Office Building Maintenance

Evaluating Real Costs for Building Maintenance Management

If I have a building that has a replacement cost of $20 million, is it fair to say that I can predict some percentage of that as maintenance cost for that building based on my knowledge of its attributes? If I know, for instance, the usage, the construction, the design, and the part of the country, can I evaluate how much it should cost to maintain that building? Actually, there are ratios that can be multiplied times the value [...]

Facilities Management

Facility management (or facilities management or FM) is an interdisciplinary field devoted to the coordination of space, infrastructure, people and organization, often associated with the administration of office blocks, arenas, schools, sporting complexes, convention centers, shopping complexes, hospitals, hotels, etc.. FM represents a wider range of activities than just business services and these are referred to as non-core functions. They vary from one business sector to another. In a 2009 Global Job Task Analysis the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) identified eleven core competencies of facility management. These are: communication; emergency [...]