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FMTech Insights: Asset Management - A Live View of the Equipment Fleet

May 16, 2022

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Alexander Manafi is the CEO & Co-founder at ToolSense which allows you to digitize your machine and service management, keeping track of mobile machines (those big machines used in cleaning, for example). It does this through a simple scan of a QR code in the machine which digitizes issue reporting and machine ticketing. ToolSense IOT hardware installed in the machines is a "Plug & Play" IoT hardware that allows you to easily and cheaply network machines from any manufacturer .

FMTech Insights: Asset Management - A Live View of the Equipment Fleet

Currently, there is an increasing awareness...

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FMTech Insights: How can Smart Facilities Management Help Companies with ESG?

May 11, 2022

 

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Michael Grant is the Co-founder & COO at Metrikusa platform that provides insights to make spaces smarter, safer and more sustainable. Metrikus can, among many things: reduce carbon footprint with real-time energy monitoring, ensure energy is only used when spaces are occupied, monitor key indoor air quality in real time and generate smart cleaning schedules based on usage. 

FMTech Insights: How can Smart Facilities Management Help Companies with ESG?

ESG stands for environmental, social and governance, and these criteria are pivotal to the way today’s...

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FMTech Insights: The Future Cleaning Company is a Tech company!

May 09, 2022

 

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Lav Agarwal is the Founder & CEO at SmartCleana Cleanliness and Hygiene Intelligence company and has built IoT & SaaS powered Digital Cleaning solutions to fundamentally change how Cleanliness & Hygiene are monitored, measured and managed in the built environment towards improved health and hygiene standards.

FMTech Insights: The Future Cleaning Company is a Tech company!

It's really not possible to track how old the Cleaning Industry is! People and businesses have hired people to clean for them for probably thousands of years. And ever since Commercial cleaning became a thing,...

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FMTech Insights: How Augmented Reality Really (AR) Becomes a Game Changer

Apr 25, 2022

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Adrian Merkel is the Managing Director at Framence GmbHa hybrid model digital twin platform. With Framence, its more than just pictures as any information from external sources can be integrated into the platform, resulting in very accurate digital twins that replace the need for most physical on-site inspections.

FMTech Insights: How Augmented Reality (AR) Really Becomes a Game Changer

Since Microsoft launched the first HoloLens in 2016, many companies have realized that augmented reality, that is, the expansion of reality with digital content, can become a game-changer in many areas....

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FMTech Insights: Digital Empowerment in Facilities Management as a Drive for Transformation

Apr 11, 2022

 

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Ignasi Casamada is the Co-founder & CEO at Optima Facilityan FM service provider specializing in the management and provision of a wide range of services (Maintenance, Security, Installations, Cleaning, Energy Services, etc.) with over 30 years of experience managing services for clients in the Spanish and international market. It offers a flexible service provider model and adapts to the specific demands of each client -- from a single service individually as a specialist provider, to an integrated FM services under an "Open Facility Management" model. Digital innovation and...

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FMTech Insights: How to Audit Facility Management Tasks & Services in Large Buildings

Mar 28, 2022

 

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Marina Rodríguez Fernández is part of the Marketing Team at Situm Indoor Positioning, which offers Workforce Management thru indoor and outdoor geolocation that enables facility managers to monitor, adjust & check fulfillment of workforce activity through geo-analytics, increase efficiency by re-assigning tasks based on location,  time increase the safety of workforce and security of facilities and many more. Situm also provides indoor navigation for visitors, especially in large numbers and in venues - for sports matches, concerts and airports, etc. - find...

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Digital Empowerment

Mar 21, 2022
Note: Article originally published at the Facilities Management Journal: https://www.fmj.co.uk/digital-empowerment/

Prior to the pandemic, it was to meet the call for sustainability within the built environments where we mainly saw the emergence of innovative technologies. From green materials to sustainable energy, the built environment responded with innovative construction technologies. PropTech solutions emerged to serve better infrastructure and mobility demands, while offering Corporate Real Estate (CRE) managers a host of applications to better serve their tenants.

The FM sector on the other hand played catch-up compared to the rest of the built environment. But that was up until the global COVID pandemic happened.

Now that climate action is becoming a priority for corporations, the facility manager’s role is moving closer to the widespread adoption of digitalisation. 

Nearly two years into the pandemic, we have seen a remarkable transformation on how we...

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FMTech Insights: Why Messaging should be at the Heart of Smart Facilities Management

Mar 14, 2022
 

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Patrick Sim is the Co-founder and Director at FacilityBot, the messaging-first CMMS that allows requestors (building users and FM teams alike) to use their preferred messaging app instead of calling a hotline to report faults, requests for services, requests for desks (hot desking), book common facilities, and many others.

 

Why Messaging should be at the Heart of Smart Facilities Management

In recent years, terms such as Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Smart Facilities Management have become popular. These terms evoke visions of artificial intelligence, data analytics, physical robots, ubiquitous sensors,...

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Humans + Robots: The Way Forward for the Cleaning Industry?

Nov 16, 2021
*This originally appeared at https://www.cleanmiddleeast.ae/top-stories/technology/humans-robots-the-way-forward-for-the-cleaning-industry

There is no doubt that cleaning is among, if not the most affected of the facility management activities during and in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. We saw an accelerated incorporation of autonomous cleaning robots in disinfection and cleaning of floors, particularly in large built environments with high foot traffic like airports, hospitals, and shopping malls. Data from AI company Brain Corp, which holds the distinction of powering the world's largest fleet of autonomous cleaning robots servicing the likes of Walmart in the US, reveal that their robots generated 3.3 million additional hours in 2020. In a study by intelligence firm ABI Research, more than 150,000 mobile robots will be deployed in stores with expected usage growing 46% annually through 2030. The same report projects a 30% increase in productivity in general in the...

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Add value to FM activities via digital FMTech solutions

Nov 16, 2021

Where to Adopt FMTech in Current FM Activities

It is undeniable that the pandemic has upended how built environments are accessed, used, and managed. It has necessitated and accelerated the adoption of digital technology and solutions in facility management. Here are examples of how FM Tech has helped facility managers innovate and address the challenges brought about by the pandemic as well as how FM Tech is shaping the way facilities will be managed in the future:

1. Access Control, Visitor and Workplace Management, Workplace and Workspace Analytics

With the pandemic and the need to observe and comply with health protocols, we see an increasing need for digital solutions like contactless access controls the moment people enter the building. Swiftlane's common area access control solutions are right in this alley. FM Tech Veris, offers a  number of solutions for visitor express check-ins, configurable visitor workflows and advanced real-time analytics. It...

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