Many years ago, the driving force for my joining the FM profession was that I strongly believed in the evolution of skills that this industry would require as it matured. My belief has been well proven since and further strengthened. The response to current pandemic is still more so an emergency / business continuity response to a very unique and rare incident. There shall be more long term and permanent changes in the way real estate is built and managed. While some of these could still be categorized as return to best practice, there will also be engineering changes to meet the safe work environ challenge created by this pandemic.