Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-8
Shabbab A. Alhammadi*
King Fahd Security College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia;
Objectives: Facility Management (FM) paves the way for sustainable improvements in building performance. It is a tool which allows the maintenance and operation of the buildings more effectively. Most of the designers used to design and develop all buildings without considering the requirements of FM. The main aim of this study is to analyse the importance of facility management, its phases and the role of facility manager in terms of construction perspective. Methods: The office buildings require some special considerations of FM during the implementation of different phases of the Facility which starts from the phases of planning and design until the phases of operation and maintenance. For this, the role of facility manager along with the phases of FM is identified. Then, the tasks and responsibilities of the facility manager along with the construction manager and the decision manager are also compared. Finally, the causes of executing the FM along with various suggestions to improve it are also depicted. Findings: This study identified the importance of facility manager and their role in FM during the life-cycle of the construction in order to protect them and to obtain the satisfaction among the customers. The tasks and responsibilities of the facility manager, construction manager and the decision manager are also identified. Applications: An extensive survey has been performed on various buildings in order to monitor and to point out the opinions about the uses of the facility manager in the design of buildings. Analysis of this survey illustrates the various advantages and dis advantages of the applications of facility manager in buildings. Finally, this study depicts the significance and role of facility manager along with the phases of FM in improving the performance of buildings.
Keywords: Buildings, Construction Manager, Development, Facility Manager, Facility Management, Maintenance
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