Space Management and technologies stand still for no one. With the industry regularly developing new capabilities, it’s vital organizations keep up to date with the latest advancements to future proof workplaces.
There are several technologies gaining greater traction in Facilties Management (FM) such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. These will significantly impact Space Management and also create new considerations for the built environment. Below we outline the five key changes these technological advancements will have on the industry.
1. DATA CAPTURE THROUGH IOT
IoT devices automate data capture. The deep data sets enabled by IoT technology creates rich records for comprehensive facility analysis.
2. END USER EMPOWERMENT
The use of IoT devices means responsibility can be given to end users to manage their days as they see fit with big data sets being captured for analysis and optimization.
3. SMART CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS
IoT devices are being employed through facilities both passively and through human interaction. Sensors adjust heat, lighting and air circulation dependent on time of day and space usage.
4. AI AUTOMATED ANALYSIS
AI is being used to automate analysis and interactions in a wide range of capacities – from healthcare to finance and even facilities! AI can be used across several FM functions as a cost-effective, reliable alternative.
5. USE OF CHATBOTS
Chatbots can be employed to address document retrieval, answer helpdesk questions and analyze data.