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What is a Smart Building and What are the Key Benefits?

What is a Smart Building and What are the Key Benefits?

According to a recent report published by Allied Market Research, the smart building industry was valued at USD 69.80 billion in 2021 and is predicted to grow to USD 201.16 billion by 2031. As a result of this fast-growing trend, our industry has and continues to see a large variance in the maturity of technology strategies, coupled with a vast marketplace of vendors pitching themselves as the next big disruptor.

Many commercial property developers are still contemplating the advantages of a building with adaptable and automated technology. Regardless, most property owners have commenced their digital journeys with varying results and differing approaches. Before we get into the benefits, we’ll first answer the question…what is a smart building?

What is a Smart Building?

Simply put, if a building can increase comfort, occupant satisfaction, productivity and output, drive up operational performance and drive down operational cost, energy and wasted time through the uptake of integrated technology and processes then it is a smart building! 

Taking a human-centric design approach – smart buildings are focused on making buildings or spaces work for the people who use them.

Key principles underpin the ability to create a flexible digital environment within any given property. These principles form the four cornerstones for achieving desired outcomes when it comes to planning for a smart building:

  1. Digital Strategy and Master Planning
  2. Open Systems for Specialised Operational Technologies
  3. Integrated Communications Network (ICN)
  4. Integrated Data Platform (IDP)

Cornerstone 1: Digital Strategy and Master Planning

Digital strategy and master planning is the key starting point for every property owner. This includes taking the steps to outline the needs and KPIs of the business both short and long term. Setting a day one strategy helps to make a start on what can seem like a daunting and unachievable task.

From here we look to set a digital roadmap over the following 3, 5 and 10-year periods that strategically align with the ESG and net-zero goals of the organisation. This planning and strategy plan is the first step to setting a business, portfolio or property on the path to achieving its digital goals. Digital strategy and master planning is workshopped and designed by a Digital Strategy Advisor.

Cornerstone 2: Open Systems for Specialised Operational Technologies

These are the day-to-day building technologies that every building has. This includes security, lighting control, HVAC control, and vertical transport to name a few. Each of these systems can expand and connect to the smart building network through open protocols and a structured approach. These products are designed and installed by their relevant sub-system experts (SSE) and it is essential to design and set them up in an open and connectable manner.

 

Cornerstone 3: Integrated Communications Network (ICN)

ICN is not a new concept. ICN is being adopted within a commercial property from tried and tested IT methodology and applied to operational technologies. An ICN allows a building owner to converge all technologies to a central network, resulting in tighter cyber security, better structured and managed network practices and infrastructure for future expansion for the base building or future tenancy. This system would typically be provided by a Network System Integrator (NSI).

Cornerstone 4: Integrated Data Platform (IDP)

Once open building technologies and an ICN are established, this allows data to flow freely within the newly created secure networking environment. By sharing data across the network, smart digital workflows are enabled, resulting in powerful outcomes such as the drive down of cost and drive up of performance. The IDP becomes the fourth pillar in positioning a property as a smart building.Once open building technologies and an integrated communication network is established, this allows data to flow freely within the newly created secure networking environment. By sharing data across the network, smart digital workflows are enabled, resulting in powerful outcomes such as the drive down of cost and drive up of performance. The IDP becomes the fourth pillar in positioning a property as a smart building.


Key Benefits of a Smart Building

The benefits of smart buildings are diverse. Utilising the right smart technology for your assets enables insight for you and your team to make improved strategic facility & operational decisions. This is increasingly important for building owners and property developers looking to deliver enhanced user experiencesreduced operational costs, maintain agile building infrastructure, increase property values, gain valuable space utilisation data, and lead the way to a sustainable future.

Benefit 1: Enhanced User Experience

A human centric design focus is the core of smart buildings. Smart building technology is tailor-made to the individual needs and functions of each building with the overall goal of meeting the needs of its occupants to provide enhanced comfort, wellbeing, engagement & productivity. 

