Bruce Duyshart

Bruce Duyshart

Director & Principal, Meld Strategies
The founder and principal of Meld Strategies, Bruce Duyshart, is a technologist, strategist, and facilitator with a professional background in architecture, planning, design, property development and information technology. He has been at the forefront of innovation within the property industry for the past 25+ years. Over his career he has been involved in successfully implementing multiple ground breaking and award-winning projects. Since establishing Meld Strategies in 2013, he and his team have been involved in over 50 Smart Building projects across Australia. Bruce is a regular speaker on the topic of Smart Buildings and author of ‘Smarter Buildings. Better Experiences.’

Takes part in

  • Future of Office Space SummitView Full Event
  • 08:30 - 17:00

    Masterclass

    By Bruce Duyshart Director & Principal, Meld Strategies

    The founder and principal of Meld Strategies, Bruce Duyshart, is a technologist, strategist, and facilitator with a professional background in architecture, planning, design, property development and information technology. He has been at the forefront of innovation within the property industry for the past 25+ years. Over his career he has been involved in successfully implementing multiple ground breaking and award-winning projects. Since establishing Meld Strategies in 2013, he and his team have been involved in over 50 Smart Building projects across Australia. Bruce is a regular speaker on the topic of Smart Buildings and author of ‘Smarter Buildings. Better Experiences.’

     

    About this Masterclass
    This masterclass is focussed on the technology challenges facing many building managers, tenancy managers and business owners planning to safely return to a new business environment, post the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the day, we’ll take a deep dive into understanding the extensive range of building technologies that can be used to support new, emerging business practices designed to bring us safely and efficiently back into the office.

    Attendees will benefit from a range of insights gained from practical first hand experience by the facilitator, with the opportunity for attendees to interact and share their own lessons learnt. Bring all of your building technology questions and be prepared to share your own experiences.

  • 15:30 - 17:00

    Creating the right and effective building operations

    By Bruce Duyshart Director & Principal, Meld Strategies

    What types of operational systems can be used to improve building operations?

    Areas to consider:

    • You can’t manage what you can’t measure
    • Smart Amenities
    • Mail room logistics
    • Waste measurement
    • Apps, Apps, Apps
    • Identity Management
    • Skilling key staff
    • Developing your strategy
  • 13:30 - 15:00

    The New Office Configuration

    By Bruce Duyshart Director & Principal, Meld Strategies

    What technologies can support new and existing workplaces and business processes?

    Areas to consider:

    • Physical vs. Virtual working
    • Identifying the friction points
    • Accessing your Office
    • Measuring your Workplace
    • People Counting
    • Spatial Utilisation
    • Air Quality Measurement
    • Room Booking
    • Desk Booking
  • 11:00 - 12:30

    The Welcome Experience

    By Bruce Duyshart Director & Principal, Meld Strategies

    How do employees and visitors feel welcome and safe entering your workplace?
    Balancing health, safety and experience.

    • Understanding your user journey touch points
    • The challenges of Visitor Management
    • Empowering your employees
    • Car Park Management 101
    • Frictionless Building access
    • Lifts and staircases
    • Concierge & Security Services
    • Emergency evacuations
  • 09:00 - 10:30

    Preparing your building for back to work

    By Bruce Duyshart Director & Principal, Meld Strategies

    Is your building ready for safe occupation?
    Examining the technology stack required to support new safe, healthy work practices.

    • Back to the Future of Work – New emerging technologies to support new work methods
    • Securing your building and workplace
    • Measuring your building
    • Measuring your occupants
    • Measuring your tenancy
    • Planning for success
  • 10:40 - 11:10

    Morning Coffee & Networking

  • Smart & Healthy Buildings SummitView Full Event
  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Designing innovative, smart and healthy buildings

    By Bruce Duyshart Director & Principal, Meld Strategies

    Today disruption is moving at an exponential rate, continuously affecting and changing business needs, models, landscapes and the need for and use of Smart buildings. To address disruption, buildings of the future need to be designed with flexibility in mind.

    • Examining what people use smart buildings for: The shift from sustainability to health and wellbeing in modern building design and build
    • Exploring the technologies that are making building occupants comfortable, happy and productive
    • How should the design of buildings best address the needs of today’s workforce where mobility, flexibility and connectivity are key?
    • Embedding smart technologies seamlessly across a buildings infrastructure to increase sustainability, longevity and ease of maintenance
    • ESG – Has the moment finally arrived for the green building movement?

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