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"The Changing Role of the Physical Plant Manager"
Author: Morrell, Louis R.
Published In: Management Basics [Critical Issues in Facilities Management #5]
Date: 1990

Technology, federal regulations, and the introduction of contractors are factors contributing to the changing environment for the physical plant department head, who has become less technically oriented and more of a general or financial manager.  Discusses areas of importance for the facilites manager, including asset management, capital maintenance, capital loss, cost avoidance, and return on investment, and the need to development a partnership with the chief financial officer.

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