Buildings have been traditionally considered static containers for human activities. As such, they do not meet the dynamic and ever-evolving needs of their inhabitants. As buildings become more technology-enhanced, they could potentially be transformed into intelligent and adaptive systems that are aware of – and proactively respond to – the dynamic needs of their inhabitants.
Toward this end, Dr Davide Schaumann will discuss new methods for simulating and analysing human behaviour in buildings to inform architectural design decisions as well as real-time operations strategies in different kinds of workplaces, including hospitals and workplaces. The projects presented will demonstrate how AI, Simulation, and Extended Reality (XR) can support a systematic transition toward human-aware environments that improve people’s well-being, operational efficiency, and space utilisation.