How does University of California ensure buildings are performing?


How does the University of California plan to manage their property assets across 10 campuses? By implementing an impressive new program called ICAMP – the Integrated Capital Asset Management Program. We caught up with Rich Powers, of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to find out how ICAMP enables visibility and integration across campus systems, and promotes efficient asset lifecycle management, too…

Defining the key elements of ICAMP

The ICAMP solution contains three solutions, all of which come together to support better decision-making:

  •       IBM TRIRIGA Cloud
  •       RSMeans
  •       FieldFLEX Mobile.

UCOP chose the TRIRIGA platform to bring together all of their asset data into one integrated system. TRIRIGA lets you create a building inventory and location hierarchy. It has the capabilities required to manage those buildings throughout their lifecycle. Crucially, it supports facility condition assessment, or FCA. This is how they access every building component, from floor to ceiling, for health and performance. By using TRIRIGA, Rich’s team can overlay their building inventory with the FCA data to see which assets are most at risk, or in need of maintenance.

By combining this information with industry data from RSMeans, the team is able to estimate potential repair costs, then kick off opportunities from within TRIRIGA. UCOP also built a mobile FCA application with FieldFLEX Mobile that makes TRIRIGA available to technicians in the field. This carries the advantage of a streamlined inspection and assessment process. It allows architectural, electrical, and mechanical inspectors to look at their respective inventory elements and access asset data with ease. The application supports storing floor plans, uploading photos and videos, geo-tagging buildings and assets, and cross-referencing lifecycle data to help inspectors make better real-time assessments across the portfolio…

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FieldFLEX releases their latest mobility application for FCA


FieldFLEX, the leading developer of mobile enterprise software for corporate real estate and workplace management, announced they will be releasing a premier mobile application designed specifically for facilities engineers and inspectors to gather asset data, perform asset condition audits, and estimate repair and replacement costs. The mobile app will allow organizations to rapidly collect and establish accurate asset records, support sustainable funding models, make critical decisions in a shorter time, and feed data directly into the capital planning and operational process…

The FieldFLEX FCA application is fully integrated with the FieldFLEX mobile platform and offers organizations a flexible, highly-scalable, IoT-enabled mobile solution that provides opportunities to reduce costs and risks. The FieldFLEX mobile platform builds a culture of engagement by connecting mobile employees with their workplace for real-time interaction. The suite of mobile enterprise productivity apps includes asset tracking and logistics, and field operations such as inspections, facility assessments and surveys. Compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows, FieldFLEX apps seamlessly integrate with the enterprise IWMS.

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Why do duplicate opportunity rows show in the Assessment tab?


We have an issue with duplicate opportunity rows in the building’s Assessment tab. The issue seems tied to the building system class smart section and the underlying table reporting against it, T_TR_DEF_LI_IT_TR_BUI_SY_CL, while in a building record, Assessment tab, when we create a new opportunity, fill in the building system class smart section (not the building system item one), and create draft.

If a user then tries to change the building system class, but then decides to not save and instead just closes the form, the row that is entered into the table T_TR_DEF_LI_IT_TR_BUI_SY_CL for the temp data, is not removed when the record is closed without saving. Which results in the opportunity query on buildings displaying the opportunity twice. This seems to be a general issue with the use of these tables, since it also happens when you do the same steps on a work task and a facility project; an extra row remains in T_TR_WO_TA_TR_FACILIT_PROJ.

Has anyone else encountered this issue and found a way to correct it? Using the steps below, can anyone confirm that the issue happens for them as well?

This issue is being addressed through PMR 12839,082,000 / APAR [IJ00504].

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UX: Can you provide the command to vulcanize the Space apps code?


We did some customizations on the Space Assessment and Space Management apps in TRIRIGA 10.5.2/3.5.2.2. I made the changes on the non-vulcanized version of Space Assessment and Space Management. I want to vulcanize the code after the modifications. Can you provide the steps and command to vulcanize them?

Basically, I ran into the following error when I type in the “tri-vulcanize” command. But I already installed tri-vulcanize. Do you know the root cause for this error?

'tri-vulcanize' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Take a look at the following links:

That error occurs when the “npm install tri-vulcanize -g” command has failed. Did you include the -g option when running the install?

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UX: Is there a way to export a Space Assessment floor plan to PDF?


In Space Assessment, when creating a new assessment, I want to be able to save the floor plan on <triplat-graphic> as a PDF. Is it possible to do so?

There is no TRIRIGA UX feature to export a floor plan to PDF at the moment. One possible way of doing this is to create a page containing only the floor plan and use the browser (for example, Chrome) to export the page to PDF…

Also note that the floor plan you see rendered is just an SVG on the page. There are a number of ways on the client side to export an SVG to PDF. You could employ one of these approaches and add your own button on the view to trigger the export via JavaScript.

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IV94514: Facility assessment and component renewal generation


In a clean environment, when creating the second or third facility assessment analysis with a large number of years in the analysis (e.g. 25), the component renewal generation begins to spin infinitely, generating too many component renewals and jamming the workflow queue.

We needed to improve the performance of the facility assessment analysis by making the process asynchronous, as follows…

[Admin: The same article is also posted in the IBM Support Portal as a technote.]

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