May 23, 2023
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.
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.”
It involves a wide range of activities aimed at ensuring the efficient and effective operation of facilities, including buildings, equipment, systems, and services. Facility management encompasses various areas such as maintenance, space planning, safety and security, energy management, technology integration, vendor management, and sustainability initiatives. The primary goal of facility management is to create a safe, functional, and productive environment that supports the organization’s core activities and meets the needs of its occupants.
Generally speaking, facility managers ensure a business’s buildings, assets, equipment and grounds are safe and efficient.
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 Ted Spicer, COO of 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:
For more information on facility management and maintenance at Continuum Services, please call us at 248.286.5200.