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How AI Analytics Can Benefit Building Management System

Enterprise Technology Review | Friday, September 11, 2020

Artificial intelligence insights can help the building management systems to efficiently maintain the buildings.

FREMONT, CA: Traditionally, buildings have been looked at as stiff with a fixed form, used as a shelter for the inhabitants. However, with the advent of advanced technology, the structures equipped with building management systems (BMS) are becoming more interactive and responsive to the people living there. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become the primary technology used in smart buildings, and it is estimated that its demand will increase in the future.

AI will open many opportunities for the market and the end-users. It will help the building owners know what happens inside the building, such as the amount of electricity that is utilized or whether any equipment requires repairing. With such real-time insights, it will become easy for them to enhance building management, decrease the operations costs, develop better staffing plans, and accurately maintain the building's infrastructure to gain higher profit.

Ideally, the data of a building obtained from technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other complicated statistical techniques can help the BMS platform to maintain the building systems. The platform can automatically adjust in several subsystem settings without even involving the facility manager. The facility managers' approval will only be required when there are fundamental platform-level changes in specific situations.

However, AI is still at a nascent stage to be utilized in such a model scenario. Still, the utilization of machine learning is increasing across the building industry as it provides efficient operations.

AI analytics can be used in various industries for benefits.

AI-based systems can help the facilities to gather data on regular operations, like signing in or signing out of the employees, contractor traffic, floor occupancies, and logistical operations. Moreover, in retail marketers, AI can also control the temperature and humidity in a building so that the shoppers can shop more comfortably. The educational facilities embrace smart buildings with AI to provide their students with modern buildings.

Furthermore, the facilities that have to manufacture highly sensitive IT equipment components or medical components, AI and machine learning can help them control the climatic condition. They can prevent any disturbance during production or negative effect on the businesses if the buildings' systems are implemented with access control, video surveillance, and fire safety. Such a wide range of solutions can also be advantageous for sensitive areas like nuclear power plants as it can prevent accidents, which can have lethal consequences.