Authored by John Adams, Matthew Bott, James Franklin, Nick Hutchinson, and Ciaran Kelly from RIBA, and published on January 29, 2024, this report explores innovative approaches to facilitate smart building technology deployment across various building types within the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) plan of work. Eight stages are outlined that summarize the smart building overlay to the plan of work, including key components such as outcomes, design, manufacturing, spatial coordination, and handover. The report also considers the interplay between technology, sustainability, and the built environment, emphasizing the importance of engaging smart building designers early in the concept design phase. The main takeaway is that overlays to the RIBA plan of work provide crucial supplementary knowledge and advice on specific topics.

Keywords: Access Controls, Architecture/Engineering, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Association, Climate Change, Cloud & Data Analytics, Communications, Construction/New Buildings, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Cybersecurity/Privacy, Employee Productivity, Energy Efficiency/Management, Fire/Life Safety, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Lifts/Elevators, Protocols/Standards, Robotics, Smart Cities, Training

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