2-4 December 2024 | ExCel London

Building a smarter, faster, more agile, and sustainable future of the workplace

Smart solutions have become increasingly important for managing buidlings and workplaces effectively and safely. However, many businesses are yet to comprehend the importance of adopting smart solutions and what's possible. 

Whether you're responsible for facility or building management, health and safety, security or fire safety; there's something for you to learn this May. 


EXPERIENCE: Smart Building Immersive Experience

The meeting point for anyone involved in making buildings smarter , more efficient, and sustainable, this is your chance to explore ground-breaking technology installed and demonstrated in a working environment. 

Immerse yourself in a fully equipped, life-size smart building environment and see how interactive technology can bring together facilities management, security, safety, and wellbeing in one place. Brought to you by Master Systems Integrator, Vanti. 

LEARN: ESG & Smart Buildings Seminars

These dedicated seminars will help you to make smart decisions for smart buildings. 

  • Smart buildings: A post-pandemic view of where we are, and what's next 
  • Why should FM make ESG a core skill within the sector?
  • What is, and will be, mandated?
  • Making a business case for sustainability: Case studies & the CFO view
  • The do's & don'ts of Sustainable Procurement
  • Technology enabling improved sustainability in buildings
  • Plus, new for this year, a series of 20-min Tech Talks will be hosted in the Smart Building Theatre.

GET ADVICE: Smart Buildings Clinic

Want to understand how you can make better use of smart technology within your property portfolio?

Come along to the Smart Buildings Clinic, situated at the entrance to the Immersive Exprience. 

In this lounge space, you can present experts with your unique situation and projects for free, independent view on what your next steps should be.

Advice will come from senior technical/ digital consultants and workplace technology professionals, from Arcadis, Arup and Entec

Meet the experts here > 

Your chance to see smart building tech in action

289m2 of space that showcases smart building technology, installed and demonstrated in a working environment.

With the use of sensors and smart building systems, the control room will show real-time, real-life data, to enable visitors to interact and understand how everything works.

Plus, new for this year, a series of 20-min Tech Talks will be hosted in the Smart Building Theatre.

Everyone involved in the building lifecycle.

Consultants, developers, architects, design teams, building contractors, building and estate management, operators, building occupiers, installers, and integrators. 

Experts will also be on hand to help answer your burning questions, wherever you’re up to in your smart building journey.  


Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. A core part of our successful growth involves our industry acclaimed Intelligent Buildings team and Sustainability Intelligence propositions. Bringing together technology specialists and technology partners from critical domains, Arcadis is overcoming major industry challenges at pace. We are collaborators and technology enthusiasts so look forward to sharing our impact stories.

John Gleeson

John leads the technology design group and is responsible for the growth of technology propositions across market sectors. John is the Subject Matter Expert for Intelligent Buildings at Arcadis and advises real estate owners on how to how to approach and invest in the full building technology stack.

James Kinch

James is our in-house smart buildings guru and all round deep thinker. Currently finishing his Cambridge PhD in Digital Twins, James’s navigates building data models and semantic ontologies across all domains of real estate.

Viktoras Cesnulevicius

Viktoras is a senior technical consultant with deep experience in building controls, PLC and SCADA systems having worked on many data engineering and integration projects.Viktoras takes responsibility for stitching together the world of operational systems into the Independent Data Layer of the building stack so clients can achieve the benefits of Digital Enablement.

Will Readshaw

Will leads the growth of the Building Intelligence solution at Arcadis, driving the expansion of building technology and infrastructure into new sectors, asset classes and markets. With a background in new and renewable energy and a passion for data analytics, he champions the importance of translating data into actionable insight to enable the improved performance of built assets, the enhanced experience of those that interact with them, and the planet's overall progress towards a more sustainable future.Arcadis will be available for free consultation appointments at Facilities Show on Tuesday 16th May


Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of 18,000 designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to be both humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology and rigour to shape a better world. Our Smart Building teams combine deep buildings expertise with digital skills, to deliver consulting, design and software creation to clients worldwide. 

Richard Pearce

Richard is the Electrical Skills Leader for Arup UKIMEA. He has 24 years’ experience in the built environment across the Commercial, Education, Science, and Industrial sectors. He has witnessed the transition from conventional silo-based systems to today’s fully integrated smart building which can provide the best user experience and the valuable insights required to reduce energy consumption. Richard is currently delivering the smart building solution for Arup’s new Birmingham Office which opens later this year, and therefore has the practical advantage of being both consultant and client is this rapidly evolving market.

Paul Dart

Paul is a senior cyber security consultant with 14 years’ experience within the built environment, transport industry and wider infrastructure domain. His work has spanned from very technical assurance testing (penetration testing/ethical hacking) to briefing boards on high level cyber risk. He has applied his expertise to sports stadia, telecommunications systems, railway control centres, as well as in the automotive and industrial control domains. He’s previously worked for a global engineering firm and a cyber security consultancy and now combines these by considering risk, security, and resilience for a variety of clients. He has been invited present at industry events and promotes a pragmatic and holistic approach to security for clients on all parts of their security journey . He is a chartered engineer with the IET.

Rita Lavasa

Rita is a Senior Digital Consultant working in Arup’s Smart Buildings team and is passionate about emerging technologies and data-driven decision making.She started her career at a software company (OSIsoft) where she gained experience in implementing real-time data management infrastructure in complex system architectures, and worked with clients from various industrial sectors.Since joining Arup, she has been involved in the multi-disciplinary design of commercial, science, mission critical and healthcare projects. Aside from her day to day work in the Smart Buildings team, she is actively involved in company-wide digital transformation initiatives, as well as the managing the Arup partnership with the Open Data Institute, where she is planning and overseeing partnership deliverables and identifies strategic priorities. 

Karen Warner

Karen is an Associate Director and UKIMEA Smart Buildings Business Lead in Arup.She has 30 years of experience in the built environment with a background in building control systems design and building performance evaluation, working in a variety of project sectors including data centres, commercial buildings, rail, bridges and on and off-shore energy structures.She specialises in smart building (IoT) interoperability which is in high demand by high profile and forward-looking clients.  Her focus is on unlocking the power of data to help owners and occupiers enhance user experience and optimise their buildings’ performance, by providing secure and scalable solutions while avoiding vendor lock-in. She is a Chartered Engineer with CIBSE.

Arup will be available for free consultation appointments at Facilities Show on Wednesday 17th May

Entec Si

Our IT, AV and Workplace Technology delivery team bring IT, AV and smart workplace subject matter expertise, insight and experience of successful delivery for construction projects. Our intention is always to consider a holistic approach to IT and AV, including workplace technology. We don't believe technology should be designed in an island. We will consider the IT infrastructure implications across the whole building as well as cross-system automation, interface unification and the integrations that power the building experience.

Rebecca Bartlett 

Digital Consultant. Rebecca works with organisations to develop intuitive, innovative and seamless digital experiences that bring a building to life. She considers the user first and foremost in design and is passionate about connecting the physical building experience with the online. Rebecca is skilled at understanding complex stakeholder requirements and distilling these into clear briefs and designs. She has over 20 years’ experience working with organisations to develop and implement digital services and strategy.

Her work with organisations most often starts with exploring the art of the possible, – understanding vision and objectives, user needs and expectations and presenting / translating options. Her approach focuses on designing a connected building experience for users, that will run efficiently, both operationally and environmentally.

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