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Cloud technology has played an enormous role during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling businesses to stay afloat and facilitating face-to-face communication via the many available video conferencing platforms. This very technology can also be utilised to help facilities teams ensure the safety and security of their premises as well as meeting operational goals.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not just about measuring data and monitoring; it’s about getting valuable information for the users and making the information easily available. It helps people intuitively make right decisions based on said information, making processes flow more easily and efficiently. This is why, with IoT solutions in place, you can give more real-time information for users and the cleaning staff, making the return to the office and other public spaces as safe and easy as possible.
Thermal imaging technologies are gaining increasing visibility in the facilities management sector as firms explore new initiatives to ready workplaces for re-opening. Facility managers are exploring whether it can help them screen out infected people before they enter a workplace.
When the United Nations first set out its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, it became immediately apparent that technology development would play a crucial role - it needs to be built into every part of a building and the way it functions both for current and future occupants.
New ways of working, new platforms and new digital solutions are causing a dramatic shift in the facilities landscape, and FMs need to understand these if they are to adapt to the new paradigm.
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“Alexa, I’m home!” Alexa then locks the front door, activates the lights to my preset scenes, sets the oven to 180 degrees, boosts the heating to 21 degrees (lower in the bedrooms), the coffee starts to percolate, and Ed Sheeran starts to play throughout the home.
How can we turn a smart building into a truly intelligent one? Tony Buckingham, Regional Director at AECOM’s Smart Buildings Group explained how the very latest technology can help us improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability at the Workplace Technology Theatre.
Smart buildings are transforming the facilities landscape, but too many people fall prey to simple misconceptions about them. To help clear the fog and dispel some of these myths, the Workplace Technology Theatre played host to a panel of smart buildings experts.
Ravi Lakhani, Business Development Manager at ENGIE delivered his talk “Connecting Data Unlocks Smart Opportunities” in the Workplace Technology Theatre.
Building information modelling (BIM) has continuously intrigued the FM industry. The many ways in which buildings can be constructed and maintained, how building performance can be understood from BIM data, in addition to how practical it is to implement BIM, are only a few of the questions it brings for Facilities Managers.