Comfort & Wellbeing
Smart buildings will integrate data analytics with the many and varied HVAC sensors to monitor airflow and keep the staff in each zone in a comfortable condition.

NABERS IEQ and WELL Standard are the two emerging reporting metrics for a comfortable building. Understanding the outcomes of these standards will assist when planning the technology stack to deliver on a comfortable building.

Engagement & Productivity
Tailored smart technology also meets end-user requirements for specific user groups like visitors, tenants, and facility operators to interact with a building and its spaces. They work by integrating multiple protocols into a centralised user-friendly interface, so end-users can optimise their day-to-day activities and movements.

Benefit 2: Reduced Operational Costs

Smart building technology makes it easier for building operators to monitor the building’s energy usage through a centralised control interface that provides accurate and real-time data at all times.

This allows building operators to optimise every inch of space, assessing the areas within the building with the lowest and highest levels of foot traffic. This means they can focus where energy can be reduced, revamped or increased, ensuring no space within the building is wastefully consuming power.

A truly smart building will not only report on energy efficiency but also automatically change the operations of the plant to adapt accordingly in the most efficient manner. Further to this, several automated fault diagnostic tools and automated directed maintenance regimes have entered the market to not only reduce operational costs but also reduce maintenance and repair time too.

Benefit 3: Flexible & Agile Building Infrastructure

Smart technology providers understand that the technology embedded in the infrastructure during the building’s development will eventually be deemed ‘outdated’. This is why we plan a building with the three pillars of Smart Building Infrastructure. This puts smart buildings ahead of the game both now and in the future to ensure your building is never left with outdated technology.

It’s important for a space to be seamlessly maintained and easily adaptable for future changes. When a problem with hardware or software is detected anywhere in the building, the alarm can appear instantly on a centralised control interface, allowing for a quick and efficient fix. Systems with reporting capabilities allow for simpler maintenance and replacement regimes.

Benefit 4: Increased Property Value

With the constant and easy improvement of the building performance, ability to utilise space to its maximum capabilities, lowered costs due to energy output reductions, happy operators, happy tenants and so on, you will see a tremendous amount of productivity and efficiency from a smart building. This will result in improved ratings such as NABERS and therefore lower carbon footprint, and lower outgoings for the owner and tenant which all result in a higher capital value of the asset.

Finding and retaining high quality tenants is pivotal for building owners and tenants are discerning as to what features they will actively seek out. Providing a sustainable building will maximise the appeal of your investment property attracting premium long-term and loyal tenants.

Benefit 5: Insight into Space Utilisation

How many people leave and enter your building each day? Which spaces are getting the most use? How can staff work more productively? Where can energy be reduced and refocused? Where can resources and retailers be better utilised and focussed? Smart building technology allows for all these questions to be answered by providing accurate and measurable space utilisation data. 

Obtaining more data from various building sub-systems allows you to make more informed decisions on improving the quality of your building to provide spaces that improve productivity for those within.

Benefit 6: Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future

Smart buildings aim to extend equipment life while lowering energy consumption. Smart buildings identify the optimal point of operation and where energy can be reduced, which lowers carbon output. Coupled with a strong net-zero strategy, this is setting the new standard of workplace operations to an incredibly high level.

A smart building utilising intelligent technologies enables insights that can help optimise energy and utility use and then measure and verify the results through accurate data and reporting. This will help property owners achieve their net-zero goals and maintain them.

Smart buildings will take your offering to a whole new level by delivering the performance insights you need to create more human-centric, eco-friendly & cost-effective spaces.

These are six key benefits of utilising smart building technology, but the advantages are limitless. Smart buildings avoid disengagement and being at the responsive end of the spectrum. They are ahead of the game, driving strategic decisions through insights that optimise building quality and performance, as well as the lives of its occupants, and the value that brings is immeasurable. 

Investing in smart building technology might seem confusing and costly, but the financial and non-financial savings you make in the long run means it pays for itself. Smart buildings that drive insight increases the quality of your building and the lives of the occupants within – and that value is immeasurable.


