Digital technologies are disrupting real estate markets, threatening to take people out of malls and commercial buildings in favour of digital marketplaces and shared virtual workplaces. Assets, of all types, are being used in new collaborative ways, to maximize utility and minimize costs. The Collaborative Economy, which has seen the rapid adoption of shared … Continue reading
The industry envisions a connected world of a Things where each has its own IP address, able to communicate over the Internet. Billions of things will never be smart. Do they not belong on the IoT? How can we ever implement the IoT if the Things have to be smart to play? BuiltSpace … Continue reading
Connecting Things to the Internet of Things (IoT) is easy. Controlling access and securing them is more difficult. Gartner expects 25 Billion Things connected by 2020. Does that mean 25 Billion passwords to remember? Of course Thing level security will be aggregated through gateways and firewalls that isolate segments and limit access, but … Continue reading
There’s lots of hype about The internet of Things. What are these “things” that will each have an Internet address, be addressable by IP, and talk to each other in order to resolve problems, and make our lives better? And how will people manage, maintain and ultimately operate them to our advantage? “Things” will be … Continue reading
Facilities Management is a multi-disciplinary practice which ultimately delivers a basket of services to provide comfort and productivity to occupants and other stakeholders. Today, most facilities managers rely on many independent specialty service providers to maintain their many different (and inter-related) assets, spaces, systems and equipment. Processes of workflow, communication, coordination, and control are … Continue reading
Actively managing building performance is critical to meeting energy efficiency goals. This needs a collaborative engagement by all stakeholders.