There is a plethora of roles of professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction industries as well as in commercial real estate, and it can be tough for the outsider looking in to determine who does what.
With demand for office space decreasing and footprints shrinking, building designers, owners and operators are left with the challenge of filling up unused spaces. This ushers in the opportunity for adaptive reuse strategies.
The ability to monitor a building from a remote location is increasingly important for property and facility managers. With adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart sensors, building managers now have more technology at their fingertips than ever before.
Allaying current fears and planning for future outbreaks is a must for hotel operators. Design will be impacted, and enhanced housekeeping measures will not only need to be undertaken but clearly demonstrated to occupants.
With retailers, landlords and hoteliers among many of the businesses feeling the pinch for some time, the economic downturn will continue to have a major impact on commercial real estate in the United States and around the globe.
As returning to the office causes trepidation for some workers, maintaining a safe work environment is paramount to both building managers and designers. This means initiatives meant to keep occupants safe must be both functional and visible.