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The Role of Technology in Facility Management

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

Technology has transformed the way Facilities Management is performed, giving FM practitioners with the tools and resources they need to improve facility performance while also ensuring the safety and comfort of building occupants.

Technology is impacting facility management in Nigeria in these 5 major areas:

  1. Asset Management: Asset management: Modern technology makes it easier for facility managers to monitor and control assets including machinery, furnishings, and fixtures. This includes tracking the location, condition, and maintenance schedules of assets, which helps to optimize their use and reduce downtime.

  2. Maintenance Management: Technology is being used to automate maintenance processes, such as work order management, preventive maintenance scheduling, and inventory management. This reduces the time and effort required to manage maintenance activities, improves the accuracy of maintenance data, and helps to reduce costs.

  3. Energy Management: Facility Managers use technology to monitor and control energy usage more effectively. This includes using smart sensors, smart electric meters, automated controls to optimize, track energy usage reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction or convenience.

  4. Space Management: Technology can help facility managers manage space more efficiently, such as tracking occupancy, managing reservations, and optimizing space utilization. This helps to reduce wasted space, improve collaboration, and increase productivity.

  5. Security Management: Technology such as access control, surveillance, and alarm monitoring, CCTV cameras, biometric access control, and intrusion detection systems are used to improve the safety and security of facilities.

Technology plays an important role in facility management by increasing efficiency, lowering costs, and improving overall facility performance.

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