Finding innovative approaches to age-old problems is essential to growing your business and staying ahead of your competitors. Undoubtedly, technology developments over the past several decades have been central to accelerating innovation at every level of society. No matter the size of your business or the industry in which you operate, technology can help you build a better business. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the latest industry developments and explore how they’re changing the way organizations manage their facilities.
Facility Management Automation
By integrating machine learning and artificial intelligence into their broader facility management platforms, businesses are streamlining day-to-day operations. Machine learning enables building management systems to collect and analyze facility data without requiring direct human intervention. With this data, a building automation system (BAS) can continually optimize building operations by controlling HVAC systems, lighting, and security systems and minimizing overhead expenses. At the same time, automating facility management systems frees your team to focus on mission-critical tasks without the interference of more mundane tasks.
Building automation systems are made all the more robust and capable with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT devices are more affordable than ever and allow you to monitor and analyze just about any aspect of your facility’s operations. From gauging humidity levels and foot traffic to tracking the number of particulates in the air, IoT capabilities take the possibilities for facility management to the next level by offering virtually limitless ways to understand how your building operates on a daily basis. At the same time, IoT devices enable your team to turn microdata into macro insights that can drive decision-making at every level.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Platforms
Building information modeling (BIM) solutions offer you access to a digital model of your physical building. BIM technology allows you to visualize and understand your facility in new ways. With BIM rendering, you can reorient structural elements like walls, windows, and other assets to explore how switching up your facility layout could better suit your team’s needs. At the same time, BIM delivers the ability to refine maintenance plans and space management strategies to develop a cutting-edge facility management department.
Start Exploring How Much More Technology Could Be Doing for You
Whether you’re interested in how a team of automation consultants can help your organization operate more efficiently, or you just want to explore ways technology can simplify facility management, contact HEXA Engineers today. Our automation and manufacturing consultants work with your team to clarify which processes are ripe for automation.
From there, our team works with you to design, deploy, and refine an automation solution around your unique workflows and growth goals. With HEXA, you can be confident you’re optimizing organizational productivity today while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.