Constrains in integrating facilities manager in the project development process in construction industry

Abeydeera, L. H. U. W., Karunasena, Gayani and Hussain, M. C. N. 2017, Constrains in integrating facilities manager in the project development process in construction industry, in Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium on What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda, Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 141-147.

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Title Constrains in integrating facilities manager in the project development process in construction industry
Author(s) Abeydeera, L. H. U. W.
Karunasena, GayaniORCID iD for Karunasena, Gayani orcid.org/0000-0002-3972-3906
Hussain, M. C. N.
Conference name Word Construction Symposium (6th : 2017 : Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Conference location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Conference dates 30 Jun - 02 July. 2017
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium on What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda
Editor(s) Sandanayake, Dr Y. G.
Ramachandra, Dr T.
Gunatilake, Dr S.
Publication date 2017
Start page 141
End page 147
Total pages 7
Publisher Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka
Place of publication Colombo, Sri Lanka
Keyword(s) building construction
construction industry
constraints
facility manager
project development process
Summary The role of a Facility Manager is to optimize the building performance and ensure smooth operations. The importance of having a facility manager in the development phase of construction projects has been recognised by a majority of the construction companies around the world. Sri Lankan construction sector is yet to recognize the full potential of the Facility Manager, especially in fine tuning a construction project and thus ensuring better operations later. The aim of this research was to identify the potential roles of a Facility Manager and constraints in integrating a Facility Manager in building project development process in Sri Lankan construction industry. In order to achieve the objectives of this research 9 semi structured interviews were conducted among FM and non-FM professionals of the building construction sector and 4 expert interviews were conducted among experienced building construction professionals. Through the interviews, it was identified that Facility Managers have several potential roles in a construction project such as facilities consultant, facilities manager, facilities advisor, facilities supervisor, maintenance advisor and lighting planner. Moreover, several constraints such as limited authority, financial constraints, communication lapses, lack of resources, cost variations and knowledge gap etc. which have restricted the involvement of a FM were recognized through the interviews. Finally, the expert opinions were used to recognize how to integrate the FM in to construction projects by mitigating the constraints and how to utilize the FM knowledge and competencies for building project development process.
Notes Incorporating the 4th Green Building Awards Ceremony
ISSN 2362-0919
Language eng
Field of Research 1202 Building
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30103770

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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