Optimize the uses of buildings and develop the digital experience of public spaces

The “Property as a Service” consists in seeing buildings, public spaces and their related services as platforms of open, inter-operable and connected services.

Based on Smart Buildings interconnected with their environment and “Smart Infrastructure”, this approach serves to improve the efficiency and uses of urban structures and equipment.

The data derived from the models of structures used in “Construction 4.0” are enriched with the data from usages and environmental data in order to set up digital twins to support new services.

Benefits of the service economy for building construction and neighborhoods

There is currently a global movement towards the service economy that is enabled by digital technologies. Usages, services and experience are gaining an advantage over the possession of material products.

This fundamental trend provides advantages to all of the intervening parties (businesses, local administrations and users).

Objectives for businesses

Corporate needs (mobility, accessibility, digital services, etc.)

New company needs (flexibility, services approaches, co-working, etc.)

Integrated management of uses and buildings (hospitals, logistics, commerce, service residences, etc.)

Profitability of assets, productivity

Objectives for users

Integration of building services in their digital tools on a daily basis

Digital urban services

Flexible living and working contexts

New digital experiences (commerce, tourism, leisure activities, etc.)

Third places, co-working, co-living, monitoring tools and tools for the valorization of assets, working on the go, Smart Office, Smart Home, Smart City, etc. are already some of the numerous applications and incarnations of this approach.

The “as a Service” models require reliable, secured data produced massively and reproducibly. There thus has to be a “mass digitalization” of existing assets and generalized production of a digital model for new structures.

Digitalized property assets can then be incorporated into business processes to multiply their uses and produce new services.

Technological levers

3D scans, drones, platforms, 3D GTP software, Big data, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, Cloud, wireless networks, mobility tools, etc.

Socio-economic levers

Multiplication of uses that create value, financing of digitalization, high user needs for digital services, new mobility habits, telecommuting, etc.

Technological constraints

Inter-operability defects of the software tools, reliability and quality of accessible data, cyber security, integration of Smart Building and digital models.

 Socio-economic constraints

Governance, openness, data availability and financing, respect for privacy, adaptations of the business sectors and management tools of service providers, continuity of service (scaled migration), emergence of economic models, etc.

In terms of buildings, property assets or city life, many actors are concerned: investors, developers, renovators, real estate businesses and local administrations, actors of facilities and utilities, digital start-ups, users of public space and buildings (tertiary, residential, commercial, health, leisure and industrial sectors, etc.)


industrialization and digitalization
of construction lines


Optimize the uses of buildings and
develop the digital experience of public spaces


Connected infrastructures to pilot networks
and provide public services