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Post-pandemic, buildings have to be flexible, resilient and overall more cognitive, says Visal Leng, Asia-Pacific president of Johnson Controls, the 135-year-old company whose founder invented the thermostat.

"Being able to cater for large and small groups of people is what I mean when I say buildings have to be flexible and resilient,” said Visal Leng, Asia-Pacific president of Johnson Controls.

Like most people around the world, Visal Leng, Johnson Controls' president for Asia-Pacific, has been working from home. Or in his case, for the past few months, in a serviced apartment in Singapore.

Based in Shanghai, Mr Leng and his family came to Singapore in late January for Chinese...

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