Future trends for the facilities management industry


How is the industry changing? What are the biggest challenges are on the road ahead? Facilities management was not even recognised as an industry until the early 1980s when the IFMA (International Facility Management Association) was formed. It began as a role that married the physical assets of buildings with the intangible and generally ill-defined collection of services that were performed on and in those buildings.

The paradigm shift: bringing BIM technology to FM


While the concept of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is not new in design and construction, 3D BIM technology is starting to gain traction in facility management (FM) providing real benefits to asset owners and operators over the long-term.

What is the role of FM in healthcare compliance?


Compliance management is often associated with risk management and has an inherent reactive nature, prompting significant effort to ensure scope coverage of regulatory, performance or institutional requirements, when a potential gap is identified.

Digital disruption means you can't be complacent with facility management


When the culture of digital disruption first emerged in the 90s not many people would have anticipated it to stick around. We assumed that when the dot-com bubble burst, like turtlenecks, Tamagotchis and other fads of the era, the concept of digitalisation would fade from memory. The opposite has certainly proven to be true.

ABW, modern workplaces, and challenges for facility managers


Activity based working (ABW) has moved from being a buzzword to becoming a must-have. Most recently, Medibank’s new headquarters at 720 Bourke Street, unofficially Melbourne’s latest landmark, has shown the industry how a well-planned and executed ABW fitout can benefit building occupants and avoid the issues that usually accompany collaborative spaces – niggles around cleanliness, noise and the use of common areas.

Integrated facility services deliver value and savings to the bottom line


Companies are looking at their facility assets and services with an increasingly strategic point of view, and are looking for ways to focus their resources on their company’s core mission and values. Senior leaders are exploring ways to leverage their facility assets and services to support and even enhance their core business while minimising their costs.