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Dubai gets world’s first office building produced by 3-D printer

Siemens technology provides BM systems like air conditioning, fire protection and access control

| | Jun 28, 2016 | 1:02 pm
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Siemens 3D print building

Dubai, UAE: The world’s first office building produced by a 3-D printer has opened in Dubai, and Siemens has announced providing it building technology integrated into a central building management platform. The technology ensures low operating costs and reduced energy consumption, claimed Siemens.

Dubbed the “Office of the Future”, the 250-square-metre structure, Siemens said, was built using a 3-D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide, and erected near the Emirates Towers in Dubai.

Siemens gave the following details regarding the technology provided: The key components of the structure are integrated with the help of Siemens’ Desigo CC building management platform. The platform enables the control and optimisation of the building’s technical infrastructure, surveillance, air conditioning and access control systems from a central location. A customised platform displays the status of the various systems in real time, enabling operators to accurately monitor and control the building’s performance. Siemens also supplied fire protection technology for detection, alarms and control, including multi-sensor detectors, which can adapt to changing environments, analyse signals for false alarms and protect against hazards, such as the presence of carbon monoxide. The system can also be reportedly analysed, evaluated and diagnosed remotely.

“Integrating key functions into an intelligent building management system has clear safety, cost and efficiency benefits, and Siemens is a leading company able to combine the management of all building disciplines in one integrated platform,” said Matthias Rebellius, CEO of the Siemens Building Technologies Division. “Desigo CC gives building operators a precise overview of their assets not only allowing them to be managed more efficiently and transparently but also ensuring flexible usage and energy conservation.”

Rebellius highlighted that the Desigo CC building management platform is able to accommodate a wider range of building systems, including HVAC, power, lighting and shading.

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