1st Edition

Facility Manager's Handbook

By Joseph F. Gustin Copyright 2002
    364 Pages
    by River Publishers

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    The "bricks and mortar" issues of facility management - HVAC, lighting, electrical, plumbing, space allocation, security and grounds maintenance - continue to be at the core the facility manager's role. However, the processes involved in addressing these areas have become more complex. The proliferation of regulatory mandates, worker compensation issues, increased employee litigation, and violence in the workplace have redefined the role of the facility manager beyond "gatekeeper" to that of full-scale operations manager.

    Today's corporations, organizations, and business partnerships invest heavily in their physical plants. It naturally follows that they expect to maximize the return on their investment. Facility managers are seen as the catalysts for ensuring that optimal return.

    The Facility Manager's Handbook addresses all of these issues, and provides a multitude of tested ideas, procedures and examples for successfully and cost-effectively managing facility operations. Written in a plain-language, reader-friendly style, it provides a panoramic view of the process by isolating the key areas the facility manager must address, including real estate, space and change management, indoor air quality, emergency preparedness and response planning, communications systems, regulatory mandates and more.

    Real Estate
    Governmental Factors
    Regulatory & Compliance Issues
    Environmental Protection
    Federal Environmental Laws
    States' Environmental Laws
    Property Appraisals
    Space Management
    Problem Identification
    Space Planning Concepts
    Tenant / Occupant Issues
    Change Management
    Change Management Strategy
    Effectiveness of the Communications Strategy
    Making the Strategy Work
    Indoor Air Quality
    Basics of Indoor Air Quality
    Elements of Indoor Air Quality
    Human Activities
    Building Components & Furnishings
    Other Sources
    Effective Communication
    Communication: A Key to Resolving IAQ Problems
    Creating an IAQ Profile
    Sample IAQ Problems & Solutions
    Emergency Preparedness
    Key Elements in Emergency Preparedness
    Planning for Potential Disasters
    Emergency Response Model Plan
    Using the Model Plan
    Statement of Purpose
    Emergency Management Group
    Emergency Notification & Reporting
    Warning/Alarm Systems
    Fire Safety
    Maintaining Vital Operations
    Communications Systems
    Minimum Space Requirements
    Types of Distribution Systems
    The Americans with Disabilities Act
    Title I & the Facility Manager
    Title II & the Facility Manager
    Title III & the Facility Manager
    The Safety, Emergency Response & Hazard Communication Planning Program
    Elements & Scope of the Written Safety Plan
    Getting Started
    Writing the Safety & Health Plan! How to Do It
    Putting the Plan Together
    Bomb Threats
    The Nature of Bombs
    Bomb Threats
    Security Against Bomb Incidents
    Responding to Bomb Threats
    Evacuation & Search
    Media Relations
    Bomb Threats
    Evacuation & Search Units
    Additional Considerations
    Prevention Issues & Response Measures
    Fire Protection Systems
    General Work Environment
    Electrical System Components
    Building Classifications
    Hazard Classification
    Appendix I - ADA Checklist for New Lodging Facilities
    Appendix II - Checklist for Existing Facilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal
    Appendix III - Building Air Quality Action Plan Verification Checklist
    Appendix IV - Indoor Air Quality Forms
    Appendix V - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Glossary of Terms
    Appendix VI - Accessible Furniture