FMLink Newsletter — January 22, 2018

FMLink Newsletter — January 22, 2018


From AI and IoT to robots and drones, IHS Markit identifies eight top technologies that will change the way we do business in 2018 (Surveys and Trends)

How big data transformed the management of 300+ buildings in Philadelphia (Case Studies » ARCHIBUS, Inc.)
Find out how Philadelphia turned a nightmare of bad paperwork, backlogged data and incomplete work orders into citywide success

Get the best possible return on your facility investments by using APPA’s new Total Cost of Ownership standard (Products and Services » Publications)

5 ways to improve the employee experience when using meeting room technology: Avoiding hitches, glitches and fumbles (Workplace Strategies » WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS)

Learn the value in terms of property costs and lives saved by using just these two natural hazard mitigation strategies (Surveys and Trends)

If your company is looking for extra office space, you’ll have a slightly better chance now, finds CBRE (Surveys and Trends)

Learn what the National Institute of Building Sciences thinks the building industry needs to do to meet the challenges of the future (Surveys and Trends)

Is that boiler or furnace you’re looking at really energy efficient? How does it compare to other brands? Find out in AHRI’s all-new HVAC certification directory (Products and Services » Publications)

What to do first? PRSM’s new damage survey tool helps retail FMs assess the status of their stores and prioritize recovery efforts after a natural disaster (Products and Services » Publications)


Happening this week

Jan 22 – Jan 24 : International Air-conditioning/Heating/Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo); ASHRAE Winter Conference 2018

Posted this week

Mar 15 – Mar 16 : World Workplace India 2018 Conference and Expo

Mar 21 – Mar 22 : Data Centre World


IT infrastructure

See how ISS is offering simple, centralized integrated facility services for this international production company while tailoring solutions to individual sites (Contract Awards)

See whether your city is on this list for climate action, and how the awardees’ projects are affecting buildings around the world (Developments » Industry Awards)

Whether you’re transporting heavy furniture or unwieldy equipment, see what this lightweight but powerful platform cargo lift can do (Other » Products and Services)

See how a new Sodexo partnership with tech company Huawei is expected to reduce client operating expenses (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Power access wherever it’s needed — Legrand power units add outlets and USB charging capabilities to any furniture (Energy » Products and Services)

Ever wished there were a Google-search for video? This AI-powered search engine for security and surveillance video does the trick (Products and Services » Security)

If you’re in the military facilities field, this partnership could smooth your way into a position in the educational facilities field (Associations and Organizations)