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The 2018 Seminar Series offers an exciting programme that will address the innovation demands of tenants for building design and performance. This is an opportunity to learn about the technology and integrated processes that are delivering efficiency gains and comfort to end users, and discuss the security challenges of technology.   

From an organisation that represents the very best of building services professionals in over 100 countries, CIBSE has pulled together a first class team of presenters to help you to navigate the issues around assessment and integration of new emerging technology for real performance gains.

Details of the programme may be subject to changes.








1:05 PM

Hywel Davies

Delivering Energy Efficiency Infrastructure

Smart is now what Green was fifteen years ago. Every prestige developer wants their building to be smart. But what does a “smart” building really look like?

  • Is it a building in which the energy used is carefully monitored and controlled?
  • Is it a building in which the users are seamlessly and securely connected to the networks and other resources wherever they are in a flexible workspace?
  • Is it a building that can monitor its own systems and identify potential problems before they happen?
  • Or is it a building that the facilities management team can manage effectively using the installed systems, monitoring their performance in near real time to enable the team to deliver a comfortable, effective indoor environment for those who use it?

In this presentation Hywel Davies, CIBSE Technical Director, will look at some of the trends in “smart” buildings and consider which of them might be useful for smart building owners and managers. 


Craig Rodgers

Leveraging Innovative Technology Responsive to Tenant Needs

An intelligent building uses the latest technology and processes to operate as safely and efficiently as possible. Intelligent buildings are designed to be energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and provide the optimal environment for their occupants. As a result, these buildings have lower efficient costs and offer considerable benefits for owners and occupants.
Charter Hall has become one of the early adopters of a new app, Comfy by Building Robotics, which allows users to personalise workspace heating and cooling in their offices. After trialling in their Sydney tenancy, this has now been rolled out to four existing properties. Craig will discuss the results to date.
Charter Hall is also actively leveraging opportunities within their new development pipeline. By integrating hardware such as occupancy sensors, motion detectors, CCTV cameras, and RFID scanners throughout the building and surrounding area to provide information on changing conditions, intelligent buildings achieve optimum efficiency, comfort and desired energy efficiency by automatically adjusting conditions.
To further explore how technology has the potential to evolve real estate and optimise experiences, Charter Hall have partnered with Collective Campus to accelerate PropTech start-ups via an incubation programme. Craig will discuss how the four inaugural finalists are trying to change the real estate management industry.


Matt Clifford
JLL (Sydney)

Chris Wallbank
JLL (Perth)

Stephen Brammer
JLL (Melbourne)

The Building Manager's Perspective

In a segment of a market sector attracting vast sums of speculative capital looking for a home, what are the real needs of the tenants for our new and existing buildings and managers of their space.  JLL will seek to provide some insights into how “Smart” building concepts are sold, delivered and commissioned in new buildings under their control.


Brett Naylor

BIM in the Smart Building

Using the best industry 3D modelling tools to produce design and construction documentation, combined with cloud and mobile technologies, can capture and deliver critical data for asset management and operations. Cloud and mobile technologies can be used through construction with great benefits.

Digital progress reporting on critical data can be achieved with mobile platforms that are now available for asset owners for day to day operations, utilising 3D models, assets and their data and documentation.
The operational environment can also be integrated with the Building Management System (BMS) or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems so the user can interrogate live asset performance and even control them all from their mobile device.
If a truly smart building is to be achieved then we must look at not only how we deliver a project but also how we operate and maintain it. Asset Management and Operations must be fully digitised to leverage the true potential a smart building has to offer.


Jonathan Clarke

Next Generation Ecosystems

Technology is starting to dominate our industry with the Tech Giants making some significant statements regarding smart buildings and their expectations. Having spent the last two years working with one of these giants we have had our eyes opened to what’s coming. It is time get serious on Standards for Security, Connectivity and Data Structure to prepare for the next Generation of Ecosystems.

This session will look at the IT Vs OT challenges, smart deployment, and what AI is going to bring to the industry.



Q&A and Break


Paul Dearlove

Cameron Sandell

System Engineering & Architecture of a Smart Building

What is a smart building and why should I care?
What data sources would or should be available and what should I do with it all?

The market is abuzz with new terminology like IoT and big data, and tenants are asking for new innovative user experiences. Traditionally, building services have been monitored and controlled in siloes or locked down in a proprietary building management system. This traditional approach offers building owners a fraction of what is possible, and now demanded by prospective users and tenants of buildings.

In a world of rapidly changing employee demographics and technology advances, how do we create a more connected, more dynamic, and more flexible work place? How can we align the business outcomes to markets where efficiency and productivity are important and also attracting and retaining good employees are key drivers to decrease vacancy rates?

See how a smart building could deliver answers to these questions and prepare us to answer questions we have not yet thought about. Get to understand some of the technical elements and methodology required to achieve a scalable and future proof foundation for a smart building. Hear about some of the barriers to success and lessons learned from first hand design and implementation experiences in this innovative market segment.

Re-imagine the future of the built environment as a well-connected, convenient, healthy, and efficient facility for the next generation workforce.


Wayne Gass

Cyber Security in a Smart Building

Gone are the days when we could simply configure an appliance and then leave it in a cabinet or rack for 15 years. The ICT centric equipment that operates our Building Management Systems needs regular management and upkeep. This includes ensuring that the latest firmware, software patching and antivirus applications are implemented and that there is a robust disaster recovery backup solution in place. Monitoring the hardware and software status of all workstation, network and server equipment is vital to assist operators in identifying and rectifying failures before they lead to a significant outage.
Presentation Points:

  • Smart Building Components

  • Cyber Security Components

  • Traditional approach to designing and delivering smart buildings

  • Disparate standalone low end networks and server infrastructure where the focus was purely on transmission

  • Recent / proposed approach to designing and delivering smart buildings

  • Fully interconnected high end Converged Services Infrastructure Networks and high availability fault tolerant Server Farm

  • Importance of Cyber Security in modern smart buildings and compromise examples.

  • Cyber Security Considerations

  • Network

  • Server / Compute

  • Firewall

  • Antivirus

  • Policy

  • Top Tier treatments including SIEM, Logger and Analyse



How to deliver a smart building - Panel Discussion 

5:45 PM 


Networking Drinks

7:00 PM



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