Buildings that Talk

Wednesday 12th October 15:15 - 16:00

Spaces & Infrastructure

Billy Marigold will explore why Smart and Intelligent Buildings are like fingerprints, unique in their typology and levels of automation. 21st Century Smart and Intelligent Buildings are typically unique as the client brief often requests high degrees of automation to control the building’s performance. Billy will suggest there is a growing awareness of how Smart and Intelligent Buildings can help clients and tenants decrease their carbon footprint whilst helping to reduce energy costs.

Continuing to explore how significant advances in building technology have led to high degrees of automation, Billy will share how Building Integrated Networks can help to create workspaces that are bespoke to the end user. Lighting, Temperature Controls, Energy Management and Car Charging are all aspects of a Smart Building that can help inform Clients of their building’s use and performance.

Billy will delve into why it is essential to prepare a Smart Building Strategy early in the design stage. User Experience, Building Information Dashboards, Smartphone Apps, Cyber Security, Open Standards, Sensors and Integrated Communication Networks will help to inform the strategic thinking of how the building will perform. Billy will share how this approach has helped to create value for clients, meeting their business needs whilst successfully integrating technologies to design and deliver “Buildings That Talk.”

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Billy Marigold

Divisional Director ICT


With over 30 years as an Information and Communications Technology professional, Billy has covered a variety of roles in the U.K, Middle East, US and Europe. His work provides clients with unparalleled, in-depth and passionate market knowledge on areas such as ICT passive and active infrastructures, smart buildings, security systems and audio-visual systems.
Billy is recognised for his ability to translate business needs from strategy into structured value for money solutions, supporting company’s business objectives and successfully managing the integration of technology, staff, budgets and time frames, from brief development analysis to well thought-out, low-risk implemented solutions.
As the Divisional Director of ICT at HDR, Billy specialises in IT operations, project set-up, strategic design and the implementation of technology in support of the day-to-day operations of large global organisations.

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