234.038 Introduction in Facility Management
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to give an overview over the different definitions of FM. Also they can present management strategy and the roles within FM according to ÖNORM A7000.


Subject of course

This VO provides an overview of the different definitions of facility management (FM) based on common standards. Based on an analysis of the needs of users, operators and owners, FM is presented as an interdisciplinary management strategy for real estate optimization. The requirements for civil engineers and architects resulting from a life cycle-oriented view of the property are explained. The focus of the lecture is on planning and subsequent building management, in which FM is integrated from the earliest possible phase. Strategies for the optimal introduction and position of FM in a company are then presented. Based on this, the following processes, among others, are shown in FM:

  • Conception and planning of buildings with regard to FM
  • Operation (maintenance, repair, etc.)
  • Real estate management (agent and property manager)
  • Target costing and FM
  • Benchmarking
  • Digitization in FM. What are IoT, AI, Ml etc and how will they change operations in the future?

In the following, implementation strategies of FM are explained and the advantages and disadvantages are presented. Finally, the effects of FM on the planning process are outlined.

Teaching methods

Lecture, Practice

Mode of examination


Additional information



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0008.11.2021 Online via TUWEL (LIVE)Introduction to Facility Management - Kick off
Tue11:00 - 13:0030.11.2021 Online via Zoom Meeting (live) (LIVE)Introduction into Facility Management - Feedback and Questions
Mon11:00 - 13:0013.12.2021 Online via Zoom Meeting (live) (LIVE)Einführung ins Facility Management - Feedback and Questions
Mon11:00 - 13:0010.01.2022 Online via Zoom Meeting (LIVE)Einführung ins Facility Management - Feedback und Fragen zu Workplace Management
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

written or oral exam


Examination material from the book "Modern Facility and Workplace Management":

Chapter 1: Facility Management: An Important Industry Sector

Chapter 2: Optimization of FM / RE Management

Chapter 6: Workplace Management


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed13:00 - 14:0030.11.2022 Online via TUWELwritten17.10.2022 12:00 - 28.11.2022 23:59TISSIntroduction to FM 30.11.2022
Wed10:00 - 11:0014.12.2022 Online via TUWELwritten17.10.2022 12:00 - 12.12.2022 23:59TISSIntroduction to FM 14.12.2022
Wed13:00 - 14:0025.01.2023 Online via TUWELwritten17.10.2022 12:00 - 23.01.2023 23:59TISSIntroduction to FM 25.01.2023
Thu13:00 - 14:0023.03.2023 Online via TUWELwritten17.10.2022 12:00 - 21.03.2023 23:59TISSIntroduction to FM 22.03.2023
Wed13:00 - 14:0003.05.2023 Online via TUWELwritten17.10.2022 12:00 - 01.05.2023 23:59TISSIntroduction to FM 03.05.2023
Wed13:00 - 14:0021.06.2023 Online via TUWELwritten17.10.2022 12:00 - 19.06.2023 23:59TISSIntroduction to FM 21.06.2023

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
24.08.2021 16:00 08.11.2021 09:00 07.11.2021 12:00



The book "Modern Facility and Workplace Management by Alexander Redlein, ISSN Nr .: 2662-2866 (ISSN Nr. Electronic: 2662-2874)" is used as teaching material. You are welcome to contact office@ifm.tuwien.ac.at, we will try to make the book available to you.

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