The effective management of facilities can significantly improve business productivity. In this textbook the authors provide an overview of facility economics and outline the way in which businesses and facility managers can get better value from their physical assets.
Students on facilities management and property related degrees will find this an invaluable introduction.
List of contributors. Foreword. Introduction. Part One: Corporate Goals. Workplace Ecology. Worker Productivity. Strategic Facility Management. Part Two: Functional Plans. Space Planning. Needs Analysis. Portfolio Management. Part Three: Information Management. Communication Strategies. Building Management Systems. CAD Databases. Part Four: Risk Management. Risk and Uncertainty. Outsourcing. Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery. Part Five. Property Maintenance. Maintenance Planning. Obsolescence and Refurbishment. Support Services. Part Six: Financial Management. Feasibility Studies. Budgetary Control. Tax Depreciation. Part Seven: Value Management. Whole-of-life Assessment. Building in Value. Multi-criteria Analysis. Part Eight: Building Quality Assessment. Due Diligence. Premises Audits. Environmental Health and Safety. Index