Major issues involved in facilities management: facilities planning, financial planning, real estate management, interior space planning and management, facilities operation and maintenance, and emergency preparedness.
The intent of this course is to study the major issues relating to the profession of Facility Management. In continuous cycles from cradle to grave (facility planning to disposal), the facility manager must deal with an ever growing number of issues in the changing corporate culture. These issues include: long-range planning, real estate management, project and construction management, interior planning and design, emergency preparedness, and facilities operations and maintenance.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
To accomplish the above objectives we will utilize instructor lectures, class discussions, review of recent developments, reading assignments, student homework assignments, site visit, and outside presenters.
Identify a Facility Manager Mentor, before the start of first class session. This can be the Facility Manager at the place of your work or someone you know. If you are not able to find someone, the instructor will help you identify a Mentor. You will be contacting the Mentor throughout the course for advice.
Class assignments and grading
All assignments are short papers, normally two page topical papers during the course and up to 4 pages (final papers) at mid-point and end of the class.
Student Participation in class: 10% Student Topical Research Papers: 40% Student Final Papers: 50%