From FM to building

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Every facilities manager probably experience now and then that there are parts or aspects of their buildings, which do not function in an appropriate way. It can particularly in older buildings be caused by changes in the way the buildings are being used compared to how they initially were intended to be used. But often it is due to the professionals that planned the buildings did not have the necessary insights to design the buildings in a way to make them well-functioning in relation to use and operation.
This is often made worse because of cost cutting exercises during the building project involving changes for instance in materials and solutions, which have detrimental consequences, when the building is taken into operation. The common separation of the investment budget from the oper-ational budget is reinforcing this. When the building project is managed solely with the capital investment in economic focus, there is a lack of incentives to make the building operational friendly, and when the investment budget gets under pressure, it can easily lead to savings causing increased operational cost. In this chapter, I propose a model for mechanisms to transfer knowledge of FM to building projects to make final buildings more FM friendly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFacilities Management Models, Methods and Tools
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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