Thursday, July 7, 2011

Facility Management Definitions

Facility Management definition provided by the IFMA established in 1980 is: "The practice or coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of the organization; integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioural and engineering sciences."

CEN TC 348 is the Facilities Management standards committee operating across Europe, which works on European standards development. ‘a discipline that improves and supports the productivity of an organisation by delivering all needed appropriate services, infrastructures, etc. that are needed to achieve business objectives.’

MSZ EN 15221-1 is the Hungarian National Standard for Facility Management. ‘integration of processes within an organisation to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities.’

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