How Smart will change the role of a building manager/FM
The built environment is in a constant state of flux. Architectural styles change and new technologies bring in new structural possibilities. From simple cave dwelling to multi-storey skyscraper; wattle and daub hut to energy efficient Passivhaus; our man-made environment has developed and evolved over the centuries, picking up and incorporating technology as it presents itself. Over recent years the speed of that evolution has shown no signs of abating, in fact it could be argued that since the start of the e-revolution although the physicality of buildings has changed little, the way in which the built environment interacts with its users has moved more markedly than at any point in history.
Paul Roche, Group Director at Hurley Palmer Flatt
Paul is a Group Director of Hurley Palmer Flatt and is responsible for leading the company’s diverse and challenging transportation and infrastructure capability.
As an Executive Director of Hurley Palmer Flatt, Paul is also driving the international expansion of the group
forward to ensure consistency in delivery and that we meet our clients’ needs around the globe.
Paul is an acknowledged expert in engineering management, specialising in providing strategic
advice and management for major property projects and prestigious blue chip clients.
With over 25 years of experience in planning, design, and management, he has undertaken a variety of
senior roles particularly for the transportation, banking, and financial sectors.
Emma MacLeod, Associate Director at Hurley Palmer Flatt
Emma has over 15 years of experience in the industry. She has worked in both public and private sector, covering various areas including commercial offices, education, healthcare, hotel & leisure, transport, retail energy and compliance.
Emma presented on behalf of Hurley Palmer Flatt at a series of seminars that formed part of the launch of a new Smart Buildings Division during 2018, culminating at the annual BCO (British Council for Offices) conference in Berlin at the end of May.