Episode Description

Designers and engineers are under a lot of pressure to design all of our future infrastructure. In fact, it may be an impossible task right now. KOPE’s Head of Industry Strategy Charlotte-Frances Garrett says that the product platform approach will be the silver bullet. She said that standardizing the way we build is a must. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel with every new building.

Charlotte-Frances Garrett is the Head of Industry Strategy at KOPE. She is a qualified architect with extensive experience in the offsite sector having led on design, managed complex multidisciplinary teams and advised on the delivery of numerous projects across the UK.

Todd Takes

1. At the heart of it all, it’s all about the data. Data standardization is a critical element because as we emphasize, proper data control underpins every aspect of what we do. 

2. Before building your tech stack, it’s crucial to gain a deep understanding of your processes. Know what you do and why you do it. This foundational knowledge will guide your technology decisions effectively. 

3. Prioritize the development of a shared language within your project and across the industry. Clear communication and a shared understanding help eliminate miscommunication and unfounded assumptions, which are often significant obstacles to progress. Thanks for listening to this episode.

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