New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2009
New York-based Archaio LLC, creator of The Digital Building™, will release its new Emergency Building Information Card at the annual meeting of the Fire Safety Directors Association (FSDA) of Greater New York on September 15.
With Archaio's software, building owners, fire safety and emergency planning directors can simply complete a certified and compliant Emergency Building Information Card as part of The Digital Building™ application. The application allows a user to print the information on 11"x17" paper as required by the New York City Code Local Law 26 of 2004. Additionally, building owners can elect fire, police and first responders to have access to the card's data through the Internet. This will enable responders to have immediate building data in order to make more informed decisions in responding to emergencies.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks have made private property owners more aware of their role in protecting their own property and our nation's infrastructure. According to a 2002 survey by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), fire safety and emergency preparedness represent the two greatest priorities for property owners and managers.
"Our technology helps building owners preserve and protect their properties," said Scott Padgett, Archaio's vice president of sales and marketing. "We are solving the last tactical mile of situational awareness, providing the accurate layout of what's inside a building. Gathering and storing detailed infrastructure information before an incident occurs will give first responders and building management teams the ability to anticipate problems, provide tactical building intelligence; and save time, money and lives."
Archaio has partnered with IBM to have the Emergency Building Information Card stored on IBM's Smart Cube, an application server and data storage unit that can run on the building owner's own secure network. With an IBM Smart Cube, users can store all the digital plans for an entire building or complex.
The Emergency Building Information Card is part of Archaio's building safety products portfolio, which also includes Archaio's Building Assessment Services and The Digital Building™. Fire safety experts have worked with Archaio to develop its Building Assessment Services. For the assessment, Archaio's fire and security experts will inspect a building for fire and security pre-incident planning, identify vulnerabilities, provide a comprehensive report and prepare an Emergency Building Information Card.
In the final phase of the building safety program, Archaio provides a 2- and 3-D visualization (The Digital Building™) of each high profile building and its critical infrastructure. Users can zoom into any floor or any part of a building and see complete scaled measurements as well as key information such as evacuation routes, hazardous materials, passwords, facility system codes and contact information. The technology is encrypted and password-protected.
Emergency, military and counterterrorism professionals as well as construction industry officials and facilities managers helped Archaio build this software, which includes automated decision support tools to speed response decisions and improve planning for emergencies.
Archaio has done work for the federal government and for the state of Nevada as well as for private companies including the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott Corporations and Siemens Building Technologies. With the FSDA meeting, Archaio is launching an informational campaign in New York City.