Category: Building Controls

Webinar Watch – Building Evolution: From Smart to Intelligent to IoT

Facility Management Advisor’s exclusive free webinar will center on how to adapt the latest technology, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), for today’s facilities. Thursday, April 28 Webinar | Building Evolution: From Smart to Intelligent to IoT Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored by Turntide and Avetta […]

The Cybersecurity Threats Facing Smart Buildings

The threat of cybercrime impacts all businesses, no matter how big or small they are. The more advanced our operations become through modern software, the more open they are to outside attacks. But advancement is essential for progress, and even the buildings we do our work in are not as simple as they used to […]

What Are Healthy Buildings?

As we head into Healthy Buildings Week here at Facilities Management Advisor, one might ask: “What are healthy buildings?” Healthy buildings involve a variety of categories, including design, cleaning protocols, ventilation, water quality, safety and security, clear communication and signage, encouragement of active occupants, and certification programs. Healthy buildings take on added importance as many workers […]

How Automated Facilities Management Can Improve Your Profits

Today, facility managers face challenges that can jeopardize profits, including volatile utility and operating costs. With geopolitical uncertainty and unprecedented climate events resulting in energy supply vulnerability and soaring energy prices, companies have increased pressure to make their businesses more resilient. For example, during the Texas Freeze of 2021, electricity prices surged to $9,000 per […]

3 Ways Smart Buildings Will Change the Role of the Facility Manager

Smart buildings are becoming increasingly popular. These buildings provide the information needed to make more intelligent and efficient decisions when managing them. And, they continue to bridge the gap between physical assets and digital innovations by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT), data collection, and smart analytics. For FM professionals, smart buildings are reshaping the […]

Today’s Top Challenges for Facilities Management Professionals

The COVID-19 era has been a challenging time for facilities management staff as they focus on extensive cleaning and indoor air quality issues. However, there are several other large issues that have impacted their profession, including The Great Resignation, supply chain shortages, lead time and building commissioning, inflation, environmental sensitivity, and networking. Facilities Management Compliance […]

Most People Remain Concerned About Air Quality Amid COVID, Want Data

People would feel safer with more data on indoor air quality (IAQ) during these trying times, according to a new survey ordered by measurement tech company Vaisala. The survey, which included over 4,000 respondents in the United States, France, Germany, and Finland, was conducted in summer 2021 and studied people’s concerns regarding indoor air during […]

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Report Examines the Global Growth of Intelligent Buildings

The global market for commercial intelligent building (IB) solutions has experienced double-digit growth in the past decade and is slated to keep growing through 2030, according to a new report from Guidehouse Insights. IB solutions assist in remotely managing and controlling multiple building automation systems (BASs), such as HVAC controls, lighting controls, fire and life […]

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Five Post-COVID Themes Among U.S. Facility Managers

Seventy-five percent of U.S. facility managers say COVID-19 has caused them to permanently rethink how their facility operates, according to survey findings released by Honeywell. The report also says nearly 6 in 10 respondents are more likely to invest in indoor air quality optimization and other healthy building solutions, while 7 in 10 are now […]

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Why Smarter Workplaces Will Help Us Recover Faster

With an estimated 2.7 billion people (or 80% of the global workforce) having been affected by COVID-19-related lockdowns, returning to work isn’t an event; it’s a process of recovery, efficiency and resilience. For businesses to survive the present and thrive into the future, they will need to adopt technological advances that will help them work […]