Operation And Maintenance In Facilities Management Practices: A Gap Analysis In Malaysia
1 Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, University Teknologi MARA Seri Iskandar Campus, 32610 Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
2 School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Facilities management in Malaysia has started as early as 1990s during the development of mega projects such as Putrajaya in 1999 [8, 9]. During this period, Malaysia was introduced to an integrated property management and maintenance services known as facilities management. However, its implementation according to the standard practice is still being disputed. The purpose of facilities management standard practices is to provide the facility management profession with a leading reference on facilities management activities and standards. Therefore, the determination of how far the gap in FM current practice is essential to help our FM industry. Thus, the aim of this study is to establish the gap between the current practices and the standard practices and also how far the gap should be satisfied. A set of questionnaire was designed upon literature and previous research done to gather the required information. The study is subjected to FM organizations in private sectors and only the personnel at management level are assessed. There were certified that most of the practices that assessed by means of gap analysis had an acceptable result which the gap between the current practices and the standard practices are not too far.
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