Make It Click – Embracing Available Data to Improve FM

The facility management industry has grown by leaps and bounds the past few decades; the most significant change being the advance of technology in the built environment. An FM’s inner geek cannot help but get excited when considering the capabilities available at our fingertips in today’s facilities. Expand that purview to include the latest in web-based management systems, building automation, wireless monitoring and 3-D modeling and this explosion is all more exhilarating.

However, that mood is quickly dashed with the realization that while such power and efficiency lie at our doorstep, most facility organizations have yet to truly embrace or leverage them. The FM struggles that have existed for decades encumber us still today.

It is as though we are stuck in a time warp, while technology has blazed light years ahead.

Read more in John Rimer’s article in FMJ HERE