Contact us to transform your building into a smart building

Operational Intelligence are leaders in technology strategy and innovative design, trusted around the world and backed by over 30 years of experience. We have enabled three Smart Cities, seven 6-Star NABERS rated precincts, sixty-seven 5-Star NABERS rated precincts and over 3,700 smart solutions worldwide. 

Contact our team for more information on how you can optimise your building utilising the most advanced smart building technology and solutions.

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Disclaimer: The content within is the opinion of the author and engineering team of Operational Intelligence.


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Why is Building User Experience Important?

What is Building User Experience and Why is it Important?

Do you want happy, productive and efficient workers?

Of course you do! All businesses do. At the end of the day, happy workers make the world go round. But how do you make them happy and ensure they stay happy?

Sure you could offer more vacation time or give out raises. However, this is an expensive way to go about this. There is another major factor to consider in making workers happy which has quite often been overlooked in the past, and that is – focusing on the building user experience.

What is Building User Experience?

The term ‘User Experience (UX)’ is often referred to in virtual technology spaces, but what about the significance of users experience in a physical space?

The building user experience refers to how a person interacts with their physical environment and considers factors such as amenity, easy of use, and efficiency. Positively connecting with the space in which we work all day, can have a wonderful influence on our mood while also alleviating the efforts to complete general tasks. These combined results stimulate increased productivity and the speed and accuracy in which work is accomplished.

According to research published by Gensler, “A better working environment would increase employee productivity by 19%, and four out of five professional states that the quality of their working environment is very important to their sense of job satisfaction”.

Why is the building user experience important?

The goal of optimised building user experience is to helping people go about their day with more ease and consideration into how certain actions impact day-to-day activities and how they make them feel. There is no right or wrong with the experience as building user experience is context-dependent, and subjective, the individual user experience is predominantly composed of individual feelings and influenced by the environment in which they are situated.

As we know, each workplace has its locational context and requirements to be considered, such as different types of organisations or professions, regional culture, and surrounding areas. Each unique user presents subjective perceptions and responses in regards to different work environments. Hence, we carefully analyse existing processes and requirements to identify opportunities for efficiencies. Whilst working closely with our clients to determine high-quality, reliable, and bespoke solutions that deliver on user needs.

“User Experience can be viewed as an elaboration of satisfaction component of usability” (Bevan, 2009). The notion of usability has different aspects, such as efficiency, feasibility, and satisfaction. Satisfaction indicates feelings such as joy, trust, and fulfilment. User Experience is an expansion of usability with emotional attributes to any environment or product. Thereby, focusing on the user journey, we will not only support the organisation to retain top talents but also improve on staff productivity, corporate agility, and the entire business performance.

Enhancing the building user experience

Creating an expectational and seamless user experience requires both tangible and intangible components to render a holistic experience for all users in the building.

At Operational Intelligence, we go beyond looking at immediate solutions for financial needs. Our differentiator lies in our ability to deliver smart buildings, offices, and spaces based on user experience.

We care about people’s lives; we want to improve work productivity as well as maintaining the health & wellbeing of your employees or consumers through engaging spaces. Our suite of solutions focuses on integration between people, processes and technology to enhance the entire workplace experience.

Introducing the key character in this OI user journey, Sarah, an employee working in one of the organisations that lease space in the building. Let’s walk through Sarah’s workday journey together and see how Operational Intelligence design and delivered the experience. 

Reference

Gensler. (2005). These four walls: the real British office. These Four Walls: The Real British Office, 1. https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/gensler-research-institute/the-2005-uk-workplace-survey

Haynes, B. P. (2007). An evaluation of office productivity measurement. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 9(3), 144–155. https://doi.org/10.1108/14630010710845730

Haynes, B. P. (2008). The impact of office layout on productivity. Journal of Facilities Management, 6(3), 189–201. https://doi.org/10.1108/14725960810885961

Zarour, M., & Alharbi, M. (2017). User experience framework that combines aspects, dimensions, and measurement methods. Cogent Engineering, 4(1), 1421006. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2017.1421006


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TEFMA Smarter Data Workshop

TEFMA Smarter Data Workshop 2019 |  18 – 19 June 2019 | Australian National University | Canberra, ACT | Australia

The TEFMA Smarter Data Workshop will explore how you can utilise innovative data and information solutions to better grow your business and reach your goals. By removing data silos and better utilising the information gathered within your organisation, you can increase performance without increasing your workload.

