Managing the Built Environment in Hospitality Facilities

Paperback | January 22, 2009

byDina Zemke, Thomas Jones

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Managing The Built Environment In Hospitality Facilities  will provide the foundation by which a new hospitality industry manager can make good decisions on operating and investing in this most important of assets.  This book provides basic knowledge of the role facilities play in the hospitality industry, how building systems work and how buildings are put together. Unlike competing books, it uses an accessible and conversational tone to describe key vocabulary and basic facility management principles. Legal and environmental concerns are addressed throughout, as the book helps students learn how to ask the right questions and take steps to control costs that contribute to the facility’s bottom line. Most importantly, the student will be able to ask the right questions (using the correct technical terms) and take the right steps to control costs and contribute to the bottom line of any facilities-intensive business.

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Managing The Built Environment In Hospitality Facilities  will provide the foundation by which a new hospitality industry manager can make good decisions on operating and investing in this most important of assets.  This book provides basic knowledge of the role facilities play in the hospitality industry, how building systems work and...

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Why Hospitality Facilities Management?   Buildings and land comprise two of the largest assets on hospitality businesses’ balance sheets.  As for operating the building, a hotel generally spends about 10-12% of gross revenue to maintain the property and pay for utilities.  An additional 3 — 7% (or more) is set aside each year to co...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 0.9 inPublished:January 22, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135135745

ISBN - 13:9780135135747

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

PART I: THE IMPACT OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

1.      The Study of Facilities Management

2.      The Engineering Department

3.      Issues and Trends

 

PART II: BUILDING SYSTEMS

4.      Solid and Hazardous Waste

5.      Water

6.      Electrical Systems

7.      Heating

8.      Air Conditioning

9.      Ventilation

10.  Life Safety and Security

11.  Building Transportation

12.  Communication Systems & The Management of Sound

13.  Other Building Systems

 

PART III: BUILDING PLANNING AND DESIGN

14.  The Building Envelope and Exterior Elements

15.  The ADA

 

Appendices

Glossary

Index