Importance Of Facilities Management

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The most important difference between the importance of performance indicators to business personnel and the performance indicators that are important to the facilities personnel is the difference in the terms used to describe building performance contrasted with what business managers consider business drivers. Moreover, performance measures for facilities management focuses on inputs to the delivery of facilities-related services; in other words, data that is focus on efficiency of the facilities such as running costs, energy consumption and maintenance cost. Meanwhile, the business view of the value of facilities management will be derived from what effects facilities management has on the business.

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New technologies are going to be used to facilitate collaborative and distributed work. As an illustration, offices need to think about collaborative softwares for virtual work and softwares that allow remotely accessing corporate data networks.

5. Facility managers and property managers can get benefits of using the Building Lifecycle Management Platform (BLMP), combining Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Building Lifecycle Management (BLM). First, by implementing BIM they can reduce the information loss in the construction and management process. Second, BLM will increase the level of information sharing with stakeholders during the different processes of the construction project lifecycle and reduce barriers that would make difficult the exchange of information.

Moreover, different stakeholders can extract and update information related to time, cost, safety and quality from the BIM database via the BLMP by accessing the system through internet. Likewise, by creating this platform based on BIM, FMs and PMs can have a single access to obtain personalized information on the Internet for maintenance and operation of a facility. Additionally, the BMLP can assist them in decision-making, control and implementation of construction
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. However, now the company can now adopt workspace layout reflecting hierarchical tendencies. In addition, new problem may occur requiring experts because of special space requirements. Likewise, because of lack of management focus on the distribution of the space, issues related to facilities and support services are dealt irregularly.

And third, during the consolidation phase skills in facilities management are available and use more constantly. Dependence on cross-functional teams and calculated experimentation with teleworking and other alternative work practices can be expected to imply changes on the layout of the company. Also, companies should consider to exploit the opportunities to introduce facility management procedures.

10. There are several reasons of why a company would decide to outsource facility management services in the early 2000’s, such as to enhance capability for change, to focus on core competencies, reduce headcount and capital cost, invest in technology, reduce transaction costs, enhance the capability to develop new products or services, grow in-house expertise, reduce production cost and enhance position in value change. However, the top three purposes to outsource in that period are the aim to achieve best practice, the cost discipline/control and to improve the quality of the

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