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Facilities manager’s role at the different stages of facility lifecycle in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Pilanawithana, N
dc.contributor.author Sandanayake, Y
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-22T20:54:31Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-22T20:54:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/13023
dc.description.abstract Facilities Management (FM) is a comprehensive approach for building management. Many researchers highlighted that facilities manager should not be restricted to the operational stage. Hence, the role of a facilities manager can be structured throughout the facility lifecycle. However, there is a lack of a study on the facilities manager‘srole during different stages of the facility lifecycle. Therefore, this research aims to investigate the role of a facilities manager at the different stages of a facility lifecycle. The study used the systematic eight (08) stages defined in RIBA Plan of Work 2013 as a basis for investigating the role of a facilities manager at different stages of facility lifecycle.The study followed qualitative research approach.A literature review and expert opinion survey was carried out to investigate the facilities manager‘s involvement at the different stages of RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Content analysis was used to analyse the gathered data.Findings reveal that preparation of maintenance, energy and building management strategies as the foremost undertakings of a facilities manager at Concept Design stage. Moreover, at Developed Design and Technical Design stages facilities manager is responsible towards advising on value engineering process and getting planning permissions. Furthermore, facilities manager at Handover and In Use stages attends for technical trainings onbuilding services and portfolio management. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Facilities Management, Facilities Manager‟s Role, Facility Lifecycle,RIBA Plan of Work 2013 en_US
dc.title Facilities manager’s role at the different stages of facility lifecycle in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 9th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) - 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.place Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 181 - 193 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Building the Future – sustainable and resilient environments en_US
dc.identifier.email nethmin.malshani@gmail.com en_US
dc.identifier.email yasangee@yahoo.com en_US


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