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Every Facility Manager Needs this Free Guide to Common Acronyms, Terms and Equipment

The facility management industry is incredibly complex and utilizes hundreds (and we mean hundreds!) of technical terms, acronyms and abbreviations. While shorthand may save time, memorization can be incredibly daunting, especially for new hires. Even the most experienced facility managers and maintenance technicians encounter new lingo in this ever-changing industry.

The truth is that the facility management field is constantly growing and it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on critical terminology. Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t be! To help build your knowledge base, AkitaBox has assembled a robust facility management acronym, term and equipment field guide to point you in the right direction. Best of all — it’s free!

The Facility Manager’s Pocket Field Guide to Common Acronyms, Terms and Equipment


With more than 230 entries, the Facility Manager’s Pocket Field Guide to Common Acronyms, Terms and Equipment turns the complex into something simple. We’ve boiled it down to the essentials and made this into a trusted resource that you can easily keep in your back pocket.

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Topics Covered in this Facility Management Pocket Field Guide

  • Common Facility Management Acronyms and Terms

  • Common Asset and Equipment Names  

  • Industry-Related Organizations and Associations

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, it’s a good idea to seek out resources that boost your industry knowledge. Reading this field guide is a great place to start. After reading this cover to cover, you’ll be casually correcting your coworkers on the difference between A/C and AC in no time.

Interested in learning more about the Facility Management industry?

Are you a facility manager looking to stay informed on industry growth, new technologies, latest trends, and tips for improved efficiency? If so, the AkitaBox team is here to help. Our experts can determine where your team can improve and what tools they'll need to succeed. Start by viewing a short video demonstration of AkitaBox software or scheduling a free consultation with the AkitaBox team. With custom-tailored training and support, our team of success managers will help guide your facility in the right direction.

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