Visitor Management System with Eptura

Simplify check-in for everyone

Secure your workplace and make hosting clients and visiting employees completely seamless with fully integrated visitor management.

 

Streamline your visitor experience

Create a great experience for everyone while protecting the health of your people and the security of your business.

 

Ensure a secure working environment

Welcome visitors into the workplace with an experience that doesn’t compromise your company’s health, security, or compliance objectives

 

Automate visitor management

Sync visitor and employee data with your access control system, send unique QR codes to grant access at the right time, and get real-time information about who is in the building.

 

Reduce operational costs

Save time with an automated visitor management system, allowing office staff to dedicate more time and resources to other projects.

 

Check-ins made easy

Get everything you need to make welcoming visitors a breeze.

Remote registration

Save time by allowing your visitors to answer key questions ahead of their visit and generate a custom QR code for easy check-in and building access when they arrive.

Workplace security

Secure the work environment and protect your people with integrated watchlists, ID matching, and the ability to pre-approve visitors.

 

Autonomous check-in

Increase visitor satisfaction and save time with self-service check-in capabilities by integrating with the systems that already exist in your building.

Seamless integration

Offer a touchless experience and let visitors breeze through access control systems with integrations such as email invites, e-sign NDAs, RFID access cards, and mobile QR codes.

Data security

Comply with local and international privacy regulations with customizable data retention and deletion rules.

Digital logbook

Get real-time detailed audit reports of visitor flow across your location.

Emergency management

Conduct digital roll calls in the event of an emergency or drill situation to account for everyone in the building.

Choose how you work your world

Mobile app

Make visitor check-in a breeze with easy registration, unique QR codes for every employee or guest, and helpful wayfinding tools.

 

Web portal

Get a full overview of who’s coming and going from your buildings, approve or reject scheduled visitors, and get notified when guests arrive to ensure a warm welcome.

Visitor kiosks

Sync visitor and employee data with your access control system so everyone can get where they’re going without any friction.

Want to know more?

Set up a demo to see how these tools provide the security, data, and management features you need to take control of your workplace.

Optimize Your Co-Working Booking with Mapsted

Optimize Your Co-Working Booking with Mapsted

Maximize desk bookings with your co-working space using Mapsted’s intelligent mapping system and increase your customer’s productivity by enhancing their office environment experience.

Mapsted’s advanced digital indoor map of your co-working space identifies available desks and offices which your customers can book online from anywhere, anytime.

Mapsted optimizes your co-working space in three fundamental ways:

  1. Enhance your current reservation booking system by showcasing an online real-time digital map of your co-working space that customers can view to choose the location of the desk that best suits their needs, such as a private office or a more collaborative desk setting.Your customers will now be able to confirm their booking with the confidence of knowing the exact location of their desk or office ahead of time.
  2. After booking your, customers can find their new desk space on their smartphone using Mapsted’s digital floor plan and turn-by-turn wayfinding.
  3. Once your customers have set up their physical desk space they can easily share their location by using a URL, email, QR code, or SMS.
    Instant communications that include wayfinding information for colleagues and visitors saves time and guarantees meeting arrangements are hassle-free.Mapsted’s intelligent mapping system utilizes an interactive digital floor plan of your co-working space and becomes a valuable tool for your business to generate more desk bookings and minimize wasted assets.
    Maximize your revenue by offering customers special upgrade incentives based on Mapsted’s automated visualization of currently available desks and offices.

Mapsted’s cutting edge mapping system does not rely on a separate app that your customers have to download. Easily integrate Mapsted’s customized digital map into your existing website, application, and kiosk.

 

How Autodesk Tandem and Eptura Enhance BIM and Digital Twins for Facility Owners

How Autodesk Tandem and Eptura Enhance BIM and Digital Twins for Facility Owners

The partnership between Autodesk and Eptura is redefining the facilities management landscape. Combining Autodesk’s expertise in design software with Eptura’s suite of workplace and facility technologies ushers in a new era of building lifecycle efficiency and innovation.

Initiated in 2021, this strategic alliance synergizes Building Information Modeling (BIM) with facility and workplace management, fostering a transition from construction to operations and enabling a connected building maintenance solution.

Simplifying the Transition: How Autodesk Tandem and Eptura Enhance BIM and Digital Twins for Facility Owners

Facility owners often grapple with the leap from construction completion to operational readiness with the handover process. And while Building Information Modeling (BIM) might not be widely recognized in the facility owner’s lexicon, its value in transitioning from construction to operation is worth understanding.

BIM is the holistic process of creating and managing information for a built asset. Based on an intelligent model and enabled by a cloud platform, BIM integrates structured, multi-disciplinary data to produce a digital representation of an asset across its lifecycle, from planning and design to construction and operations.

Recognizing that many owners and facility teams are not BIM experts, Autodesk Tandem and Eptura are simplifying this complexity. They are making intricate BIM data accessible in an intuitive solution that’s already commonly used by facility operators, easing owners into the operational phase.

