The ultimate use of a building determines the requirements that have to be taken into account during design and construction. Facility management during the early phases of a project represents your interests with regard to functional and economic building operation. Facility management during design and construction has a direct influence on the function of a building – and as a result, on its value and costs. Little things can mean big costs. This is a distressing experience that can afflict any Owner or user. For example, when the interaction between building use and building operation is overlooked in early decisions. Again, we bring our FM experience to bear in the early concept and design considerations to ensure that this does not happen. This optimizes your property for long-term cost-effective building operation.
Recognizing and exploiting optimization potential
Concepts impact costs – and also generate costs. For this reason, we provide an overview of possible effects and of the interaction between design content and building operation processes. The first step is to define the individual processes and design interfaces, and from these develop an appropriate building operation concept that reflects the way the building will be used. We then ensure that the identified architectural and technical requirements are reflected in the design and construction documentation. In other words – we think of building use from the word go.
Efficient operation of buildings
Facility management during planning and construction ensures that the usage requirements have been well thought through and are systematically reflected in the design and construction process. Proven tools such as the “critical issues list” allow us to gain a clear picture of the implementation status of FM-related measures. In this way, you can be confident that your building will deliver exactly what is required for the intended use – and that operating costs will be kept to an absolute minimum. The benefit to you is considerable: Every increase in efficiency achieved through facility management during the design and execution stages can be multiplied by the number of years of the building’s operation.
What we do for you:
We help you maintain a healthy balance between costs and benefits of building operation, ensuring that the building is highly efficient over its entire service life.
- Identify specific use requirements for you as investor, operator or later user.
- Analyze design and construction tasks and develop appropriate documentation and building operation processes on this basis.
- Translate the process definition findings into architectural, technical and organizational requirements, ensure that these are reflected in planning, and monitor their implementation.
- Develop basic principles and recommendations for the operator team.