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What is Facility Management?

Physical facilities require ongoing maintenance and care. Without facility management and maintenance, buildings would quickly decay. Facility mangers work hard to keep buildings working safely and efficiently.

 What is Facility Management?

According to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), facility management is “a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.”

Generally speaking, facility managers ensure a business’s buildings, assets, equipment and grounds are safe and efficient.

 What Does a Facility Manager Do?

Facility managers hold an important role that contributes to the success of a business. From maintaining buildings, grounds, environmental concerns to equipment, their hard work is essential.

“Overall, we are responsible for providing high quality care of facilities, while being as efficient with time and expenses as possible. We do this by making sure to use and share best practices, both internal and external, as well as technology and innovation to drive continuous improvement,” explains Jacob Edin, vice president of facility management at Continuum Services.

Facility Management and Maintenance at Continuum Services

Our dedicated and experienced facility and engineers managers, building engineers, maintenance technicians and day porters perform high-quality facility services and preventative maintenance so you can be worry-free.  Scheduled tasks are performed on a planned rotating basis, before a problem occurs, rather than at the time of an emergency or on overtime. This is an advantage that protects your facility’s assets and value, while reducing operational and capital replacement costs.

Our daily building operations and engineering service professionals’ focus on maintenance and more, including:

  • Building Engineering and Operations
  • Maintenance and Day-porter Services
  • Tenant Request and Work Order Management
  • Scheduled Mechanical and HVAC Maintenance and Repair
  • Building Evaluation, Due Diligence and Asset Valuation
  • Building Automation, Temperature Controls and Energy Management
  • Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
  • Lighting and Relamping Services


For more information on facility management and maintenance at Continuum Services, please call us at 248.286.5200.