The Facility Management Handbook

The Facility Management Handbook

The Facility Management Handbook

The Facility Management Handbook


Facility management is a multidisciplinary function requiring a deep knowledge of the entire business and physical planning cycle, including the buildings, infrastructure, and people. Technology systems, disaster recovery planning, zoning compliance, furnishings, recycling programs, grounds maintenance--it all falls under the facility management umbrella. The sheer scope of duties requires a far-reaching reference for staying abreast of the latest innovations and best practices.

The Facility Management Handbook is that one essential book. Insightful overviews, case studies, and practical guidelines pave the way for successful planning, budgeting, real estate transactions, construction, emergency preparedness, security, operations, maintenance, and more. This thoroughly revised fourth edition examines cutting-edge technologies and includes new information on Building Information Modeling (BIM), contracting and project management methods, FASB and IASB requirements, distributed working, and sustainability reporting.

Balancing an in-depth look at the fundamentals with a view toward what the future holds, the book is essential reading for every facility management professional.


This fourth edition of The Facility Management Handbook has evolved into the best compendium of facility management information and practices for facility managers. the purpose of the book is to centralize information for all facility managers, both in the private and public sectors, and serve as a quick reference for issues every facility manager faces. the original purpose of each handbook edition remains the same, but with each revision, the book expands to cover new technologies, trends, challenges, and management strategies within facility management.

Facility managers make things happen. They do it by planning, organizing, budgeting, and controlling. To be successful in this profession facility managers have to be good leaders and managers. Up-to-date information in facility management is a necessity, not a luxury. Management requires skills that have to be studied and cultivated. the cultivation may require a change in thinking, and this is where facility managers have to be open-minded and armed with current best practices, procedures, technology, and information.

One exciting new change is the expanding recognition of the value that wellmanaged facilities bring to the occupants and users of these spaces. Throughout the book, updates have been provided to reflect this new thinking and the facility manager’s new roles in supporting organizations’ new ways of working. Technological advances continue more and more rapidly, causing shifts from manual to electronic to automated work in many areas. This impacts not only the technology, but also the facility service provision skills, as well as changes in how users interact with their facilities. Many new developments in this area are found throughout this fourth edition.

As changes and adaptations are made in the areas of building materials, construction technology, energy management, and conservation, there is a need for change as . . .

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