A new initiative - Facility Management Research Institute

Kenneth Sullivan, W. W. Badger, D. Kashiwagi, P. Okamura

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Abstract

In response to the evolving facility management (FM) industry, the Performance Based Studies Research Group at Arizona State University, General Dynamics C4 Systems, and the Greater Phoenix International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Chapter, have pooled resources to create the Facility Management Research Institute (FMRI). The fundamental purpose of the Facility Management Research Institute is to provide the needed education and research support to allow facility mangers the opportunity to be successful and add value in their changing profession. Through the integration of education and research, the FMRI seeks to benefit the facility management industry and service providers through the use of performance information and best value concepts. Several of the FMRI's initiatives include research in outsourcing and procurement, risk minimisation, organisational management, traditional facility research and the development of a master's degree in facility management at Arizona State University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCOBRA 2006 - Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
StatePublished - 2006
EventAnnual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2006 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 7 2006Sep 8 2006

Other

OtherAnnual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, COBRA 2006
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/7/069/8/06

Keywords

  • Best value
  • Facility Management
  • Performance information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Sullivan, K., Badger, W. W., Kashiwagi, D., & Okamura, P. (2006). A new initiative - Facility Management Research Institute. In COBRA 2006 - Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors