Elevating Facilities Management & AEC Creates Healthy Workplaces
The first step to a successful construction of space begins way before pen ever makes it to the construction paper. When we interviewed Brittanie Campbell-Turner and David Martinez about the state of the FM industry, they both shared one common theme – communication. The importance of including workplace leaders in discussions from building inception to completion is imperative to the success of the modern workplace. Here we discuss how FMs and AEC professionals can work together for the common good.
Workplace Project Management & AEC Insight
Brittanie Campbell-Turner | Podcast Host & Construction Enthusiast, The Constructrr Podcast
“What’s the mindset shift the owner or operator has to take? What is it that we have to do in order to start thinking strategically about? Whether it’s data, whether it’s the methodoligy, whether its a new process – what’s the first step?”
Elevating Facilities Management
David Martínez, PhD | Global Director at FMHOUSE
“When you think about facility management, an FM model can provide support to our office building but also to the industry, to a factory, to a hospital, to a hotel. All of them have an FM model and the content of this FM model is very different.”
We had the pleasure of interviewing David Martínez the Global Director at FMHOUSE on World FM Day this year. An industry leader, and nicknamed the “Dr. of FM” his passion for the FM industry is apparent from the moment our discussion began. Calling in all the way from Madrid, Spain, David provides an interesting global perspective on the state of the built environment.
David firmly believes that we have to start talking about facilities management outside of the FM industry. As leaders and doers in this space, it is our duty to share the influence our field has on each and every building and workplace across the globe. This isn’t exclusive to one country or another, but the broader knowledge of what FM can do is applicable to all industries.
In an interesting analogy, David compares the facilities management industry to nutrition and the various ingredients in food. While recipes may vary widely across the world, one thing that remains the same is the importance of nutrition. Facilities management may include different ingredients depending on where you’re located, but the influence health and nutrition have on your organization is the same no matter where in the globe you reside.