"Then, Now, and the Future"
Author: Peterson, H. Val, and V. Randall Turpin
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: March/April 2002
If facilities managers are to be successful in meeting the challenges of tomorrow, they must use the lessons learned from the past, adapt this knowledge to meet current requirements, and be willing to make changes to meet the demands of the future. Reviews changes in society in general and within the field of facilities management over the past 50 years. Describes changes in institutions, facilities organization, buildings and grounds, and government mandates and how facilities managers have successfully met these challenges. Offers pronostications for the future in the areas of organization, work environment, technology, and microwave and internet technology.
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