Facility management in the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has acted as an urge for change and the need to pay more attention to facility management. All constructed environments, offices owned or rented, warehouses, shops and services will need careful analysis, as well as custom designs. Now it is the duty of facilities management departments to address protection at their workplace as businesses resume operations and workers return home. In order to keep activities going safely, key aspects faced by facilities managers need to deal with the situation appropriately are recommended communication models, cooperation with relevant vendors and standard operating procedures for pandemic response. 

The role of management of facilities has become more important 

As enterprises start again in an astonishing way, facility management departments need to investigate measures and protocols to help deal with the black swan incidents, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The development and implementation of a strategy to address pandemic related concerns should include a committee composed of facility administrators, finance, businesses, and staff. The HR squad reaches out to the staff to do office duties. Operational units are expected to help deploy an action plan. The facility manager is responsible for managing external buildings. All teams must cooperate to streamline the organization’s operation. 

In order to exchange news and information surrounding the business with staff, clients, and vendors, a well-specified contact channel should be set up. Companies can develop contact procedures such that workers are informed on developments including installation closures, reopening facilities and security protocols. The range of facilities will increase and become more comprehensive since the epidemic would be addressed with a different set of rigorous criteria. Services for cleaning and food production are expected to have to be updated. 

Facility reconfiguration 

There are numerous ways to use digital twins as we increasingly start emerging from our homes. When workers go back to work, office facilities will probably see a huge change. Understanding how to reconfigure the workplace to handle the amount of room each employee needs in order to retain social distance can be achieved by virtually changing and rearranging rooms using a digital double. It would be necessary to rapidly adapt areas to satisfy evolving requirements to minimize business risks. 

The digital twin system can be used to reconfigure persons and space in a hospital or building that may theoretically act as a hospital to permit COVID-19 research, before non-COVID-19 patients enter or separate. In addition, the characteristics of a facility can be attached in a way which provides operators the ability to monitor work orders and check that the assets are in line with the criteria. 

Readying Facilities for the New Reality 

The lack of sales in this recession is a real problem for companies; it is better to get people together if it is all finished than it is. To return to a new normal — while enabling teams to function efficiently — means to consider the buildings and spaces and the technologies available. BIM or digital twin management models provide one approach that enables continuous remote work and the re-imagination of internal spaces to prepare them for the modern reality. 

Artificial Intelligence and smart technologies 

Intelligent technology accelerates nearly every component of construction automation. The daily work of FM providers will be intelligent and reliable by using the technology. The automation of business parks, offices, shopping centers, apartment complexes and warehouses and other public areas is possible across a range of smart technology. With the aid of these emergent technologies, facilities management can maximize their working time and provide a safer atmosphere for inhabitants of the facility. 

In the post-covide age, smart technology will become more important because facilities are gradually occupied and better control and intelligence are required in order to manage houses in a complex and varying occupancy environment. Speedy improvements, remote control, processes and data analytics can lead to productivity in this changing occupancy. The idea of intelligent buildings encourages management to rediscover the use and incorporation of buildings in a unified environmental framework. Every building asset or system, such as lighting, cameras, locks, HVAC devices, doors and CCTVs, has an unparalleled identity and is completely embedded into the network. Artificial intelligence and IoT technology can boost operating performance by enabling remote control and monitoring facilities and building maintenance. 

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