which when you think about the fact that 35.8% of the US households don’t have landlines anyway it makes sense. It also makes […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Robotic Underground Bike Store

Giken in Japan have been pushing automated underground car parking for a while and now they have produced a smaller version for bicycles. It looks awesome. You ride up to it, swipe your access card and your bike gets whisked away into the underground store. It gets kept dry, secure and out of sight. Love […]

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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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