Exciting things are happening in the realm of facilities management technology trends. The standards, Facilities Managers use to oversee vast portfolios, is increasing, and to the modern Facility Manager can significantly accomplish more today than the predecessors of only a few years ago. According to Service Channel, the top facilities management technology trends will enable multi-disciplinary approaches to facilities […]Read More..
Machine learning in CRE spaces is one of the most exciting ways new technology is changing the facility management landscape. On the surface, machine learning appears to be an end-all solution to energy efficiency and basic business needs. However, machine learning is much deeper than that, and Facility Managers need to understand what machining learning […]Read More..
Digital transformation is not a new concept, but digital transformation in the commercial real estate (CRE) space is often overlooked. CRE providers are turning to new technology to meet the growing demands of tenants and their consumers. CRE Facility Managers need to understand the current state of digital transformation in the space and what it […]Read More..
The potential of data-based facilities maintenance is expanding. Augmented intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data, Analytics, and SaaS are changing how Facilities Managers handle everything. Meanwhile, inflation continues, and Facilities Managers are faced with budget cuts. As the world prepares for the colder months, Facilities Managers have an even more significant challenge. They need […]Read More..
Finding real-world savings in facilities management brings to mind many topics. Technology, efficiency, a partnership with organizations, and other factors affect the spending profile of facilities management departments. With so many factors involved, Facilities Managers have implemented robust, standardized practices to ensure nothing is overlooked. Unfortunately, this rigidity creates some additional problems, and Facilities Managers […]Read More..
The use of predictive maintenance in facilities management can dramatically lower facilities spend, especially when applied to antiquated assets. Its value continues when assets are upgraded or replaced, extending their life expectancy, and lowering total cost of ownership. Also, predictive maintenance is not necessarily limited to high-cost assets either. According to Dan Hounsell of FacilitiesNet, […]Read More..
The use of proactive approaches can reduce facilities spend and streamline operations, reports Jerry Kokos of the Boston Business Journal. The application of wireless technology in facilities management carries numerous benefits over traditional management practices, including low-costs, brand consistency, better visibility into assets and simplified facilities management. Wireless capability is a symbiotic technology to the […]Read More..
Digitizing facilities management is quickly becoming the standard practice. Companies are turning to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription models and web-based controls for their facilities management department. Unfortunately, digitizing facilities management can open the door to cyber-vulnerabilities. However, understanding this risk and using managed services can ensure your improvements do not become […]Read More..
The problems with deferred maintenance are well-documented, and knowing what to do in order to prevent deferred maintenance during the winter is crucial to continued productivity. During the winter, spikes in plumbing repairs or other facility assets that are susceptible to damage from cold temperatures can be mitigated through an effective plan for winter facilities management maintenance. To […]Read More..
Lean Six Sigma is not a new principal, but its application in facilities management is still relatively new. By definition, it can help Facilities Managers reduce spend. Moreover, according to Tracy Carbasho of TradeInc.com, the usefulness of Lean Six Sigma can be applied to any work order process. It provides a data-based approach to identifying […]Read More..