Facilities Management Terminology Explained

You probably know all of these FM acronyms
already – but if not, this should help.

Facilities management acronyms

  • ANPR: automatic number plate recognition
  • AV: audio visual
  • BIFM: British Institute of Facilities Management
  • BPO: business process outsourcing
  • CAFM: computer aided facilities management
  • CDP: carbon disclosure project
  • CCTV: closed circuit television
  • CIEH: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • CRC: carbon reduction commitment
  • CRE: corporate real estate
  • CSR: corporate and social responsibility
  • GDAs: guideline daily amounts
  • GPS: global positioning system
  • GPRS: general packet radio service
  • HVAC: heating, ventilation & air conditioning
  • IEMA: Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
  • IFM: integrated facilities management
  • IOSH: Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
  • KPI: key performance indicator
  • M&E: mechanical and electrical
  • MI: management information
  • NEBOSH: National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health
  • PRINCE2: Projects in Controlled Environments, version 2
  • P&L: profit and loss
  • PDA: personal digital assistant
  • PAT: portable appliance testing
  • ROI: return on investment
  • SLA: service level agreement
  • TRCF: total recordable case frequency
  • TUPE: Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006