Full Title:Maintenance & Facilities Management
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:MGMT E8002
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module also aims to develop an understanding of the functions associated with the management of maintenance and facilities, the nature and source of problems encountered and the mechanisms for ensuring compatibility between organisations and their buildings, both existing and proposed.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and evaluate the key factors in the formulation of maintenance policies and strategies
  2. Assess the prioritisation an preparation of maintenance and facilities programmes including budgets
  3. Appraise the options for procurement of maintenance and facilities including performance feedback
  4. Identify and evaluate the key issues in facilities management and the provision of an enabling workplace environment
  5. Summarise the key factors in property performance and evaluation

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Maintenance policy & standards
Significance of maintenance; policy formulation including alternative strategic approaches; asset management and classification of maintenance; statutory requirements and legal contracts; performance
Maintenance planning
Components of system; schedule and contingency systems; priorities and criticality; maintenance profiles and cycles; programmes and budgets; planned inspection; stock condition surveys; life cycle costing, landlord/tenant legal contracts, statutory requirements including health & safety and access for maintenance.
Maintenance Information
Systems; uses and sources of information; computerised maintenance management systems; cost information systems including benchmarking and budgeting
Maintenance procurement
Process; documentation including specification, tendering, procurement, forms of contracts, contract administration, programmes and control, types of contractor and selection criteria, planning procedures, productivity techniques; service delivery
Sustainable Building Care
Re-engineering the process; LEFT and RIGHT buildings; link to conservation and the environment; whole life assessment and implications for design; sustainable building care; maintenance of sustainable buildings.
Property Trail
Management of physical resources including issues of space, structure, technology and maintenance. Property performance & evaluation including auditing and post occupancy evaluation; space planning; strategic workplace design; intelligent buildings; property portfolio dynamics and corporate real estate management; impact of FM on briefing and design;
Business Trail
Management of financial resources including issues of facility investment, asset value and operational costs and benefits. Aspects of Strategic management including FM performance & accountability and support services
People Trail
Management of human resources including issues of purpose, use, environment, security, safety and health and workplace ecology
Knowledge Trail
Management of informational resources including structures that link knowledge and experience across these physical, financial, and human areas of concern
Risk management
Treatment strategies, outsourcing/ contract management; benchmarking; safe working in maintenance and facilities operations
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Preparation of maintenance policy for individual property and formulation of maintenance profiles for significant components evaluating performance 1,2,5 40.00 100 40 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 100 40 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory based 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Key aspects relating theory to practice in maintenance and facilities 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading Preparation for CA 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study Preparation for final examination 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Wood, B, 2009, Building Maintenance, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405179676]
  • Chanter, B. and Swallow, P. 2007, Building Maintenance Management, 2nd Ed., Blackwell Publishing [ISBN: 9781405135061]
  • Lee, R. and Wordsworth, P. 2000, Lee's Building Maintenance Management, 4th Ed., Blackwell Science [ISBN: 9780632053629]
  • Atkin, B. & Brooks, A. 2009, Total Facilities Management, 2nd Ed., Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405186599]
  • Alexander, K., Atkin, B., Jan Brocher, J. & Haugen, T. 2005, Facilities Management: Innovation and Performance, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415321464]
  • Shah, S. 2007, Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager, Blackwell Publishing [ISBN: 9781405135573]
  • Booty, F. 2009, Facilities Management Handbook, 4th Ed., Butterworth- Heinemann [ISBN: 9780750689779]
  • Nutt, B. & McLennan, P 2000, Facility Management Risk & Opportunities, Blackwell Science [ISBN: 0632057971]
  • Then, D & Hee, T. 2013, Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets, Routledge [ISBN: 9780415274944]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 8 Mandatory