Tandem leverages BIM data and presents this valuable information back to the facility owner and operator, within the context of an accurate virtual model creating a near real-time digital twin, bridging the handover gap whilst Eptura is utilizing the data from the twin to enhance operational workflows.

Hand in hand for a modern workspace

The Autodesk Tandem and Eptura integration connects BIM with facility management workflows, a powerful synergy that delivers meaningful results for operators. Together, the cloud-based solution streamlines the use of building design and engineering information, along with space and asset data, to facilitate more effective and efficient building operations and maintenance. It bridges gaps typically introduced between the design and operations phases of a building’s lifecycle.

There are four key advantages in creating this bi-directional, continuous data loop:

  1. Improved operational efficiency:

Facility management can utilize digital twin data to gain insights into facility trends and monitor asset performance, helping to address potential issues proactively, thereby enabling operators to:

  • Improve operational cost efficiencies
  • Compress the impact of planned closures
  • Reduce the frequency of unplanned downtime
  1. Enhance occupant experiences:

Workplace leaders can combine the digital twin of a building with solutions to optimize how spaces are used and managed based on building occupancy and systems analytics. This is essential tooling to:

  • Modernize workplace environments, creating effective, purpose-built experiences
  • Improve security and safety for building occupants
  • Lift the occupant experience for every building user
  1. Capital project management:

Real estate leaders can leverage the digital handover and use the asset and facility operations data to optimize capital project development, from planning and design through delivery and operations. This can:

  • Accelerate capital planning​
  • Improve forecast accuracy
  • Increase cost predictability
  • Reduce defects at handover
  1. Optimize sustainability performance:

Building owners and corporate leaders can gain greater visibility into the carbon usage of facilities. Today, it’s critical to achieve new standards, lead energy reduction projects, and benchmark the results alongside regular building maintenance. The resulting impact enables leaders to:

  • Enhance energy efficiency
  • Reduce their carbon footprint
  • Minimize impact on the environment

Simply put, in connecting design, BIM, and operations, Autodesk Tandem and Eptura enable building operators to manage the lifecycle of their portfolios more effectively.

The future is integrated

Autodesk and Eptura are crafting a future marked by enhanced efficiency, improved planning, and a new standard in building environment interaction.

An upcoming integrated Eptura-Tandem interface, featuring an embedded Tandem viewer within Eptura, is set to transform asset management. It will shrink the time to configure and continuously update the building’s profile for regular building, facility, and asset maintenance. With unparalleled 3D views into the building’s infrastructure, technicians can more rapidly service buildings and assets while also contributing to the building’s data model.

How Robotech Can Help

This advancement marks a new era for building owners and operators seeking exemplary building lifecycle management and thoughtful financial management of their investment.

Robotech CAD Solutions is dedicated to helping your company 

 

Autodesk Introduces a New Way to Purchase your Products

Autodesk Introduces a New Way to Purchase your Products

In this post, we would like to provide you with an important clarification regarding upcoming changes to the buying and renewing process for Autodesk subscriptions on June 10, 2024.

Recently you may have received email communications from Autodesk requesting to set them up as a vendor in your procurement system. We understand that this may have raised some questions or concerns, and we want to assure you that these actions are part of an effort to simplify the way for you to purchase Autodesk software. As it states in the email announcement: “You will still request quotes and access value-added services through your Autodesk Partner (Robotech).”

Starting June 10, 2024, a new streamlined buying process will start.

  1. You will still come to Robotech to initiate the buying or subscription renewal process, receive guidance on the products you need to buy or renew, pricing, timelines, services, support and other buying options.
  2. After scoping your needs within your budget, Robotech will submit a detailed quote through the Autodesk’s quoting system on your behalf.
  3. Once your quote is emailed to you from the Autodesk’s system, you can either accept or revise the quote, update your saved payment method, and complete payment to Autodesk, while Robotech continues to be your Autodesk partner advisor and support resource as done currently.

Once your software is purchased, your Robotech Account Rep will continue to be your go-to person for Autodesk products, services, training and support.

The new buying process will provide you with:

  • A simpler way for making purchase transactions on a single platform,
  • Consistent pricing for all your Autodesk products,
  • Self-service capabilities for added control and convenience,
  • Robotech as your supporting reseller and trusted advisor.

Action required before June 10, 2024: Set Autodesk up as a vendor in your organization’s procurement system in order to complete your next transaction or renewal.
You can also contact us to renew your subscription early, before June 10, to take advantage of Robotech’s current payment system and terms.

If you have questions or would like to talk to us directly, either email or call your sales rep, or the sales-team mailbox TheTeam@RobotechCAD.com
We value your business and look forward to continue supporting you through this transition and after.

