23Jan 2018

BIM is moving into FM, and for good reason. Building Information Models (BIM), when correctly set up, contain a wealth of as-built information for facility management. This information, digitally stored within BIM, includes space and asset data such as equipment locations, models, maintenance, spares, carbon footprint, price, warranty, and more. Continue reading

07Jul 2017

The new leases standard – IFRS 16 –  will require companies to bring most leases onto the balance sheet from 2019. This will have far-reaching implications for companies that lease major assets – such as buildings – to support their business. Continue reading

22Mar 2017

Smart cities based on IoT are the future; and intelligent, connected buildings play an important role in such a citywide IoT network.

“Smart buildings that currently function as autonomous islands will in time become hubs in a broad, urban IoT network”, says MCS Solutions’ CEO Koen Matthijs. “Connected buildings will even be able to function as virtual power stations.  This will positively impact energy efficiency and help urban renewal. Forward-looking cities like Antwerp are therefore investing resources to facilitate this transition.”

Interview @ MIPIM

How will smart buildings drive real estate value and urban innovation? Koen Matthijs shares his vision in the MIPIM 2017 Antwerp Conference magazine. Read the full interview. Continue reading

03Jul 2014

When installing or remodeling a (new) kitchen or catering environment it is like buying a new car.

The building or remodeling of a kitchen or restaurant should be indeed a simple task while it is regarded as a complex one for facility managers. Understandably, it is a project that they do not run every day.

They asked themselves many questions, among the following: Continue reading

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