Facility management services perform building operations and maintenance, project management, subcontractor management, energy management, budget planning, commissioning and de-commissioning, and other services related to the management of buildings or facilities. Building operations and maintenance services perform cleaning and repair activities on a daily, weekly, or ad hoc basis. These activities may include office cleaning and janitorial services, the placement of temporary facilities-maintenance personnel, and building repairs. Facility management services may also provide project management services, subcontractor management services, energy management services, budget planning services, and commissioning.
Some facility management services provide and perform construction management, safety, and security system services. Construction management services plan and coordinate construction projects as an owner’s representative. Responsibilities include contract negotiation, scheduling, budget adherence, and subcontractor management. Safety services help businesses to select appropriate signs, lights, and traffic safety devices; fire protection and fall prevention systems; and slip-proof flooring. Security system services install, maintain, and monitor security equipment such as closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, security cameras, entry alarms, and metal detectors. These facility management services may also install and maintain movement and occupancy sensors.
Facility management services may include electrical contracting services, plumbing services, alternative energy installation services, and energy use consulting services. Electrical contracting services install and maintain electrical distribution equipment; interior, exterior and municipal lighting; and information technology or IT systems. Plumbing services install and repair water supply and sewage processing equipment; sinks and washing facilities; and sprinkler systems and safety showers. Alternative energy installation services specify and install photovoltaic (PV), wind energy, and other distributed energy-production systems for commercial and industrial applications. Energy-use consulting services help businesses design energy-efficient buildings, evaluate current energy usage, and develop energy management plans. These facility management services perform design reviews, energy audits, energy procurement assistance, project financing, litigation support, planning assistance, renewable energy project development, and technology training.