The Future of NYC Apartments: Green, Sustainable, and Community-Focused

The Future of NYC Apartments: Green, Sustainable, and Community-Focused

With the growth of the urban population, apartment management companies in New York City face increasing pressure to provide both environmentally sustainable and community-focused accommodation.

In this article, we will explore emerging trends of green, sustainable, and community-focused housing that are reshaping NYC’s apartment scene.

Photo by Daryan Shamkhali on Unsplash

Sustainable Certifications are the New Standard

Rigorous green building certifications such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) have become the benchmark in New York City as developers embrace ecological design. LEED rates buildings on factors like energy use and water efficiency.

Another fast-growing certification is Germany’s Passive House standard. This focuses strictly on reducing energy consumption through high-performance insulation and ventilation. Top projects pursuing these elite certifications include The Visionaire and East Harlem’s Sendero Verde.

As global warming accelerates, the boom of green-rated apartments in New York City sparks hope that high-density populations can coexist responsibly with the planet.

How Are NYC’s LEED Ratings?

The straight answer to this question would be ‘pretty good’. As environmental standards tighten, NYC apartment landlords are racing to implement eco-friendly features. As a matter of fact, the state of New York ranked 5th in the nation for the most buildings with LEED certification, according to a report that came out in 2020.

New York City plays a huge role in that, with more than 40% of the residential buildings in the city now holding LEED green certifications. In addition, thousands more units tout Energy Star appliances, LED lighting as well as low-flow plumbing.

NYC Buildings Harness the Sun

NYC buildings are racing to integrate solar power into residential buildings for clean energy and long-term savings. Top projects include The Brighton in Brooklyn, which has rooftop photovoltaic panels that provide emissions-free electricity. Some even go beyond solar, leveraging geothermal energy for heating and cooling needs.

The sleek solar panels showcase sustainability and protection from electricity cost hikes. But the most important aspect is that these buildings serve as models for profitable real estate that supports larger zero-emission goals.

Green Roofs Bloom Across NYC

Although NYC has gained the title concrete jungle, buildings across NYC are incorporating nature by adding sustainable features such as living rooftop gardens.

There are several benefits to rooftop gardens. For example, the rooftop oasis at 515 West 29th absorbs stormwater, cools the surrounding air, and nurtures wildlife. Besides these benefits, the rooftop gardens function as insulation, shrinking energy bills by reducing heating and cooling demand.

With the acceleration of climate change, rooftop gardens not only have critical environmental benefits but also bring unexpected beauty to this crowded concrete jungle. Finally, vibrant rooftop gardens spark hope that urban living can coexist with nature across global metropolises.

Sustainable Materials Build Green Future

Beyond simply adopting renewable technologies, New York’s green developers also employ recycled and responsibly sourced construction materials that curb ecological harm from sourcing and manufacturing. In addition, the organic textures also blend sustainability and aesthetics by using natural warmth in sleek minimalist designs.

As tenants increasingly seek sustainability, these eco-friendly materials also boost property value. In addition, reusing materials helps New York City take tangible steps toward a waste-free, eco-friendly urban living.

Eco Amenities Redefine Rental Living

Forward-looking apartment managers now integrate eco-friendly amenities, thus redefining modern rental lifestyles. Beyond gyms, communities entice conscious residents by offering electric car charging stations, curbside recycling pickup, and even on-site urban farms.

In addition, community gardens serve as a good way to connect the people and planet. These communal green spaces allow urbanites to reconnect with nature and neighbors either by yielding pesticide-free produce or simply nourishing the soul.

As climate consciousness grows among new generations, the purpose of such amenities can’t be overlooked as they serve to add value to people’s lives. This is done by fulfilling yearnings for belonging and environmental impact. Ultimately, even small habit shifts scaling holistic sustainability signal promising trends toward greener city living.

“Smart Homes” Think Green

Smart home technologies promote urban sustainability by optimizing performance through connectivity and automation. Landlords across the market deploy self-learning thermostats and LED lighting gadgets that respond to natural daylight and low-flow water fixtures.

Examples include flagship properties like The XI in Chelsea that interface these IoT devices into elaborate efficiency platforms like Lutron HomeWorks for granular lighting and shade control. By providing tenants with insights into their consumption, these smart systems reduce energy use.

As the technologies get cheaper, incorporating smart features into your home could help curb emissions even with more people living in New York City. Apartment management companies are racing to implement many types of smart building technology. Examples of smart building technology range from simple devices that regulate the temperature to more complex devices that can control even security.

Closing thoughts

In conclusion, as climate change accelerates alongside urban growth, New York City apartment management companies face escalating pressure to adopt sustainable building practices.

Fortunately, the city’s most innovative property management companies are rising to meet these modern challenges. Landlords across New York City are pioneering super-efficient and community-connected housing by incorporating renewable technologies, ecological materials, and smart automation.

With precedents ranging from LEED-certified towers to passive solar complexes blooming with rooftop gardens, New York real estate boldly blazes trails to harmonize high-density populations and the planet.