A variety of Business Partners at Operational, Tactical and Strategic levels will be coming together to discuss how to deliver results using smarter data within your own company.

There will be key sessions around:

  • Security
  • Space Management
  • Clever Buildings
  • Smart Campuses
  • Energy and Strategic Asset Management

Join us at the TEFMA Smarter Data Workshop to uncover new ideas and solutions to turn your building into an optimal performing machine.
Register to attend the TEFMA Smarter Data Workshop here.


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Smart Campus Summit 2019

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Smart Campus Summit 2019 | 9 – 11 April 2018 | UNSW Roundhouse Sydney | Sydney | Australia

At the Smart Campus Summit 2019 you can explore how your educational institutions can utilise spaces more effectively to create a smarter, more profitable and integrated institution. The Smart Campus Summit is a two-day conference to discuss best practice smart campus strategies for senior management, digital, IT and facility management leaders. Taking place over the 9-11 April, 2019 at the UNSW Roundhouse Sydney in Sydney (Get directions > ), the Smart Campus Summit will showcase the opportunities available for educational institutes to become more competitive and deliver improved student experiences.

Why attend the Smart Campus Summit?

Educational institutes are finding themselves impacted by major technology trends. Many campuses are now embracing smart digital technologies to better compete with other institutions and deliver improved student and staff experiences. It is possible to create a smart campus that delivers benefits including better campus safety, higher student engagement, increased collaboration and better space utilisation. But it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Our team will be on hand to discuss with you the opportunities available to create smarter, more efficient and integrated institutions.

Our solutions will help you to manage the assets within your institutions while saving you time resulting in financial gains both now and far into the future. Not only that, but based on smart process mapping, individual mapping and understanding how spaces are used, we can help to create a campus that is smarter, safer and better for all.

Visit our smart building experts at the Operational Intelligence stand if you are looking to achieve new levels of success and functionality for your educational institute.

For those attending the 2019 Smart Campus Summit this week, come and have a chat with us about the opportunities available to create a smarter, more efficient and integrated institution. Our solutions will help you to manage the assets within your institutions while saving you time resulting in financial gains both now and far into the future. 

Our experts will also be leading a roundtable discussion on Smart Campuses and the value of the Student and Staff Journey to maximise daily efficiency.

Key themes to be discussed:

  • The big picture – drivers of the global and local smart campus revolution
  • Where to begin when developing a campus-wide “smart” strategy
  • How universities are responding to the needs of a rapidly changing, digitally savvy student body
  • The role of data in creating smart solutions
  • How to keep your campus both smart and secure
  • The implications of a smart campus strategy on the organisational culture and structure
  • How to effectively manage  infrastructure and operations to achieve carbon neutrality
  • Why AI and IoT will revolutionise the way buildings are run in the future

Download the Smart Campus Summit brochure here.


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Smart Buildings Summit 2018

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Smart Buildings Summit 2018 | 28 – 30 November 2018 | Swissotel Sydney | Sydney | Australia

At this year’s Smart Buildings Summit, we will be exploring how buildings and workplaces can become more effective for their users through digital technologies and processes. A two-day conference that focuses on the opportunities and challenges presented by Smart Buildings for developers, occupiers, owners and investors. The Smart Buildings Summit will take place on 28 – 30 November at the Swissôtel Sydney (68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, get directions > )

Why attend the Smart Buildings Summit?

