Active buildings


Traditionally, a building was viewed as a passive element of the workplace. Today, that has changed. A building is now recognized as a dynamic structure that supports the people and technologies working within its walls.

With the cost of personnel comprising more than 80 percent of a typical organization’s office expenses, a building that cannot meaningfully contribute to the productivity of workers and to the overall cost-effectiveness of an organization is a building few can afford.

Meeting needs

To meet contemporary and future needs, a building must establish an environment that is:

  • Hospitable to those who work within it
  • Copes with changing technologies on which their productivity relies

To maintain an intelligent building is to control operating costs through technology and improved services.


An intelligent building is one which provides a productive and cost-effective environment through optimization of and the interrelationship between its four basic elements:

  • Structure
  • Systems
  • Services
  • Management

Davmark™ Group can optimize each of these four elements and the interrelationships between them to help your building become an intelligent building.

Intelligent buildings help

Intelligent buildings help building owners, property managers, and occupants realize their goals in the areas of:

  • cost
  • comfort
  • convenience
  • safety
  • long-term flexibility
  • marketability

Davmark™ helps by

Davmark™ Group can make improvements to your building’s structure, including:

  • floor and roof load capacity layout
  • building envelope elements
  • daylighting and lighting quality

Through to its systems, such as:

  • lighting
  • heating
  • ventilation
  • air conditioning
  • life safety
  • security
  • electric power systems
  • energy monitoring and metering

To its services, including:

  • communications and maintenance
  • management
  • building and technology maintenance
  • facilities management
  • energy management systems


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