3 Trends of Integrated Facility Management

After the advent of Covid, the business function of facility management has come into the spotlight, and the world has recognized the significance of the role in the organization. Managing a facility seamlessly has become challenging with evolving work models, changing business dynamics, and disrupting work restrictions. Before we jump into the trends that would impact facility management in 2022, there are a few things that one must understand about the role. First, the business function of Facility Management can be different for each organization based on the nature of the business.


For instance, facility management is more about cyber security and online governance for many online businesses. Still, for conventional industrial and commercial business housekeeping, the role can be of actual premise management with all the blue-collar jobs such as gardening, housekeeping, janitorial work, cleaning, and help desk management.


As it is evident that both these roles can have a completely different set of responsibilities, the trends that we discuss can also differ based on the organization’s role. We have identified trends for the conventional facility management role of consolidated blue-collar collared jobs in the organization for this blog. Keeping this as the cornerstone of our research, we have identified 3 trends that a commercial or industrial organization must look out for in 2022:

3 Trends of Facility Management to watch for in 2022

1. Increased integration of technology for governance:

While cyber security is not a part of this facility management role, the role will have a significant need for technology. Generally determined as an information and technology system for the optimized management of a commercial or industrial facility, CAFM or Computer Aided Facility Management is a solution that consists of many different modules.


For instance, CAFM can consist of various modules such as business intelligence tools for data collection, computer-aided designs for interactive floor plans and numerical data representations, and maintenance management modules that provide the ability to plan and predict repairs and maintenance of assets, replacements, and other such works. Also, as a part of the physical premise management, the system can be scaled to connect with the HVAC equipment, lights and other such infrastructure of businesses. With the increasing workplace hygiene challenges and evolving working models, having an integrated and personalized CAFM solution can work wonders for large commercial and industrial businesses.

2. Addressing new regulations and working models:

Although India is currently not in any imminent danger from another wave of COVID, the evolved working environment and remote or hybrid working models are here to stay. Many such organizations have adopted the hybrid working model as their primary option. Thus, there will be an increased need for efficient administration even though the administrative burdens have been reduced significantly. Also, with the new hygiene standards being introduced post-Covid, the compliance and monitoring of blue-collared jobs’ hygiene compliance will need stringent governance. To put it in a nutshell, the working patterns of organizations are evolving, and with changing work scenarios, the need for professional facility management experts will increase in 2022

3. Planned and Predictive Maintenance:

Suppose we observe all the facility management roles closely. In that case, the activities or functions of a facility management team are usually reactive maintenance and not planned or predictive maintenance. This means that the facility managers are typically brought into the picture for problem-solving. With the increased adaptation of CAFM, there has been a paradigm shift in the working methods of facility management, and organizations are looking for facility management experts that can create and regulate planned and predictive maintenance in the facility.


This means that businesses want to plan their maintenance effectively. Therefore, instead of enduring high and unprecedented expenses after the need for maintenance arises, the facility management experts are expected to govern the facility vigilantly and plan maintenance in a way that certain maintenance and repair tasks will be planned and predicted well in advance.


This practice will not only minimize the risk of unexpected expenses and emergencies. Still, it will increase the overall operational efficiency of an organization.


It all boils down to the vision of your Facility Management Experts: Talking about these trends, it is evident that the times are changing. With the evolving facility management standards, the role of facility management experts will also change significantly. RVL provides complete and integrated Facility Management services to its clients and provides dynamic CAFM solutions to our customers.