Platinum FM celebrated World FM Day with a ‘virtual’ morning team.  We were joined by Duncan Waddell, Chair of Global FM and CEO of FM Intelligence who shared his insights into the future of the FM industry in Australia.

Duncan commented that Facility Management spend  is ‘between 2.5-2.9% of GDP’ with approximately 250,000 people employed across Australia in the sector.  Into the future it will be more important than ever how the industry equips and prepares itself for the future.

Duncan’s view is that Contract management skills, data analytics, use of artificial intelligence and the application of IT will all be key skills in the future and understanding how these skills can show a real return to an organisation will be key.

The new ISO410001 International standard for Facility Management was also discussed as was training and skills for a career.

Thanks to Duncan for an informative and motivational chat.