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Donald T Baker
CM 481
Seattle Campus

Facility Life Cycle 1: Planning

Introduction to facility management. First in sequence of three built around the principle of the facility life cycle. Defines key terms. Examines topics such as ethics, business context, budgets, cost analysis, and strategic planning. Students work in online teams to develop a course-final project.

Class description

The course is divided into three main topics. First is an overview of Facility Management roles & responsibilities. Next is Facility Management Finance, Budget & Strategic Planning. Third is real estate strategies. There are two guest speakers scheduled in the class. The first to present on Facility Management services and the second to present on real estate strategies

Student learning goals

Clear understanding of the breadth of roles & responsibilities that a facility manager can be expected to perform. Also an understanding of how facility managers deliver value to an organization

How Risk is identified and managed. How ethics affect outcomes in Facility Management

Solid background knowledge to suport operational and strategic planning performed by Facility Managers

Build capabilities to assess the variable influences on real estate strategies recommended by Facility Managers

Establish a new focus on Facility Management profession with mentors and beginning a reference resource file on your specialized area of intrest with the profession of Facility Management

Improve your leadership capabilities and communication planning/execution as a facility manager with your community of stakeholders

General method of instruction

On Line interactive discusson forums are used to expand understandings derived from textboks

Recommended preparation

Effective use of technology, active participation, timely completion of assignments and personal commitment to contribute to the learning of all those in the class

Class assignments and grading

Assignments and course calendar are desribed in course syllabus. There are three main assignments plus the class participation which combine to make up your grade for the course

Each assignment graded on a 4.0 scale as established by the University of Washington and weighted as described in the Syllabus according to the


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Donald T Baker
Date: 09/30/2009