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Introduction to Facilities Management : Program and Course Description

Supporting the University mission requires world class facilities and facilities management. The IFM series equips facilities professionals with broad organizational knowledge. The IFM Certificate requires completion of all modules. Individual courses may also be taken by those not seeking the certificate.

In Fall 2012, our IFM series was updated to integrate key concepts and principles of facilities management for higher education as found in the APPA Body of Knowledge. This achievement opened doors to Plant supervisors and others to consider APPA’s Education Facilities Professional Certificate exam as a component of their professional demonstration and career portfolio.

IFM: An Overview

The facilities management professionals and their staffs have the decision-making responsibilities that cover a wide range of business, management, and technical areas. The facilities management field demands knowledge and skills in the areas of planning, finance, administration, project design and implementation, human resource development, and operations and maintenance. This course will provide you with an overview of facilities management at the University of Michigan.

IFM: Plant Materials and Purchasing

The purchase, supply organization systems, and delivery of materials is an integral component to campus facilities management. This presentation will introduce participants to the undercurrent of this operation beneath a majority of work orders and the critical policies and procedures which accompany materials management in higher education facilities.

IFM: Training

Multiple benefits are achieved in business, employee and customer goals when continuous learning is part of organizational values and practice. A brief review of key programs will expand participant's understanding of the breadth of training and development in U-M facilities management.

IFM: Work Management

Providing a "single point of contact" between Plant Operations and its campus customers, you will learn about the U-M Facilities Management System (FMS), the work request process, estimates and preventive maintenance planning.

IFM: Facilities Maintenance

Serving campus, University Hospitals & Health Centers and NCRC through building maintenance. Provides operation/environmental monitoring of campus buildings & facilities. Components include FM Regions, HVAC, Plumbing, Pumps, Steam Distribution & Insulation, Electrical, Life Safety Systems, Elevators, Roofing, Metal Crafts & Machine Repair.

IFM: Utilities & Plant Engineering

Provides for the purchasing, generation, distribution, conservation, and accounting of utilities at U-M. Provides engineering for operations, maintenance, energy management, and utilities for Plant Operations.

IFM: Plant Building and Grounds Services

Maintains facilities and grounds for a healthy, and pleasant environment. Recycling, waste, heavy equipment repair, campus landscape architecture, turf, forestry, horticulture, and irrigation maintenance are also provided.

IFM: Construction Services

The U-M provider of resources, skilled labor, and equipment of a full service renovation contractor, department shops also include Cabinet, Sign, Glass and Upholstery.

IFM: Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)

AEC plans and manages the design and construction of new facilities, additions, renovations, utility and infrastructure improvements. Design and construction of campus projects assures compliance with University and State of Michigan criteria for quality design, economics of construction and operation.

IFM: Parking and Transportation

Safe, reliable transportation options. Safe, convenient parking choices.

IFM: Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH)

Specialized program areas lead the University and support the surrounding community- promoting health, safety, protection and enhancement of the environment and regulatory compliance.

IFM: Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS)

Providers of protection, emergency preparedness and security services for a safe and secure campus.

IFM: Mechanical Systems

A technical introduction to “behind the walls” of U-M’s building assets. Learn the systems, how they interrelate, and how they are controlled.

IFM: Electrical Systems, Roofs & Elevators

Understand the basics of electrical distribution and systems that bring power to our facilities. Get to know the structural elements of roofs and vertical transportation (elevators and escalators).

IFM: University Financial Systems and Plant Administrative Services

Plant financial operations, HR and IT combine within this department to support Plant Operations internal business processes.

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Content modified: Jul 16, 2013