Many buildings and other facilities are saddled with multiple poorly commissioned building sub-systems, voluminous operating manuals and procedures. This has led to inefficient work practices, higher use of resources, personnel and cost. Smart processes and user journeys, based on strong foundations and understandings of each individual’s movements, can drive large efficiencies in the workplace.

There are a number of options to unlock the potential of your building for your users. Operational Intelligence combines project management experience with business process engineering skills to determine the most efficient processes and systems to achieve superior business outcomes and work processes. By mapping out the user journey and understanding the current lifecycle of facilities, we develop the most efficient facility processes and systems at the lowest lifecycle costs that are practical and easy to use. Through optimisation of operations and equipment, changing operational patterns and managing and maintaining systems remotely, an increase in efficiency and profitability can become reality.

Come speak to our smart building experts at the Operational Intelligence Booth if you are interested in achieving superior business outcomes and maximising the efficiency and productivity of your user throughout their daily journey.

Our experts will also be leading a roundtable discussion on Smart Building and the value of the User Journey to maximise their workplace efficiency.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Buildings operation, sustainability, connectivity, productivity, efficiency and occupiers’ wellbeing
  • Helping real estate companies unlock new growth opportunities, reduce costs and overcome challenges through emerging technologies, new approaches, ideas and partnerships
  • Application/implementation of smart tech in old and new buildings
  • The user perspective besides design, technology and investor perspective
  • The current status, developments and future of the global and Australian smart tech market

Download the Smart Building Summit brochure here.

Ultimately, buildings are enablers of economic activity and better buildings will promote better work outcomes. Join us in this smart building discussion and find out how to better equip yourself to take on the ever-evolving challenge of increasing productivity and innovation.


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Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 Recap – Smart Work Environments

Operational Intelligence Team Members Daniel Wright and David Murray at Workplace Strategy Summit NSW 2018

The Latest in Achieving a Smart Workplace

Operational Intelligence would like to thank all those that attended the Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 on August 21-22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, hosted by Forefront Events.

The Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 tackled some of the biggest issues driving workplace development, growth and success. Operational Intelligence was proud to come together with the industry’s established and emerging leaders, thought leaders and trendsetters to refresh thinking about the workplace environment and connect with peers. The Summit involved two days of cutting-edge sessions, including headline keynotes, expert panels, case studies and networking events.

Key Takeaways from the Workplace Strategy Summit 2018:

  • The future of work – a continually evolving landscape
  • Long-term property strategy – unsustainable strategies will not succeed
  • Collaboration across a flexible workplace – ensure success and adaptability
  • Ensuring experience is always front of mind – determining key decisions with a key driver in place
  • Attracting and retaining millennials – inclusive strategies needed

Day 1 of the Workplace Strategy Summit 2018 saw our Customer Insights & Innovations Manager, David Murray, lead a roundtable discussion. This discussion highlighted the importance of designing and delivering smart workplace environments that increased workplace efficiencies to result in better-satisfied employees, who work smarter, happier and better.

Invest in a Smart Workplace to Achieve Top-Line Growth

With competition rife amongst all sectors, workplace operations are at a tipping point. Workplaces are experiencing staff turnover at a greater rate – an unsustainable long-term strategy.

To create a sustainable workplace strategy you must transform workplace operations by developing strength in technology, culture, workplace design, leadership, automation, efficiencies, and knowledge.

As employee expectations become harder to meet, your thinking must extend beyond the normal environment considerations. Aside from upskilling workforces, empowering them, and exploring new labour models, the shift must go beyond to the workplace environment.

To attract and maintain the right talent, focus on delivering the best workplace experience based on daily interactions and efficiencies. For talent in the workplace, ‘time’ is an ongoing challenge. Enterprises must reimagine their operations, with automation and digital efficiencies (eg. AI) at the centre of their strategy. As automation becomes faster, smarter and quicker over time, you can also uncover other new revenue streams to fundamentally transform operations. Ease, effectiveness, and emotion are key drivers of great talent. Make this a cornerstone of your workplace experience strategy.

