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In compliance with Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, under the Personal Data Protection Act, we inform you that data collected will form part of an automated file, under the ownership of BARCELONA ACTIVE SPM S.A., with registered office at 162-164 Calle Llacuna, Barcelona, with the aim of managing enrollments and of informing of the company's activities and services within its field of action. You will be able to exercise access rights, rectification, cancel cancellation and/or opposition via written communication to the Legal Services of BARCELONA ACTIVE SPM S.A. at the aforementioned address.

 
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Other denominations

Space manager, Properties and general services manager.

Description

The facility manager is the professional responsible for designing or adapting company spaces and infrastructures so that employees can carry out their activities with the greatest efficiency possible. This professional can work as a consultant in a facility management consultancy firm or in the company itself; in this case being responsible for managing the company's general services (maintenance, security, cleaning, supply of materials, etc.). In the course of time, the responsibilities of the spaces manager have increased and, nowadays this is a key position in companies, as they resolve types of problems that had not been centralized until now. According to experts in facility management, the tasks carried out by the spaces manager not only reduce the losses of companies but also optimize resources. The figure of the facility manager is not yet very well-known in Spain, whereas in the United States and in many other European countries companies already turn to this professional to optimise spaces and facilities. In fact, and according to the consultancy firm Daemont Quest, 82% of Spanish companies have their office network and branches poorly located. This is an alarming detail that will be resolved in the future with the incorporation of space managers into companies.

Tasks

The tasks of facility managers can vary considerably according to the type of company contracting them. This means that this professional figure can carry out different types of functions with more or less responsibility.
  • Manage, adapt or design spaces in the building.
    Develop corporate strategy according to property resources and the policy for optimization of space.
    Adapt company spaces to new organizational requirements (e. g., the location of consultants for a limited time period).
    Establish the most effective way of integrating the telecom and security network into company facilities.
    Determine the ideal location of the furniture to achieve the maximum efficiency in the working environment without reducing the quality of the atmosphere, noise levels and correct lighting.
    Establish an architectural and design plan.
    Ensure compliance with regulations regarding infrastructures.
    Plan the management of office spaces, industrial or other buildings with the assistance of specific computer programs.
    Carry out studies to assess the quality of the facilities and analyze how distribution of the space can affect the worker performance.
  • Manage the company's general services.
    Contract all products and services related to correct operation, conservation and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure.
    Assume responsibility for the supply of energy and office equipment, as well as its optimization.
    Comprehensive management of all the company's general services: maintenance, cleaning, security, gardens, catering, mail, etc.
Apart from the above functions, some facility managers carry out tasks more closely related real estate.
  • Advise on the acquisition of properties.
    Coordinate projects for the construction, renewal and re-location of buildings.
    Perform field work to determine the potential of a property or plot before purchasing.
    Write reports to determine whether the purchase or lease of an office, industrial or other building is more profitable to the company.
    Write reports on the return on property investments.
    Perform studies of the territory and adaptation to the landscape.
    Risk analysis in industrial facilities and their environmental impact.
    Manage the conservation and maintenance of the facilities and infrastructures (failure control, inspection and repair).


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