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How Business Can Prepare for Smart Cities

October 6, 2021
Leveraging Smart Environments for Organizational and Community Improvements Businesses have transformed their building operations over the pandemic to optimize health and safety practices and streamline day-to-day functionalities. However, the question stands; where do we go from here? Business operations and office spaces are evolving alongside our needs, and smart environments are evolving the next step…

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How Can Informatics Make the Post-COVID Workplace Safe and Secure?

August 5, 2021
Benefits of Health Data Management During Reopening and Beyond Workplace health and safety has reached new levels of both salience and importance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With reopening plans rolling out everywhere, many employers are scrambling to figure out how to make their workplaces as safe as possible. While mandating physical distancing and masking…

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How Green Buildings Improve Our Health

July 30, 2021
Continuing the Case for Sustainable Design Green building as a design approach emerged around twenty-five years ago as a result of the sustainability movement reaching the mainstream. This inaugurated an entirely new market of design, architecture and technology. Today, this industry is worth a trillion dollars worldwide and is set to expand rapidly. If it…

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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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Move Management Software: What Is It & What Are the Benefits?

July 8, 2021
Optimizing Your Office Moves and More The benefits of move management software may not be evident at first – haven’t paper methods gotten us through so far? In addition, moving is crazy enough – why introduce more new things to complicate matters? We sympathize. However, the multitude of advantages that come with move management software…

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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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