By Prof Holmes Rolston, III
dbs, always remembers this principle in Architectural design and Construction applications. It is the responsibility of leaving this nature and its resources that we inherited from our ancestors to our children and future generations in the best way.
dbs, takes the necessary initiatives individually and institutionally for this purpose. In this context, dbs is a corporate member of Turkish Green Building Council and have an active role in the board of management. dbs tries to improve itself continuously in cooperation with the experts in the field of both design and application.
With this responsibility, dbs, has set the following standards and declared to all its customers, suppliers, solution partners and employees;
According to the statistical data announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and cancers are the highest in mortality rates in developed and developing countries in the world.
With more than 3.7 million new cancer cases and 1.9 million deaths each year, cancer is the second leading cause of death in Europe. On a global scale, cancer accounted for 8.2 million deaths (about 13% of the total) in 2012. * Source WHO
The rise of the well-being standards goes beyond the design and construction of a space to focus on programming, amenities, and comfort. It’s the action/reaction again as we receive more information about the impacts of technology on our health.
In fact, Architecture’s field of study is human beings. We, Architects and Engineers design and build spaces for people. In this regard, the health and happiness of those who will live in our buildings are entrusted to us.
Aware of this trust, dbs has set the following criteria to ensure the sustainability of the health and happiness of its customers;
Change happens fast.
With technology, change happens even faster. Our mobile devices have become second limbs, ingrained into every facet of our lives. Technology has transformed our global culture in ways we could never have anticipated. It connects us. It makes our lives easier. On the other hand, it also polarized and isolated us. We don’t know the long-term negative effects on our health. As a culture, we are experiencing a push and pull situation that we have yet to figure out how to manage it.
It is not surprising that technology is the biggest driving force behind the interior design.The modern workforce is becoming more and more mobile. Employees not only desire to work remotely, but they also want more control over their surroundings within the office. The blur and functional intersection, between commercial design, hospitality design and residential design creates more space which provides more physical and social well-being.
This is because while we can work anywhere, we still need a human connection. Wi-Fi anywhere and advanced video/audio conferencing means we can conduct meetings without being in the same room. Charging stations and power sources became integral part of the modern design plan. More technology means more flexibility and more connectivity.
Ultimately, technology has created a more connected world.
With its young, dynamic, innovative Architects and Engineers we prepare, our design and presentations with augmented and virtual reality, our projects are supported by BIM, our sites can be monitored online remotely, smart building applications is now our standard etc. All modern applications which comes with the 4th Industrial Revolution is now in every stage of our business. We call this dbs 4.0 briefly.