Smart building service provider Buildings IOT has partnered with BuiltSpace, a specialist in building data and asset tracking.
The aim of the partnership is to offer new services to track, monitor and control building assets.
“COVID-19 has brought increased attention to the cleanliness of indoor spaces,” said Brian Turner, CEO of Buildings IOT. “Everything from high-traffic surfaces to enclosed spaces, from air quality to ventilation requires brand new thinking. Building owners, operators and occupants now expect more of the built environment. With BuiltSpace and Buildings IOT, there is an affordable way to prove an indoor space is healthy.”
BuiltSpace said it enables efficiencies by digitizing processes so that the data encapsulated in tasks like cleaning and maintaining equipment can be tracked and made available to various audiences. With the ability to see when a space was last cleaned, track when an air filter was last changed or monitor particulate matter in the air, people will feel safer going back inside, the firm added.
“The foundation of a smart building is data,” said Rick Rolston, CEO of BuiltSpace. “We’ve made it easy and affordable for buildings of any size to collect and organize data from individual facility assets and the activities of people. We believe that this information empowers building owners to optimize their operations while improving the health of their indoor spaces.”
WeWork has already applied more than 600 QR codes to equipment and spaces across their portfolio. Managed by the Buildings IOT Maintenance Services division, WeWork is optimizing its cleaning, equipment maintenance and air quality monitoring.
“The BuiltSpace lightweight asset management platform was easy to deploy with Buildings IOT,” said Jamie Uhlir, director of operations for WeWork Mid-Atlantic region. “The solution is mobile-first, so our cleaning crews and maintenance teams were trained quickly. We started seeing useful data as soon as QR codes were adhered to surfaces and equipment.”
BuiltSpace provides a QR-code-activated application that collects data at the point of service. The BuiltSpace platform enables proactive process management across the complex ecosystem of manufacturers, service suppliers, and facility operators.