Our team knows how critical it is to keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening out there in the world. We try to stay current with topics that are important to not only our company but to our customers, partners, and the world in general.

Here are some of the more interesting and relevant articles we are reading this week.

  1. More Facilities Management Providers could be prosecuted in fire breaches as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire – Will facilities management providers be more liable to prosecution for fire safety breaches as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire? Health and safety solicitor, Kizzy Augustin, thinks they will.
  2. Connected Buildings Increase as Companies Prioritise Advantages – Even so, only 30% of managed buildings have deployed connected building software
  3. (Podcast) Latest security trends in parking garages, retail and schools – What’s going on in security is a top concern on the minds of facility managers and owners.
  4. Four tips to project outdoor workers from heat illnesses – Now that the summer temperatures have arrived in full force, keeping your outdoor workers safe is a priority.
  5. Deferred Maintenance Closes University Buildings – The University of Missouri is cutting down on building space by closing, selling, and demolishing ageing buildings to reduce maintenance costs in response to budget cuts for higher education.
  6. The amenities tenants really want! – ”It’s not just about a desk and a chair anymore, and the evolution of what tenants need and want puts more pressure on building owners and facilities managers to provide and deliver amenities that will attract and retain top talent.”
  7. Is your company committed to digital transformation? – According to a recent LNS research study, your company must get these five things right in order to be a digital transformation leader.
  8. It’s time for strategists to stop thinking about value chains and start thinking about systems – “Customers, for example, are no longer passive recipients of the products and services, which store value produced by others. Instead, they actively participate in creating value.”
  9. Can green buildings really help combat climate change? – “Green buildings work to slow the effects of climate change through their energy efficiency and their promotion of greater green and sustainable communities.”
  10. 5 Innovative Ways AI Is Charting New Territory – “The benefits of AI could be huge—potentially adding $13 trillion to the global economic output between now and 2030, according to a McKinsey study. Plus, some 61% of businesses said they found ways to use AI in 2017, according to a report from Narrative Science and the National Business Research Institute.”

I hope you find the articles as useful and interesting as we did!