We are now talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and all the disturbances that it brings, which will most likely transform every professional industry in the world, including FM. However, this article will not deal with this unknown, opportunity-laden future. Rather, it will take a journey to the past when the FM profession was born. It was a time when we borrowed from technologies created for architecture (building and interior architecture), engineering, maintenance, finance, and real estate and adapted them to our new world.
In this article, Planon’s own Nancy Johnson Sanquist discusses decades of important moments in the evolution of the FM profession.
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This article originally ran in September/October 2018 issue of IFMA’s FMJ.