Current and Future Trends: The New Age of Buildings

  • Joseph H. Newman


In the New Age of Buildings, we will have better places in which to work, live, and interact. Buildings will run more efficiently, be more responsive to the needs of their occupants, and will more effectively accommodate the new high-tech tools of business. Materials and products will be more durable, better designed, easier to maintain, and of higher quality. More attention will be paid to increased construction productivity and an expeditious building cycle. Not only will buildings be more “intelligent,” providing more effective life safety, security, energy conservation, communication capability, and environmental control, but those who design, build, manage, and own them will be smarter.


Fire Safety Building Community Product Liability Building Owner Intelligent Building 


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