On May 19, 2017, Dr Lina Stankovic from the University of Strathclyde, presented a keynote on the concept of Smart and Liveable buildings and how the SENSIBLE consortium is tackling the challenges associated with intelligent buildings at the 2017 Liveable Buildings 2.0 Conference in RAMBOLL Head Office in Copenhagen, organised every two years by RAMBOLL’s Sustainability Network for RAMBOLL staff and clients. The audience, comprising 80 RAMBOLL staff from branches across the world and 11 clients had a mixed background from sustainable engineers and architects to marketing specialists and project managers. This 2-day conference demonstrated RAMBOLL’s endeavours towards building smart, resilient and liveable buildings and the various projects staff are working on.
During the conference, a visit to RAMBOLL’s Head Office Building and Virtual Solution Lab was organized, where the sustainable features of the building were explored, demonstrating how RAMBOLL is embracing virtual reality and interactive screens for improving visualization of various data. At the end of the conference, Lina Stankovic was part of the expert panel taking questions on the sensing and analysis of data from Smart Buildings, including privacy concerns. While RAMBOLL-UK (led by Graeme McCutcheon at the Glasgow office) is a beneficiary in SENSIBLE, this conference was an opportunity to highlight the research efforts of SENSIBLE to a global RAMBOLL audience and its clients. Graeme McCutcheon was one of the conference organisers, is part of RAMBOLL’s Sustainability Network and also presented on marketing the Liveable Building Concept during the conference.