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Facilities Management Definition – Evbex

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  • A definition for Facilities Management?
  • Associated Facilities Management terms and definitions?
  • Facilities Management functions and services?
  • Facilities Management interdependencies and success factors?

Facilities Management — Definition

Whilst ISO generally support three perspectives of FM (people, places, and process), IFMA supports four, with Technology being the fourth perspective. I support the addition of technology as the fourth perspective. Some argue that technology is the matter by which the other three dimensions are shaped by or that technology is too loose for use in this context. I would agree that the term ‘technology’ needs to be further defined and qualified as a key aspect of its definition for use within the overall definition of FM. We can however be sure that the use of technology is an integral part of FM, whether it be as a CAFM system for automating processes and collecting data, for SMART building control and automation, to replace or augment traditional human processes such as project management, as an artificial intelligence function or indeed for advancement through machine learning techniques. Technology and FM are now inseparable.

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