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Title: EFFECTIVENESS OF INTEGRATING FACILITIES MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES WITH PROJECT DESIGN
Authors: LOW ZI HAO
Keywords: Facilities Management
FM integration
2020-2021
Building
Bachelor's
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (PROJECT AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT)
Wong Hwee Boon Daniel
Design for Maintenance
DfM
Issue Date: 31-May-2021
Citation: LOW ZI HAO (2021-05-31). EFFECTIVENESS OF INTEGRATING FACILITIES MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES WITH PROJECT DESIGN. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Fuelled by global trends in digitalisation and sustainability, industrial developments with more sophisticated components and equipment have become more prevalent in Singapore. Such infrastructural changes introduce a new set of facilities management challenges. The integration of facilities management with the design of an industrial project could be a critical practice to ensure these industrial developments can meet higher standards and users’ expectations. However, the research on this integration practice in Singapore’s industrial landscape is severely lacking. Therefore, the research objectives are to investigate the current facilities management and design integration practice in industrial projects, evaluate its effectiveness in reducing design defects and propose recommendations to improve this integration practice for new industrial projects in Singapore. This research applied a qualitative approach involving a literature review, expert interviews and a questionnaire survey to achieve the aforementioned objectives and test three hypotheses. The integration practice that was studied in this research is currently used in industrial projects owned by IndustrialX, one of the largest industrial developers in Singapore. The analysis of the results from the expert interviews and questionnaire survey found that this integration practice had resulted in a low to moderate reduction in the number of design defects across seven industrial projects owned by IndustrialX. The analysis also revealed that the frequency of facilities management feedback given in the schematic design stage is significantly lower than other design stages. Additionally, it was found that building components that directly affect maintainability in the operation phase receive the most feedback during the design phase. The limitations of this research include having a small sample size for the expert interviews and questionnaire survey, and that this research only studied industrial projects owned by IndustrialX which may not be representative of the industrial landscape in Singapore.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222413
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