Facilities management (FM) is the total management of all services and built environment infrastructure that support the core business of an organisation.
Good facilities management makes a huge difference to the efficiency and productivity of a company, its staff and even its clients.
Facilities Management is integral in workspace strategy as well as supporting business continuity and when delivered well can drive employee engagement as well as helping attract and retain the best talent. Using best business practice, a company’s operating costs can be reduced while its productivity is increased. It is the discipline that ensures all the different buildings and services of a company work as efficiently as possible.
The skills required of FM professionals encompass the whole range of asset and built environment knowledge whilst also embracing often significant change management and mobilisation programmes. FM professionals are found in all sectors of industry, commerce and services and may be employed by consultants, facilities management providers, client departments, the public sector etc.
The pathway guide should be used in conjunction with the core assessment documentation which is available on the RICS website and comprises of:
- Requirements and Competencies guide
- Candidate guide for your RICS assessment e.g. APC, Academic, Senior Professional, Specialist
- Counsellor guide.
RICS also offers an FM pathway as part of the Associate Assessment. For further details please go to rics.org/associate or download the Associate documents on this page.
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