FACILITIES Building Management and Complexity Adrian Leaman Building Use Studies Ltd, London The curve on the graph shows an ideal Most of them (white) are close to or just relationship between building complexity below the optimum curve. This suggests that (horizontal axis) and the management input their management level is about right. In required to run a building successfully general, buildings below and to the right of (vertical axis). It suggests that at low levels the curve need more management effort. of building complexity (of space, use and The other two buildings (black) are known services) the management input required is to be sick buildings. Here the management also low. As building complexity increases, effort is far too low to cope with the existing management input increases more rapidly, building systems and services. These tailing off again at higher levels of complexity. organisations need a significant extra The diagram shows real buildings whose input of management effort to correct the complexity has been subjectively assessed. problem.
Facilities – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 1, 1991
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