In recent years, with the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, smart buildings are becoming an important driving force for the transformation of the construction and building management industries. Whether it is a new building or a renovation, the market noise and need for smart building technology is massive.
Although the development potential of smart buildings is virtually unlimited, the penetration rate of smart building technology is still relatively low. Some experts think this may be due to the complex orchestration required between the various systems of a smart building, the huge amount of streaming data generated, insufficient developer experience, and having to take many different systems into consideration, such as plumbing, electromechanical, heating, etc. All of this combined makes implementing a functioning, real-time smart building extremely complicated and time-consuming.
Bimernet, a high-tech Company in Shenzhen, China, provides professional BIM consulting services in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry realized the enormous potential and pain points for the smart building industry, and began looking for a way to easily orchestrate all smart building systems.
By collecting streaming data from traffic flow, temperature, humidity, lighting, etc, and performing real-time analysis on it, many optimizations in processes can be found. Being able to then easily implement these optimizations to the different building systems drastically reduces costs associated with both running the building and the amount of staff needed to carry out various functions.
Bimernet is now able to provide its customers with the tools necessary to easily monitor all building assets and occupants taking advantage of the benefits edge computing provides. Quality of life upgrades for occupants are also able to be quickly added such as integrated reservation systems, touchless access control, QR code registration, and more.
Probably the most impactful result of incorporating real-time technology into their BIM solution is the massive increase in situational awareness now available to Bimernet’s clients. Instead of building static 3D models of buildings, clients are now able to incorporate live streaming data directly into the BIM, allowing construction companies and building managers to better design, develop, and deploy smart buildings.