in the scope and scale of telecommunications has been described as
bringing about the death of distance. Wireless technologies erode
still further the ties of place. Wireless technologies erode still further
the ties of place. Advanced mobile telephony, wireless hotspots and
facilitating standards such as Bluetooth are combining to deliver
ever more capability to mobile devices be they laptop computers,
PDA’s or mobile phones.
By freeing work from the shackles of a particular location “mobile
work” holds the potential for radical change in working practices
and thereby the built working environment. For property investors, owners
and occupiers this begs a number of questions:
will these changes affect the building stock now and in the future?
there be significant changes in demand for commercial or residential
buildings need to change in style or design?
the changes alter spatial patterns of occupation?
opportunities exist for the Property Services sector to play a
role in managing any changes?
mobile work affect the value of my building?
The objectives of this project are to address these questions through
an assessment of the likely impact of wireless technologies over
time and to bring together the key stakeholders from technology
estate so that each can better understand the opportunities and challenges
by the other.