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Building ownership and Facilities Management post Covid-19
25th July 2020
The loss of revenue due to tenants not being able to trade during lockdown, coupled with the loss of tenants who have been forced to close their business due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, heralds the dawn of a new approach to the monitoring, control, maintenance and management of buildings and facilities.
To take the view that once the economy recovers it will be business as usual would be fatal, as it is not going to be the same again after Covid-19. In fact, history does repeat itself, and an ounce of prevention will certainly be better than a pound of cure!
In large commercial buildings, some space may have to be converted to residential space to ensure full occupation as a solution, becoming mixed use buildings.
The way facilities management is to be modernised, is also going to be the key to operating at more cost effective levels. Effective cost management will be determined by the efficient use and sharing of information, utilising a distributed model rather than a centralised one. Scansoft Technologies has been working on this new operational technology to meet the challenges for legacy and new buildings, even before the advent of Covid-19, by means of their unique iBMS Adrenaline and iBMS Mobile solutions.
The iBMS Adrenaline and iBMS Mobile software system will reduce operating costs and ensure a more effective use of resources, while at the same time reducing the business continuity risk that has escalated, leaving building owners and facilities management companies even more exposed.