This paper outlines the steps taken by the Interior Design Unit and the Facilities Maintenance Unit to develop a team dynamic and a methodology for defining a company standards programme to be utilised in building projects. The aim is to accent the need for the collaboration of the two units in developing a process ensuring aesthetically pleasing and maintenance‐friendly attributes. The reader will discover proven design/maintenance ideas developed through the partnership that can be applied to their own organisations. The step‐by‐step process utilised by Interior design and Facilities Maintenance to develop a company standard programme is outlined in detail. Vendor/product evaluation, vendor selection, product specifications and timely process review are identified.
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