Facility management trends of 2022

The facility management industry is constantly evolving, and new trends are emerging all the time as more and more businesses come to rely on digital solutions to increase work and energy efficiency, alongside employee satisfaction. 

Here are five of the most significant facility management trends that we anticipate will take hold in 2022 and beyond.


  1. Data-driven 

In an increasingly data-driven world, it’s no surprise that facility managers are turning to ‘Big Data’ to help them make informed decisions about their operations. 

By harnessing the power of real-time analytics, facility managers can optimise resources and identify potential problems before they arise – reducing equipment downtime and costs in the process. 


  1. Smart building technology

One of the most exciting facility management trends of 2022 is the growing adoption of smart building technology. 

This refers to a range of technologies including energy and automation systems that can be used to manage buildings more effectively, especially with the aid of sensors to control temperature, lighting, and even occupancy levels for increased comfort and sustainability. 


  1. Hybrid working

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organisations to rethink their approach to work, with many employees now working remotely on a full or part-time basis. 

Therefore, facility managers will need to look for ways to accommodate a hybrid workforce.  This could involve space management software to reserve meeting rooms for collaborative work, augmented reality headsets to create more immersive experiences on and off-site, as well as integrated mobile apps for greater connectivity. 


  1. Adopting sustainable practices

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue for facility managers, as they look for ways to reduce their environmental impact. There are a number of sustainable practices that facility managers can adopt, including energy-efficient lighting, water conservation, and waste reduction.


  1. Emphasis on predictive maintenance

Finally, one of the most important facility management trends of 2022 is the shift from reactive to predictive maintenance. 

By using data analytics and machine learning, facility managers can analyse anomalies and predict issues beforehand, allowing them to take proactive measures which will extend asset lifespans, minimise workforce disruption and reduce repair costs. 


If you’re in need of a trusted and experienced facilities management company in the UK contact the hebs Group, where we strive for continuous improvement and professional development across all departments including construction and maintenance

Call 0151 236 0707 for more information. 

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