Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Manuals
O&M manuals are a prerequisite for any new build or refurbishment for the construction industry. An O&M manual will contain comprehensive information from all suppliers involved in the project so the current owner (and any subsequent owners) will be able to operate any of its subsystems (e.g. air conditioning, fire and security alarms, etc.) and maintain the infrastructure of the building.
Apart from being a contractual requirement, O&M manuals are essential if anything needs repairing or replacing – this can be as complicated as a rooftop ventilation system or just a carpet tile.