Future Construction Industry Trends - Page 50

Self Contained and Smart Sustaining buildings independent of the grid - An autonomous building designed to be operated independently from infrastructural support services such as the electric power grid, gas grid, municipal water systems, sewage treatment systems, storm drains, communication services, and in some cases, public roads. Advocates of autonomous building describe advantages that include reduced environmental impacts, increased security, and lower costs of ownership. Some cited advantages satisfy tenets of green building. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Self Driving Vehicles - An autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Robotic cars exist mainly as prototypes and demonstration systems. Source: Wikipedia Set-based design - Involves exploring many design alternatives up-front F