Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80CompTIAWorld | SPRING 2017 42 Mobile working or hot desking – in which an employee moves from desk to meeting room to lounge area to desk – helped build the backbone of the overall design. For example, most floors of the building accommodate about 140 people but only have 100 desks. There are breakout co- working areas throughout the space, encouraging constant movement and collaboration. This meant that wireless networking needed to meet a constant flow. The building’s overall IT design was driven by five core concepts: integration, seamlessness, adaptability, streamlining and ease-of-use. Each technological touchstone ­ – from paperless cloud computing and storage to the ability to reserve a conference room that automatically sets itself up with the most applicable technology – was thoughtfully designed and integrated into a single digital experience. Features like touch panels, displays, speakers and microphones are all integrated into a controlled system that also operates according to eco- friendly LEED-designated protocols. “The biggest challenge,” Brooman said, “was how the packages would be procured.” A smart, eco-friendly project meant having to navigate partners that might not otherwise work together. In the old days, access-control and AV might have been the pinnacle of tech design. Fast- forward, and the UBM building brings together a full range of systems that not only meets the client’s highly specific needs, but can also evolve and maintain an all-important level of security. So How Does It All Actually Work? It all starts with a passport. Each employee gets one and slips it into a reader to start the day. The passport is the key to the kingdom, so to speak, allowing employees and guests alike to be tracked internally. Yes, Big Brother is watching at UBM – and he’s also a step ahead in some cases – creating wholly customized workspaces that change from day-to-day and hour- to-hour depending on people’s needs. Much like technology itself, “buildings have become the tools used to get work done,” Brooman said. “We’re seeing it at a corporate level with people asking, ‘How can we better use our space?’” Two tough questions he asked from the beginning and kept asking were: who uses what technology and who will be responsible for it as it moves forward? He knew that no matter how many pretty features might be added to make UBM the success story he intended – the space would have to work well and function securely. Period. “Buildings have become the tools used to get work done,” Brooman said.