Since then, many improvements have been implemented, both in relation to internal administrative processes, through the modernization of the building over the years, to the incorporation of efficiency initiatives, in order to reduce costs and impacts on the environment.
See some of the main changes spearheaded by Cushman & Wakefield over these 25 years, which have resulted in benefits for the Eluma Building.
- Structural changes, such as changing the process of contracting services, outsourcing and realigning budget controls were the first initiatives implemented
- Modernization of elevators in order to improve the flow of people and reduce maintenance and electricity expenses
- Replacement of patio floors to reduce maintenance costs; roof waterproofinga
- Implementation of a company to treat the artesian well, assuming all responsibility for the water treatment and supply system
- Installation of air blowers with an increase in size in the intake shutter to improve the quality of the indoor air in the offices; installation of 48 fan units
- Removal of the existing fence on the facade for a new fence on 40,000 m² of surface with 04 vertical faces
- Retrofit of turnstiles to modernize the building. The turnstiles were replaced considering the installation of the early call elevator system
- Accessibility adjustments, standards of NBR9050/2004
- New access control, CCTV, security center, renovation of the social hall, modernization of elevators with electronic controls and façade recovery
- Garden retrofit: installation of automated irrigation to reduce water consumption. Exchange of existing plants for native and tropical plants, due to greater resistance, with less maintenance and exchanges
- There was a retrofit of lighting in the Paulista and São Carlos patio garden, with the installation of beacons, reflectors, poles with LED lamps and automation with schedule
- The management meeting room was renovated and a fire system with Wi-Fi detectors, without cabling, was implemented. Currently, the building has smoke and heat detectors, manual call points and sirens, all connected to the access system and elevators of the condominium.
- Renovation and replacement of the cafe by a unit of the Sterna Café franchise
- Renovation of halls and reception: removal of inactive infrastructure and readjustments, including renovation of the bathroom for visitors and users. Structural repairs were also carried out, such as the redoing of all the waterproofing in the lower and upper reservoirs.
- Retrofit of the bus and electrical supply cab and exchange of all energy meters for consumption measurement with more accurate and automated data
- Renovation of the entire fence around the condominium. The pavement of the sidewalks was also replaced by blocks with a permeable and draining function to reduce costs
- Revolving doors in receptions were replaced by automatic sliding doors, which optimized and reduced maintenance and cleaning costs, in addition to improving lighting and natural air renewal in the environment
- 2020, year of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, in addition to all the protocols implemented to prevent the transmission of the virus, the works did not stop. There was a retrofit of the power boards in the common areas and the construction of docks and shipping, creating a specific area for the entrance of services and deliveries, in order to improve logistics, control and security for the condominium and users
- Demolition of the old guardhouse and construction of a new guardhouse and much safer shipping. As a result, it was possible to widen the exit lane, reform the vehicle lock gates, install new throttling sensors and repaint the road demarcation. There was also the exchange of gates and the installation of an automatic release system aiming at the safety of users
- Painting of the 1st basement floor using epoxy paint and non-slip resin. Less periodicity of preventive/corrective painting and optimization of cleaning, and wet cloths or similar can be used
- Implementation of new visual communication with luminous LED signs and totems, with access and guidance indicators and adaptation of reception desks to serve people with disabilities
- Renovation of the skylight located on the vehicle ramp. Replacement of all cuvettes with material that absorbs more light, improving natural lighting in the basement
- Installation of 2 generators of 750KVA each. With the inclusion, in addition to service to the fire system, security center and booster pumps, generators started to service elevators, lighting, security center, with availability of 21KVA for each set to service priority loads
- Deployment of artificial intelligence cameras that detect perimeter intrusion, foreign objects, suspicious activities. This system also includes the installation of loudspeakers, in case communication or warning from the central and monitoring operator is required. The intention is to optimize and reduce costs with surveillance posts.
Antônio Toshiyuki Yashiro, a business consultant in the area of administrative and financial management, follows the work from the beginning and tells how these 25 years of partnership between Edifício Eluma and Cushman & Wakefield have been: ''there are so many remarkable facts that hard to remember each one. For us, Cushman & Wakefield is more than a building administrator, it is a consulting partner that knows what needs to be done to optimize the operational efficiency of the building and how to do it correctly”, he reports.
Cezar Calabró, Operations Portfolio Manager at Cushman & Wakefield and responsible for the Eluma building, talks about the services provided by the company: ''our work comprises the continuous improvement of the asset, with the objective of modernizing and enhancing the property, optimizing and reducing costs and also improve the overall experience for occupants and users'', he says.
He ends by talking about the plans for the coming years: ''among the plans for the next ones are the individualization of water consumption charges, the retrofit of the air conditioning system, the implementation of an automated user registration system and even the installation of charging terminals for electric vehicles'', he concludes.
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