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The Dock represents the next leap forward for connected buildings.
Located at the heart of Dublin’s tech quarter, the new global research and incubation hub is geared towards collaboration, and has been designed as a workspace where multidisciplinary teams can come together to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems.
This connected building is our showcase of the evolving IoT platform for connected spaces, which will transform the future of work in the years to come.
A Building that Adapts to its Inhabitants
Thousands of sensors embedded throughout the building give The Dock the potential to adapt to occupant behaviour, reacting intelligently to stimuli like a living organism.
Naturally, technology helps manage the building efficiently, but the approach is human centric, with Accenture’s designers, developers and domain experts the primary focus.
IoT at its core
The building provides a space to maximise occupant health and wellbeing, as well as their creative output.
Data on everything from temperature and movement, to ambient light and room occupancy, is fed into a centralised IoT platform. Using advanced analytics, the building can be monitored through interactive dashboards, giving granular control over virtually every function.
For those working there, a bespoke mobile app contains everything the buildings inhabitants need throughout their work day. In the future, there is potential for room access and even personalised environments, to be controlled via smartphones. From locating workspaces, to connecting teams, to simply finding the nearest cup of coffee, the app uses location services to make navigating The Dock seamless.
The flexibility of the IoT platform enables the building to constantly evolve, adapting to user needs as they arise.
New applications and use cases will come online as The Dock’s inhabitants develop their understanding of how the building works, and how its technology can help them work smarter.
This IoT platform not only has the power to transform our experience of the workplace, but can be applied in places like hospitals and airports, enabling greater connection and efficiency of the people and services working there.