SINT-NIKLAAS – Intrabouw wants to profile itself as an innovative project developer that has its finger on the pulse when it comes to improving living and working comfort. The various technologies and separate controllers provided by traditional home automation solutions were too limited for present and future needs. To anticipate these needs, Intrabouw decided to work with IPBuilding which develops integrated IP-solutions. The smart technology was fully integrated in the new building in Sint-Niklaas.
Intrabouw Lifestyle Buildings is a property developer from the Waasland region and is known for its progressive and contemporary projects. Every year, Intrabouw completes 50 to 60 attractive new homes and apartments, focusing on architecture, integration into the environment as well as the comfort and interior decoration of the home. The construction projects follow the Nearly Zero Energy principle which involves Intrabouw using the best materials and technologies. The Intrabouw team recently moved to a new base of operations, along the Parklaan in Sint-Niklaas. The construction project, consisting both of new apartments and offices, was entirely built using Smart building technology, in collaboration with IPBuilding. Managing Director of Intrabouw, Stefaan Maes, was immediately persuaded by the user-friendliness of Smart Building. The information is displayed on the touchscreen, smartphone, tablet, smartphone or computer and is so clear and intuitive that anyone can get the hang of it in no time. However, ease-of-use goes beyond daily use. It is also very easy to customise features in the software. That quickly became apparent when the new building was put into use. After initial adjustments were made, the set-up needed some further tweaking. That went oothly – without the intervention of IPBuilding or an installer – thanks to the freedom provided by the system to program push buttons and sensors, in order to create atmospheres, set user rights, create touch layouts, and more. The features can easily be changed via the software, without the need for rewiring, demolition or construction work. In the future, more and more suppliers of services and products will use devices that are equipped with intelligent technology, making them much easier to operate and manage than ever before, according to specialists. Smart Building technology is already turning out to be the right future-oriented solution for Intrabouw and it will therefore also be used in forthcoming projects such as the Central Park project in Sint-Niklaas.