1.09 Space Utilization in Real Time - How Sensors and the Internet of Things are Providing Essential Data to Support New Ways of Working.
Thursday, October 4, 2018 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Venue: Charlotte Convention Center - West Wing
Room: 209AB
Dates: October 4, 2018 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CST
For decades, facility managers and planners have relied on guesswork to know how workspace is actually utilized. The problem has become acute as new ways of working are resulting in offices and cubicles remaining mysteriously unoccupied for many hours in a given day. The Internet of Things is ushering in exciting new technologies that are providing real-time data on how workstations, offices and meeting rooms are actually used. For the first time, facility managers have reliable data to evaluate new workplace approaches like hoteling and shared desking. Conference and collaboration rooms can be sized for real needs rather than crude estimated requirements. Motion sensors, heat sensors, cameras that can accurately count occupants, wifi-enabled location tracking, trend analysis and floor-plan heat maps are providing the data needed by workplace strategists to achieve dramatic improvements in workplace efficiency and effectiveness. The session will explore a range of emerging technologies that will transform the interaction of people and buildings. Case studies showing how organizations are using this technology today will be shared and the session will explore the real issues of personal privacy raised by these technologies.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Understand the current state of sensor technology.
Learn how other organizations have used sensors to analyze new ways of working.
Understand the pro’s and con’s of different technologies – reliability and battery life are important.
Understand how other organizations are dealing with personal privacy concerns raised by these new technologies. Is big brother watching?
Levels of Learning
200 level
Topic Category:
Mr. Michael Schley, Founder, FM:Systems, FM:Systems Group, LLC