WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2019
UAE-based Eltizam Asset Management Group subsidiary Tafawuq Facility Management says its newly launched Tafawuq GO maintenance mobility solution will lead to “a substantial reduction in paper use and printing cartridges in line with the company’s technology investment programme, environmental goals and innovation agenda.”
Managing each job on their mobile device, technicians will now have the ability to access detailed maintenance instructions and scan equipment and upload images whilst assessing health, safety and environment (HSE) risks prior to starting a new job.
It is part of Eltizam’s $5 million investment into next-generation property technologies over next three years to as part of its accelerated ‘Vision 21’ business transformation programme. A move it says will transform it from a growth to a customer company.
“We are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in how technology is used to manage the built environment and make our cities smarter. The UAE is leading the way in the smart transformation of cities, and we at Eltizam are working hard to stay ahead of the curve,” said Chris Roberts, CEO, Eltizam Asset Management Group.
Tafawuq GO has been the result of a successful collaboration between the group’s IT, technology and operations teams, said the company in a release explaining its functions. The solution will be issued to all Tafawuq sites and placed on all of its new project deployments.
In a statement it added that key features of Tafawuq GO include: “full integration with SAP; scanning and identifying asset/equipment; ability to upload images and video; monitoring material inventory levels and conversion of voice instructions to text. The implementation of the new system aligns with the ‘Dubai Paperless Strategy’, an initiative by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council to ensure no employee or customer of the government of Dubai will need to print any paper document after 2021.”
“The launch of Tafawuq GO brings us to the forefront of the facilities management industry in terms of technology adoption,” said Mohammed Al Sharaf, COO, Eltizam Asset Management Group. “We apply mobile applications to drive efficiencies, automation and innovation and steer our customers towards the goal of Paperless and Green city vision of the UAE government. Taking our maintenance onto a mobile platform will allow our operations teams to spend more time focused on maintaining client assets and less time on paper-based administration.”
Tafawuq Facility Management offers tailored solutions for communities, residential and commercial towers, individual homeowners, retail space, ports and aviation, IT and data centres and healthcare; and services more than 200 clients and 10 million square feet of real estate.
Source: ME Construction News