Driving Performance in the FM Industry with Big Data
MS201 | April 30th | La Salle Ballroom A&B | 09:00AM – 09:45AM
Today’s technological landscape has created accelerated growth in opportunities for big data to improve businesses and procedures across industries and economies. This session will discuss current big data trends in Facility Management (FM) in relation to emerging capabilities. The session will also focus on setting up Key Performance Indicators for the industry and for organizations with specific goals and objectives. Explore several examples of insightful research studies conducted in this area, their practical applications, and how they can impact performance throughout the entire industry.
Dr. Sarel Lavy PHD
Dr. Lavy is a Professor in the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Lavy’s research interests are in the areas of facility management and construction management, mainly in the healthcare and education sectors, life cycle cost techniques, performance indicators, and facility management education. Dr. Lavy has taught undergraduate and graduate level classes in facility management, construction cost estimating, and introductory classes in construction management. He authored and co-authored more than 80 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Lavy also serves as the co-editor for Facilities, which is a top international journal in facility management, working with editorial team members from around the world. He was awarded a Honorary Visiting Research Fellow appointment from Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom, and is the current holder of the James C. Smith Construction Industry Advisory Council Professorship in Construction Science. Dr. Lavy earned his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion), and joined Texas A&M University in 2005.