The strategic FM organisation in housing associations

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Abstract

FM in housing is different than in e.g. offices, production plants, and private businesses. For hous-ing the core business is to provide housing for tenants, and it can be housing of all kinds from the most low budget to very expensive, of different sizes, different locations and with access to differ-ent facilities. In this project we have researched housing in multi-storey buildings in general with a focus on the importance of different forms of ownership for environmental friendly building operation. From an environmental perspective the multi-storey housing is significant, because of the many m2, and because the size of each estate provides a basis for a professional administration and building operation.
The different types of ownership give a different degree of influence to the residents and different ways of making decisions. The many small buildings in private rental, private coops and owner occupied dwellings mean that there are many “small” owners and administrators in this sector, whereas in social housing there are many relatively large housing organisations that take care of the building operation and FM for the different local boards. This chapter presents an analysis of the organisation seen from a FM point of view of the different types of ownership for multi-storey housing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFacilities Management Models, Methods and Tools
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2019
ChapterB33
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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