Facilities management is a broad-based discipline that calls into play architectural, construction, engineering and management skills, particularly for running and maintaining commercial, institutional, academic, and industrial buildings. This book will cover the essential role and responsibilities of the facilities manager, both as manager of existing building inventory as well as future planning and risk-based maintenance. Newcomers to facilities management will find this an excellent introduction, while established professionals will be able to brush up on the latest technological and regulatory trends affecting how complex facilities should be successfully maintained by way of risk assessment. For the classroom, the book contains ample exercises, useful ready-to-use forms and resources for extended study and instruction. Highlights include: * Coverage of key components of facilities management including maintenance, risk management , building safety, operations and purchasing, staffing, and more. * Guidance on new trends including "lean building maintenance" and Green Building specs (Green Spec) like LEED. * Guidance on legal contracts, safety regulations, energy efficiency, and more. * Specific management guidance by building type including apartments, office buildings, hotels and resorts, government buildings, schools, transport facilities and many others.