A Smart Strategy Underpins Transformative Workplace Environments

Creating a great workplace environment does not have to involve high costs. Instead, it could start from a simple reinvention of established technology, data, and operations — leveraging automation, data, and employees together to make operations more efficient.
The workplace must be agile enough to react to employees changing expectation. They need to put ‘smart’ at the core of their operations to combat staff turnover and maintain their talent through insight and analysis.
Through targeted workplace improvement strategies you will be able to increase the level of employee satisfaction. Operational Intelligence is committed to helping our clients build flexible and successful workplaces. If you have a vision for a smart workplace personalised strategy, discuss it with us and we will endeavour to make it happen. Our experts will create a package that suits your company objectives, get in touch with us today to start working on a smart solution for your business

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Workplace Strategy Summit NSW 2018

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Harness smart technology to drive collaboration while improving productivity and efficiency across the workplace

Workplace Strategy Summit NSW 2018 | 21 – 22 August 2018 | NSW, Sydney

 

Operational Intelligence is proud to be sponsoring the Workplace Strategy Summit NSW 2018. A two-day conference that will cover the technology, culture, workplace design and leadership components to creating a workplace for success. The Workplace Strategy Summit will take place on 21 – 22 August at the Sydney Cricket Ground (Moore Park Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, Get directions >)

Imagine being able to use your mobile to interact with your building, and make your day more efficient and effective as soon as you wake up. With Operational Intelligence’s smart workplace solutions, you can achieve this and more. We believe a strong digital foundation is essential to a smart workplace that increases workplace productivity and efficiency, as well as attracting and maintaining the right talent. To remain competitive in a changing landscape, it is a necessity to use smart workplace strategies to improve productivity and business outcomes.

Attend the Workplace Strategy Summit NSW 2018 to learn more about how businesses are using smart workplace to increase their productivity and profits. Uncover the many smart possibilities achievable for your business and workplace. Network with smart spaces leaders, and learn from smart workplace experts.
Operational Intelligence will be leading a roundtable discussion on Smart Building and the value of the User Journey.

Operational Intelligence User Journey

You’ll hear about how our amazing clients use Operational Intelligence smart workplace solutions to maximise their workplace efficiency with breakout technology and achieve something new that heightens the workplace experience. You can also find us in the Exhibition area after the roundtable for one-on-one conversations about your business.
Key topics to be discussed:

  • Business cases for Digital Workplace initiatives
  • Align digital workplace and business strategy
  • Getting the key stakeholders in place to support the transition
  • Aligning technology, people and property
  • Collaboration tools and platforms

View the detailed agenda here.

So come along and join in on the discussion to learn how to maximise the creative potential of your workforce and enable new ways of working that deliver better business outcomes.


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Operational Intelligence Team Awarded by Barangaroo JLL Contractors

Operational Intelligence Award Winning Team with Barangaroo JLL team

Barangaroo JLL Contractor Awards

We are very honoured to announce that Operational Intelligence have won a trio of awards at the Barangaroo JLL Contractor End of Financial Year Event. The awards recognise contractors, due to their service to, and collaboration with, the Barangaroo JLL team for Tower 1.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) is a global real estate services firm specialising in commercial property and investment management.

Operational Intelligence team members received awards for:

  • Rising Star – Mitchell Hurry, OI Project Engineer
  • Excellent Service – Taleah Derrick, OI Project Engineer
  • Service Support since PC – Farhang Irani, OI Project Engineer

We’re deeply grateful for this recognition and would like to thank the JLL team for this honour.

Operational Intelligence worked closely with Project Managers for the Barangaroo project to design and deliver a smart solution that would transform the buildings into interactive highly efficient towers that increase productivity and workplace efficiency. We delivered an Open Building System Integration (OBSI) that was powered by iViva. This integration platform tied together multiple silos systems across the Barangaroo South Precinct (including – One International Towers Sydney, Two International Towers Sydney, Three International Towers Sydney, and Shared Services (the Basement). These systems ranged between the precinct’s HVAC system, lighting, security, lifts, Energy Management System (EMS), hydraulics and more. The integration of these subsystems provides property management teams, tenants, contractors, and various stakeholders, varying levels of visualisation and control of these subsystems, as well as data analytics and the opportunities to integrate seamless multi-system workflows.

