Buildings

By Sarah Dudley on December 8, 2017

It’s alive!! 5 ways buildings are taking advantage of the IoT

After spending a few days at TRIMax immersing myself in all things around facilities management and buildings of the future, one thing was clear. I need to take my building out for a coffee and pick its brain. Our buildings carry so much information about how they are used and we’ve only just begun to […]

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By Sarah Dudley on December 1, 2017

Save money by getting rid of the space you don’t use

When it comes to space in a building, there are three key types. There are spaces that make your business money, such as labs or offices. There are spaces that cost you money, like a cafeteria. But, the most egregious waste of space is that which sits unused. It is both an expense and an […]

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By Sarah Dudley on November 30, 2017

How to equip your TRIRIGA chariot with fierce stallions

There’s an old metaphor originating from Plato that compares the soul to that of a chariot with a pair of winged horses. Chariots of the gods were equipped with two good horses, while us mere mortals were given one good horse and one bad, unruly horse, depicting the conflicts of the soul. Due to this […]

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By Pamela Norton on November 29, 2017

The (real) impact of big data on commercial real estate

It’s that time of year, the TRIMax User Conference is upon us and I especially look forward to this conference every year.  This conference grows in attendance year over year.  Why is that? Largely because our clients see the value of their real estate consulting partners and peers. They enjoy learning about new business process […]

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By Bruce D Baron on November 15, 2017

I’m heading to the smartest building in the world

Although I try to minimize business travel between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are always events that I see as critical. The evolution of “smart building” technology is interesting to watch, and this year, I am heading to what could be one of the smartest buildings in the world. I am heading to TRIMax, hosted at […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

People are the point of IoT

New cognitive environments—not just buildings—will serve our needs in unprecedented ways. What’s in it for me? As waves of new technologies—and in particular, those emerging from the Internet of Things—wash over us and enter our lives, it’s a fair question. The IoT will serve all of us The advent of cognitive computing suggests that there […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Creating a building’s ‘digital twin’

Buildings have long functioned a bit like our bodies. Plumbing circulates through the building walls, wires innervate every room while concrete and I-beams underpin the whole frame. But until recently these indispensable bedrocks of the modern world have lacked the most critical body part—a brain. Without one, humans have had to manage the lights, power […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

Designing buildings that learn

Our buildings are snapshots of our ideas and culture, physical representations frozen in place and time. The Empire State Building, the Roman Forum or even the Los Angeles Forum, were designed and built to serve a purpose, a population or a team of the moment. But things change. Economies shift and empires fall—yet our buildings […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

This is my building’s final offer

One day in the not-too-distant future, when a building manager and tenant sit down to haggle over the terms of a new lease, the building itself—not the manager—will hold most of the cards in the negotiation. The manager may have an idea about how much a tenant uses a building’s facilities. The tenant will have […]

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By Wired Brand Lab on November 1, 2017

One day, you’ll remember when your house didn’t know you so well

An odd pattern reoccurs with new technologies that creep into our lives: We forget we ever managed without them. Think about life before Google, or before that smartphone found a permanent place in your pocket, or you welcomed a digital assistant into your house. We adopt, adapt, then forget—and that’s a good thing. If escalators, […]

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By Bruce D Baron on September 12, 2017

How IWMS, IoT and Analytics raise building occupancy experience levels

According to a recent Smart Building report from Aberdeen Group, modern Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) – driven by IoT, analytics, and cognitive computing – are central to the rise of the smart building. Buildings and workplaces are massive generators (and consumers) of data. The capture and analysis of data enable organizations to gain deeper […]

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By Tony Bailey on August 25, 2017

How Umpqua Bank is transforming real-estate with IBM TRIRIGA and IoT

A TRIMAX Speaker Spotlight from Tony Baily, SVP Umpqua Bank I’m Tony Bailey, Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities, Design, Construction, TPO, Physical Security teams at Umpqua Bank, where I also serve as the Corporate Procurement Officer. In the past two years, I have developed the road map to help Umpqua Bank overcome the […]

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