Knowledge transfer from facilities management to building projects: A typology of transfer mechanisms

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this article is to present a typology of mechanisms for knowledge transfer from Facilities Management (FM) to building projects. One of the problems in the building industry is a limited degree of learning. The development of professional FM can be the missing link to bridge the gap between building operation and building design. To fulfill this role facilities managers not only need the necessary competences but also appropriate methods and tools to be able to influence the building project.
    The research is based on literature reviews as well as various empirical studies. The typology is divided in two parts, both based on mechanisms of knowledge push and knowledge pull. The first part has the main focus on the effectiveness of the building requirements and design by knowledge transfer from FM to building project from the front end. Briefing is a central element in this part. The second part has the main focus on efficiency of building performance and operation by knowledge transfer from FM from the back end. Commissioning is a central element in this part. The typology consists of four mechanisms of front end knowledge transfer and four mechanisms of back end knowledge transfer.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalArchitectural Engineering and Design Management
    Volume8
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)170-179
    ISSN1745-2007
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Facilities Management
    • Typology
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Building project

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