Technical Publication

Introduction to Facilities Management for Project Managers in the Built Environment


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This Technical Information Sheet was written to inform project managers in the built environment, about the facilities management function.

It describes the basics of the facility manager role and describes nine key competencies that they have; we then highlight how the role of the project manager can interact so as to identify and highlight areas in which they can work collaboratively and achieve greater success.

We also summarise what is on the horizon for facilities management, from a sustainability and technology point of view.

It will be of interest to those wanting update their knowledge about the role of the facilities manager or who want to lead and guide change collaboratively in the built environment.

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What is facilities management?
Types of facilities management
The role of facilities management in the build process
Core competencies of the facilities management role (and how the project manager interacts with them)
The future of facilities management
Development of construction professionals for facilities management
Legislative context
Industry standards for facilities management

About the Author

Ian Barker MCIOB has over 25 years’ experience in facilities management, bringing together best practices in this discipline from both a UK and an international perspective. He is also an experienced author.

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