buildings

Optimize your building operations from the ground up

Written by Chris O'Connor | August 28, 2018 | Blog, Buildings

Welcome to a new edition of our Get Connected series. Today we are going to talk facilities management. This topic touches us all on a daily basis as we can all relate to how we experience a building. Just think about the things you pay attention to as you walk in. Is it the right ...read more


How the University of California ensures buildings are performing. Spoiler: it’s TRIRIGA

Written by Bruce D Baron | August 23, 2018 | Buildings

How does the University of California plan to manage their property assets across 10 campuses? By implementing an impressive new program called ICAMP – the Integrated Capital Asset Management Program. We caught up with Rich Powers, of University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to find out how ICAMP enables visibility and integration across ...read more


How to make your buildings more energy friendly

Written by Anthony Behan | July 12, 2018 | Buildings, Energy and Utilities

‘Architecture, we imagine, is permanent,’ wrote Stewart Brand in his 1994 book How Buildings Learn. ‘And so our buildings thwart us. Because they discount time, they misuse time.’ We live, work and engage with the world in buildings, and as we grow and evolve, so too do the buildings around us. They age and bits ...read more


Using AI to learn your buildings’ energy behavior

Written by Bret Greenstein | June 27, 2018 | Buildings

Buildings are a central part of the world today. We live, work and play in them. We socialize, learn and engage in them. In fact, it’s estimated that we spend 93% of our time in buildings.  Of course, buildings don’t remain static once the builder hands over the keys – their uses, occupants and components ...read more


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

Written by Sarah Dudley | December 8, 2017 | Buildings

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 ...read more


I’m heading to the smartest building in the world

Written by Bruce D Baron | November 15, 2017 | Buildings

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 ...read more


People are the point of IoT

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

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 ...read more


Creating a building’s ‘digital twin’

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

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 ...read more


Designing buildings that learn

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

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 ...read more


This is my building’s final offer

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

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 ...read more


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

Written by Wired Brand Lab | November 1, 2017 | Buildings

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, ...read more


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

Written by Tony Bailey | August 25, 2017 | Buildings

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 ...read more