2020 proved to be a challenging year for facility management. Given the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, many buildings and parking structures were shut down for extended periods of time, and countless events were postponed—due to inactivity as a result of related quarantine and social distancing efforts.
This year, however, as positive case numbers go down and the number of vaccinated people goes up, the world has begun to slowly resume its usual routine once more. Learn what this means for facility managers, including what trends you can anticipate in facility management during 2021, and how Wahlen Works is here to help.
Facility management trends in 2020
Facility managers are responsible for a building or facility’s maintenance, including operational duties, productivity support, risk management, and more. Their goal is to “make sure the places in which people work, play, learn, and live are safe, comfortable, productive, and sustainable,” according to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
In many instances, preventative maintenance, including commercial power washing and pavement marking, was delayed last year. More buildings were shut down; parking and event revenue was lost; less snow and salt damage occurred to structures; and money wasn’t spent to get facilities cleaned.
Upcoming trends in 2021
Major events in Milwaukee, such as the Wisconsin State Fair, Irish Fest, and Summerfest, all of which didn’t occur in 2020, are set to open their gates for people this year in 2021. For events alone, this means preparing the grounds they occur on, the parking structures people will park in to attend said events, and more.
To get everything ready for a resurgence in the use of buildings, facilities, parking structures, and event spaces across the city, however, facility managers will be searching for the right companies to help them prepare accordingly. There’s no company better than Wahlen Works to tackle this backlog of work that must now be attended to.
Wahlen Works is here for all of your full-service pressure washing, pavement marking, and concrete sealing and waterproofing projects—offering quality service at an affordable price. Client satisfaction is our number one priority, which is why we create a detailed plan for you before starting any job. Having worked with large and small businesses throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area for over 50 years, we guarantee both efficiency and expertise for all of your facility management needs.
Let Wahlen Works help you get your facilities summer-ready! Contact us today for a free quote.