Building For The Future: What To Keep In Mind

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From the time people wake up until the time they go to sleep, it’s likely that they’re never far from some sort of device that needs to be charged up. It’s just the way everyday life has morphed over the last decade.

By the year 2020, there will be just over 34 billion devices globally connected to the Internet. To put this into perspective, the United Nations’ data shows that as of the end of 2017, the world’s population stood at 7.6 billion. So all else being equal, this means that if every person on earth has approximately 4.5 devices on them on a regular basis within the next two years.

In order to provide support to all of these connected devices at the necessary level and frequency, Facility Managers and General Contractors will need to significantly alter their approach to power access.

While the basics of building out a new structure have likely remained the same for some time, the overwhelming demands of people everywhere requiring access to reliable power at any time for any device is a serious issue that needs to be tackled.

Installing a few outlets per room is no longer sufficient.

When working together to construct a new structure, here are a few things Facility Managers and General Contractors may want to consider:

Digital lifestyle’s constant evolving nature demands space flexibility and power agility

Expensive traditional electrical upgrades or new outlet installs may not be an option

New Outlets: varying rates of $100 to $750 each

Electrician Labor: $1200 to $18,000 depending on the project

Amp Upgrades: $1300 to $3,000 for a 200 amp upgrade

Power solution options should not put a heavy strain on future IT staff

Maximum productivity for building occupants may require a mobile power source

Businesses need a secure option that provides no added liabilities

IT staff needs a clear way to monitor user activities of increased power access points

Software dashboards are a great asset for this

Power options in new construction and upgrades to existing buildings shouldn’t be limited due to expensive labor and likely a good amount of red tape. Clearly, there’s a need for more affordable and flexible power solutions.

As we move forward in creating new buildings and upgrading current places of work, education and play, Facility Managers and General Contractors have a lot to think about in terms of power – something most of us likely take for granted.

To learn more about Omnicharge’s power solution for today’s organizations, please check out our Omni Power Station and schedule time to speak with our consultants today.