Operational Intelligence Team Awarded by Barangaroo JLL Contractors 2018

The Operational Intelligence team along with the JLL Property Managers of Barangaroo Tower 1.
From left to right: Martin Patel (OI Project Team Leader), Edward Linklater (Property Services Manager, Shared Services), Mitchell Hurry (OI Project Engineer), Fahrang Irani (OI Project Engineer), Taleah Derrick (OI Project Engineer), Alfina Volpato (General Manager – One International Towers), Ian Fell-Gordon (OI Engineering Manager) & Ted Yurka (Property Services Manager – One International Towers)

Operational Intelligence are consultant specialists in creating smart cities, buildings and workplaces to increase workplace efficiencies and productivity, through the intelligent integration of people, processes and systems. Contact us today to start working on a smart solution for your business.


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Smart BIM Launch 2018 Recap – Digital Transformation for Businesses

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Bringing digital transformation for businesses to the forefront.

On Wednesday May 9th, Operational Intelligence, alongside Eutech, Certis & CohnReznick was honored to launch the new iViva Smart Building Information Modeling (BIM) Platform, which offers a completely optimal way to undertake digital transformation for businesses. The new iViva platform is the one source solution for digital twin and operational BIM, leading digital transformation for businesses.

Thank you to all those that joined us for the iViva Smart BIM Launch!

The launch was attended by over 60 industry guests, who gathered at the Sofitel Sydney in Darling Harbour to find out about the new iViva Smart BIM. Guests heard about the digital transformations taking place in the building industry. The launch also covered the importance of digital transformation for businesses and the value and benefit of lifecycle BIM for smart spaces.

For those who weren’t able to attend:

  • David Murray (Operational Intelligence, Customer Insights & Innovations Manager) introduced Smart Buildings and the move beyond SCADA level integration to intuitive virtual models.
  • Ross Miller (NOI CEO) spoke about focusing on the value of Smart Buildings.
  • Dr Hari (Eutech CEO) covered Digital Transformation, going forward with Digital Twin and the Commission to Operate Process.
  • Poey Choon Poh & Qian Yun (Certis Cisco Representatives) discussed a complete IOT and Digital Twin live project implementing powerful insights across an entire building. The project demonstrated FM management, People Management, Environmental Management, Security & Incident Management, Smart Office Management.
  • Lakshan Weerasekera (Eutech Pacific BDM) then treated the audience to a special demonstration of the new iViva smart BIM platform.

You can watch a demonstration here:

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Smart BIM virtual reality Building

Praise for the iViva Smart BIM Launch 2018:

“I was impressed by the quality of iViva and the related features that were presented on the day. The tool addresses some of the key data-analytics and visualisation, and management functions that will become increasingly relevant in the construction and property industries.”
– Dominik Holzer Owner of AEC Connect Consulting

In the coming years, building technologies is a space that will see major changes. As the building experience continues to change, digital transformation is imperative for all. Get all the information required to make smarter decisions and drive better business outcomes by harnessing the latest digital technologies. These leverage off BIM and real-time data so you can get all the information required to make smarter decisions and drive better business outcomes. If you want to know how to stay ahead of the game, contact us to discuss the digital transformation of your buildings.

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The iViva Smart BIM Launch attendees


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Smart BIM Launch 2018

Smart BIM Launch

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018,
SYDNEY, NSW

Smarten up your Spaces

Smart Buildings have never been smarter..

With technology advances happening faster than ever – it’s time to stop managing buildings in the traditional fashion, and start doing things drastically different.

Technological advances now represent an opportunity for workplaces, buildings and cities to create more efficiencies, reduce wasted time and grow higher margins. The Smart BIM Launch is the place to learn about this.

