Some 80% of the energy consumption of buildings takes place during their use. Knowing the correct way to manage a building’s maintenance is just as, if not more important than, having it built in an efficient manner. Facility management is the discipline that administers properties to guarantee and manage their functioning and associated services.
Architects who specialise in facility management can provide the best service for companies or property owners by inputting their specific knowledge of building management and support services as a complement to their basic knowledge, giving them an understanding of the full complexity of buildings and infrastructures.
All buildings and building occupants are different. Every client, every building and every user is unique. There is no single way of managing a building, but there is a whole range of professionals who can offer their expertise. Selecting the right professional or team of professionals is one of the most important decisions to make.