In the current days of Internet of Things (IoT) smart building start with smart planning. Many solutions currently exist to help builders and owners how to optimize space utilization to obtain the best occupancy planning. IBM Watson is one of those solutions.
To increase space utilization and provide the right type of spaces for the occupants, owners need to ensure that every square inch is being put to work. they need to efficiently use the space they have. The smart solution can provide a clear view into how much of the space is being occupied at any given time and provide the data that they need to make choices around consolidation or expansion.
With smart building becoming the gold standard in today’s commercial construction world, builders, building owners, workers and insurers are dealing with new technologies and risks. These smart technologies — from high tech gadgets aimed at increasing building efficiencies to wearable devices aimed at improving safety — are invading almost every corner of construction.
The smart or green building movement is growing faster than conventional construction in USA and around the world, according to U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which administers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications worldwide. These green buildings that are designed to save energy and water, improve indoor air quality, save businesses and homeowners money, and help communities create jobs.
Contractors are seeking to provide a solution for the owners, for their customer, that delivers a building where the ongoing cost of maintenance of the building is reduced or maintained at a reasonable and foreseeable level. Although owners are concerned about the building function and cost of maintenance BIM is there to help. Building Information Modeling (BIM) — a construction design technology used to provide a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility — and other new technologies help the owner plan and then schedule maintenance for a building so it’s sustainable and maintained appropriately for the lifetime of the building. Not only BIM, there are also other gadgets such as 360 video, drones, 3-D laser scanning among other technologies to improve the quality of construction and to address constructability issues.