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ZS Joins Komatsu North American Headquarters Construction Team to Provide Turnkey Fall Protection Solutions
Posted by: ZS on July 6, 2020

ZS was selected by Komatsu and Hunzinger Construction to provide roof access and fall protection design-build services for Komatsu’s new North American headquarters in Milwaukee’s Harbor District.  The currently under construction new headquarters includes 170,000 square feet of offices, 410,000 square feet of manufacturing space, a 20,000-square-foot training center and museum, and a company store. Komatsu South Harbor Campus rendering by Eppstein Uhen Architects The new headquarter buildings will utilize an engineered fall restraint system that will allow safe and OSHA compliant roof maintenance access.  The engineered system will utilize over 150 engineered fall restraint anchors and almost a mile..

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SEW IFMA Webinar Presented by Dr. Salameh
Posted by: ZS on June 1, 2020

Join Dr. Salameh for an SEW IFMA Webinar Discussing Applications of 3D Laser Scanning and UAV / Drone Technology in Facility Management Operations on June 3, 2020.             This presentation, scheduled on June 3, 2020 at 1 pm central, will discuss use of laser scanning and UAV Technology in facility management operations. The following applications, including recent successful use of this technology, will be presented: Conducting virtual site visits with vendors for bidding O&M projects Creating a digital twin of your facility Inspection and documentation of facilities exterior and interior systems Building Condition Monitoring Register here: https://sewifma.org/meetinginfo.php?id=163&ts=1589824388..

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Mayo Clinic Takes the First Step Towards Enterprise-Wide Building Digitization
Posted by: ZS on May 21, 2020

Mayo Clinic Takes the First Step Towards Enterprise-Wide Building Digitization Development of a Digital Twin for the 1M+ Square Foot Mayo Clinic Mary Brigh Building The Mayo Clinic retained ZS to evaluate the feasibility of digitizing over 16 million square feet of their infrastructure for the purpose of improving facilities maintenance and operation. The scope of this study included: Translating their current facility maintenance practices to an integrated, electronic format. Development of a pilot digital twin of the one million square foot Mary Brigh hospital enriched with facility management information. Testing of information exchange between digital twin and other facility..

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Digital Twin for Facility Management: Development of the Building Information Model
Posted by: ZS on May 5, 2020

Digital Twin for Facility Management: Development of the Building Information Model Facility Managers today are actively pursuing the benefits of a building’s “digital twin.” A digital twin is a term used to describe a computerized, or digital version of a physical asset such as a building. This twin mirrors a buildings systems, processes, and physical infrastructure. When sensors are incorporated, facility managers can run smart maintenance systems that include real-time information interchange that can actively perform condition monitoring, diagnostics and predictive operations. The digital twin can also simulate and detect potential issues and resolve the process before the physical system..

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Avoid Unintended Consequences When Increasing Your Facility’s Relative Humidity Levels to Slow COVID-19 Transmission
Posted by: ZS on April 24, 2020

Avoid Unintended Consequences When Increasing Your Facility’s Relative Humidity Levels to Slow COVID-19 Transmission In the coming months, building owners and facility managers will need to consider taking steps like adjusting relative humidity levels to help protect employees returning to onsite work spaces. Research has shown that increasing relative humidity above 40% in the built environment can limit transmission of viruses like COVID-19*. However, making adjustments to your interior humidity settings can lead to other unwanted issues like condensation, corrosion, and mold growth. Therefore, it is important to perform a thorough review of the building enclosure to determine current performance..

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Innovation During the Pandemic: How 3D Laser Scanning and UAV / Drone Technology Can Be Employed for Architects, Contractors, and Facility Managers
Posted by: ZS on April 17, 2020

Innovation During the Pandemic: How 3D Laser Scanning and UAV / Drone Technology Can Be Employed for Architects, Contractors, and Facility Managers During these challenging times we are faced with finding new ways of accomplishing our responsibilities while working remotely and practicing social distancing guidelines as recommended by the CDC. For the architecture and engineering community working on existing facilities this often means sending teams of professionals into the field to take measurements and photograph existing conditions. By employing 3D laser scanning technology, this work can be completed by sending a single technician into the field thus minimizing social interaction…

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