New book available on facilities management


Facilities Management, Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities, is a new book from Joel Levitt, president of Springfield Resources - a management consulting firm that services a variety of clients on a wide range of maintenance issues ( - and author of the Management Column in Fleet Maintenance.

Facilities management is a broad-based discipline that calls into play architectural, construction, engineering, management and human skills, particularly for running and maintaining commercial, institutional, academic and industrial buildings.

This new book covers the essential role and responsibilities of the facilities manager as it pertains to building maintenance.

If you are a newcomer to facilities management you will find this book an excellent introduction to managing maintenance, says Levitt. If you are already an established professional, the book will help you brush up on the latest technological and regulatory trends affecting how complex facilities should be successfully maintained by way of risk assessment.

The 220-page book contains ample, ready-to-use assessment forms and resources for extended practical information.

Highlights of the material included in the book:

  • Coverage of key components of facilities maintenance management, including risk management, building safety, operations and purchasing, staffing and more.
  • Guidance on new trends, including Lean Building Maintenance and Green Building specs like LEED.
  • Guidance on legal contracts, safety regulations, energy efficiency and more.
  • Specific management guidance by building type, including apartments, office buildings, hotels and resorts, government buildings, schools, transport facilities and many others.

Published by Millennium Press, Facilities Management is available from, and other fine book sellers.

Levitt has written nine other books on managing maintenance. Among them: The Handbook of Maintenance Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Coordination and Scheduling, The Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance and The Basics of Fleet Maintenance.