Forget booking a flight, packing suitcases and suffering jet lag to visit sites on the other side of the world. All you need to explore buildings is a phone, laptop or – if you’re feeling especially extravagant – a VR headset.
It’s time property embraced the opportunities to take digital opportunities seriously and moved towards full digitisation of new-build planning and development, argue Stephen O'Malley and Gareth Robertson.
Maps can be deceptively simple. Visualising building boundaries is a basic part of real estate, but it also has potential for incorporating huge amounts of time-saving data, as Marcus Ginn, founder and CEO of Edozo, tells PlaceTech.
Propster, the digital customer platform that enables buyers and tenants to view and choose fit-out options virtually, has announced a key partnership with specialist furnishing services provider David Phillips.
Mark Witherspoon, one of the early promoters of residential tech in the early 2000s, has praised Finnish startup GBuilder for "fixing the complexity" of winning over customers by offering exactly what they want in their homes.