Esri Highlights New Technologies at Ecobuild’s Tech User Sessions

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Sessions will be presented by Esri’s top technical executives and their development partners - Woolpert, Inc., PenBay Solutions, and Spatial Systems Associates, Inc.

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Esri, widely recognized as the technical and market leader in GIS (geographic information systems) software, is presenting new technology user sessions at Ecobuild®America, Washington, D.C. December 5-9, 2011. The Tech User Sessions are matchless opportunities for design and construction professionals to learn about Esri’s ground-breaking technologies in the areas of intelligent facility mapping (FM), building energy analysis, and using GIS to support the Facilities mission. The Tech user sessions run throughout the conference.

Sessions will be presented by Esri’s top technical executives and their development partners - Woolpert, Inc., PenBay Solutions, and Spatial Systems Associates, Inc. A brief description of Esri’s tech user sessions follow:    

ArcGIS for Facilities: The Next Generation of Intelligent Facility Mapping

This presentation will highlight Esri’s new ArcGIS for Facilities offering. The ArcGIS-based enterprise system now provides a complete information model consisting of maps, apps, tools, data models, and workflows to help users quickly integrate intelligent facility analysis and mapping into their FM enterprise. ArcGIS for Facilities resources will be demonstrated to include use of Portal for ArcGIS as a fundamental platform for discovery, sharing, and use of helpful maps, apps, and tools.

Using GIS for Building Energy Analysis

This session will highlight the use of GIS and its analytical capabilities to model energy-related scenarios for buildings, properties, and campuses. The presentation will focus on technical demonstrations and actual implementations of GIS technology to perform tasks such as improving building energy usage, optimizing the indoor environment, appropriately siting buildings and more.

Achieving Triple Bottom-Line Value: Using GIS to Support the FM Mission

Extend the power of BIM with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support all phases of the FM mission by importing and aggregating into GIS the geometries and tabular data of the BIM(s) required to accurately represent a project (or portfolio), the shared knowledge and representational accuracy of BIM can be leveraged, extended and connected in geographic space to other relevant site, neighborhood, municipal, and regional data.

Using Facility Condition Assessments to Perform Risk-based Asset Management with GIS

There is a better way to process and manage the massive amount of data that is still collected and manually tabulated. Data gathered from FCAs can be managed in a facility GIS-based data repository, allowing users to use the power of GIS to perform advanced analysis of the information. Further, using a GIS-based business risk exposure (BRE) approach, the FCA data can be appropriately organized, weighted, and aggregated to rack-and-stack potential improvements based on defensible priorities. This data can then be combined with budget-level repair and replacement data to evaluate the costs and impacts of various medium and long term strategies.

Extending the value of your CAD and BIM by integrating with Facilities GIS

There is a treasure trove of information about our facilities in CAD and BIM data repositories. Much of this information is valuable to building managers, maintenance and security yet it often stored in ways that make it difficult to access. GIS can serve as a powerful integration platform to help unlock this information and make it available through intuitive applications that provide easy access and valuable analytics. We will discuss and demonstrate some proven approaches to driving more value from these important data sources.

Using a GIS-Enabled Dashboard for a Healthier Building

Facility managers face a multitude of challenges: reacting to daily operational needs, responding to tenant concerns, compliance with regulatory reporting requirements, and ongoing maintenance. Applying for and obtaining/maintaining LEED certification requires additional record-keeping and monitoring. This session provides insights on how a web and GIS-based information system can support those challenges in the following ways:

  •     Maintain as-built information about the existing infrastructure.
  •     Collect and maintain detailed information about energy use, water     consumption, and indoor environmental characteristics.
  •     Conveniently analyze collected data on-the-fly and present the results of the     analysis in an easily understood dashboard
  •     Facilitate reporting to authorities
  •     Reduce operational costs while improving the work environment of tenants

About Esri

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Redlands, California, Esri is widely recognized as the technical and market leader in geographic information system or GIS software, pioneering innovative solutions for working with spatial data on the desktop, across the enterprise, in the field, and on the Web. Esri has the largest GIS software installation base in the world with more than one million users in over 300,000 organizations worldwide.

About AEC Science & Technology®, LLC

Under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich, AEC
Science & Technology®, LLC (Centerville, MA), manages and produces Ecobuild®
America. Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. The events cover the unique intersection where ecology meets technology. Proud member of: buildingSMART alliance™; Green Building Initiative; High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition; United States Green Building Council; and Zero Energy Commercial Building Consortium.


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