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Giles Korner, Head of Smart Buildings at engineering consultancy HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt, explains how the latest technologies can improve environmental conditions for building occupants The design of buildings is becoming more focused on the wellbeing of occupants, creating ...

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Ergosense adopts Thingstream for global facility management solution

By combining Thingstream’s globally available IoT Communication-as-a-Service solution with Ergosense’s suite of measurement and monitoring devices, there is now a secure, reliable and cost predictable option to help gain efficiencies when managing facilities. Ergosense’s devices help identify and manage efficiencies ...

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The information age

If you want to make the most of your smart building, you need to make the data it provides work for you, says Karl Broom, FSI Territory Sales Manager No longer a futuristic concept, smart buildings are gradually becoming interwoven ...

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Central intelligence

Used properly, smart building technology can transform the efficiency of central plant systems, says Barry Jones, Operations Director at 4D Monitoring There has been a sea change of thinking at executive level, as organisations look to move away from traditional ...

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Investment in smart buildings moves up the agenda

New research among landlords, property managers, agents and suppliers has revealed that investment in smart building technologies is finally moving up the agenda, as they realise its ability to create efficiencies in commercial real estate, bringing costs down, increasing tenant ...

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Future-proofing the NHS

John McDonald, Director of Corporate Development at GRAHAM, examines the pressures facing the NHS, and outlines the crucial role BIM and smart buildings have to play in delivering a future-proof built environment for the healthcare sector As the NHS continues ...

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The future is smart for facilities management

Organisational transformation is big business these days as retail, commercial and other sectors recognise that changing and evolving is key to their sustainability. It’s easy to focus on sectors like retail where there is a more obvious shift to new ...

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Facilities Show and ENGIE release Smart Buildings eBook

The best events out there are the ones that tap into the heartbeat of their industries, the ones that understand not just what’s important now, but what’s on the horizon. Get your free ticket to Facilities Show 2019 here (18-20 ...

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Digital world

Colin Wills, CEO of Elogbooks FM, believes a data-led approach to facilities management can remove long-standing barriers to efficient service delivery The scope of the facilities manager role is growing. The need to keep building occupants safe and happy remains ...

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Smart desk occupancy sensor launched to help businesses monitor workspace use

Pressac Communications, a UK manufacturer of smart sensor technology, has launched a wireless, low-energy, under-desk sensor to detect occupancy and help companies use office space more efficiently. This new solution allows facilities managers to see live desk availability and collect ...

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