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ISO 41001:2018 (Facility Management System)

Facilities management can be defined as the tools and services that support the functionality, safety, and sustainability of buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate.

Facilities management includes:

  • Lease management, including lease administration and accounting.
  • Capital project planning and management.
  • Maintenance and operations
  • Energy management.
  • Occupancy and space management.
  • Employee and occupant experience.
  • Emergency management and business continuity.
  • Real estate management.

Types of facilities management. There are two basic areas: Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) and Soft Facilities Management (Soft FM).

  • Hard FM deals with physical assets such as plumbing, wiring, elevators, and heating and cooling.
  • Soft FM focuses on tasks performed by people such as custodial services, lease accounting, catering, security, and grounds keeping.

What is the importance of facilities management?

For people to do their best work and feel engaged in their environments, they need to be in buildings that are safe, welcoming, and efficient. Facilities management has a hand in everything that surrounds the people in facilities and on the grounds. Where they work, play, learn, and live should be comfortable, productive, and sustainable.

Superior facilities management will contribute to your organization’s bottom line, impacting the short- and long-term value of property, buildings, and equipment. Your efforts can be crucial to:

  • Space optimization.
  • Guiding capital projects.
  • Energy management and maintenance.
  • Lease accounting.
  • Workplace experience.
  • Asset tracking and management.
  • System of record.
  • Cost analysis.
  • Improved safety, health, and well-being for workers.
  • Improved communication, particularly when it comes to FM requirements and methodologies.

The end result of these benefits is to help organizations become more cost-effective and improve their reputation among consumers and business partners. By becoming 41001 certified, organizations prove that they have an effective facility management system in place.