Maintenance and Facilities Management

posted 09.11.2009
The fourth stage of the Buildability cycle is the management and maintenance of facilities and buildings.  Through managing each stage of the process, care can be taken to ensure that a complete construction project is as sustainable as possible, with as little adverse effect on the environment as is possible.  The following stages should be considered after a building project has finished, during the lifecycle of the building.

Energy performance certificates and monitoring
Manage running costs by efficient maintenance of high spec plant, therefore reducing carbon emissions
Observe all legal requirements and statutory obligations
Prevention of “sick building syndrome”
Life cycle costing

The final phase of this process, is to look at what happens at the end of a buildings life - the 'deconstruction' of said building.  Watch out for the next post which looks at this.office

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