IoT in FM – The Next Step
Buildings and cities are becoming instrumented and “smart” with factors such as energy efficiency are becoming a key consideration.
During the construction of modern buildings, technologies such as BIM and VR are commonly adopted. Whilst we are seeing increasing use of technology during the ‘build’ phase of facilities, the emphasis is shifting to ‘run’. For this reason, BIM can work alongside Maximo to ensure a building is fully understood from a maintenance perspective – before it is built.
BPD is leading the implementation of connected assets. A huge variety of sensors are now available at low cost. These can work alongside existing machinery capable of interfacing with the IBM IoT platform that BPD works with. This enables FM companies to intelligently use and analyze data from these sensors to achieve more cost-effective maintenance of facilities whilst reducing downtime and failures.