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Where do I get my coffee? Webinar Recording – NOW AVAILABLE

July 13, 2021
JUNE 25, 2021- What do you get when you put an urban planner, an IWMS expert, a geospatial analyst, and a simulation technologist together? A conversation about coffee shops, of course! At least, this is what happened at our webinar on June 25th, 2021. Where do I get my coffee? consisted of a live panel…

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How Effective Space Management Can Save Lives

July 2, 2021
Design Efficiency in Emergency Departments Overcrowding is a common occurrence in emergency departments worldwide. It causes poor patient satisfaction and inadequate care leading to even poorer patient outcomes and increased healthcare costs. Emergency Department (ED) efficiency, therefore, is one of our hospitals’ biggest and most consistent challenges. While shorter patient journey times are associated with…

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How the Pandemic Has Changed Office Space Management

June 29, 2021
Emerging Trends and New Trajectories for Office Spaces When thinking about how the pandemic has impacted office spaces, the first thought for most of us is probably the mass exodus experienced last spring and the normalization of working from home. And for good reason – it has become the norm for the majority of the…

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Identifying Proactive vs. Reactive Maintenance Management Programs

June 25, 2021
Pros, Cons, and How to Make the Switch No organization would say that they reward failure. It even sounds silly. Ironically, with the kinds of maintenance approach that most organizations follow, that is effectively what they do when maintenance only occurs on a run-to-failure basis. Operations have to stop or at least slow, damages need…

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Future-Proofing Entrance Security Now

June 22, 2021
How the Pandemic Has Transformed Building Access Security While the last year and a half has been challenging, the positive side is that the pandemic has made a significant impact on the acceleration of technology advancements. In addition, the unique requirements and environments caused by public health restrictions have actually brought to light new considerations…

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What to Consider When Investing in Lease Management Software

June 21, 2021
And Why It’s Worth It Your office’s lease is probably one of your most significant expenses, and since it is not the most flexible of assets, the best you can hope to do is get the most out of every square foot. However, without the ability to properly manage a lease, it’s nearly impossible to…

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Ventilation in the Fight Against COVID-19

June 18, 2021
Best Practices to Improve Building Safety It is common knowledge that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted via close contact with an infected individual, and key preventative measures are physical distancing, hand hygiene and masking. However, lesser-known is that the virus can also be transmitted over longer distances by aerosols under (un)favourable conditions. The risk of transmission…

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Assessing the Need for In-Office Work During Transition

June 16, 2021
What To Consider Before Setting Reopening Dates As we approach the end of the pandemic, many corporate leaders are putting dates to their reopening plans. Many are eager to have people back in the office they have been paying big bucks for this past year or are merely looking forward to seeing people’s faces again.…

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Women in Facility Management

June 11, 2021
Promoting Gender Equality Across the Industry Unfortunately, the glass ceiling still exists. In many industries yet, women often hold fewer leadership positions when compared to their male counterparts. In facilities management, this is strikingly evident: in the U.S., women only account for 25% of facilities manager positions. To close this gap, young women across sectors…

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Harvard’s 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building

June 9, 2021
How Design Can (And Should) Inspire Wellness Buildings form the context for most of our lives. However, their function extends further than just a roof over our heads. The environments that they enable play a role in ensuring both our physical and mental wellbeing. The key aspects of a building that create and promote health…

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How Digital Data Management Improves Care

June 7, 2021
A Guide to Unlocking the Benefits of IWMS in Healthcare With the amount of data, the vastness of their facilities, and the complexity of the services they provide, it is no wonder that hospitals and other large healthcare facilities often suffer from data management efficiency issues. In addition, as virtual care becomes increasingly prevalent, health…

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How Digital Twins are Transforming Work

June 4, 2021
The Workplace of the Future, Now Virtual reality (VR) is not only for sci-fi films or video games – it is also currently transforming the world of work. Digital twins – virtual replicas of real objects, buildings or systems – are made possible through the use of IoT (internet of things) systems, augmented reality, and…

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Promoting Equality in the Hybrid Workplace

June 2, 2021
Ensuring Equal Opportunities for All Hybrid is the new pink. And we’re almost kidding. Today, it’s everywhere – debates around whether it’s “in” or “out,” whether it’s just a “phase” and “fleeting trend,” or whether it’s truly here to stay. While the debate rages on, it’s becoming more evident that the hybrid office will be…

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Changing Nature of the Office Could Impact Real Estate

May 31, 2021
Opinions Differ on the Future of Corporate Real Estate Just like nearly everything else, office vacancies are at a level entirely unprecedented. Not only have businesses had to shift to remote work due to public health regulations in response to COVID-19, but many have also discovered that their workforce is just as (or even more)…

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