9 Megatrends That Every FM Provider Should Know

Some of the most important conversations surrounding the FM industry today revolve around trends that will allow us to future-proof our businesses. How can we structure our processes and society today, in order to withstand the impacts of tomorrow? By analysing trends and tendencies to create future scenarios. For years, megatrends have identified fundamental external driving forces that impact every level of society with a high degree of certainty. They have shaped the world and will continue to shape our future, but which megatrends will impact the global FM and services industry towards 2020 the most? Here are nine important megatrends and two FM and services industry-specific trends to consider.

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Managers Need to Keep up with Changing Technology

Keeping up with the latest building technology is difficult, due to the huge number of advances every year. But if maintenance and engineering managers do not keep up, they risk missing opportunities to decrease costs and improve tenant comfort and staff productivity.

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Five Tech Trends Impacting Facility Management

From virtual reality to drones and AI, developments in the broader technology space have increasing relevance and presence in facility management.

  1. Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
  2. Drones
  3. Robotics
  4. Wireless Protocols
  5. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

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2018 Awards of Excellence Call for Nominations

We welcome all of our members to nominate a project, process, innovation and/or individual in one of our three awards categories, INDIVIDUAL, BEST PRACTICES, and a new category this year OPERATIONAL INNOVATION in our 15th Annual Awards of Excellence.  The deadline for awards submissions is March 16, 2018.  All nominated BEST PRACTICES projects must have been completed within 2017.  All nominated OPERATIONAL INNOVATION processes/innovations must have been implemented within 2016 or 2017.

Once all awards have been nominated, we will conduct a People’s Choice voting period as well.

Need help on pulling together a great nomination?  Check out this blog post and watch this webinar for all of our “winning nomination” insights!  All nominations can be submitted online at www.awards.ifmaboston.org.

Click here to download this year’s call for nominations.