ISLAMABAD: (APP) The world's first 3D-printed office building has been inaugurated in Dubai , using smart technology from Seimens to integrate building management systems, access control and surveillance into a central building management platform.
This is a globally significant project - the first of its kind and our contribution is the very latest in intelligent building automation and control, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Siemens Middle East said on Thursday.
He said increasingly intelligent, digitalized infrastructure is paving way for a more sustainable future in UAE, and Seimens is supporting Dubai 's smart city strategy, and country's national vision 2021, by showcasing its technology in this landmark project.
The 250-square-meter`Office of the Future' was constructed using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide, and built on site of Emirates Towers in Dubai .
A customized platform displays the status of these different systems in real time, enabling operators to accurately monitor and control the building's performance.
The `Office of the Future' concept also uses a Siemens video surveillance system with high-definition cameras and web-enabled access via apps and web clients, and an access control system based on biometrics and smart cards.
Siemens has also supplied smart fire protection with technology for detection, alarm signaling and control, using multi-criteria detectors which can adapt to changing environments, analyze signals for false alarms and protect against hazards such as the presence of carbon monoxide .
The system can also be analyzed, evaluated and diagnosed remotely for more efficient maintenance.
The Desigo CC Building Management Platform is also able to accommodate a wider range of building systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power, lighting and shading, and components can be added when requirements change.
Global installations of Desigo CC have realized reductions in building operating costs of up to 20 percent.