A CUSTOMISATION TOOL
Adaptable, intelligent, pleasant, comfortable, economical, secure; Flexom connected homes offer a panoply of customisation solutions, as can be seen in the show apartment in Nantes. Combining a universal home customisation package and option packs that can be chosen when the reservation is made or when the interior design and layout are selected, a Flexom apartment can be adapted to fit all lifestyles and can be modified as user requirements change. This product range for new housing has proved successful since its launch in June 2015. “Customers showed a keen interest and were very impressed to see how homes can be controlled using a mobile telephone,” says Joëlle Manac’h, a sales consultant for the Brittany–Pays de la Loire – Centre region. “This provides a genuine boost to our work and gives us a qualitative edge over our rivals.”
In office buildings, digitisation is used to enhance the management of energy performance. Si@go, the software solution developed by Bouygues Immobilier, carries out real-time monitoring of building energy usage data and then shows this to all interested parties in a user-friendly way. Property owners can use it to monitor their guaranteed-cost contracts, manage maintenance tasks and set up actions to improve environmental performance. “Si@go can detect malfunctions and implement the required corrective actions very quickly,” says Olivier Sellès, Head of Energy performance in the Open Innovation team.
A WAY TO DIFFERENCIATE OURSELVES
Digitisation also offers benefits to urban development projects like Nanterre Cœur Université. The digital mock-up formed a crucial component of Bouygues Immobilier’s presentation of the project to the selection jury. The replica of the entire neighbourhood made a big impression, particularly with elected officials and local non-profit organisations. Since then, we have organised competitions to select the architects who will design the buildings. Each candidate was asked to produce a 3D model, which was then gradually integrated into the overall mock-up. “Alongside the team from MyCloud3D, we are looking at ways to transform this working model into a marketing tool capable of zooming in to a building, of moving around it, and seeing the view from the windows of a future apartment. In a neighbourhood where rail and road networks coexist, it’s an ideal tool for giving potential buyers an impression of the immediate environment, to reassure them that their home will be a pleasant place to live, nonetheless” adds Régis Vacheret, Director of the Nanterre Cœur Université project. Another digital project is to create a collaborative on-line platform that lets residents have a say in the choice of the street art to be displayed in their neighbourhood. “We have proposed the idea to Nanterre city council”, says Régis Vacheret.