Facilities Management – A Future Proof Management Approach Towards Sustainability

Submission Deadline Date: 15 December 2022


“Circular economy” and “carbon neutrality” are two rising concepts influencing the strategies and processes of sustainable practice in the field of built environment management. Facilities management, representing the operation phase of the built environment life cycle, has been placed at an unprecedented position for supporting both macro and micro levels of sustainable practice in recent years. This trend has been leveraged to a future proof dimension since the outbreak of COVID-19. Future proof facilities management is thus a timely topic for academics to share their views on how to effectively and sustainably manage facilities during and in the post COVID-19 pandemic era.
This Special Issue is the first to emphasise facilities management as a future proof management approach and it promotes that facilities management, symbolising as an umbrella of various analytic methods and management strategies, can lead to sustainable built environment through innovative approaches. 
It features papers that focus on future proof FM practices in various contexts of the built environment (e.g. workplace environment, office, campus facilities, hospital facilities, etc.).


List of Topic Areas

  • Sustainable facilities management;
  • Community facilities management;
  • Smart facilities management;
  • Built asset management;
  • Maintenance management;
  • Risk management;
  • Safety and security;
  • Health and hygiene;
  • Occupant satisfaction. 

Submission Information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:   https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/f 

Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see:  https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/f

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to Please select the issue you are submitting to”.

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Key Deadlines                                         

Email abstracts to: [email protected]

Opening date for manuscript submissions: 15/08/2022

Closing date for manuscript submissions: 15/12/2022