It’s hard to prepare for global disruption. But it’s good to
know that other real estate and facilities management professionals have found
ways to reimagine and create a safer, more efficient workplace, even in the face
of huge challenges:
It doesn’t matter if
they’re facing hurricanes, earthquakes, floods or pandemics, the United
States Air Force has to keep its 110,000 assets including 43,000 buildings,
operating at peak efficiency. Hear why TRIRIGA is mission-critical to their
“We can do business smarter, faster and better, and ultimately
cheaper for the taxpayer.”
Rob Morgan NexGen IT
Program Manager U.S. Air Force
When 95% of employees
suddenly shifted from the office to working from home, the IBM Global Real
Estate team was ready with critical space utilization data that made
handling this unprecedented move easier.
“We truly would have a really hard time navigating through this
Marianne Flores Director Global Real
Estate Operations IBM Global Real Estate
EY, one of the world’s
largest professional services firms, has positioned themselves to
effectively manage change and deliver on the high expectations of today's
workforce. How? By expecting the unexpected and using the right technology.
“You do have to expect the unexpected when you're working in
Sandra Corkern Workplace Management
Leader Ernst & Young
Listen to how these iconic names are addressing some of the
biggest challenges they’ve ever faced by attending TRIRIGA Academy, a free and
on demand online learning event.
As you build your return to the workplace strategy, one of the
most important metrics you need is occupancy utilization.
Whether your workforce has shifted from corporate cubes to
home-based, or you offer essential services that require fully operational
buildings, you need to know who is using your space, at any time, all the time.
Key questions to ask:
Who is occupying my facilities and when?
Are there opportunities to consolidate space?
Should we reconfigure or repurpose existing space?
If you’re making critical space decisions with manually
intensive work and less-than-perfect data, now you can harness your information,
make informed decisions based on real-time occupancy insights, and react quickly
to changing business demands.
IBM TRIRIGA and Cisco have teamed up to give you the tools you
need to deploy location sensing using your existing WiFi network infrastructure.
Scale quickly and get faster, more accurate occupancy insights. It’s the fastest
way to reimagine and streamline your spaces.
Preparing your facilities to be their safest means rigorous
and constant adherence to new standards. That can lead to new projects.
You may need to:
Install high-efficiency air filters, hand sanitizing stations, no-touch
trash cans, barriers between desks or workstations
Provide access to Personal Protective Equipment
Increase air ventilation rates in the work environment
Install new signage
Reconfigure spaces for social distancing protocols
You may also need to enhance your maintenance and operations
routine tasks including:
New maintenance, cleaning and disinfecting protocols
All of these — while necessary — take resources at
a time when your company might be facing economic challenges.
A capital planning tool can help. The most effective capital
planning starts with a comprehensive view of your current infrastructure. Then,
you can include any new efforts you need to take, track those along with your
other ongoing costs of repairs and scheduled maintenance. You’ll have a holistic
picture that lets you predict maintenance, refurbishment, or replacement
timelines and cost.