Category: Maintenance and Operations

With Hybrid Work ‘Here to Stay,’ Can New Tech Boost Occupancy Planning?

Four years following the pandemic, a new survey from JLL finds that hybrid working is now the most common workstyle globally, with 87% of organizations operating with a hybrid program today. Hybrid work has proven to have a lasting impact and is “here to stay,” according to JLL’s new 2024 Global Occupancy Planning Benchmarking Report. The […]

AI Is Key to Hitting ESG Targets for Commercial Real Estate

Editor’s note: FM Perspectives are industry op-eds. The views expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of Facilities Management Advisor. As climate risk grows, so does the urgency around sustainability. 2023 was a year of record-breaking climate events, from sustained warming above 1.5°C to billion-dollar climate loss events. It was also a year marked […]

NYPD Facilities Get $17M LED Lighting Upgrade

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the completed installation of energy-efficient LED lights at New York City Police Department (NYPD) facilities. The nearly $17 million lighting replacements and retrofits will save the city government about $750,000 in annual energy and maintenance costs and will reduce […]

How to Manage Contractor and Subcontractor Risks

Understanding how to manage risks associated with contractors and subcontractors and the importance of safety compliance were just a couple of the critical topics discussed during a recent educational session. Titled “Mythbusting the Top Contractor Risk Management Megatrends of 2024” and sponsored by Avetta, the webinar took place on April 24 as part of Facilities […]

Granite School District Lowers Infection Risk Through Lighting

Schools are considered high-risk environments for the transmission of infectious diseases due to the close and frequent contact and communication that occurs among students and teachers. Environments such as athletic training rooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias, and classrooms can act as sources for the spread of infection. After the historic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the education […]

WATCH: Facility Pros Celebrate World FM Day!

Happy World FM Day! Global FM, a group of facilities management (FM) associations including IFMA, spearheads the annual celebration every May. Held this year on May 8th, the event brings together the FM community and highlights the positive impact that FM professionals have on businesses and people’s lives. To commemorate the big day, Facilities Management […]

Does AI Represent a New Era for Facilities Management?

“Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” is an award-winning movie that won several major industry awards last year. In today’s landscape, this movie title fittingly describes the widespread influence of artificial intelligence (AI) across numerous industries and job functions. AI is seemingly everywhere now, with one IEEE global report ranking it as the most critical global […]

3 Springtime Tips for Energy Efficiency in HVAC

As life outside gets greener, spring is also a good reminder of the importance of green practices in facilities. HVAC systems use 40-50% of a commercial building’s energy, translating to high energy usage and significant greenhouse gas emissions. However, this also presents ample opportunity to find efficiencies. Balancing occupant comfort with sustainability is not always […]

5 Ways Handwashing Habits Have Changed Since COVID

While it’s been four years since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted lives, one behavior has left a lasting impression: handwashing. That’s based on survey findings of more than 1,000 American adults conducted by Bradley Company, a global manufacturer of commercial washroom fixtures. In 2024, the impacts of the pandemic remain—especially in terms of hand hygiene and public restrooms. […]

Report: Top Workplace Challenges Include Tech Adaptation and Physical Security

Ninety-six percent of organizations are encouraging or mandating on-site work with some regularity, highlighting a significant shift back to physical workplaces, according to new research from Envoy. However, organizational leaders face challenges in measuring success and managing their workspaces. The research found that organizations often lack the data and technology to ensure physical security, optimize […]