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FM-625 Technology of Facility Design & Management

3 Credits

This course investigates how the computer can be effectively utilized to extend planning and management capability. The latest hardware and software available for facilities management are reviewed and evaluated, including applications in the area of space programming, inventory and allocation, equipment and maintenance cost tracking, lease management, budgets and growth projection. Students learn to determine tasks and to apply appropriate technology through problem solving exercises and hands-on experience. The course begins by having the Students simulate the planning process from the programming through delineation of major design considerations and quality standards. Through a combination of lectures, seminars, and group exercises in decision making and role playing, the student experiences the planning process as designer, owner, and manager, and examines the impact off the process on the final building product. This will form the basis of their project within an IWMS/CAFM solution.