New Building Digital Workplace Virtual Lab Enables Corporate Real Estate Owners and Facilities Management to Explore Intelligent Solutions for Workplaces of the Future
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SYDNEY, Australia, May 1, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (Brookfield GIS) are collaborating on a world’s first mixed-reality program for the property and facilities management industry using Microsoft HoloLens and Trimble technology. The program is the first project to be launched in Brookfield GIS’ Building Digital Workplace Virtual Lab, a collaborative virtual environment for clients and end users to explore a broad range of technologies, including the benefits of mixed-reality technology for property and facilities management. Corporate real estate owners and facilities managers can now experience applications that have the potential to redefine how facilities management services and projects are delivered.
As part of Trimble’s Mixed-Reality Pilot Program, Brookfield GIS is the first company to use Microsoft HoloLens within the property and facilities management industry. Pilots at the Building Digital Workplace Virtual Lab will focus on areas such as real-time holographic visualization of critical maintenance workflows, context-related operational data overlaid in the physical space, Building Information Modeling (BIM) integration and remote real-time collaboration.
Technology investment at Brookfield GIS is focused on emerging solutions that meet their clients’ current and future challenges. Brookfield GIS currently leverages Trimble Manhattan™ software, a leading Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS), to provide the core financial system across its global portfolio. Manhattan IWMS was selected to address each of Brookfield GIS’ specific requirements, providing the ability to combine financials, lease management, facilities management, asset management, project management and analysis capabilities into a single technology platform. Building on this technology strategy, Trimble and Brookfield GIS are now making a step change to the pace of innovation advancement. Manhattan data will be displayed in a mixed-reality environment, enabling greater visualization and streamlined work processes.
“We are excited to be collaborating with Brookfield GIS to explore technologies that will profoundly impact the future of the workplace,” said David George, general manager of Trimble’s Real Estate and Workplace Solutions. “The Building Digital Workplace Virtual Lab is an innovative way to work closely with clients to test new technologies such as the HoloLens in real-life scenarios for facilities and property management. This approach provides a collaborative forum that brings diverse thinking and a holistic approach to solving our clients’ operational challenges.”
“The rapid expansion and uptake of digital and smart workplace solutions means that employees are no longer defined by a purely physical space, and can instead function as agile teams with a digital readiness that was not previously possible,” said Jon McCormick, president and managing director Brookfield GIS Asia Pacific. “Together with Trimble, we have the opportunity to explore intelligent solutions for the workplaces of the future.”
About Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (Brookfield GIS) is a leading provider of real estate management services, facilities management services, project delivery services, and workplace solutions. With a combined team of over 5,000 personnel worldwide, Brookfield GIS inspires better business performance across its clients’ real estate portfolios by developing and implementing real estate and facilities management strategies. Globally, Brookfield GIS manages approximately 30 million square meters of client portfolios in 30,000 locations across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Brookfield GIS is part of Brookfield Business Partners, the flagship listed business services and industrials company of Brookfield Asset Management, a global alternative asset management company with over $250 billion in assets under management. For more information, visit: http://brookfieldglobalintegratedsolutions.com.
About Trimble’s Mixed-Reality Pilot Program
Trimble’s Mixed-Reality Pilot Program provides visionary Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) companies an opportunity to experience how mixed-reality technology can transform the way they work. Working together with Trimble, pilot participants can explore and utilize mixed reality in their projects to improve team communication, data interpretation and collaboration during the design development and pre-construction stages of their projects. As part of the program, Trimble provides training and implementation support on Microsoft HoloLens and Trimble mixed-reality solutions. For more information, visit: http://mixedreality.triimble.com.
About Trimble Real Estate and Workplace Solutions
Trimble Real Estate and Workplace Solutions is a leader in technologies that optimize the complete lifecycle of facilities and corporate real estate. Trimble’s product and professional services improve productivity, visibility and data interoperability from planning and site selection through management, operations and optimization of the real estate portfolio.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modelling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.
Media Contact: LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808
Media Contact: Arlene Howard of Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions: +61 433 266 768
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