The role of facilities management information system (FMIS) in construction project management

Razali, Muhammad Najib and Manaf, Zaharah (2005) The role of facilities management information system (FMIS) in construction project management. In: 4th Annual conference of management construction researchers association (MICRA) 4-5 may 2005 University Malaya.

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Facilities management and construction are both important disciplines for advanced study by building professionals. Both discipline attempts to meet resolve build- asset stakeholders' need for an effective means to meet their objectives shot or long term. Facilities management attempts to encompass a much wider spectrum of competencies that some time may be regarded as outside the normal training of building professionals. A popular definition for facilities management is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of an organization; it integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences. Walker (1984) defined construction project management as the planning, control and co- ordination of a project fi-om conception to completion (including commissioning) on behalf of a client. It is concerned with the identification of the client's objective in terms of utility, function, quality, time and cost, and the establishment of relationships between resources. This paper will study on how facilities management information system can simplified work in construction project management. In project management, the increasing demand for cycle-time reduction, accurate in real- time mode, and cost reduction, as well as the need to meet or exceed customer expectations, forces companies to recognize the value- added contribution FMIS makes to the organization. This has prompted management to invest in technology and integrate systems to give the maximum benefit to the entire organization. FM managers realize that if corporate IT understands what is taking place in FM; corporate is more likely to support the process and approve the budgeting needed for growth. FMIS managers also work in union with corporate IT to provide continuity in sofhvare applications and hardware. Facility management strives to understand the needs of its customers and provide them with information to strengthen their ability to do their jobs faster and with more accurate data. If a stake holder's request is easily obtainable, FM makes a point to provide it. By making information readily accessible and accurate, FM organizations impact the organization's bottom line. Information silos are eliminated while sharing of information flourishes. The sofhvare can be used in construction project management such as Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and Total Infi-astructure Facilities Management (TIFM).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:facilities management information system (FMIS): construction project management
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
ID Code:6804
Deposited By:Mrs. Siti Raudhah Ruslan
Deposited On:14 Jun 2015 15:09
Last Modified:14 Jun 2015 15:09

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