The commercial real estate of tomorrow is based upon a new vision: one in which buildings will be controlled and managed via the Internet from its inception, thus changing the design process, as well as the construction and operation of the building. The Internet will be designed as part of the buildings’ core, providing innovation within the building that we cannot even currently conceive. The building of tomorrow will rely on the Internet to improve the tenant experience and maximize the building operation and performance. Connectivity will be designed into every aspect of every building, both new and existing, allowing all facilities to take the best advantage of the opportunities created by the cloud revolution. The Internet of Things is really about the Built Environment.

The integration of information technology, communications, building security, and building operations systems onto a common IP network will transform the way buildings operate.

Optima’s expertise now also include a Technology division as an extension to our engineering services to help our clients to understand the widespread availability of mobile applications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing how MEP design approach is carried out and it is now expanding to devices such as vehicles, lighting fixtures and HVAC systems.

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