Following two highly successful days, the final day (15th October) of the Smart Buildings Virtual Conference promises more interesting talks and discussions.

Kicking off the day at 10am is Steve Rainbow, senior design partner, Trend who will be asking, ‘What is a healthy building?’ Steve says that a healthy environment in buildings helps people and businesses get back to work safely and comply with new policies.

Next up at 10.35am is James Palmer, national head of sales and IoT - Global Associates. James will be talking about, ‘How the IoT can make your building safer to work in, more productive and lower cost to run’. He will explain how technology can create a safer environment for your staff to work in while reducing costs and giving your business a strong CSR story to tell your clients.

Toms Reksna, director of Aranet marketing and business development, will be asking ‘How micro-climate measurements can help in making facilities safe’. This presentation will begin at 11.20am.

Siemens will be asking ‘How smart buildings can help support the return to work’. This talk at 11.55am will be by Ian Ellis, marketing manager for Siemens Building Products, UK and Ireland. The session looks at how buildings can really help in the battle against the current coronavirus crisis to better protect people who use the premises by using building equipment and systems like HVAC and Building Management Systems as well as other systems in the building in an intelligent way.

At 12.30pm, Gordon Mitchell, deputy chair, technology special interest group, IWFM states, coronavirus has had a massive effect on the workplace in 2020. Is this an opportunity to reimagine the relationship for building owners and facilities managers to use smart building technology to get people back to work in a safe and productive way?

After lunch (2pm), Taylor Breihan, global business development manager for HID Location Services will look at, ‘How to Enable a Safe Work Environment with Location Systems’. the session will be looking at the real-time trends and best practices emerging as every industry determines how to safely return to work.

Following this, at 2.35pm, Justin Bolger, VP of sales North America, Pointr will be talking about ‘Creating a safe workplace amidst COVID-19’. he states that Bluetooth connectivity and IoT technology have a critical role to play to enable a safe return to buildings for all. In this session, he will explain how to leverage Bluetooth technology to enable contact tracing, safe distancing, cleaning compliance and occupancy management inside buildings.

To round off the conference at 3.10pm, there will be a final panel discussion, hosted by Schneider Electric. The panel, entitled ‘Green Recovery and The New Workplace’, will feature, Anna Hollyman sustainability advisor, UK Green Building Council; Neil Pennell, Landsec; Adam Strudwick, Perkins and Will; Brett Spindler, Schneider Electric and Kas Mohammed, Schneider Electric.

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