Managing and tracking the maintenance of commercial buildings can be a challenging task, but there are tools available to make the process easier. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process of creating and managing digital models of physical buildings, which can provide accurate and useful data to ensure quality management. Planned maintenance seeks to achieve a balance between excessive maintenance costs and too little maintenance, which can lead to downtime and poor service level agreements (SLAs). Additionally, building maintenance and equipment replacement should be seen as an opportunity to increase environmental sustainability and accelerate the energy transition. Predictive maintenance for smart buildings uses continuous monitoring, fault detection and machine learning to detect when equipment failure is likely to occur.
Smart building technology and facility maintenance software give you a more comprehensive view of what's happening inside your buildings. Predictive maintenance takes this a step further by accurately predicting when an equipment failure is likely to occur and aligning maintenance tasks so that they are performed before it occurs. Technology such as smart badges can also help facility management leaders improve the security of company personnel and data by restricting access to a building or parts of a building to only specific people. Overseeing the maintenance of buildings with multiple different services, protocols and regulations is an arduous task for any type of company. Building managers can also add security cameras and office alarm systems to their digitized maintenance lists and programs.