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Set up in April 2018, the tripartite FM Implementation Committee (FMIC) brings together major stakeholders from public and private sectors to enhance service delivery of FM companies and uplift the industry.

Members on the FMIC

  • Building owners
  • FM service provides
  • Trade associations and chambers (TAC)


To advance the FM industry from a labour intensive industry to a productive one using data analytics, predictive maintenance and smart solutions.

Creating a healthy FM eco-system

The FMIC has proposed key approaches to target challenges at industry-, firm- and manpower-level.

Set FM standards Encouraging adoption of Design for Maintainability Standards for new buildings by having designs that include maintainability considerations and existing buildings undergoing retrofits
Government sets lead demand

Government serving as an early adopter through its procurement framework to motivate the FM sector to raise competency.

High quality FM services can be achieved by building capability at both firm- and personnel-level, with support from a productive, tech-leveraging workforce. 

Figure 1- Illustration of FM Eco-system

Proposed Recommendations of the FMIC

Key recommendation
Design for maintainability (DfM) – Include FM considerations in building design stage
  • Enhance DfM Guide with Smart FM content, streamlining it based on building types for ease of adoption
  • Develop a DfM appraisal scheme to assess building designs’ degree of maintainability based on labour efficiency and cost effectiveness of maintenance regimes
Smart FM – Enhance maintenance capabilities through smart FM to raise productivity, improve quality and reduce FM man-hours
  • Develop a smart FM framework, conceptualising various tiers of tech sophistication that FM companies can aspire to achieve, and different levels of smart FM deployment for buildings
  • Development a smart FM technology roadmap to guide adoption
  • Pilot precinct-level smart FM solutions in upcoming projects such as the Punggol Digital District (PDD) and Jurong Lake District (JLD)
Manpower and industry development – Ensure the FM workforce receives adequate training and firms are credible through accreditation
  • Develop a skills framework for the FM workforce to provide better guidance on career progression and training opportunities
  • Develop a TAC-led accreditation framework for FM firms to recognise better performing firms


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