Facility Mgmt. Strategy 101

Facility Mgmt. Strategy 101

facilityCategory: FACILITY/SAFTEY – Duration: 15 minutes – Prerequisites: None


Running a facility includes aspects that are obvious like cleaning and upkeep. But a comprehensive facility management strategy must also include operation and maintenance life cycles and the processes to successfully manage them. The goal of this course is to help you establish an effective and efficient protocol to keep your facility running in a cost saving manner. To do this we guide you in the creation of a Facility Management Handbook. It includes:

  • Physical Descriptions
  • Functional Descriptions
  • Troubleshooting
  • Preventive Maintenance (Procedures and Schedules)
  • Corrective Maintenance (Repair Requirements)
  • Parts Lists
  • Operation-/Maintenance-Significant Drawings
  • Equipment-specific O&M information, organized into a vendor/manufacturer data library

System-Level Operation & Maintenance Manual Layout Includes:

  • Introduction:
    • Provides overview of the facility. Outlines the structure, content, how to use the manual, and includes a brief summary of the various systems covered.
  • Safety Data:
    • Safety hazards commonly associated with the operation of systems/equipment applicable to the facility are identified and hazard prevention is discussed.
  • Utility Systems:
    • Details the various site utility systems that interface with the facility. These include water supply systems, sanitary waste, electrical, natural gas, communications, security, and storm water, etc.
  • Building Interior & Exterior:
    • Includes housekeeping and general maintenance of the facility. The importance of conduction and annual inspection is discussed together with record keeping forms for conducting the inspections.
  • Plumbing:
    • O&M of the water and sanitary waste systems.
  • Fire Protection:
    • O&M of the fire protection wet/dry pipe sprinkler systems and evacuation protocols.
  • Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning (HVAC):
    • O&M of the building’s HVAC systems, including automated controls and exhaust, space heating, filtration, and central air systems.