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A Practical Guide to Facilities Management

1st Edition

By Ian C. Barker

Whittles Publishing

288 pages

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Paperback: 9781466590045
pub: 2013-09-18

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Based upon the author's many years of experience, A Practical Guide to Facilities Managementgives an overview of most FM theories and applies them in the workplace. It is a thought provoking approach to FM practice and illustrates what the author has found to work. Throughout the text thematic graphics are used to present helpful tips, key action points, things to avoid, and key elements of theory. An aide memoire summarizes each chapter to help assimilation of the key parameters.

This book provides a readily accessible and practical guide to the increasingly important subject of facilities management. It shows the formal basis for the complex and constantly moving requirements of FM and recognizes that it is becoming more vital in its role of enabling the core business of a company to function effectively and is fast becoming a methodology for affecting and influencing the profitability of most organizations.

The modern challenges of FM mean that more and more managers need to be innovators and to do more with less. This book will facilitate that process. In addition, it provides useful tips on the issue of sustainability and how a company can profitably benefit by FM actions in this area.

Table of Contents

Getting Started

The Basics


Policies, Procedures, Risk and Liability


In-House Teams


Environmental Management


The Fleet

Appendices [(Strategic Objectives (Education), Strategy for Heating and Ventilation

Opening Hours

Health & Safety Rules for Contractors

Sustainability Policy

Bomb Threats

Emergency Procedures

Preliminary Particulars

Helpdesk Strategy

Operational and Maintenance (O & M) Manuals

O & M Layout

Service Level Agreements

Cleaning Specification

Grounds Maintenance Specification

Health & Safety Questionnaire

Self-Assessment Reports (SAR)].

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management