New FM book provides practical advice
Based upon the author’s experience, A Practical Guide to Facilities Management gives an overview of most facilities management theories and how they can be applied.
A Practical Guide to Facilities Management by Ian C Barker, MCIOB, estates and facilities manager at Blackburn College, Lancashire, UK, provides a readily accessible and practical guide to facilities management. The book contains helpful hints and tips for practitioners, and advice for those entering facilities management who want a head start with setting up and running a department.
Based upon the author’s experience, the book gives an overview of most facilities management theories and how they can be applied in the workplace. Throughout the text thematic graphics are used to present helpful tips, key action points, things to avoid and key elements of theory. An aide-mémoire summarises each chapter to help assimilation of the key parameters.
Importantly, the book reveals how to be an innovator and to do more with less – a challenge for all modern day facilities managers. In addition, it provides useful tips on the issue of sustainability and how a company can profitably benefit from facilities management actions in this area.