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Facilities Management Approach For Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria

  The purpose of this research is to determine the extent of sustainable facilities management (FM) practice in the management of commercial buildings in Nigeria and identify barriers to it, in order to develop a solution model that will proffer ways of overcoming these barriers and ultimately determine sustainable methods by which facility managers in Nigeria can effectively manage commercial properties. This study is a work in progress and it presents a theoretical review on the extent of sustainable FM in developed countries, especially the United Kingdom (UK), and comparing it with the development of sustainable FM in developing countries and Nigeria in particular. Nigeria has a history of unsustainable building practices, mismanagement of buildings and poor maintenance culture with no consideration for its impact on the environment. Findings reveal the three main barriers to sustainable FM practice in corporate organisations in Nigeria, as lack of training and tools, lack of relevant laws and regulation, and lack of knowledge and awareness. Nevertheless, there remains the urgent need to investigate barriers of sustainable FM practice in the management of commercial buildings in Nigeria.

  • Date:

    31 March 2014

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

  • Funders:

    University of Central Lancashire

Citation

Olaniyi, O. O., Smith, A., Liyanage, C., & Akintoye, A. (2014). Facilities Management Approach For Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria. In Promoting Innovation in FM, 361-365

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Keywords

Sustainability; Sustainable facilities management; Nigeria

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