Smart apartment buildings that use automated processes and connected technology powered by the Internet of Things (IoT), have been around for more than a decade. Once considered cost-prohibitive for many buildings, they are becoming more attainable. Smart building elements, like intelligent lighting, heating, cooling, and security, allow facilities managers to be more responsive and successful. They can also keep track of temperature and humidity. Using IoT sensors, smart building technologies are always collecting data about the leasing office, gyms, and tenent facilities.
Heating, cooling, and ventilation comprise a significant portion of your building’s electric bill. Any way to cut back on energy consumption is a big win, both financially and environmentally. New HVAC technology powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) as discussed in is making it easier than ever to curb energy usage while improving the workplace experience. This technology can help your team identify and reduce energy waste, automate climate regulation, and stay on top of HVAC preventive maintenance. Smart thermostats and climate zones help keep areas comfortable for employees while ensuring server rooms and other equipment areas stay cool. HVAC analytics can also help you identify potential issues with equipment before it breaks down. Think Construction Services is the leading company in interior renovations and can install all future advanced HVAC technologies.
This is one of the top tech tools on our radar in 2021. BIM offers a huge opportunity to improve collaboration and communication for facility managers. Traditionally used by contractors and architects, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a tool for developing and scaling virtual models of building projects. While BIM is not a new technology, it is increasingly becoming commonplace in the facility management sector. BIM offers Facility Managers the most complete visual model of facilities, assets and infrastructure. Facility professionals are harnessing the power of these tools for project management, delivery, and data accessibility. When integrated with existing work order programs or facility maintenance software, facility teams realize an improved ability to retrieve accurate asset information and insights.