James D. (JD) Berry and James B. (Jim) Hannak of Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Siemens Real Estate will be presenting about how technology can support building owners, managers and tenants return safely to the office in the short term, assess real estate needs in the medium term, and support office space expansion or reduction decisions in the long term.
Employees and tenants expect protocols on everything from elevator riding to lunch breaks to be different as they gradually return to the office. New tech and systems from thermal imaging cameras, to advanced filtration systems, to smart sensors to “see” occupancy and traffic patterns, to workplace phone and desktop apps all support the smoothest re-entry.
Once we’re past this global health crises, these technologies will provide critical information to companies deciding how to allocate staff and resources across their real estate portfolio. These technologies also drive occupant health, wellness, and productivity – all selling points as companies continue to scrutinize their real estate spend looking at where, how much and what kind of office space they need.
In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, smart buildings around the world prepare to reopen. What can technology do to support companies and their employees to return to work with confidence?