Welcome @ Selamat Datang
In 2015 it is about 20 years since facilities management set foot in Malaysia. Driven by the early understanding on the integration of people, place and process; facilities management developed from a single service orientation to an integrated business services model delivering a new way of work in the built environment.
Facilities if are not managed, they can begin to impact upon an organization’s performance. Conversely, building and facilities have the potential to enhance performance by contributing towards the provision of the optimal work and business environment. There is no universal approach to managing facilities. Each organization has different needs in delivering its core and supporting services event though within the same sector. Understanding those needs is the effective facilities management measured in terms of providing best value.
As with most other professions, Malaysia has also experienced the ups and downs over years to set foot the profession being recognized by the major industries. Thus, the key objective of the establishment of the Centre of Research with the related Facilities Management thinking and discipline at the UTHM would simulate and influenced the Malaysian Facilities Management Sector.
CeFM will continue to:
Facilities management, defined as:
“A profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology” (IFMA, 2004
“The integration of processes within an organisation to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities” (EuroFM)
“Facilities management is the integration of multi-disciplinary activities within the built environment and the management of their impact upon people and the workplace" (BIFM)
“The total management that integrates all services to support the core business of an organization” (MAFM)