After setting up an R&D department in 2007, led by Dr Gooroochurn, we were one of the first firms in Mauritius to conduct research into sustainable and green buildings. The team successfully introduced Green Building Design processes leading to the major achievement of obtaining LEED Gold certification for one of our buildings at the first attempt. This was a first in Mauritius and we continue to lead in green building design and sustainability.
The 2013 recession in the construction industry hit us as badly as everyone else and we had to reduce our R&D activities. Fortunately, the business environment has now improved, and we have been able to add to our team. Our focus is now to get Prodesign ready for Construction 4.0. The R&D team is working on complex Building Information Modelling (BIM) tasks, moving our office to BIM 7D and augmented reality. With the use of digital tools, machine learning and data analytics, one thing is sure – there will be considerable benefits to clients as the result of enhanced overall design and construction process.
As Director, I ensure that the team is guided by specialists and given the necessary time and resources. It’s all looking good!
Celebrate Prodesign’s R&D team.
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, coding and digital construction enthusiasts can join our R&D team.
Author: Vikram Bhujun (Director)