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The world’s first 3D printed office opens

The key components of this ‘Office of the Future’ are integrated with the help of Siemens’ Desigo CC management platform

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The 3D printer which output this building is 20 feet high
The 3D printer which output this building is 20 feet high
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The key components of this ‘Office of the Future’ are integrated with the help of Siemens’ Desigo CC management platform

The technology ensures low operating costs and reduced energy consumption

The 250sq.m building was constructed using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide

The world’s first office building output by a 3D printer has opened in Dubai. The 250sq.m futuristic building was constructed using a 3D printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide and is erected near the Emirates Towers in Dubai.

 

The key components of this ‘Office of the Future’ are integrated with the help of Siemens’ Desigo CC management platform. The platform enables the control and optimisation of the building’s technical infrastructure, surveillance, air conditioning and access control systems from a central location.

 

A customised platform displays the status of the various systems in real time, enabling operators to accurately monitor and control the building’s performance. The technology ensures low operating costs and reduced energy consumption.

 

The Siemens video surveillance system uses high-definition cameras and has web-enabled access via apps and web clients and an access control system based on biometrics and smart cards.

 

Siemens also supplied fire protection technology for detection, alarms and control, including multi-sensor detectors that adapt to changing environments, analyse signals for false alarms and protect against hazards such as the presence of carbon monoxide.

 

The system can also be analysed, evaluated and diagnosed remotely for more efficient maintenance.

 

Matthias Rebellius, CEO of the Siemens Building Technologies Division said, "We are proud to be participating in this pioneering project and supporting Dubai’s Smart City strategy by providing state-of-the-art technology for intelligent, digitalised building automation and controls.

 

"Integrating key functions into an intelligent building management system has clear safety, cost and efficiency benefits and Siemens is a leading company able to combine the management of all building disciplines in one integrated platform," he continued.

 

"Desigo CC gives building operators a precise overview of their assets, not only allowing them to be managed more efficiently and transparently, but also ensuring flexible usage and energy conservation."

 

The Desigo CC building management platform is able to accommodate a wider range of building systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning, power, lighting and shading, and components can be added when requirements change.

 

Worldwide installations of Desigo CC have led to reductions in building operating costs of up to 20 percent.

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