Innovation

Innovation
About us

Marketplace dynamics are changing.

Our clients are looking for single source service providers that can literally do it all – from advice, to technology, to project delivery.
We are driven to bring successful projects to our clients, which is why we have developed the technology needed to eliminate the guess work regarding deficiencies and/or building performance issues. Our clients hire us to construct durable and operationally efficient buildings, are that is what we are here to deliver.
By combining our understanding of smart building services with an in depth understanding of preconstruction and construction management, we provide innovative strategies for our clients. Our solutions save operational costs, provide piece of mind, ignite collaboration, and reduce risk. Through our focus on data, technology, successful outcomes, and unwavering client support, Stuart Olson is paving the way for a new standard of seamless construction project delivery.

A better approach

With traditional project delivery, building operations can take up to five years to perform as designed or intended. Our approach drastically reduces the commissioning and building handover process.
As experts in preconstruction and construction management, Stuart Olson begins each project by developing a thorough understanding of desired outcomes; these include building performance targets and building technology features. By projects up for success, we are providing innovative advice and guaranteeing a smooth handover process.
Traditionally, multi-vendor building systems do not work together. We are changing that by connecting all systems and feeding data into our unique software. This software provides valuable analytics to guide decision making, both during and after construction. By testing and verifying the interoperability of multi-vendor systems prior to implementation, our clients are assured that their systems will perform as expected.

Analytics – Data Driven Solutions

Throughout construction, our analytics software shows us exactly what is going on within a building’s systems.
We know exactly what is happening in a building at any given moment, and are equipped with the data we need to rectify problems before them become larger issues down the road. This data also helps our teams collaborate on overall building performance challenges, providing clients with better building performance outcomes. By identifying building performance issues before occupancy, we have saved our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars, countless hours during commissioning, and more than a headache or two identifying the source of often wasteful and costly building performance issues.
Post-occupancy, our in-house designed software simplifies building management and maintenance decisions and reduces operating costs. We’re strong believers in preserving the client’s ownership of its data – we deploy analytics on premise which enables owners total and real-time access to valuable information while maintaining a robust strategy for security and privacy. Through their mobile devices, clients are able to see what is causing building issues, driving better and faster building maintenance decisions.

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The Power of Integration - Building systems working together in perfect harmony

Many buildings use multi-vendor systems that traditionally do not communicate or work together. This can create inefficiencies and building maintenance issues.
Stuart Olson’s technology and approach changes this by connecting and integrating all systems; enabling HVAC, lighting systems, security, and network services to communicate in the same language through a single dashboard. This system integration takes the guesswork out of identifying building performance issues and simplifies building management and maintenance decisions by identifying areas where the building is not working optimally; helping to reduce building operating costs. Our software applications can be viewed on mobile devices and tablets, providing valuable real-time data. Software ownership is given to our clients, providing data and analytics throughout the lifecycle of the building.

The illustrations on the right show traditional building systems versus Stuart Olson’s smart building system integration. The first illustration is an overview of how our system integration and CFBP technology is delivered. In the second illustration, systems are not connected and do not speak to one another. This can result in systems malfunctions such as unsuitable office temperatures.
Because systems are not integrated, there is no accurate way of uncovering the true root cause of the problem. There is a common misconception that your Building Management System (BMS) is managing all systems; however, this is not always the case.

The third illustration showcases how we are doing things differently. Here, all building systems are integrated and connected. Data from each building system is fed into our software, which provides insights regarding the building’s performance. All building systems are connected and working together seamlessly, creating a wonderful user experience for operators, owners and occupants.

Not only are systems working optimally, which saves time and energy, but they can be set up to work intelligently with the flow of your building. For example, lighting turns on only when people enter a room, elevators are working in unison with security bringing personnel to the right floor upon card scan, and building temperatures are automatically adjusted based on building activity and changes of seasons.

Smart Building Technology – Giving your building a brain

Smart building has come a long way in recent years, and we are taking it one-step further.
Through our research, design and development, we can provide our clients with the ability to create customized experiences for building users and tenants. This is ultimately helping our clients attract and retain tenants, as well as save significant dollars each year. Many technical details go into creating a smart building, all of which are available to clients of Stuart Olson. The following are some of the most common that we see our clients gravitating towards.
Converged Infrastructure Network (GPON):
Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) is a predominantly fiber-optic network that is a standards-based replacement for a traditional copper network. This converged network approach eliminates duplication, while providing the highest level of performance, security, longevity, and future-proofs building connectivity. Clients benefit from a reduction in cost, space usage, and energy expenditures.
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Unified User Interface (UUI)
Typically, building systems such as HVAC, lighting, and security work separately from one another. By integrating the various systems and sharing system data to a common database, clients can see all building systems working together through a UII. By logging in to any web-enabled device, whether desktop or mobile, various stakeholders can access specific information, or perform command and control functions, on many systems from a single location. We provide clients with access to real-time monitoring, allowing them to make better and faster decisions regarding their building operations.
Tenant Sub-Metering
Escalating energy and water costs are a current reality for many building owners. By allowing our clients to understand their building resource consumption patterns, they are equipped with the information they need to develop actions to manage building resources, as well as their related expenses. Armed with solid data, energy managers can reduce demand, contain costs, improve equipment performance, identify energy conservation measures, and curtail use during peak periods.
Security
Modern phones, coupled with the appropriately configured card readers for door access, can streamline access to the building. Leveraging the inherent security features of today’s mobile devices such as biometric scanning and encrypted sign-ins greatly reduces the security risk of any building. This then not only mitigates the cost to deploy and maintain traditional access methods but affords much greater convenience to the building user.
Mobile App
We have seen major growth in the popularity of mobile devices being used to enable interaction between tenants, building owners, and building operators. A dedicated mobile app for the building aggregates all data and delivers necessary information specific to an occupant. Fitness class schedules, retail promotions, elevator maintenance notices and mail deliveries can all be served as notifications from the app, as well as the ability of any occupant to communicate any kind of building issue to the building operators on call. This greatly improves the overall user experience and reinforces tenant satisfaction and retention.
Intelligent Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging
Through Intelligent EV Charging, building guests and tenants are given the opportunity to charge their electric vehicle according to their established usage pattern. This can provide building owners with revenue generation, depending on the building strategy. This also ties to effective electricity consumption and management. Such as reducing peak demand in the morning when many building occupants are arriving for work.

Journey Maps – Imagine the possibilities
Our journey maps are figurative examples of how smart building technology can be applied to enhance the user experience from the user’s standpoint. They provide examples of how different building users can interact with smart buildings, and identify the supporting technology that is working behind the scenes to create the experiences. Throughout the following examples we intend to highlight moments of both frustration and delight throughout a series of interactions, and hope that these maps spark curiosity and serve as a basis for future conversations.
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Retail Tenant - User Journey Map
Operations Supervisor - User Journey Map
Office Tenant - User Journey Map
Visitor - User Journey Map
Case Studies & Testimonials
Don’t just take our word for it – click through the following case studies and testimonials to catch a glimpse of how our approach has saved our clients time, money, and provided peace of mind.
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Case-Study-Bethany Riverview
Case-Study-COLO-D
Case-Study-Delbrook
Case-Study-Durham
Case-Study-FSJH Fort St John Hospital
Case-Study-Lethbridge College TTRIP
Case-Study-Lethbridge TTRIP
Case-Study-PON-McKimmie
Case-Study-SAIT Senator Burns
Case-Study-TGOT
Case-Study-UBC CIRS