Facility Planning and Management.

Learn The Rudiments of facility management...

Why Attend?

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, the skills and the techniques needed to perform all the essential tasks required to manage a facility. The course includes important concepts such as strategic and financial planning, engineering design, automation and maintenance.

Participants in this interactive course will learn all the processes and activities required to manage a facility effectively from different perspectives; operational, environmental, contractual and technical and to make the optimum decisions for their facilities.

What You'll Benefit?

Module 1: Overview of Facility Management

    • Defining facility management
    • Role and responsibilities of the facility manager
    • Facility management main activities
    • Challenges and risks

Module 2: Strategic Facility Planning

    • Developing facility management strategy
    • Retaining services in-house versus outsourcing
    • Facility management strategic options
    • Outsourcing facility functions
    • Service level agreements

Module 3: Real Estate Planning and Considerations

    • Site criteria considerations
    • Space calculations
    • Environmental issues
    • Lease agreements

Module 4: Engineering Planning and Design

    • Design requirements and layouts
    • Approaches for furniture planning
      • Closed plan approach
      • Open plan approach
    • Space and furniture considerations
    • Criteria matrix
    • Adjacencies matrices
    • Relationship diagram
    • Bubble diagram
    • Block planning
    • Facility Management Information System (FMIS)

Module 5: Maintenance and Operations Management

    • Emergency maintenance
    • Corrective maintenance
    • Preventive maintenance
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Facility security

Module 6: Managing Large Facility Jobs

    • Defining large facility jobs
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Developing a schedule
    • Gantt chart
    • Resource planning

Module 7: Facility Financial Management

    • Evaluating alternative plans
    • Ranking the alternatives
    • Weighted factor comparison
    • Facility budgeting
    • Common ratios and trend analyses
    • Capital budgeting evaluations


Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all key facility management activities. The course also features the use of a number of case studies, presentations and role plays by participants followed by plenary discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Personnel who are interested in learning facility management and the considerations that affect facility management.

Target Audience Competencies

  • Facility planning
  • Strategy planning
  • Engineering design
  • Decision making
  • Maintenance management
  • Project management
  • Capital budgeting