Integrated buildings have moved beyond simple SCADA level integration where extra low voltage systems’ (ELVS) such as Building Automation, Energy Management, Security andLighting are integrated on a common user interface. Nowadays, Smart Buildings don’t focus on brands and protocols and are vendor neutral at the system level.
True Smart Buildings interconnect people, processes and systems to optimise how a building is used and occupied. They move past simply managing maintenance, energy, comfort control, access control and EWIS, they automate human processes, they manage space utilisation, they intuitively reduce the operational waste within that building. Join us at our free “Smart BIM Launch” Seminar at Sofitel Sydney Darling Habour (right next door to the ARBS Exhibition) on Wednesday 9th May to learn how.

Discover how to enhance building performance, better manage portfolio risk and liquidity, transform the tenant and user experience and create new revenue streams through BIM.

Understand the right tools to better plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.

Learn how to access and analyse the right data to save on building energy consumption, time and money, through open platform systems that remove the common headaches aligned with integrating new systems with existing ones.

At the ‘Smart BIM Launch’ Sessions for building and facility managers, developers, consultants at all levels, you’ll hear:

WHY conventional building management may be sabotaging your efficiency, success and profitability

WHAT Smart Building Information Modelling (BIM) means for your building and operations and how to use it to better your building and those tenants that work or live within it

HOW BIM has already worked to successfully advance others with a different strategy approach

WHO IT’S FOR

The Smart BIM Launch is the event for everyone wanting to learn how to use and generate value from building spaces through digital technologies and real-time data.

Smarten up your Spaces

With technology advances happening faster than ever – it’s time to stop managing buildings in the traditional fashion, and start doing things drastically different.

Technological advances now represent an opportunity for workplaces, buildings and cities to create more efficiencies, reduce wasted time and grow higher margins. The Smart BIM Launch is the place to learn about this.

Integrated buildings have moved beyond simple SCADA level integration where extra low voltage systems’ (ELVS) such as Building Automation, Energy Management, Security andLighting are integrated on a common user interface. Nowadays, Smart Buildings don’t focus on brands and protocols and are vendor neutral at the system level.
True Smart Buildings interconnect people, processes and systems to optimise how a building is used and occupied. They move past simply managing maintenance, energy, comfort control, access control and EWIS, they automate human processes, they manage space utilisation, they intuitively reduce the operational waste within that building. Join us at our free “Smart BIM Launch” Seminar at Sofitel Sydney Darling Habour (right next door to the ARBS Exhibition) on Wednesday 9th May to learn how.

Discover how to enhance building performance, better manage portfolio risk and liquidity, transform the tenant and user experience and create new revenue streams through BIM.

Understand the right tools to better plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.

Learn how to access and analyse the right data to save on building energy consumption, time and money, through open platform systems that remove the common headaches aligned with integrating new systems with existing ones.

At the ‘Smart BIM Launch’ Sessions for building and facility managers, developers, consultants at all levels, you’ll hear:

WHY conventional building management may be sabotaging your efficiency, success and profitability

WHAT Smart Building Information Modelling (BIM) means for your building and operations and how to use it to better your building and those tenants that work or live within it

HOW BIM has already worked to successfully advance others with a different strategy approach

WHO IT’S FOR

The Smart BIM Launch is the event for everyone wanting to learn how to use and generate value from building spaces through digital technologies and real-time data.

SPEAKERS

  • David Murray OI – MC
  • Poey Choon Poh, LEE Certis
  • Qian Yun, KEK Certis
  • Ross Miller, NOI
  • Hari Gunasingham, Eutech
  • Lakshan Weerasekera, Eutech
  • Dominik Holzer, AEC
  • Connect consulting

LOCATION

Murphy Room, Sofitel, Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
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AGENDA

3:00PM

Welcome drinks and canapes

4:00PM

Welcome
Opening speech
Value Proposition
Value Proposition
Smart BIM for Ops
Live Examples
Q&A

6:00PM

Drinks, Canapes and Networking

Download the smart BIM Launch Invitation here.


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