The A-Z of Facilities and Property Management

The A-Z of Facilities and Property Management

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This major new reference work, in an easy-to-use A-Z format, covers all aspects of facilities and property strategy, administration and control, backed up by a wealth of practical suggestions. All businesses are in effect qin propertyqAca‚na€but only a minority manage their property efficiently. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors recently stated that British industry is qthrowing away A‚Ap18 billion every yearq through inefficient control and use of its property assets. In addition to the pressing need to improve the management of property assets, there is now a growing body of new legislation covering waste, energy consumption and reduction and a host of environmental issuesAca‚na€all of which place an increasing burden on the facilities and property professional. With 64 separate entries arranged in an accessible expanded index format, the reader is able to focus on each particular subject and to find answers to problems quickly and efficiently. Valuable recent case studies add helpful further background and the work includes checklists and sample forms throughout. Like all of David Martin's books, this is clear, concise and concentrates on what needs to be done in practice. It covers every aspect of facilities administration, budgetary and expenditure control and property administration, from accommodation planning, acquisition, building works and condition survey through dilapidations, environmental considerations, health and safety and insurance to maintenance, outsourcing, privity of contract, rating, security, underletting, VAT, waste and zoningAca‚na€and much more.The most effective questions begin with words such as: a€c What...? a€c When...? a€c Who...? a€c Where...? There are two notable omissions from this list which we would tend to use in everyday situations a€“ why and how. The reasons that they areanbsp;...

Title:The A-Z of Facilities and Property Management
Author:David M. Martin
Publisher:Thorogood Publishing - 2006


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