Last week Acumen participated in a Predictive Analytics Hackathon that was held by one of our customers. With a team that consisted of both Acumen and CBRE professionals, we managed to win 2nd place. Quite an achievement if you take into account that close to 30 teams participated. The proof of concept (that had to be build within 24h), consisted of creating a Facility Management Weather Alert system. Based on a workorder history database, actual historical weather information and a lot of secondary parameters (like brand, age, location, etc), we managed to distinguish certain types of weather sensitive facility assets. With this info, we could warn site managers to protrude possible breakdowns and thus turn reactive maintenance into proactive maintenance. The proof of concept will probably be rolled out worldwide near the end of this year.