12. December 2019
In the past, location and architectural design determined the value of a property. In future, this value will depend increasingly on software and integrated services on offer for building users. The development of new utilization and operations concepts will be needed in view of this paradigm shift in the real estate industry. These will likely include new business models, the use of artificial intelligence for the exploitation of additional potential and a closer look at the possibilities posed by human-machine interaction.
The Center Smart Commercial Building works in interdisciplinary academic teams, which analyze, research and thematically penetrate future challenges of the industry. The new center has unrivaled access to industry and benefits from a rapidly growing research infrastructure within the RWTH Aachen Campus ecosystem. Solutions are rapidly implemented in close cooperation with research and industry partners and translated into scalable concepts based on short sprints. In realistic test environments, e.g. the Innovation Labs, these solutions are tested with the help of demonstrators and adapted for their intended use in the field.
Caption: Center Director Dr. Gerhard Gudergan (right) and Aleksander Cavlek, Head of Smart Building Platform.