Facilities have life cycles. Like living things, the facilities we live in, work in, and play in, evolve and adapt through their day-to-day use. In many parts of the country, facilities must adapt to seasonal climatic conditions with dramatic ranges of temperature, humidity, and use.
Similarly, ongoing emergency preparedness awareness will encourage more attention to systems that can adjust to allow for contingency planning. By anticipating changes and events that could occur in the future, facility managers become "preventers" vs. "first responders" in the management of space and physical assets.