In 2019, the municipality of Almelo chose to implement iBASX Smart Office Solutions. The municipality, and in particular Diede Lohuis – Housing Advisor, wanted insight into the occupancy of the building. Diede has been responsible for Facility Affairs Building Management within the municipality since 2019.
In order to generate data, the municipality started measuring occupancy by the use of sensors. Due to the pandemic and new measures, the municipality of Almelo decided to focus on implementing a new accommodation concept. A “flex concept” was introduced and employees started working 50/50 in the office and from home. But in order to get this right, the municipality used the reservation system of iBASX.
About the municipality of Almelo
The municipality of Almelo has over 72,000 inhabitants. The municipality of Almelo is responsible for the overall policy within the city. In total, the municipality has approximately 800 employees working in different buildings. The central office and main location of the municipality of Almelo is based in the city hall.
After a complete renovation in 2014, the city hall has made room for 500 workplaces. In addition to the central office, there are six district offices with a total of 100 employees. These locations were completed just before the corona pandemic. The housing team within the municipality of Almelo is responsible for the municipality’s housing, projects and purchasing. Diede Lohuis is stationed at the city hall with the housing team.
Within the municipality of Almelo, the team is currently busy with a new project called: “Housing concept 2.0”, in response to the “new working” as a result of the pandemic. By looking, for example, at the added value of working from home, the municipality is better able to reconcile work and private life.