Dubai Silicon Oasis employs AI for Property Management

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), which is the regulatory body for the Dubai Silicon Oasis has upgraded its current Integrated Building Management System (IBMS) to leverage artificial intelligence capabilities.

The network links approximately 60,000 control points from all buildings and facilities, including Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority headquarters, six office towers, Cedre Shopping Center, Operations and Facilities Center, Light Industrial Units, Two Residential Complexes, Al Waha Mosque and Dubai Digital Park Project.

They are connected via the Local Area Network which uses Tridium’s Niagara Framework in order to bring together all the digital data streams available across the network.

Data is centrally aggregated and analyzed using an approach facilitated by Artificial Intelligence, with algorithms designed to recognize and respond to patterns.

To improve information processing and decision-making, each data point in the building portfolio is integrated into a single system.

Taking advantage of state-of-the-art technology, the IBMS has helped DSOA save around $2,72,242 per month. This figure takes into account both a reduction in energy usage and manpower.

Khalil Odeh Shalan
Khalil Odeh Shalan
Senior Vice President
Operations and Facilities – DSOA

“At DSOA, we are committed to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. The new upgrade is a testament to our commitment to implementing sustainable projects, in line with the objectives outlined in the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.”

Energy-saving has been dramatically increased by 36% a year and the number of operators needed to operate the 40 buildings is down from 110 to 5. In addition, the software is built on a platform that incorporates a multitude of devices, regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol, thereby allowing greater flexibility for DSOA.

Now, the DSOA facility management team may also track the use of electricity in real-time from the centralized control room, offering greater flexibility to make appropriate changes and send warnings during high-consumption instances. Finally, the IBMS provides the opportunity to collect and store more historical data to feed analytics software, allowing the facilities management team at DSOA to move towards continuous energy savings and performance improvements.

The Dubai Silicon Oasis is designed as a hi-tech ecosystem in Dubai and offers a wide range of benefits. It is considered to be the only technology park in the region that provides both a living and working integrated community.