Indonesia – In entering the revolution industry 4.0, higher education institutions must anticipate the integrated technology and information development which become the basis of human daily life by adapting the education methods and curriculum with the competitive and efficient industry and business climate including in Indonesia. In responding these challenges, Universitas Indonesia (UI) was proud to be the first university in the country to have this connected control laboratory for smart buildings and grateful of Honeywell commitment and support in strengthening the quality of technical education in Indonesia.
The launching ceremony was conducted on March 1st, 2018 at Engineering Center, Faculty of Engineering UI (FTUI) and attended by H. Mohamad Nasir, Ph.D., Ak. (Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia); Joseph R. Donovan Jr. (US Ambassador to Indonesia); Briand Greer (President of Honeywell ASEAN and Indonesia); Kerry Kennedy (Director of Honeywell Hometown Solutions); Lydia Lu (Vice President of Asia HGR Communications); Roy Kosasih (President of Honeywell Indonesia); Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Anis, M.Met., (Rector of UI); Dr. Ir. Hendri DS Budiono, M. Eng, (Dean of FTUI); as well as representatives from other ministries, agencies, students and faculty members.
This collaboration has added the long history of strategic partnerships and variety of benefit cooperation between Indonesia and the U.S. which has similar values and interests, and strengthen the community relationship between both countries.
The laboratory has two functions; first, to monitor and control directly several building facilities at FTUI with visualization and intuitive interfaces using the concept of cloud-based connected building services, the Internet of Things (IOT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the integration and connection control. Integration capabilities were included electrical control systems for energy savings, access control door with UI card, fire and security system and recording the use of electrical energy.
Second, to conduct simulation and training from the industry’s latest technology in building automation and control system by using advanced module, software and hardware of Honeywell therefore the graduate students will be better equipped for the workforce and industry in constructing smart buildings that are safer, more secure and highly efficient in Indonesia.
Honeywell is a leading company in connected building technology at global market. Since 1974, the company has been part of Indonesia’s development and in 1992 an Indonesian representative office was established to maintain a network of local distribution companies. By the existence of this control laboratory, Honeywell Hometown Solutions was pleased to continue their support and commitment in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in Indonesia and providing Indonesian young generation to sustain the nation’s economic growth.
The Indonesian government expects to continue and improve future global and national partnership in technology development. Indonesian higher education institutions are supported to conduct collaboration with other world class universities to enhance its quality and research. The government was also willing to send lecturers and students from other institutions to learn directly UI’s laboratory technology for knowledge transfer purpose since it can be used for all students in any semester depend on the practicum type. At the end, UI also has a target to design and develop its own building integration system for all smart buildings not only at FTUI but for all UI area.