Retail competition is growing daily, and the rise of Ecommerce continues to push the boundaries of traditional retail facilities management practices. Modern consumers are willing to abandon entire purchases. If one item or shipping costs are just out of reach, retailers must implement efficient facilities management practices to help keep overhead costs down. Furthermore, efficient facilities managementremains crucial […]Read More..
While artificial intelligence (AI) makes its appearance at the facilities management dinner table, few facility managers truly understand the value of software in developing an AI-driven facilities management strategy. Facilities managers looking to take advantage of AI for developing better controls and processes, need to understand more about the role of software in creating and […]Read More..
Facilities management is experiencing an industrial revolution in the digital age. Digital technologies are changing the way facilities managers can respond to crises, monitor activities, perform maintenance and manage overall operations. While the development of the Internet may be considered the biggest factor affecting modern facilities management, it is important to remember what the biggest […]Read More..
Smart building solutions and energy management systems (EMS) leverage massive amounts of data to increase brand value and reduce total cost of ownership in modern facilities management. Powered by unique energy management technology, like the Internet of Things (IoT), descriptive, predictive, prescriptive analytics, big data, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and cloud-based technologies, energy management is turning facilities […]Read More..
Keeping costs down is the hallmark of all good facilities management teams, and using predictive maintenance in facilities management can help achieve this goal. Unlike deferred maintenance, predictive maintenance in facilities management maximizes value by identifying opportunities, reducing risks, and proactively addressing maintenance concerns, explains Rebecca Kim of Buildings.com.Read More..
What are the most expensive and critical assets in your business? Probably, they are mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/FP) assets, claims Jamie Cappuccio of AkitaBox. A failure in MEP/FP systems will impact guest experiences, and repairs – even minor – in these systems can cause serious disruptions to your businesses operations. However, smart […]Read More..
Facilities managers today face the challenges of meeting the needs of modern facilities and using new technologies. Traditionally, facilities managers used to focus on problems, not opportunities. However, successful facilities management is gradually moving away from reactive strategies, and it is moving towards a proactive facilities management approach.Read More..
Facilities managers cannot improve what they do not know. As explained by Jamie Cappuccio of Akita Box, keeping historical data in facilities management efficiently, including operations and maintenance manuals, warranty information, floor plans, work orders, and asset information, is essential to staying proactive and avoiding unnecessary costs or expenses in facilities management. It is easy […]Read More..
Understanding artificial intelligence is a complex and simple process. It’s basically all math that’s used to analyze information and make decisions based on defined variables and preferred outcomes. Artificial intelligence in facilities management means eliminating uncertainty and letting computers do the thinking, freeing up time for Facilities Managers, but how will this affect the industry over the […]Read More..
The world of energy management is broad. Facility managers struggle with shrinking budgets, growing responsibilities, and more demand from guests. As explained by Jack McGowan of Buildings.com, energy management analytics empower facilities managers to measure, report, and optimize energy use. Furthermore, they help assets to function at higher efficiencies, and decrease the demand for utilities. […]Read More..