FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

from a project management perspective 

(Part 1)

By Heather Burden & Morgan Haylett*

In today’s global business arena, change is the only constant. To grow and maintain a competitive advantage in such an environment, organisations need to constantly adapt while remaining cost-effective and efficient. Outsourcing has been embraced as a business strategy through which organisations are able to exploit core business expertise by being flexible and capable of rapid change.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

from a project management perspective

(Part 2)

Outsourcing means change in an organisation

By Heather Burden & Morgan  Haylett*

In the May 2000 issue of ProjectPro (Vol 10 No 3), the first part of this article by Burden and Haylett mentioned that in today’s global business arena, change is the only constant. To grow and maintain a competitive advantage in such an environment, organisations need to constantly adapt while remaining cost-effective and efficient. A way of achieving this is, according to the authors, through outsourcing.

BUILDING FAILERS ON HIGHRISE BUILDINGS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF HARARE

 Prof. Dries Hauptfleisch and Tawanda Goronga*

SUMMARY

The purpose of the research was to identify the main causes of building defects and possible solutions to avoid or minimize building failures. The focus is on highrise buildings in the Central Business District of Harare (CBDH). The situation and findings regarding the CBDH can be generalized for the rest of the towns and cities in the country and most likely other developing countries in the region.

 

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