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The Built Environment

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Built environment is an artificial space created by human and it supports our way of life. We live, work and recreate in this space.

The built environment consist of our homes, workplaces and recreational facilities. Cities, infrastructure, buildings, parks etc., are all created spaces.

The built environment does not only include the physical environment but also the social environment.

Many professionals often come together from various disciplines such as architecture, engineering, sociology/anthropology, urban planning, interior design etc., in creating a sustainable built environment that pose no threat to human existence.

A well design built environment enhances our well-being.

Lots of investments go into the built environment, and as such, the operations and maintenance of these spaces should be given the needed attention by implementing the good facility management practices.

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) defines facility management as a “profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.”

Facility managers always ensure the built environment is maintained to serve the purpose in which it is established.

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