Facilities are an integral component of delivering services. They can either support - or impede - the effective delivery of services. By bringing facilities into alignment with the business’ strategic plan, a Strategic Facilities Operational Plan (SFOP) will clearly lay out the necessary action steps needed to reach the goals of the strategic plan.
Over a 20-to-30-year life of a commercial building, the total cost of ownership breaks down as follows:
I was recently credentialed as a Facility Management Professional (FMP) through the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). To become an FMP, I had to show competency in four strategic areas:
- Finance and Business
- Project Management
- Operations and Maintenance
- Leadership and Strategy
While many of the techniques and practices are more pertinent to large facilities and portfolios of facilities - not our target market - there are many nuggets to be gleaned. We have already beg...