Smart Buildings: The Future of Office Working Is Due to Evolve in a Post-COVID-19 Normality

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By Harriet Sumnall | 1Q 2021 | IN-6090


COVID-19 Evolves Building Management Requirements


Because COVID-19 has caused many office buildings to be temporarily closed, workforces are working remotely. Remote working may be here to stay for many businesses; however, the future of office working is due to be revamped and evolve, and this will be made possible with a variety of different sensors as the world faces the new post-COVID-19 normality.

The reopening of many workspaces is an exciting yet apprehensive time for many employers and employees due to the anxiety that many have over the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of smart building technologies will enable building management and operators to understand how their buildings will be used as offices reopen their doors. It is likely that many buildings will operate in a manner to encourage hot desking—an option for workforces to go into the office as they please. The use of internal sensors and beaconing will offer actionable insights regarding how building floors are being used.

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