This category invites entrants from the innovative application of systems or technology in workplace and facilities management . Its scope is wide and can relate to service delivery, use of space, management of resources or any other area where technology has been employed to improve service delivery. The primary measure of success will be how the system or technological innovation was developed (technology utilised) and how it improved processes and/or productivity or how it addressed a problem or challenge.
Lead Judge: Andrew Smart
Finalists in the Innovation in Technology and Systems category of the IWFM Awards 2019 are:
My Day – Workplace Experience App, EY and ISS
A smartphone solution designed to improve workplace experience by bringing together a number of different systems and workplace comfort information into one workplace application. The My Day app is integrated with a number of pre-existing systems, as well as collecting data from installed IoT hardware around the workplace, improving the efficiency and interaction with the full suite of workplace services.
Delivering world-class VIP visitor experiences, Gregory Blondeau
Proxyclick takes Visitor Management to the cloud, with its app, opening infinite possibilities for integrated smart systems to help deliver the VIP visitor experience in the buildings of today, and smart cities of the future. Proxyclick’s entry focuses on the role of its app-based Visitor Management Solution in the wider Integrated Visitor Experience approach now a reality across FM sector.
Waterless Urinal Technology, WhiffAway Group
The WhiffAway Group’s Waterless Urinal Technology makes a major, measurable contribution to environmental sustainability, while improving the workplace experience. Using its expertise as a market leader in waterless urinal technology, biological solutions and closed systems, the company has now also developed and installed the world’s first fully connected smart washroom technology.
Enterprise Control System, Sainsbury’s
Utilising cutting edge IoT technology, and leveraging the expertise of seasoned HVACR consultants, Sainsbury’s implemented and enterprise control system that allowed centralised control and command of over 120,000 refrigeration and HVAC assets. The project was a great success, and has provided Sainsbury’s with a comprehensive tool to manage energy demand, 1 of 3 increase asset life, and streamline their HVACR maintenance operations.
Customer check in check out app, VINCI Facilities
VINCI Facilities’ innovative app enables engineers and supply chain personnel to digitally check in/out at clients’ facilities, and for their accreditations, qualifications and credentials to be instantly viewable for verification. Integration with VINCI Facilities’ CAFM system ensures data is delivered in real-time. The app’s received exceptional feedback from stakeholders, with experts stating that it’s set a new industry benchmark.