Facilitimanage ˌmænidʒmənt ment (used abbreviation: FM; alternative Schreibweise Facility Management or Facility Management, including property management or building management) refers to the management and management of buildings and their technical facilities and facilities. In Great Britain, Australia and Canada, facility management is common, in the United States originally facilities management. In Germany, this anglicism was standardized in April 2019 in the DIN IN ISO 41011. Computer-assisted management (CAFM) is the support provided by information technology to the management of administrative facilities. Facilities management workstations are supported, among other things, by building automation, fire detection system, video technology, electroacoustic installation. The purpose of the automation of buildings is to carry out operations in a cross-cutting and autonomous manner, to simplify or monitor their operation. Sensors, ductors, controls, consumers and other technical units in the building are interconnected. Processes can be grouped into scenarios. The characteristic feature is the decentralized layout of the control units and continuous networking using a bus system. In addition, technical safety and safety facilities within the meaning of the General Regulations on Operational Safety, which are used, among other things, under the aegis of building management technology, as assistance and control systems through the management of facilities in the context of building management. Facilities management also includes technical security features, such as security, electrical and electronic security system technology, security system, technical building security facilities and information security methods in the field of computing. Facility Management is the practice of coordinating the physical workplace with people and with the work of the organization.
Facility Management integrates the basics of economic management, architecture and behavioural and engineering sciences (United States Library of Congress 1988). The direction of strategic management of facilities is a direct result of the company`s strategy. In 2016 and 2017, the following companies have decisively determined the German market for facility services: In common terms, the term object support is sometimes equated with Facility Management. This is not true of the processes described by HOAI as a level of performance for planners during the performance phase 9: Object support. The relevant German standards and guidelines (see section below) also do not indicate that these two terms are assimilated. According to a 2012 study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, the energy efficiency and resources market in building management is expected to grow by 6.5% per year by 2020.  In 2017, the growth of the facility services market was significantly slower. After growth rates of 5 per cent in 2015 and 4.2 per cent in 2016, growth was only 1.5 per cent in 2017.  According to GEFMA, the facility management sector contributed to Germany`s gross value added of more than 134 billion euros in 2016.  In 2014, the volume of facility management in Germany, with more than 4.5 million assets, amounted to nearly 206 billion euros, as well as a gross value added of 130 billion euros.