Facility Management Dissertation

Muhey, Saad, Sadiq (2012) Facility Management Model for Maintenance and Repair for Office Buildings. PhD thesis, Concordia University.


For any building, deterioration depends on adequate design, qualified contractors, quality of materials, its operation and maintenance program, and environmental conditions. Any gap in these factors or uncorrected utilization will have an immediate effect on the degree and speed of building deterioration.
The process of deterioration in both the physical and functional condition of a facility is complex, and is indicated by wear and aging due to usage, degradation of equipment and construction material due to the environment, and the interaction of these mechanisms
The building Operation and Maintenance (O&M) phase is usually the longest and most costly phase of building’s lifecycle, mostly its costs exceeding the total initial cost. Studying the costs of operation and maintenance and repair can have a significant effect on reducing total cost of ownership. One of the most important facility management functions is operation and maintenance. The O&M function has Maintenance and Repair (M&R) as the most important sub-function.
Facility Management (FM) is pertained with integrated information handling devoting business development to buildings, spaces, their associated environments and business functions. Both new and existing office buildings should confirm to specific requirements. Facilities management mandates the requirements for activities and their management within the facilities. It should therefore view facilities and their use throughout whole life cycles. As the coordination between users and management has become closer, the economical advantage to the organization using a facility has improved. Better coordination between design, construction, and usage of facilities should improve the Life-Cycle Cost (LCC). By the same vein, enormous of the information increases throughout the life cycle of the facilities, the assorting, dropping, transferring, and retrieving data and information becomes more difficult. The Information Technology (IT) software and tools facilitate these difficulties.
The purpose of this study is to develop a facility management model for maintenance and repair for office buildings. This Model is a flexible and allows building owners and managers to practice their experience and knowledge.
The proposed information model depends on the Object-Oriented Model Language, which integrates product and process information to describe the annual maintenance and repair expenses. The Model components consisting four modules: 1) Facility Management Framework; 2) Maintenance and Repair components; 3) Property Condition Assessment PCA; 4) Priority Rule; and Ten-Year AM&R strategic Plan as the outcome of this model. The four modules integrated together with a database which consisting the M&R components. To support and validate the proposed information model, a prototype model developed to implement a real case study. This prototype model will demonstrate the information model functions and applications.

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  • 1. Growth firms, facilities management and space : conceptualization and six cases in the Gothenburg region

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author :Paul Dettwiler; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2003]
    Keywords :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; facilities management; space; growth firms; location;

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  • 2. Facilities Management of the Offices of Growth Firms: Phases and Location

    University dissertation from Chalmers University of Technology

    Author :Paul Dettwiler; Chalmers tekniska högskola.; Chalmers University of Technology.; [2006]
    Keywords :TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Företagsekonomi; Business studies; Arkitektur; Architecture; growth firms; facilities management; location; office space; NTBF; business cycles;

    Abstract : What relations can be found between the concepts of "growth firms" and "facilities management"? As firms grow and expand their facilities together with the facilities related services, they must in some way fulfil the increased and changing needs during the development of the growth firms. Managing the facilities implies a multitude of related activities, which require skills that have to be developed internally or are acquired externally. READ MORE

  • 3. A Lifecycle Approach towards Building Information Management Technical and procedural implications for the facility management and operations sector

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Kungliga Tekniska högskolan

    Author :Pouriya Parsanezhad; KTH.; [2015]
    Keywords :TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Building Information Modelling; facilities management; facility management and operation; interoperability; building information management; BIM repository; workflow process; BIM; FM O;

    Abstract : A well-structured and coordinated information management practice is central to promoting efficiency in construction. Building information management encompasses authoring, interpretation, communication, coordination and storage of building information. READ MORE

  • 4. Causality, Magnitude and Impact Mitigation of Rework in Uganda

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author :John Muhumuza Kakitahi; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2014]
    Keywords :TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Rework; Client Quality Requirements; Whole Life Value Philosophy; Public building construction; Uganda;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in English Research has shown the Ugandan construction industry to be, primarily, an informal sector dominated by unskilled labour contracted mainly on minor building works such as alterations and renovations. Within such a context, the industry has also received negative publicity due to increasing quality failures on sites – commonly referred to as shoddy work. READ MORE

  • 5. Integrating facilities management information

    University dissertation from Institutionen för fastigheter och byggande

    Author :Kjell Svensson; KTH.; [1998]
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    Abstract : The purpose of the study was to develop suitable information structures to sup port main processes of facilities management (FM). The approach chosen to create these structures was to develop a generic FM process model and a building product model. READ MORE

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