Monthly Archives: December 2018

by in Facility Management, Facility Managment Tips, self development

10 QUALITIES OF A SUPER FACILITY MANAGER

Super Facility Manager A look at the definition of the term Facility Management gives one a good idea that this is not the typical walk in the park kind of job. The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), for example, defines it as “a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure the functionality of the built […]

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USING FACILITY MANAGEMENT AS A STRATEGIC TOOL FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Brief History of Facility Management The origin of Facility Management can be traced to the Era of scientific management and explosion in office administration, the introduction of computers in workplaces in 1960s and the energy crises highlighted the importance of cost of space (bifm.org.uk, 2011). Following these catalytic events, Since late 1980s, FM has gradually […]

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CRITICAL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Critical environments can include operational buildings, or areas within buildings, such as data centres, hospitals, manufacturing plants, and trading floors (such as a stock exchange) among others. Critical facilities are the systems that support the effective and efficient operation of these environments. These systems include, but are not limited to: electrical infrastructure, BMS and monitoring systems, UPS equipment, […]

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CMMS – COMPUTERIZED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Why Computerized Maintenance Management Systems CMMS? Does your company understand the real benefits of CMMS? You’re probably familiar with how accounting software helps your organization manage cash flows, pay suppliers and employees, and collect accounts receivable. Accounting software also provides management with important information to make better strategic decisions. Just as accounting systems help manage […]

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MANAGING SECURITY SERVICES

An important component of facility management (FM) is the administration of managed security services. It is key not only to safeguard the facility but also to its operation and profitability. However, in order to understand some of those areas, it is necessary to define “managed security services” due to the various definitions that exist. In […]

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FACILITY MANAGERS: WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING

Facility Managers should try to maintain a significant role in Business Continuity – they manage the 2nd largest and most important business “assets” (after IT) on which day-to-day business operations rely. Many Facilities Management (FM) departments are often not included from the planning process, either because BIA surveys skew a focus toward IT dependencies and […]

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ASSET SHARING: THE NEW TASK FOR PROCUREMENT AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Our society is changing. ‘Us’ is becoming the new ‘me’. Access to items is becoming more important than actually possessing them. We are currently in the midst of a transition to a circular, sharing economy in which we make more efficient use of everything we already have. We are now looking to share, lend/borrow and […]

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