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Frasers Tower's intelligent building management system showcases the "Future of Work"

By Kenneth Ang - on 7 Oct 2020, 9:11pm

Frasers Tower's intelligent building management system showcases the "Future of Work"

Image: Frasers Property Limited

From the outside, it might look just like every other skyscraper in Singapore's bustling Central Business District, but Frasers Tower is far from "normal", in that sense of the word. Accordingly, if you happen to pass by it one of these days, you might want to step inside for a bit, and it's not just for the air-conditioning.

Building management group Frasers Property Limited announced the launch of its new future-readiness initiative, which aims to equip its buildings for the "Future of Work" experience. At its heart is a new intelligent building management system which has already been implemented at the aforementioned Frasers Tower. 

Now, if you've watched any of the Iron Man or Avengers movies from the MCU, you might have been excited about the extensive use of holographic technology within various locales, such as Tony Stark's Malibu home or the SHIELD Helicarrier. With the push of a button, staff are able to manage and control various functions within that location, like temperature and humidity, among other things. 

But how does this link back to the building? Well, Frasers Tower has something similar to that kind of tech, minus the holographic controls of course. What it can do, however, is allow the building management staff to control various parts of the structure via the platform's Digital Twin feature. What this does is allow the platform to become a virtual model of the Grade A office building, letting staff perform various adjustments, integrate systems and essentially manage the building remotely in real time. 

Image: Frasers Property Limited

Naturally, tenants also benefit from the platform's various features, which include contactless access for visitors (via pre-registration QR codes), booking services for amenities or events and even access fitness offerings throughout the building. 

Objectively, it's a good time for the launch of such an initiative, as Singapore gradually eases out of its pandemic-related restrictions. More and more executives are returning to their corporate office spaces to work, although we can safely say the bulk of meetings will probably remain online for the time being. Nevertheless, such a platform is undoubtedly a big step forward in creating this "Future of Work" experience and provides a safer, more accessible and more conducive workspace for visitors and tenants alike.