Entering the $80 billion smart building service sector with a new market vice president, Ross & Baruzzini, a technology consulting and engineering firm in North America, today announced that Tim Kupa has been appointed to lead the company's new smart building technology division.
As cited by the firm, the smart building service sector, currently valued at $80.62 billion, is expected to grow to $328.62 billion by 2029.
As stated by the company, "Smart buildings are designed, developed, and operated with people in mind, using the power of data to fuel custom-fit technology solutions. As the world becomes increasingly digital, Ross & Baruzzini recognizes the potential of this emerging space."
"Tim and the new smart building team are leading Ross & Baruzzini closer to our goal of providing fully integrated technology, consulting, planning, and engineering services to both new buildings and existing infrastructure," commented Bill Overturf, CEO of Ross & Baruzzini, who added, "We are prepared to lead the smart buildings industry with an innovative approach to smart tech implementation."
Formerly the director of information technology and operational technology cybersecurity at Siemens, Kupa brings over 20 years of experience in building technologies and data optimization to his new role.
According to Ross & Barruzzini, Kupa's mandate is "to partner with organizations by collaborating with stakeholders at every level, addressing their diverse needs, and implementing smart building solutions."
"Smart building is a universal methodology that applies across all sectors," said Kupa. "Any building, campus, or city can be smart and provide better experiences and improved efficiencies. What will set Ross & Baruzzini apart as a key player in this sector is our holistic approach: consulting our clients to understand occupants' needs and the way their unique data fabric can be harnessed to create customized smart solutions."
As the single-source engineering partner for buildings' living systems, Ross & Baruzzini notes that the firm "helps clients use their data to create better occupant experiences, increase management capabilities, improve operational efficacy, and implement energy efficiency."