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Facilities Management

Written by: Peter Barrett & David Baldry

Facilities management has been one of the fastest growing professional disciplines for some years, both in terms of volume and diversity of commercial activity. However, a widely accepted and implemented body of knowledge is still lacking.

This book contributes to that knowledge building by taking models and ideas from a wide range of sources and linking them to extensive case study material drawn from practising facilities managers.

The text is divided into three parts:

  1. Current practice is illustrated, with a second chapter looking at enhancing services
  2. Key facilities management issues are considered:user needs evaluation, outsourcing and computer–based information systems
  3. Extensive advice is provided on managing people through change and on decision making The Second Edition features new material on user needs, briefing and procurement strategy, together with new public sector case studies.

This high quality book provides a comprehensive approach to the range of issues [and] the combination of case studies with theoretical perspectives and research has a strong practical emphasis Chartered Surveyor Monthly ′A thorough and very well researched book…as a student text it is first class′ Construction Manager

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