Using technology has been more prevalent than ever before, with many people working from home and meeting with friends over video conferencing systems. Your strata committee may be meeting online and body corporate may be expecting more data to be applied in day to day processes. 

This quick transition intertwining technology with everyday life has made many businesses reconsider how they run their processes and how technology can fit into their business. 

Shifting back towards normal life does not mean we should move away from technology again. For facility managers, there are a variety of tools that can be leveraged for more efficient teams and better response times. 

Facility Management Technology includes: 

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology
  • Data Collection 
  • Smart Building Technology
  • Wearable Technology
  • Facility Management Software
  1. Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology

Using digital models of physical buildings, this type of technology can help with visualising the components of a space. It is good for maintenance planning or changes to the design of a space. It can additionally help with keeping track of structural issues such as with walls and windows. This type of technology helps managers to make informed decisions on any changes with a visual element.

After COVID-19 this kind of technology can help building managers to make the visual changes that occupants may have complained about during lockdown. Taking these superficial changes into account is not always possible, however when it is it should be done. 

  1. Data Collection

Data, data, data! We all know that it exists, but collecting and analysing it can be the challenge. Using data to make more informed decisions can help a facility manager to create a better space to work and live in. Data collection can include temperature control, foot traffic numbers, efficiency of work orders and even tracking the number of confirmed or isolated COVID-19 cases in a building. As we return to normal life, data collection such as this can help to keep people informed and safe.

  1. Smart Building Technology

Using smart building technology helps a manager to automatically control elements such as lighting, heating and cooling with devices. Smart technology also monitors environmental factors such as temperature and moisture, which helps with understanding if changes need to be made. 

Smart technology also provides data to building managers and caretakers which can be utilised to make more efficient choices. Overall, this type of technology can help improve how a facility is run. 

  1. Wearable Technology

A pretty straightforward option, but wearable technology is essentially a category of technology that is worn on the body, such as smartwatches. Technology like this can help a facility manager improve the quality of security of their personnel and collect work pattern data to find any inefficiencies. Of course, this type of technology should not be used to micromanage, instead it should be used in a means that benefits all those on a team. 

  1. Facility Management Software 

Using a facility management software such as MYBOS can help facility managers to improve the day to day processes of their team and create a better system of communication between staff and occupants. Take control of budgets and maintenance plans, with technology that keeps track of all running issues. It is important to use this type of technology regularly in order to get the best out of the system. To learn more about multiple other features of MYBOS and how they can help you with building and facility management, visit mybos.com today and start your free trial. 

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