Surbana Jurong has been appointed to deploy one of Singapore’s largest Digital Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) Services platforms on Temasek Polytechnic’s 30-hectare campus.
Temasek Polytechnic had called for a tender to develop a digital integrated facilities management services platform as part of the polytechnic’s digitalisation plans to improve work processes and operational efficiencies for the entire campus including landscape, linkways and 49 buildings on site.
With the help of its appointed Internet-of-Things (IoT) service provider UnaBiz, Surbana Jurong will deploy more than 3,000 sensors across the campus to provide real-time accurate data to a digital twin that can identify faults, anticipate risks and predict changing facility conditions with unprecedented accuracy.
The Digital IFM platform will collect and monitor data from the air conditioning and mechanical ventilation system to ensure that temperature and humidity levels remain healthy for students and campus staff. Sensors installed at various locations around the campus will also be able to keep tabs on the number of persons in specific facilities to ensure that capacity limits are not breached.
Data collected from these occupancy sensors will also help the campus manager identify usage patterns and potentially re-configure the campus to be more cost-effective to operate.
By aggregating the data collected from the various mechanical & electrical systems on the facilities management platform, Temasek Polytechnic will be able to monitor energy usage and identify opportunities to reduce costs and lower carbon footprint.
Mr Gary Png, Director, Estates & Facilities Management in Temasek Polytechnic said, “We are pleased to be able to work with Surbana Jurong and its technology partner UnaBiz to realise a substantial part of our FM Digitalisation Plan, which will allow for more efficient building operations, while lowering our carbon footprint.
We have 49 buildings spread across a 30-hectare campus, so it makes practical sense to pursue and implement smart FM solutions across campus. This will not only be sustainable and save on resources, but will also benefit our students from the Diploma in Integrated Facility Management, who will be getting hands-on learning and working experience.
By using such real data in decision-making, they will be exposed to the future of facility management, moving forward”.
Setting up the digital facilities platform is in line with the Building and Construction Authority’s Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) vision to integrate building operations and maintenance work processes digitally. The IDD is a key thrust in the Construction Industry Transformation Map and is aligned to Singapore’s efforts to train a highly-skilled workforce to use technology throughout the entire life cycle of a project from planning to design, construction and operations.
Mr James Chan, Managing Director of SMM Pte Ltd, Surbana Jurong’s Facilities Management arm, said, “The biggest benefit to Temasek Polytechnic is the facilities management platform’s ability to help FM personnel receive real time information of the environment as well as the health condition of the various mechanical and electrical systems, and to rectify them before they become faulty or waste unnecessary energy and cost as a result. ”
Mr Jonathan Tan, Managing Director of UnaBiz Singapore, said, “The convergence of Digital Twin, IoT, and Machine Learning allow facility managers to transforming data into actions. Real-time access to accurate data combined with Building Information FM Model, empower facility managers to respond to issues immediately, or even better, provide a high degree of prediction accuracy to prevent breakdowns, optimise building performance and increase energy efficiency, the key drivers of sustainability at large.”