Specify a smart or digital project for the building

Why put in place a smart or digital project for the building?

Historically, the smart building was associated with the ability to implement automated systems in the building in order to monitor alarms and comfort data or to set heating and light setpoints ... basically a smart building was a building equipped with a BMS, an ISS, an access control system ...

Digitization and the evolutions of the last decades on intelligent systems have changed this definition.

Today, a digital building or smart building is defined as a building that offers a great number of digital services through the implementation of efficient data management processes (on the same principle as a smartphone or a smart car).

This new definition does not mean that automated systems, sensors, actuators aren't necessary, quite the contrary. It means that they aren't enough because, for one thing, they don't represent the only source of data of the building, and for the other, they do not facilitate the implementation of the numerous digital services expected by the users, the managers, the maintainers, the regulators... and overall by all the stakeholders.

How to specify a smart or digital project

To specify a smart project means to define a coherent project for the building's data governance and the implementation of applications producing data from the building. All of this to really reach the objective of digitization and the deployment of digital services for the building.

To specify a smart project, it is necessary to specify a digital project, i.e:

  • To define the frame, the objectives and the principles to follow for data management

  • To define the principles of choice for all the applications and sub-systems participating in the production of data in the building (communication on IP, open and documented APIs, security.... the R2S referential of the SBA offers a concrete frame on this topic).

  • To define a digital project management organization (project owners, entities in charge of the implementation of the project, architecture, integration...) covering the whole of the sub-project participating in the production of data for the building (BIM, BMS, safety, occupant application, room reservations, CMMS...)

  • To define the data organization charts to the whole of the sub-projects and software openings (BIM chart, BMS naming convention, space naming convention...)

  • To define the infrastructure of data governance:

      • The digital twin (model of the combination of static and dynamic data)

      • The BOS, the digital twin and data orchestration platform

The digital building directed to all buildings

From the smallest to the biggest, new ones or already built ones, building a digital building equipped with a SpinalCore BOS isn't associated with the installation of expensive sensors or BMS systems. We can digitize a building and obtain pertinent and high-performance indicators from a "BIM light" model built on the basis of your plans. We then evolve as we go, and provide you with more and higher quality indicators according to the data available (static, dynamic, descriptive, organizational, informative...).

Depending on the size of your building and/or your IT resources' availability, the BOS can be deployed locally or in the cloud to best suit your needs and constraints.