Tomorrow's challenges in today's buildings
 How can tomorrow's challenges be met by today's buildings?
We are looking for original ideas for design solutions to the future trends that will affect the built environment.
It is well known that 80% of the buildings needed for 2050 already exist. But how can buildings be designed to be future-proof and resilient against the many dramatic trends that are on the horizon?
The more perceptive and innovative the proposed design solution, the better. It could relate to:
- Changing demographics.
- Climate change.
- Digital technologies (smart tech, 3D printing, AI, and so on).
- Occupant health and wellbeing.
- And more...
Your answer should be made up of two parts:
- Identify what you think is the most significant future trend.
- Offer a design solution for how that trend might be tackled.
We are not looking for long essays - we want short answers! What matters is the quality of the idea.
The winner will receive £500 worth of BSRIA membership, training or publications, and along with 4 runners-up, will be featured in BSRIA's Delta T magazine and promoted on Designing Buildings Wiki's homepage and social media.
 How to enter
Entering is simple and should take no longer than 2 minutes.
Just register with Designing Buildings Wiki at the top of the page.
Then, on the registration page, type your idea into the 'MORE ABOUT ME' box.
Don't worry if you want to go back and change your idea, you can log back in, click 'EDIT MY PROFILE' and change it however you like up until the closing date.
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The competition closes on XXXXX October.
 Some more detail
Here are some articles that might kickstart your thinking:
- 10 construction industry trends to watch in 2017.
- Is disruptive innovation possible in the construction industry?
- Shaping the Future of Construction: Inspiring innovators redefine the industry.
- The future of the built environment in a revolutionary age.
- Top 4 challenges facing the construction industry.
- Unprecedented Innovation and New Technologies on the Horizon.
- What is the future of the construction industry?
- Future proofing construction
- Must cities grow to compete?
- The future of the green belt
- The skyscrapers of the future will be made of wood.
 Changing demographics
- Accessibility in the built environment.
- Changing lifestyles.
- Creating strong communities – measuring social sustainability in new housing development.
- Dementia-friendly home.
- Homes and ageing in England.
- Inclusive design.
- Industry Disruption: 10 ways real estate is changing.
- Lifetime homes.
- Making a house a home.
- Biodiversity in the urban environment.
- Building flood resilience.
- Buildings that help rebuild lives and communities.
- Climate change science.
- Design flexibility.
- Emission rates.
- Energy targets.
- Engineering in the 21st century.
- Environmental modelling.
- Managing and responding to disaster.
- Property flood resilience.
- The key trends making our cities greener, safer and smarter.
- Two steps towards a more resilient world.
 Digital technologies
- 3D printing.
- Artificial intelligence and civil engineering.
- Augmented reality in construction.
- Big data.
- Blockchain could transform the construction industry.
- Building energy management systems.
- Building information modelling.
- Construction innovation.
- Engineering Smart Cities.
- Information and communications technology in construction.
- Infrastructure and cyber attacks.
- Internet of things.
- Open data - how can it aid the development of the construction industry?
- Smart buildings.
- Smart cities need to find some smarter answers.
- Smart construction.
- Smart homes will be smarter than you think.
- The future of construction - BIM.
- The Living City: Rethinking our role in the Digital Age.
- Unprecedented innovation and new technologies on the horizon.
- Are we doing the right thing? Shaping well-being into the future of our urban communities.
- Assessing health and wellbeing in buildings.
- Building up wellbeing in construction.
- Health and wellbeing impacts of natural and artificial lighting.
- The full cost of poor housing.
- Thermal comfort and wellbeing.
- Wellbeing and buildings.
- Wellbeing and creativity in workplace design - case studies.
- Workplaces of the future.
If you’ve got any questions, email us at [email protected]
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