Decor : Architecture professionals point out the challenges of the COVID-19 era
The health crisis caused by Covid-19 has caused certain routines of people to change, giving way to concepts such as teleworking, digitalization of processes, collaborative work methodologies or how offices should be to get work done but without putting our health at risk.
The rethinking of homes, offices and infrastructure
About 50% of those surveyed believe that, currently, the most determining aspect of homes is that they have balconies, terraces and / or gardens. Next, 23.4% highlight the relevance of the presence of spaces adapted for teleworking.
In the case of offices, almost 40% of experts believe that the remedy to be applied is the presence of ventilation systems for continuous air purification. Next, 24.3% focus on the technologies that strengthen the social distancing strategy such as doors with automatic sensors, automated windows, etc.
When we open the debate on infrastructure and urban planning projects, 80.2% determine that the most important aspect to take into account in the COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 era are the social infrastructures: health, education and public transport.
Sustainability as a transversal concept in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector
Certainly, the future of the sector is directed towards sustainability and this has been endorsed by the study participants: a 76.6% support the importance of having certifications that guarantee the sustainability of buildings (LEED, BREEAM, Passivhaus).
What do the LEED, BREEAM and Passivhaus certifications allow? Evaluate and verify the environmental impact of a building from its construction until the end of its useful life.
The role of digital transformation and key technological tools to meet all challenges
The digital transformation of the sector is a challenge that professionals take for granted, but What are the most important tools in this transition?
First, the technologies that allow centralize information so that all project participants can access from anywhere and at any time.
Professionals have highlighted the importance of implementing the BIM methodology to work collaboratively and in real time on projects, achieve greater agility in the face of changes, optimize existing resources, create and manage projects based on sustainability, among other issues.
Finally, the need to incorporate the virtual reality and augmented reality in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector.