People movement

People are at the heart of our design process. Smart Space is our specialist circulation modelling service which helps maximise the utilisation of spaces to deliver efficient places where people feel comfortable and secure but are also able to achieve bottom line results for clients operating in commercial environments. We use modelling to assess the interaction of people with buildings, processes, and environments. This provides an evidence based approach with powerful results – to assess performance of designs and operations so they can be optimised.

Space is a rare commodity today. Maximising what we have is crucial to success and longevity. The benefits of our work can be far reaching and range from improving human productivity and contributing to wellbeing to achieving cost savings, maximising revenues and minimising operational management. Places are nothing without people and people are nothing without places: our work seeks to integrate the relationship between the two.

We use sophisticated simulation tools e.g. SMART Move – our in-house software, and commercial tools like Legion, Exodus, and CAST. With realtime simulation capability our BIM-integrated tool SMART Move can help optimise the spaces and processes during early stage design optioneering as well as operational planning stages.

We develop new technologies to deliver efficient solutions for the built environment. Our SMART Sensor and SMART Counter tools utilise image processing and bluetooth sensing to capture data on how buildings are used by people. SMART Move simulates future scenarios with new designs and/or new processes to optimise design and operational decisions.

We offer the following services:

  • Crowd flow simulations
  • Pedestrian planning
  • Site wide and city-wide modelling
  • Process and logistics modelling
  • Transport and parking strategies
  • Way finding and accessibility
  • Crowd-traffic interactions
  • Risk assessments / optioneering
  • Emergency evacuation

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Key contact

Shrikant Sharma

Associate Director

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