Dubai-based real estate developer Damac Properties has signed a contract with automation systems and connected buildings service provider ODS Global to optimize operations and maintenance across 24 of its towers in Dubai.
Under the terms of the deal, ODS Global said that it would offer a solution integrating building management systems and services for several legacy brands.
The company noted that the complexities involved in integrating building automation, multi-proprietary vendor protocols and software licenses have traditionally restricted property owners from engaging OEMs for the maintenance of building assets and systems.
However, the emergence of new technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence enable a seamless integration and optimization of building portfolios, OSD added.
ODS Global’s subsidiaries ODSS Mechanical and ODSS Technical are the solution providers for the three-year maintenance contract.
These two subsidiaries offer a wide suite of services ranging from Category A-approved Mandatory Life Safety Systems, BMS, automation, IoT and AI-based building management solutions, CCTV security systems, access control, intrusion alarms and gate barriers, as well as ICT solutions.
ODS Global is also currently in talks with Damac Properties to upgrade the 24 towers to a connected buildings model, using IoT and AI-based solutions and the Intelligent Integrated Command and Control Centre (iICCC) offered by its group company Netix Global. Netix is a vendor-neutral iIBMS automation solutions provider, with a focus on sustainable smart buildings, smart cities and energy efficiency.
ODS Global’s services were initially implemented in two of the Damac Properties’ towers, before the contract was extended to company’s portfolio of 24 buildings.
The company highlighted that the key advantages that the project will deliver for Damac Properties include:
-Maintenance and fault rectification of multi-vendor assets and systems, at both server and field level
-Enhanced energy savings across the portfolio, through the analysis of real-time asset intelligence
-Implementation of a predictive and preventive maintenance model, which would lead to enhanced performance of fixed assets throughout their life cycle
SB Group Chairman Sanjeev Bhatia said: “Achieving unprecedented energy savings, optimized and remote operations and responsive services at portfolio scale, is what building owners and operators are aspiring to today”
“Our relationship with Damac properties will go a long way in validating this integrated and connected model of built assets management, and put Dubai at the center stage in the global shift to smart buildings and smart cities,” he added.