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Asset and Facility Management - DESC9194

Year - 2018

Property and physical infrastructure are essential elements of business operations and organisational functions. This unit of study will examine the key issues in built assets and facilities management (FM), and how they relate to strategic management within the context of high performance buildings. The unit will enable students to develop an understanding of strategic asset management, portfolio planning, benchmarking of operational services, mandatory code compliances, and business needs for high performing facilities. The functions of facilities management within built assets have a direct relationship with the organisation's performance within a constantly changing business environment. A technical understanding of built assets is a prerequisite to optimising business efficiency and future-proofing against market changes. The unit is taught using a case-study methodology with students working through actual industry projects, thus stimulating a broader appreciation of the FM work involved and encouraging students to work collaboratively and creatively towards practical solutions.

Classes
5 weeks lectures/tutorials; 6 hours additional tutorials

Assessment
Assignment 1: Written Assignment - Individual (30%); Assignment 2: Written Assignment - Group (40%); Project Critique/Class Presentation (30%)

Textbooks
Booty, F. (2009). Facilities Management Handbook. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann Best, R., Langston, C., De Valence, G. (2003). Workplace Strategies and Facilities Management. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann Finch, E. (2012). Facilities Change Management. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Blackwell

Details

Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Richard de Dear
HECS Band: 2
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