As science advances and the management of facilities becomes more complicated and data-driven, facilities managers and their teams are turning to new software and technology that will
help them do their jobs.
FMLink curates content that supports facilities management (FM) needs
in the rapidly growing area of facility operations technology and software. We encourage any professional responsible for planning, designing, building, managing, or maintaining workplace facilities to view the latest news, products and trends in software and technology for facility management that can assist in all aspects of their day-to-day life
In the pursuit of optimal building performance and environments, facility managers can use software and technology to benchmark utility spend, plan preventive maintenance tasks, track assets, ensure safety and health compliance, and monitor and control or manage everything from lighting, security technology and HVAC equipment to space usage, indoor air quality (IAQ) and restroom cleanliness and supplies. Software and technology are key components of smart, high-performance buildings.
In this section, you will find articles on topics such as:
- The value of collecting real-time facility data using sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT), building automation systems (BAS), smart buildings, facility condition assessment, asset management, operations workflow, and planning and maintenance software, including computer-aided facilities management (CAFM), integrated workplace management systems (IWMS), computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), and the cybersecurity these systems necessitate;
- Software and technology for healthier workplaces, including tracking safe and sustainable cleaning, infection prevention, and monitoring and optimizing indoor air quality;
- Ways to reduce operations costs and boost profitability; integrate and control lighting; reduce energy consumption; and manage facility security, including mobile credentialing, biometric readers and touchless access; the role of robotics and drones in FM, such as for automated floor cleaning, interdepartmental delivery and buildin envelope inspection.