Chapter 11. Space Management

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch11

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Space Management, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466



  • space management, a very practical skill;
  • FMs, responsible for use and management of space within buildings;
  • space management, formulation of space strategy, impact of structure and services on space use, for office layouts;
  • FM, in-depth knowledge about space, organisation and its people;
  • FM cost driver - direct relationship in amount of space and occupancy costs;
  • zoning, for planning in horizontal plane - stacking relating to vertical floor by floor plan;
  • structural form of building, impact on the way in which space inside - can be configured and used;
  • FMs, responsible for development of space allocation strategy;
  • space utilization, organisations using snapshots of workplace - establishing how space is used;
  • new developments in space use


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Data and information gathering

  • Importance of space

  • Space management policy

  • Space guidelines

  • Effective use of space

  • The FM cost driver

  • Business performance

  • Space planning

  • Impact of building structures on space use

  • Impact of building services on space use

  • Space allocation

  • Space utilisation

  • Space audits

  • Building efficiency

  • Building operating costs

  • Measuring terminology

  • New developments in space use

  • Legislation and compliance