Facilities management encompasses many tools and services in order to support the functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment. It integrates people, place, process and technology.
Efficient facilities management can ensure a safe and comfortable work environment for employees. Furthermore, it can make people feel enthusiastic and productive about the work they carry out.
Facility managers make sure that everything about a building is running smoothly and when a problem finally does arrive, they can act and handle the issue. This involves repairs and maintenance.
Facility managers ensure that a company’s equipment and machinery is functioning at full capacity. This helps a company to optimise performance by not being disadvantaged by old and inefficient hardware. They also make sure that a building meets all legal requirements as well as preventing unauthorised access.
Technology has advanced exponentially over the past decade, and this is now being integrated with facilities management to improve its processes.
The Internet of Things (IoT), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital twins are just a few of the main trends that are disrupting facilities management. Such technologies have helped to optimise performance, reduce costs, improve sustainability and boost productivity.
With the adoption of BIM, Twinview’s digital twin platform offers facility managers access to accurate, data-rich 3D models of their operational building whilst using real-time data to optimise property performance.
By providing users with easy access to building information, Twinview can facilitate the management of operations and maintenance of buildings throughout their life cycle.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the working world has generally shifted to hybrid working models allowing employees to work between home and the office. This means that the workplace will need to satisfy new needs. This will place greater importance on facility managers as they will be presented with new challenges such as energy consumption and space utilisation. They must look to facilitate this new way of working.