A guide for facility managers of varying types of facilities including, apartment buildings/complexes, office buildings, retail stores, educational facilities (schools), restaurants, and countless others. It will look specifically at the physical similarities inherent in all buildings/facilities and delve into the operational/maintenance needs, access control, audit proceedures and emergency procedure requirements. It provides procedures and policy direction in facilities that are lacking such formalized doctrine and gives a starting point to run their facilities in a consistent manner with a focus on safety and security, as well as keeping control of liability risk.

chapter 1|18 pages


chapter 3|6 pages

What Is Really Going On in the Building?

chapter 4|18 pages

Access Control

chapter 5|9 pages

Performing Safety and Security Audits

chapter 6|17 pages

Fire Safety in Facilities

chapter 7|21 pages

Incident Response

chapter 9|7 pages

Inclusiveness and Accessibility

chapter 10|20 pages

Reviews and Proposals

chapter 11|8 pages


chapter 12|11 pages

The “Gap”

chapter 13|8 pages

Parking Issues

chapter 14|25 pages

Facility Wellness

chapter 15|14 pages

Employee Management

chapter 16|9 pages

Policies and Procedures

chapter 17|33 pages

Occupational Health and Safety

chapter 18|12 pages

Business Continuity Planning

chapter 19|7 pages

Concluding Topics