FM Magazine

AI-Powered Energy Decisions for ‘Prosumers’

Philippe Rambach, SVP and Chief AI Officer (CAIO) at Schneider Electric, explains how cutting edge artificial intelligence and distributed power generation technologies are optimising energy consumption for retail behemoth Lidl and his company’s North American R&D facility. Store, Sell or Consume? In the picturesque surroundings of Järvenpää, Finland, a state-of-the-art distribution centre, operated by the German…


AI Powered Patrol Debuts at Intersec Dubai

Billed as the world’s first “AI EagleEye Intelligent Patrol”, the latest iteration of the Intelligent Lightbar device from Zenith Technologies is being launched at Intersec Dubai 2023 (DWTC, 17th to 19th January). Zenith, an Australian company with an established presence in the Middle East since 2008, has evolved into disruptor within the Homeland Security space which…

FM Magazine

The Hidden Value of Smart Building Data

Mark Bouldin, Digital Solutions – Sales at Johnson Controls, believes poor interconnectivity between smart building systems is a barrier to understanding the value of the data they generate. Every building has a purpose. Whether it’s the building you shop in, work in, or socialise in – they make a difference in our lives every day.…


Acquisition Strengthens Infogrid ESG Commercial Real Estate Reporting Capabilities

SaaS building intelligence provider Infogrid has acquired Aquicore, a leading ESG data and analytics company that empowers real estate institutions to take the actions necessary to achieve net zero carbon.  The announcement comes off the back of a period of high growth for Infogrid. In response to increasing demand from customers grappling with rising energy…

Automation & AI

Improving the Airport Experience with AI

Soul Machines is making significant progress in implementing and integrating its AI-powered Digital Iris “Digital Person” solution with IBM Watson Assistant at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Digital Iris is the newest member of the DFW team and the world’s first example of the “Digital Person” product for assisting airport visitors at information kiosks. Inspired…

Automation & AI

DAMAC Achieves Energy Savings with AI

An artificial intelligence (AI) solution using digital twin technology is helping Dubai-based luxury developer DAMAC Properties to achieve and pass on significant reductions in utility costs.  According to the outcome of a digital simulation conducted in August 22, savings are being achieved in as little as 30 days using Deep Reinforcement Learning to learn and…

Automation & AI

The Future of Warehouse Automation

Nick Hughes, sales manager at UK intralogistics provider Invar Group, considers the key influences and technologies that are shaping fulfilment operations in warehousing. Today, customer service levels are the ultimate driver of warehousing strategies as a result of ever-increasing expectations that are driving change. Along with the rapid growth of ecommerce, there is a strong…

Automation & AI

Harnessing AI to Meet the EU’s Gas Reduction Target for Member States

Adopting artificial intelligence can help EU member states reach the voluntary 15 per cent gas reduction target set by the EU Council in July 2022 according to Arloid Automation, which advocades coupling AI with building management systems to control and save on energy and coolant use. According to the Council of the EU’s press release…

Automation & AI

Why the Commercial Property Sector Needs to Take Responsibility for Water Scarcity

With hose pipe bans coming into effect across the United Kingdom, Ross Sheil, SVP at AI powered building intelligence platform Infogrid asks why so much of the onus for reducing water consumption is falling on consumers rather than the commercial real estate sector. With rivers drying up around the world and droughts being declared across…


Governor of Queensland Visits Cambridge Liquid Sensor Business

AI and machine learning technology business InferSens has welcomed Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland to its new headquarters at the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK. InferSens currently applies its expertise in tinyML – an emerging branch of machine learning that shrinks deep learning networks to fit…

Automation & AI

CoreNet Recognises ISS as a Global Innovator of AI Recruitment Technology

Innovative application of AI-based technology supports inclusive recruitment and accelerates internal procedures used by the global facility services provider and its client organisations.

Automation & AI

What Can FM Learn from F1?

Rogier Roelvink, Customer Strategy Director with Oracle Construction and Engineering, explains how processes and technologies from Formula One motorsport can accelerate performance in facilities management. Formula 1 is a sport often described as being driven by data; teams are obsessed with analysis and minute details that could give them a competitive advantage on the track.…

Automation & AI

SoftBank Robotics UK and Keenon Robotics Enter Strategic Partnership

Companies to develop a variety of automated and intelligent tray delivery systems to help with challenges in the service industry, hospitality, education and elderly care.

Automation & AI

Honourable Mention for Schneider Electric IntenCity Net-zero Carbon Building Operation

Schneider Electric has achieved an Honourable Mention in the Architecture category of Fast Company’s 2022 ‘World Changing Ideas Awards’ for IntenCity, its new net-zero carbon in building operation Building of the Future in Grenoble, France. With buildings responsible for an estimated 40 per cent of global CO2 emissions and more than 30 per cent of the…

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