The opportunities and challenges for FM a future of building management & CAFM systems
For many years building management systems have been closed, expensive and rigid in their design both in the back of house systems and client side. Attempts to integrate with Facilities Management and other systems has been difficult and retrofitting upgrades costly. With the new trends in open source and mobility, the future of the traditional BMS infrastructure is being tested. This presentation will look at the future trends not only in building management systems but also in how home automation is becoming more affordable and open to the Internet of Things. These changes though also raise a number of concerns for users and stakeholders in the built environment. The future will be interesting and Facility Managers need to be at the forefront of changes in technology and the role they will need to play and advice they will give. The presentation will discuss current case studies while hypothesizing about future trends.