Now the dust has settled on IFSEC International 2013 we can reflect on a very positive experience for Cortech Developments as an integral part of this international exhibition.
At the start of the year the company committed to sponsoring the Intelligent Buildings Theatre at IFSEC International as it aligned perfectly with Cortech’s proposition of delivering holistic software solutions for smarter building performance.
The Intelligent Buildings Theatre [part of the IFSEC Academy] attracted consultants, integrators, manufacturers and end users in large numbers. They listened to a host of speakers representing a hugely impressive line-up of organisations from both the UK and overseas.
Brian Sims, Media Solutions Manager for UBM Live’s Security and Fire Portfolio, organised the conference programme and speakers for the Intelligent Buildings Theatre:
“Intelligent and smart buildings are commonly used terms within our industry, but as yet there appears to be no specific definition,” he said. “What we do know is that, by integrating security, fire, energy, data, IP, facilities and safety you can manage buildings more efficiently and effectively.”
Sims continued: “During the show we heard from a number of leading figures in the industry who talked about how their organisations are raising the bar in delivering smarter building performance. This challenges us all to think about how we manage our own infrastructures and buildings, and also how we make them more sustainable.”
In conclusion, Sims stated: “Cortech Developments offered an insight into the software solutions available in this arena. Visitors were able to gain a better understanding of how these can be used and the benefits they bring.”
Mark Thomas, Director at Cortech, said: “Cortech acknowledges the contributions of all the speakers during four busy and enjoyable days. The Theatre provided a great platform for educating visitors regarding the benefits of managing buildings more intelligently, while also providing a focal point for discussions around how this can be best achieved. We were delighted with how well the Theatre was supported. The feedback from visitors we’ve spoken to has been hugely positive.”
As part of the Intelligent Buildings Theatre sponsorship, Cortech Developments also took part in an Audio Show with Birmingham City University which was hosted by IFSEC Global.com. The show centred on a £180 million investment in new facilities at the University, including the integration of building management and business systems. To listen to the Audio Show please click here