7 July 2023
Getting the most out of built environment technology
TSA recently welcomed Craig Rodgers to our Sydney team. Craig, a built environment operational specialist, has spent much of his career working with large institutional owners such as Macquarie, Charter Hall and Mirvac to introduce innovative operational and technology solutions to the commercial real estate sector.
Craig joins TSA as our Built Environment Technology Lead to support our clients in this evolving area. He brings deep expertise that will help our clients make best use of this new technology: by providing technology insights, strategic technology advice, products and partnerships, project management solutions, technology operation advice, and technology upskilling.
Craig is also a WiredScore and SmartScore accredited professional. He can support the planning and certification of buildings that are inspiring for users, highly sustainable, cost efficient and future proof.
What is built environment technology?
Technology is transforming the built environment in many ways. From the design and construction of buildings, to high connectivity with complex levels of integration that deliver enhanced experiences for all users, in the package of a smart building or asset. Smart buildings and infrastructure use sensors, intelligent systems and other technology to gain real-time feedback for and from users. This gives all users a deeper understanding and control of their indoor environments through things like occupancy detection, fault detection and contact tracing. Buildings with complex levels of integration are sustainable, data-rich, future-proof, and above all, user-centric.
Built environment technology is not just about shiny gadgets. In fact, only 20 percent is about technology and the rest is about people. Successful delivery hinges on well thought out strategies that consider the human element. This delivers smart buildings and assets that are future proofed, provide valuable, actionable insights, and drive efficient, sustainable outcomes that add value to all users.
TSA is working on an increasing number of projects on the leading edge of technological developments. Our people have successfully delivered 20 hectares of automated greenhouses, 50kms of motorway with intelligent transport system technology and 22,000sqm of building performance technology. We expect to see many more projects like this as awareness of the uses and benefits of built environment technology grows.
Creating a client-focussed built environment practice
As TSA’s Digital Lead James Marsden says “We have a really innovative client base. Especially in the commercial property sector, they’re always the first to harness new technologies to get the best returns on their investments. Having Craig join us, with all his learnings from this sector, will be great for cross pollinating best-practice from one sector to another. Also, his ‘listen first’ approach will ensure we’re aligning our business to our clients’ needs.”
Our built environment technology focus is about delivering technology that adds value to a business and all users within the environment. Great outcomes depend on taking an end-user and client-centric approach, and developing strategies that considers both the right technological foundations and inspiring user functionality outcomes.
Craig is starting his TSA journey by getting to know our clients and their needs. He is talking with them about the issues they face with the rapid acceleration in this space, and the services they need to make sure they’re forward facing on integrating built environment technology. If you’d also like to have a chat, get in touch with Craig.