Managing Buildings in the digital age
We are all now firmly in the digital age and anyone involved in facilities management or general building control must embrace this fact or face being left behind. As technology evolves so will the expectations including the use of new systems, equipment, sensors etc. and all buildings & facilities of all sizes will need to be enhanced. Creating an immersive digital replica of any space is the foundation needed to move forward from the existing traditional methods of facility capture/control.
Building Monitoring & Compliance
All buildings are subject to an ever growing numerous amount of controls depending on their use. Legislation is quite clear about the mandatory requirements in relation to electrical systems, fire controls, building users safety including their health & welfare etc. Using a digital map to identify, monitor & control a building to ensure compliance has been proven to significantly reduce the time needed and increased the productivity of those involved.
Every building should be subjected to regular surveys/inspections to ensure that concerns are resolved before they become a problem. By completing a condition survey clients have a fully immersive digital plan where issues can be easily reviewed at any time and the ability to perform 99% accurate measurements means solutions can be promptly and effectively delivered. Annual or semi-annual scans (or more frequent) can be compared which allows for a much greater level of building records than any existing means.
Share Locally & Globally
By far the biggest instant advantage of creating a digital space/map is the ability to share these contents with whoever a client wants – wherever they may be. It eliminates the need for site visits by a minimum of 50% and allows for the greater transfer of accurate site information to those who need it. Defining an issue is now a matter of sharing a simple image with the building impact decision making process being limitlessly shared internally and/or external leading to significant savings on physical inputs.
Saving Money & the Environment
Streamlining processes and optimising controls are the key to reducing facilities management costs. Having a digital map allows for maintenance planning, space management, project tracking and can be used as a base for any CAFM software that maybe in place. When spaces are being efficiently managed the negative impact on the environment is massively reduced and can result in substantial savings to an organisation by enabling them to function more efficiently and productively.
Digital maps can be overlaid with as much information as required such as tagging key equipment or creating a full asset register which would include all relevant information as well as maintaining a visible condition record. A virtual format creates endless other opportunities such as virtual training, site induction, indoor navigation etc. with a never ending list of possibilities. It all begins with a simple, quick, efficient site visit from one of our trained teams.