n.BA.FM.FMMN.15HS (Facility Management, People and Stainability) 
Module: Facility Management, People and Stainability
This information was generated on: 02 October 2022
No.
n.BA.FM.FMMN.15HS
Title
Facility Management, People and Stainability
Managed by
Anja Fuchs-Barbana
Credits
8

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Study programme Facility Management
Courses/Weighting
Code Name of course Weighting
n.BA.FM.IMGU.15HS.V Interaction between human beings and built environment 25%
n.BA.FM.FMV1N.15HS.V Facility Management - Understandig 1 und sustainability 25%
n.BA.FM.WBS.15HS.V Construction and building materials 50%
     
     
     
Status Compulsory module
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Entrance requirements  
Follow-up modules  
Comments  
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 37
Email anja.fuchs@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module
Course: Facility Management - Understanding 1 and Sustainability
No.
n.BA.FM.FMV1N.15HS.V
Title
Facility Management - Understanding 1 and Sustainability
Managed by
Irene Arnold Moos

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 28
Coached selfstudy  
Autonomous selfstudy 32
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Irene Arnold Moos, Isabella Aurich, Heinz Bernegger, Markus Hubbuch, Andreas Müller
Learning outcomes and competencies Students can:
  • describe various definitions and models of Facility Management.
  • understand the significance of sustainability (concepts, models, strategies) for Facility Management and for the importance of Facility Management (FM's contribution) in the global context of sustainability.
  • name and describe various career paths which are open to Facility Managers, and name selected continuing education options.
  • name options for the promising development of their personal career path.
Course content
  • Definitions and models of FM: IFM definition of FM, European norms (CEN Norm), IFMA definition, GEFMA Norm, BIFM competence profiles and other models and definitions
  • Developments and trends in the Facility Management market
  • Personal perceptions of guest speakers who present their career path, continuing education and professional activities
  • Global framework conditions for social, economic, ecological and political change in the context of sustainability
  • Mission statement for sustainable development
    - Strategies for sustainable development
    - Definitions of sustainable building, sustainable economic systems
  • Use of resources
    - Natural and materials cycles
    - Efficiency – consistency – sufficiency (material, water, land and space, energy, air)
  • Sustainability in Facility Management
    - Sustainability and life cycle concepts
    - Sustainable Facility Management
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Performance grade (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Script
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses The understanding of Facility Management and sustainability acquired in this course forms the basis for all further courses.
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 56 24
Email irene.arnold@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module
Course: Interactions between People and the Built Environment
No.
n.BA.FM.IMGU.15HS.V
Title
Interactions between People and the Built Environment
Managed by
Marcel Janser

Description

Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2018
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 20
Coached selfstudy 10
Autonomous selfstudy 30
Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Marcel Janser, Lukas Windlinger, Jennifer Konkol
Learning outcomes and competencies  
Course content  
Language of instruction  
Expected attendance  
Assessment

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography  
Entrance requirements  
Follow-up courses  
Comments  
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 55 07
Email marcel.janser@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

Note

Course: Construction and Building Materials
No.
n.BA.FM.WBS.15HS.V
Title
Construction and Building Materials
Managed by
Anja Fuchs-Barbana

Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
Total workload in lessons
Semester 1. Semester
Lectures 55
Coached selfstudy 45
Autonomous selfstudy 20
Total workload 120
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Anja Fuchs
Learning outcomes and competencies
  • Students know and understand the various properties and areas of use of materials that are significant for facilities.
  • They can evaluate the suitability of materials for specific areas of use, giving justifications and taking various aspects into account such as cleaning, service life and operating costs, ecological efficiency, the effects of form and colour, etc. On the basis of a building's use, they can propose an ideal choice of materials for the interior furnishings and are thus competent partners for building owners and architects during the planning and implementation of conversions and new constructions.
  • Students can select suitable materials for the fields of catering, hotels, working clothes and equipment, giving justifications for their choices. They are aware of differences in quality and the areas of use of various textiles.
Course content Students acquire basic knowledge of various materials groups for facilities. They gain various knowledge about a broad range of materials, taking the following aspects into consideration:
  • manufacturing and finishing processes
  • properties and areas of use
  • surface treatment / protective equipment
  • long-term behaviour of materials
  • quality features
  • cleaning aspects
  • ecology and sustainability
  • materials vocabulary, optics and effect
  • purchase and selection criteria
  • product lifecycle / lifecycle assessment and disposal / recycling
They learn to perceive and evaluate interior spaces in relation to the fundamental design media material, colour, form and light, and their interaction. In the process they recognise that light and colour have both a physiological and psychological effect, are means of communication and style creation, and significantly influence a space as conveyors of atmosphere.

They deepen their knowledge through a practical project in which they select materials for interior spaces and search for both innovative and traditional ways of using the materials. The use-related requirements of the interior spaces to be designed are the primary focus.
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Performance grade (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Fuchs A. (2010): Werk- und Baustoffe. Teaching script. ZHAW
Völker U.; Brückner K. (2008): von der Faser zum Stoff. Verlag Handwerk und Technik publishers. Zürich
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses  
Comments -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 37
Email anja.fuchs@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module