Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Google Cloud Partnering With Lendlease on ‘Built World’

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SYDNEY — Google Cloud is working with the international real estate group Lendlease to “digitally transform” the construction and operation of buildings and cities.

Google Cloud and Lendlease are partnering to “usher in safer, more sustainable, and efficient urbanization projects globally,” according to Google Cloud last month. 

The partnership involves three key areas: advancing Lendlease’s next-generation IT strategy; integrating new artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and smart data features into Lendlease’s building life cycle platform, Podium; and collaborating on joint go-to-market initiatives to drive sustainability projects industry-wide.

Next-generation IT strategy 

Lendlease is progressing on exiting its eight on-premises data centers across four continents by 2022, with Google Cloud as its lone cloud services provider. 

Google Cloud will be “the foundation” for Lendlease’s digital transformation strategy. Lendlease will migrate to the cloud its mission-critical enterprise workloads, including CAD platforms, an in-house project excellence platform, Oli, and its e-finance system.

Lendlease plans to significantly increase operational efficiency and improve decision-making through enhanced analytics and reporting and a stronger cybersecurity posture.

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Co-develop building platform

Lendlease will integrate AI/ML and smart data analytics capabilities from Google Cloud into its Podium platform. Podium runs autonomous buildings and helps manage energy use, human needs, and resource management goals.

The two companies will also collaborate on new Podium products and services to give customers the intelligence to improve quality and safety as well as accelerate building development pipelines. 

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Partner on digital transformations 

Google Cloud and Lendlease will co-innovate around new cloud-based offerings “underpinned” by the Podium building platform. 

They’ll work together on new sales and channel opportunities to advance Podium and Google Cloud adoption among clients and prospects. 

The partners expect their work to help drive the digital transformation of the global property and real estate development markets, giving firms the capabilities to “achieve their sustainability targets.”

The partnership will allow Lendlease to offer its clients “greater information about the life cycle of building projects,” said Alister Dias, VP of Google Cloud in Australia and New Zealand.

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