Space Planning

  • Alan Park
Chapter
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)

Abstract

Facilities management is all about collecting and interpreting data on diverse facets of property use. Computer databases are the ideal vehicles in which to log, store and manipulate data; almost unlimited information can be measured and entered en masse. Simple databases operate very satisfactorily as stand-alone software, where a limited range of services are monitored. The strength of such information storage is its capacity for expansion and the diversity of subject. This strength is a time bomb that sooner or later destroys the effectiveness of a database as an FM tool; it becomes large and requires greater and greater operator familiarity with its structure in order to interrogate successfully.

Keywords

Expense 

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Copyright information

© J. A. Park 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Park
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Stride Project Management LtdUK
  2. 2.Stride Treglown LtdUK
  3. 3.Stride FMUK

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