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National Seminar on Facilities & Maintenance Management In the 21st Century
' The Demand & Needs for Growth In Malaysian Building Industry'

Date: 12th August 2008
Venue: Faculty of the Built Environment,
University of Malaya,
Kuala Lumpur
On behalf of the Organising Committee of the 2008 National Seminar on Facilities & Maintenance Management In the 21st Century (FMM 2008), it is my greatest pleasure to extend our warmest welcome and invitation to all academicians and practitioners from all over Malaysia to this seminar that will be held in Kuala Lumpur in 12 August 2008. This seminar, organised by the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Malaya (UM), will cover wide range of building facilities and maintenance management issues.
Facilities management is an important area in the built environment as it would determine a result in an acceptable building appearance and standard, thus ensuring comfort for the occupiers. Higher standards of facilities and the demand of modern working conditions have prompted building owners to properly manage their existing facilities. Changes in the government policy also influence the facilities management activities where the 9th Malaysia Plan has allocated more than one trillion Ringgit, for maintaining building facilities. This clearly indicates the Government’s commitment in ensuring that facilities are upgraded maintained and managed in the most efficient manner. There is also lack of awareness mainly on the implementation of the new Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act 2007 Act 663. Little information moreover is available to develop skill and knowledge on facilities management.
For these reasons, this seminar is designed to incorporate inputs from various backgrounds in the Built Environment field who are frequently involved in facilities management activities. It offers an opportunity for gaining awareness and enhancement of knowledge and to keep-up with the latest know-how in the field. National and international frontline speakers are invited for exchanging of ideas and sharing of the latest findings on the subject matter. It is our aim and hope that this seminar would be able to provide a state-of-the-art information and knowledge in the challenging world of facilities and maintenance management. Your contribution in the seminar is much appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Malaya as a participant in FMM 2008. 
Organising Chairman,
Dr. Sr Syahrul Nizam Kamaruzzaman
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Surveying
Faculty of the Built Environment
University of Malaya

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