HBMSU launches first Smart Building

DUBAI, The Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University, HBMSU, has officially inaugurated the first-of-its-kind Smart Building in the presence of senior officials, in Dubai.

Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of HBMSU Board of Governors, inaugurated the Smart Building, in the presence of Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads & Transport Authority, and Vice President of the Board of Governors of HBMSU, along other members of distinguished personalities and partners The opening of the building is a one-of-a-kind achievement for an educational and academic institution that reflects HBMSU’s commitment to keep pace with the strategic guidelines of the Government of Dubai, especially in its move to transform the emirate into a smart city of the future.

The new building is a pioneering step in supporting HBMSU’s approach towards positive educational, social and economic change at the local and international levels, based on an ambitious vision to leverage the potential of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence as the driving force of development.

The highlight of the success of the Smart Building is the university’s commitment to partnering with leading global innovators in the field of smart buildings, including Signify-formally known as Philips Lightning, Siemens, Smart Citti and Trane, based the University’s core values of ‘Together We Grow,’ complementing HBMSU’s belief in the importance of cooperation for shared success and creative initiatives.

Commenting on the launch, Khalfan said, “The launch of the building is a part of the future initiatives aimed at supporting national efforts towards making the UAE a new centre for the development of artificial intelligence mechanisms, techniques and legislation. The building is being developed in accordance with the highest international standards of quality, innovation, sustainability and technology, as solid pillars for building an educational system that is the smartest in the world.”

In turn, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, said, “We are proud to launch the Smart Building, as it embodies an unprecedented global achievement that came as a result of our continuous efforts to redefine learning and education, according to a unique vision to precede other global universities by ten years and drive and accelerate change.”

The Smart building is capable of keeping abreast of future innovations as it operates under a smart system, the latest and first of its kind in the world. The system is supported by interactive features that provide a unique experience for the academic community based on a sophisticated smart system to enhance operational efficiency and control of lighting, energy and air conditioning with best practices of sustainability and innovation, in line with the UAE’s efforts to reach the ranks of developed countries by 2021.

The new Smart Campus application connects four smart systems connected to each other with the latest technology of artificial intelligence such as power and efficiency control, signify smart lighting system, smart cooling system and smart building management system. Each of the four systems works individually to gather information and data in an automated way, and to deliver it to the smart application, which in turn processes and analyses the data received and responds using artificial intelligence techniques.

The most important feature of the Smart Building is the simplification and facilitation of the academic life of the learners and members of the administrative and academic entities through a smart application. This application allows users to interact with the facilities of the building and access information directly, with the possibility of personal control of the brightness of light and temperature within the academic offices and meeting rooms.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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