FMLink Newsletter — Software — November 23, 2017

FMLink Newsletter — Software & Technology — November 23, 2017

This Software & Technology newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers software and technology news from October 19 through November 22, 2017.


Benchmarking – How to get started (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Commercial real estate unplugged: a roundtable discussion on technology (Magazines » BOMA)
Evaluating and implementing the technology solutions available for today’s buildings

BIFM says this is what you need to consider when you’re choosing FM software (Products and Services » Publications)

What opportunities and challenges do smart buildings bring, and what do they mean for FM? (Associations and Organizations)

Find out how you can maximize the opportunities artificial intelligence brings while minimizing any potential threats (Surveys and Trends)

Explore and modify your facility’s next interior construction project with DIRTT’s virtual reality BIM app — without the goggles (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

What green cleaning can teach building occupants about sustainability? (Sustainability » Ashkin Group)
Ideas to help FMs and the workforce to understand better the importance of sustainability, and apply those ideas both in the office and at home

RICS report shows why managing your building data effectively is key to meeting energy efficiency targets (Surveys and Trends)

Here’s what it will cost to bring school security up to par (Surveys and Trends)


DIRTT prefabricated interior construction

Reducing time, cost and material waste: DIRTT technology-backed prefab construction chosen for San Francisco medical building (Contract Awards)

Streamline maintenance, protect assets, and simplify emergency evacuations — all with Siemens location-based services (Products and Services » Software & Technology)

A robot that docks when needed, self-opening trash bags, and digitally connected tools are just three of the cleaning innovations earning this year’s CMS Purus Awards (Other » Products and Services)

2017 winners for educational furniture, flooring and equipment (Other » Products and Services)

Detect and track hidden weapons when they enter your building with this video integration (Products and Services » Security)

MRI acquisition of Qube expands FM software support for growing global client base (Corporate and Organization » Developments)

Find out the value-creating concepts ISS will use to deliver FM services to 9,000 Deutsche Telekom sites (Contract Awards)

Track tagged assets in a locker with this RFID-based system from Morse Watchmans (Products and Services » Security)

Learn how these digital thermostats can transform older buildings — without ripping out old HVAC systems (Contract Awards)

With today’s IoT-connected systems, experts say cybersecurity in the workplace is not just an IT issue, but an FM one as well (Developments » Security Issues)

Now you can upgrade to an IP-based security video management system but keep your analog cameras and cables (Products and Services » Security)

Cushman & Wakefield to leverage Lucid’s energy management software to keep client facilities running at peak performance (Products and Services » Services)

Learn how technology is transforming maintenance services and affecting their procurement (Surveys and Trends)