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Module Title
Built Asset Management

Facilities, Asset Management, Space Utilisation, Whole Life Costing, Health& Safety, Benchmarking, Data Appraisal, Value Techniques

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2015
ApprovedNovember 2015
Version No.1

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Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To develop a professional working understanding of the role and processes utilised to manage the built assets as they relate to today’s built environment.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Define Asset Management in the context of the Built Environment.
2. Compare and Contrast the impact Capital Cost and whole life costs have on a project.
3. Discuss the management skills involved in Facilities Management, the stages of Facilities Management implementation, outsourcing and space utilisation issues.
4. Analyse health & safety practice and implement the necessary legislation.
5. Research, create and evaluate data appraisal systems for occupancy evaluation. Recognise and critically assess the relationship between costs, use, function and value. Apply the suite of Value Techniques to Built Asset Management.

Indicative Module Content

Human influences, economic influences, effects on business, organisational structures, capital costs, cost in use, data collection, FM strategies, benefit analysis, occupancy evaluation, employee satisfaction, audit procedures, benchmarking, audit techniques, outsourcing, contracts and agreements.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimeDistance Learning

Directed Study

Directed Individual Study
Online Seminars/Discussion

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

Full Time or Distance Learning

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1
Component 2 1,2,3,4,5

Module assessment will be recorded in two components. Component 1 will be formative in nature to provide students with a programme of developmental activities applied to module content as preparation for Component 2. This is weighted at 40% of the final grade.
Component 2 will be summative in nature; typically an individual piece of work. The component assesses all module learning outcomes and is weighted at 60% of the final grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.Shiem-Shim, DT., Hee TT. (2013) Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon
2.Wiggins, Jane M., (2014) Facilities Manager Desk Reference, Wiley
3.Teicholy, Paul M., (2013) BIM for Facilities Managers, Wiley
4.Barrett, P., (1995) Facilities Management: Towards Best Practice
5.Becket, F., (1990). The Total Workplace, VNR London
6.Becker, F & Steele, F., (1994) Workplace by Design, San Francisco
7.Preser, W Rabinowitz H, White E., (1988) Post Occupancy Evaluation, VNR
8.Johnson, G & Scholes, K, (1993) Exploring Corporate Strategy, Prentice Hall, Hemel Hempstead

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