Buro Happold partners with Microsoft to launch global property management technology

Buro Happold partners with Microsoft to launch global property management technology
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Commercial office owners and operators can now streamline the management of their global property portfolio, reduce costs and supercharge wellbeing and productivity, thanks to a new partnership between engineering consultancy Buro Happold and Microsoft.

The collaboration combines Buro Happold’s data analytics and insights platform SmartViz with Microsoft Azure (Microsoft’s cloud computing service) to enable property management teams to better understand and increase the flexibility of building use, improve building resilience and enhance asset and human performance, through the unique integration of historic, real-time and predictive modelling data.

SmartViz allows users to get a single source of truth about their properties in realtime – from every room to every floor, and every building in the estates and global portfolio. It greatly extends the number of assets and IoT devices that can be connected, monitored and controlled – on demand to any size of portfolio – to allow management teams to get more from their assets and people, in terms of space efficiency, staff wellbeing and productivity, and climate resilience.

SmartViz | Workplace Analytics is aimed at commercial and real estate property owners and operators. It integrates with a myriad of existing datasets, BIM / GIS platforms, BMS systems and IoT sensors to turn data into insights, insights into decisions, and decisions into actions and outcomes. Powered by Microsoft Azure and Buro Happold’s unique predictive behaviour modelling engine the intuitive platform provides visual insights on how to maximise space utilisation, human interactions and safety in the workplace – a critical feature as many businesses seek to safely return employees to offices as the world continues to operate within varying stages of Covid-19 lockdown.

Shrikant Sharma, Analytics Group Director at Buro Happold, said: “Many property owners and operators struggle to leverage data to achieve space & energy efficiency while delivering a great environment for its people. It is time to empower firms with insights to supercharge their people, places, planet and profits. A lack of evidence and insights is a major issue, which costs the owners and operators time and money to manage their assets and people. We wanted to provide a solution to address this and transform workplaces to improve staff wellbeing and productivity, reduce costs and minimise the environmental impact of buildings – all key concerns in this uncertain climate.

 

Buro Happold partners with Microsoft to launch global property management technology

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