Building IOT partners with BuiltSpace to expand building control services

Smart building service provider Buildings IOT has entered into a partnership with BuiltSpace, a building data and asset tracking specialist, to offer new services to track, monitor and control building assets.

Brian Turner, CEO of Buildings IOT, told In-Building Tech: “COVID-19 has brought increased attention to the cleanliness of indoor spaces. Everything from high-traffic surfaces to enclosed spaces, from air quality to ventilation requires brand new thinking. Building owners, operators and occupants now expect more of the built environment. With BuiltSpace and Buildings IOT, there is an affordable way to prove an indoor space is healthy.”

BuiltSpace said that it works to improve efficiencies by digitizing processes so that the data encapsulated in tasks like cleaning and maintaining equipment, can be tracked and made available to a range of audiences. The ability to see when a space was last cleaned, track when an air filter was last changed, or monitor particulate matter in the air, will help people feel safer going back inside.

Rick Rolston, CEO of BuiltSpace, added, “The foundation of a smart building is data. We’ve made it easy and affordable for buildings of any size to collect and organize data from individual facility assets and the activities of people. We believe that this information empowers building owners to optimize their operations while improving the health of their indoor spaces.”

WeWork is managed by the Buildings IOT Maintenance Services division, and has already applied more than 600 QR codes to equipment and spaces across their portfolio, to optimize its cleaning, equipment maintenance, and air quality monitoring.

Jamie Uhlir, director of operations for WeWork Mid-Atlantic region, said, “The BuiltSpace lightweight asset management platform was easy to deploy with Buildings IOT. The solution is mobile-first, so our cleaning crews and maintenance teams were trained quickly. We started seeing useful data as soon as QR codes were adhered to surfaces and equipment.”

BuiltSpace provides a QR-code-activated application that collects data at the point of service. The BuiltSpace platform enables proactive process management across the complex ecosystem of manufacturers, service suppliers, and facility operators.