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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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ZS Selected as Architectural Consultant for Multiple Building Enclosure Repairs at UWM
Posted by: ZS on February 25, 2020

Recent Wins ZS Selected as Architectural Consultant for Multiple Building Enclosure Repairs at UWM ZS leveraged its expertise in building enclosure renovation/restoration on historic buildings within institutional environments (such as our decades-long work at University of Chicago) to win a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Administration for work at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee campus. ZS will perform a thorough condition assessment of 100 percent of the exterior walls and select portions of roofing/waterproofing assemblies (including windows and doors) at all elevations on six buildings including the Architecture and Urban Planning Building, Enderis Hall, Garland Hall, Golda Meir Library,..

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ZS Performs Key Role in moving the 625-ton wall at the former Warner Grand Theatre
Posted by: ZS on September 9, 2019

ZS is proud to be an integral part of the moving of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Warner Grand Theater historic wall on the east elevation. ZS performed the preliminary structural analysis and feasibility study for the wall move, and on Tuesday, August 13th CD Smith and International Chimney successfully moved the 625-ton wall, 35 feet to the east. The Warner brothers built and opened the Warner Grand Theater in Milwaukee in 1931 and it has remained one of Milwaukee’s most treasured historic landmarks. This new project will see the transformation of the Warner Grand into the “Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Center”…

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