COVID-19 IMPACT ON ARCHITECTURE, ELEVATOR IoT ANALYZED
The post-COVID-19 world may involve changes to architecture and may see an impact on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is utilized in elevators. Philadelphia-based architect James Timberlake told KYW Newsradio that one thing learned from the pandemic is how easy it is for many people to work from home, which could reduce the demand for office buildings. "I can see where clinetele — colleges, universities, corporations and others — are really going to question the amount of space they need," he said. He also mentioned touch-free elevator calls, bigger elevators and more double- and even triple-decker units to promote social distancing. Regarding IoT, 3w Market has made available a market report, "How Coronavirus is Impacting IoT in Elevators Market: Information, Figures and Analytical Insights 2019-2033." The wide-ranging report examines data related to the technology and how its use figures to change as a result of the pandemic, with a focus on OEMs. More information is available at website.