Intelligent Issue 12 | Page 3


ELLEN FLANNERY reetings and a warm welcome to the latest instalment of Intelligent Build . tech magazine . We trust you have had a rejuvenating month and are eager to delve into another great edition .
For our featured cover story , we speak to Mike Mustapha , President of ABB Electrification ’ s Smart Buildings division , who discusses his career milestones , the role of smart buildings in global sustainability , ABB ’ s innovative energy-efficient projects and future trends in the industry , offering advice to aspiring professionals looking to impact this dynamic field .
“ Leading the way with advanced technologies to meet customer needs and the importance of a more sustainable , low-carbon society for my children and grandchildren are my main sources of inspiration and motivation . The buildings sector gives me a generous opportunity to make a difference . This market has experienced significant growth driven by key factors such as increasing urbanisation , rising demand for smart and connected devices , increased awareness of decarbonisation efforts and succeeding building legislation like the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive ( EPBD ),” said Mustapha .
Dive into this interview on page 48 .
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers ( CIBSE ) is pleased to announce new comprehensive Europe-wide guidance , Embodied carbon in building services : logistics centres ( TM65.3 ). On page 17 we dive into this groundbreaking industry guidance that helps the logistics industry assess the embodied carbon of material handling equipment ( MHE ) and mechanical , electrical and plumbing ( MEP ) equipment commonly used in logistics centres . The guidance was developed with the support of Introba and Amazon .
Construction is the largest industry in the world making up more than 13 % of GDP globally , but despite this , the industry is facing one of the most prevalent skills shortages . As the industry continues to evolve , so are the skills required to keep pace with the changes . Upskilling the construction workforce is a solution to bridge the skills gap and provide an array of benefits to both employers and employees . Visit page 63 for more information on the solution .
Surveying the Sector turns to the energy sector on page 39 . GETI 2024 discovered that 90 % of energy professionals expect AI to increase demand for – and influence them to learn – new skills such as programming , IT , critical thinking and creativity . The top three uses of AI in the oil and gas sector were revealed as automated workflow and workplace collaboration tools ; safety and inspection improvements ; and remote monitoring and automation .
We also have a range of ‘ Intelligent ’ pages , which feature the latest in automation , cloud , network , green , BIM and security .
I hope you enjoy this issue and if you would like to contribute to any future editions then please do not hesitate to contact me .
Ellen Flannery Editor
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