Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, the skills and the techniques needed to perform all the essential tasks required to manage a facility. The course includes important concepts such as strategic and financial planning, engineering design, automation and maintenance. Participants in this interactive course will learn all the processes and activities required to manage a facility effectively from different perspectives; operational, environmental, contractual and technical and to make the optimum decisions for their facilities.

Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of individual and group exercises aimed at helping participants learn all key facility management activities. The course also features the use of a number of case studies, presentations and role plays by participants followed by plenary discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the foundations of facility management
  • Analyze strategic options and make decisions necessary to manage the facility
  • Utilize environmental and contractual factors in selecting appropriate facility site
  • Identify tools and techniques necessary to develop a facility’s engineering layouts and make decisions about automation and disaster recovery planning
  • Discover the importance of proper maintenance management and project management of a facility
  • Apply project management techniques to manage large size facility tasks
  • Use capital budgeting concepts and techniques to ensure implementing the appropriate decisions regarding facilities

Target Audience

Personnel who are interested in learning facility management and the considerations that affect facility management.

Target Competencies

  • Facility planning
  • Strategy planning
  • Engineering design
  • Decision making
  • Maintenance management
  • Project management
  • Capital budgeting


3 Days

Course Outline

o Defining facility management
o Role and responsibilities of the facility manager
o Facility management main activities
o Challenges and risks
o Developing facility management strategy
o Retaining services in-house versus outsourcing
o Facility management strategic options
o Outsourcing facility functions
o Service level agreements
o Site criteria considerations
o Space calculations
o Environmental issues
o Lease agreements
o Design requirements and layouts
o Approaches for furniture planning
 Closed plan approach
 Open plan approach
o Space and furniture considerations
o Criteria matrix
o Adjacencies matrices
o Relationship diagram
o Bubble diagram
o Block planning
o Facility Management Information System (FMIS)
o Emergency maintenance
o Corrective maintenance
o Preventive maintenance
o Predictive maintenance
o Facility security
o Defining large facility jobs
o Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
o Developing a schedule
o Gantt chart
o Resource planning
o Evaluating alternative plans
o Ranking the alternatives
o Weighted factor comparison
o Facility budgeting
o Common ratios and trend analyses
o Capital budgeting evaluations