Fiber solutions have the added benefit of being much smaller than their copper counterparts, which can have quite an impact as real estate becomes less available and more expensive. For building owners, that means more leasable space, because not as much space is needed to house the communications network. More space for tenants means more revenue for owners.
“We are enabling smart, connected buildings with our Optical Network Evolution technology,” said John Dulin, vice president of Market Development for Corning Optical Communications. “Whether building owners are building a network from the ground up, or upgrading an existing infrastructure, these solutions able to provide virtually unlimited bandwidth, optimized space utilization, and low latency.“
The majority of the technological advancements and trends in architectural design today revolve around the revolutionary way designers are using glass, an ancient material that’s getting more and more popular in building design and construction.
“By incorporating Gorilla Glass, a material that has previously been used mostly for consumer electronics, designers are able to bring new ideas to the forefront,” says Luigi Ciaccia, an architect at 590BC, who designed the Innovation Center. “This glass is unlike any other product because it’s so thin and versatile. Architects are especially interested in specifying new cutting-edge material technologies that distinguish their projects in terms of both design and performance. I think we’re going to start seeing more designers exploring how to use Gorilla Glass in new ways that have yet to be discovered.”
New technology trends in the building and design industries are coming together to create a pathway to smarter and more efficient developments that will continue to satisfy the people living and working in these environments. These recent innovations are providing designers, building owners and managers more versatile, intuitive and efficient materials. One of the most relevant examples of this is the Innovation Center, which highlights the latest design trends and technologies, showcasing them in one ultimate environment – a bright, airy, modern building of the future.
To see the future of glass first-hand, join Maddie Gionet, host of the "Inspired by Glass" video series, as she explores the Innovation Center. Watch now.