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Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Facilities and Business 3. Facilities Asset Management 4. Strategic Facilities Review 5. Strategic Facilities Planning 6. Strategic Facilities Alignment 7. Facilities Utilization and Asset Maintenance 8. Facilities Management: a Business Function 9. Facilities Management Organization 10. Facilities Management Aligment to Business Needs 11. Summary and Conclusion Glossary of Terms.

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Danny Then Shiem-Shin is Joint Coordinator CIB Working Commission W070 for Facilities Management and Asset Maintenance. Danny's academic career spans over three universities (Heriot-Watt University, Queensland University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University) where he developed postgraduate programmes in facilities management in departments with a focus on construction/property management and building services engineering. He has published and presented more than 70 papers internationally and co-authored Facilities Management and the Business of Space (2001). Tan Teng Hee is an electrical engineer with 37 years' experience in electrical engineering, maintenance and facilities management across a diverse range of facilities including a large cultural centre, military facilities, hospitals, university campus, and government and commercial office buildings. He worked for the public and private sectors in Malaysia and Australia. Currently he is a facilities management advisor and lectures as a visiting lecturer.

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"Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets has sufficient breadth to show how various aspects of FM impact business outcomes. It is more about presenting sound arguments about the value propositions of Facilities Management than it is about 'selling' the function per se. Its width, despite its compact size) is commendable. From the advantages of lifecycle costing to supporting key capabilities, the text is all about understanding the value of FM for businesses. Written in an extremely lucid and approachable style, Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets is a timely and useful text. I can see it being used as a text for undergraduate and graduate programs... and also being referred to be practitioners. A must read for business managers, if they are to understand the need for alignment between business needs and Facilities Management strategies." Zehra Waheed, Suleman Dawood School of Business, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, in Facilities, Volume 36, Number 5/6

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