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IFMA Slice of Orange Newsletter Feb. 2024

The Best Third-Party Contractor Third party contractors play a vital role in facilities management. They are used for a variety of important tasks ranging from specialty equipment servicing to inventory auditing, compliance testing, routine servicing, and preventive maintenance. What are we looking ...

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IFMA Slice of Orange Newsletter Jan. 2024

There Are Maps and There Are Maps Digital maps for wayfinding, to track assets, to enable inventory audits, for equipment maintenance and services has been desired by virtually every facilities manager that manages large buildings. But the vast majority still use paper maps or static plans, assets ...

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IFMA Slice of Orange Newsletter Dec. 2023

Kiosks for Hospitals Hospitals are unfamiliar places for most of us as we don’t visit them out of choice. They tend to be large buildings with complicated layout and multiple buildings connected by a labyrinth of corridors, elevators, lobbies, and nurses’ stations. So, when we do visit a hospital, ...

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A Better Convention Navigation Experience

Improved Convention Navigation Convention and event management is a unique kind of facilities management responsibility. Usually, they are held in dedicated convention facilities like the Las Vegas Convention Center for example. Many large hotels also have convention/event ...

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IFMA Slice of Orange Newsletter Nov. 2023

Why Settle For A Mere Floorplan? Most facilities managers use paper maps, blueprints, and spreadsheets to do their job. They see tremendous value in digital maps, find assets quickly, to navigate, etc. and many have digitized their floorplan. But a digital floorplan is just the paper version on your ...

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A Product We’re Into: InMapz

Founded by MIT and Caltech engineers, InMapz is a proptech software platform thatcreates digital twins of commercial buildings through an automated process. InMapzintegrates floor plans, mechanical layouts, devices, sensors, and controls into one wholistic digital model of a building. Each element in ...

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IFMA Slice of Orange Newsletter. October 2023

Navigating Event & Convention Facilities Managing facilities that host events presents unique challenges and opportunities for the facilities/event manager.Many large hotels also have convention/event related facilities collocated whereby they can rent out convention halls, conference rooms, ...

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You Want to See Through Walls?

In most buildings, critical pipes carrying water and natural gas; cables carrying data and electricity; ventilation pipes carrying cool or warm air, are all typically hidden behind walls, out of sight. The average visitor to the building, say a hospital, can easily be overwhelmed at the sight of these ...

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IFMA Slice of Orange Newsletter. August 2023.

Would you like X-Ray Vision? Introduction Hidden behind walls, out of sight, critical pipes carrying water, natural gas; cables carrying data and electricity; venti- lation pipes carrying cool or warm air, are the norm in most commercial buildings. The average visitor to the building, say a hospital ...

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Society for Information Display: Innovative Wayfinding Tool Used During Display Week Sets Standard for Conventions

June 13, 2023, 03:01 ET. PR NEWSWIRE: News provided by SID. InMapz provides benefits to attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and organizers. CAMPBELL, Calif., June 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Display Week, hosted by the Society for Information Display (SID) May ...

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