March 2020 Content Feature: Technology

Technology continues to evolve and advance across the built environment, continually reshaping the approach and job responsibilities of facility managers and other facility professionals. Stay up-to-date on the latest trends such as IoT, AI, machine learning and more.

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Integrating BIM with FM at NASA LaRC
Learn how the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) integrated building information modeling (BIM) to review processes related to data collection and handover from the design/build construction team to NASA's facility management group. The project established integration between the NASA New Town AOB1 project's BIM Models and NASA's LaRC IBM Maximo CMMS, and evaluated the effectiveness of the integration by applying quantitative and qualitative metrics.

The Future of Office Space Security
Technology is transforming how we socialize, work and play. Office space security is riding that wave for a smarter, safer, more connected workplace. See how current technologies are driving the future of office space security, including hands-free access, using cameras as virtual eyes and brains for video analytics and surveillance, and creating seamless visitor management experiences.

Quantifying the Effect of BIM and COBie for FM
This paper investigates the effects of using building information modeling (BIM) and construction-operations building information exchange (COBie) data for facility management in Texas A&M Health Science Center buildings.

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Facilities Technology Trends and Buying Best Practices
Recent research of facilities decision-makers revealed that nearly all agree technology will be essential in the next five years. But many are challenged by roadblocks to securing approvals. This research report shares insights and industry trends about the value facilities leaders place on technology, and their belief about how it will influence team performance and effectiveness.

How IT Has Transformed the FM Industry
New technology systems are helping FMs deliver with increased effectiveness a continuous process of service with continuous improvement assessments that help their businesses achieve their goals.

Episode 26: Opportunities in Real Estate and Technology - An Inspirational Career Journey with Katy Redmond
Mike Petrusky visits the JLL office in Washington, D.C. and asks Katy about the latest workplace technologies and trends impacting the future of work. Mike and Katy discuss the need to always be teachable and the power of continuing education and networking at industry communities like IFMA and CoreNet Global. They talk about data management strategies and the practical application of AI, IoT, and other workplace technologies when seeking to deliver data-driven decisions in our organizations.

Evolving Technologies for BIM-Enabled Projects
This collection of building information modeling (BIM) presentations discusses changing technologies for BIM-enabled projects, addressing select BIM and O&M systems: Autodesk, EcoDomus, FM Systems and Onuma.

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How LED Lighting and Lighting Control Technology Can Reduce Energy Usage and Save Money
The intention of this article is to introduce important concepts about lighting and the many financial benefits of implementing an upgrade, so you can pass basic information to your colleagues, supervisors, and contacts.

5 ways to improve the employee experience when using meeting room technology: Avoiding hitches, glitches and fumbles
Whether meeting room technology resides in the FM or IT department, it doesn't matter to your employees - they just want the technology to work. This article outlines ways in which companies can enhance the employee experience when using meeting room technology.

Technology and the Workplace of the Future
Review of FM technology components driving strategy and change in the workplace, including a brief description of traditional and emerging technologies available to FM and examples of FM processes directly impacted by the technologies described.

Behind the Curtain: How FMs are Impacted by Technology in the New Converged Workplace
A look at how the convergence of data-heavy systems can affect your operational and technological infrastructure, including project navigation tips and keys to facility management success in the converged workplace.

Ten Success Factors in an FM Technology Implementation
Building on the existing focal points of facilities projects (budget, schedule and quality performance), an industry expert outlines ten success factors of FM technology implementation.

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FM Service Management: Technology Essentials for Each Generation
This moderated session will feature a panel of FM and technology subject matter experts from across North America in a discussion and debate. The dialogue will range across a series of topics important for FM today and critical for tomorrow, including leadership, cross-training, skill building, recruitment and the role of technology.

Trends and Issues Shaping the FM Profession
A 2014 presentation of the Corporate Facilities Council on primary and secondary trends that are leading assessment, change, and evaluation in FM.

Setting Yourself Up for Success: FM Technology Implementation Case Studies
Explore the value of planning and implementation, understand the pitfalls associated with failed implementations, and explore FM technology trends and how they impact implementation.


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