NACORE UK and The Society of Property Researchers Occupiers Group


ISSN: 0263-2772

Article publication date: 1 July 2000




(2000), "NACORE UK and The Society of Property Researchers Occupiers Group", Facilities, Vol. 18 No. 7/8.



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NACORE UK and The Society of Property Researchers Occupiers Group

NACORE UK and The Society of Property Researchers Occupiers Group

Keywords: Property, Research, Design

"The responsibility for providing technology is moving from tenant to landlord, and construction materials are being used, or not, according to their effect on radio": just two of the ideas thrown up at a recent joint meeting of NACORE's UK Chapter and the Society of Property Researchers Occupiers Group.

The speaker, Philip Ross of Cordless Consultants, told the group, "the age of totally cordless communications is rapidly becoming reality with major implications for how we use buildings today.

"Today's buildings are designed to keep workers apart, the buildings of tomorrow will be designed to encourage mobility, interreaction and flexibility; the line delineating where work takes place will blur. Where currently we tap keys, we will use voice activated commands to control a plastic 'screen' thrown against a wall or partition. Globally, location drivers will access high band cables the installation of which will become the landlord's responsibility as will construction which will become radio-friendly."

The NACORE SPR Occupiers Group holds regular discussion meetings to focus on topics of practical interest to real estate managers. Previous discussions have included "What is a good building?" and "What happens in offices?" "The idea", explains NACORE research vice-president Christopher Hedley of OPD, "is to provide a smaller forum where exciting new concepts can be tackled in detail. We generally have about 25 delegates, which is perfect for energetic debate. I was particularly pleased to feature Philip Ross as he is a first rate speaker and an expert on the workplace and its future - on which he has some fairly forthright ideas."

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