BS 8536:2010 Facility management briefing. Code of practice

BS 8536:2010

Facility management briefing. Code of practice

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : October 2010 Replaced By : BS 8536-1:2015

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BS 8536:2010 Facility management briefing. Code of practice

Brian Atkin BS 8536 Facility Management Briefing video

We talk to Brian Atkin about the new British Standard:
BS 8536 Facility Management Briefing – click to see the film

This standard gives recommendations for facility management briefing to ensure that design takes account of the expected performance of the facility in use.

It is applicable to the provision of documentation supporting this purpose during construction work and/or installation, testing and commissioning, handover and start-up of operations. Facility management briefing focuses on those aspects of design that are concerned, amongst other things, with ensuring the operational success of a refurbished or new facility.

It also considers matters relating to the safe and correct operation of the facility, as confirmed by the owner in communication with the designer and as recorded in the design brief.

It is not applicable to the preparation of a project brief or to design development.

BS 8536 is intended for use by individuals and organizations preparing or contributing to the preparation of a design brief, including owners refurbishing an existing facility, organizations procuring a new facility and designers.

The development of BS 8536 was sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting innovation in the UK.

Contents of BS 8536:

0 Introduction
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Briefing
5 Feasibility study
6 Design development
7 Design changes
8 Operations and maintenance
9 As-built information
Annex A (informative) Facility management brief for a refurbished facility (examples)
Annex B (informative) Facility management brief for a new facility (examples)
Annex C (informative) Stakeholder identification
Annex D (informative) Stakeholder impact analysis
Annex E (informative) Design brief checklist
Annex F (informative) Risk and opportunity assessment
Annex G (informative) Environmental assessment
List of figures
Figure D.1 – Stakeholder impact/probability matrix
List of tables
Table F.1 – Risks and opportunities
Table G.1 – Categories and issues for consideration


Please see the article on the BIFM website:

Standard NumberBS 8536:2010
TitleFacility management briefing. Code of practice
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 October 2010
Withdrawn Date31 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS ISO 9000:2005, BS 9999:2008, BS EN 15221-1:2006, BS 8300:2009, BS ISO 15392:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document L2A, 2010
Replaced ByBS 8536-1:2015
Draft Superseded By10/30212806 DC
DescriptorsCosts, Documents, Renovation, Educational facilities, Facility management, Construction works, Health and welfare facilities, Organizations, Design, Building services, Energy conservation, Maintenance, Construction systems, Business facilities, Handbooks, Environmental management, Communication processes, Transport facilities (construction works, Technical documents, Architectural design, Consumer-supplier relations, Management, Buildings
ISBN978 0 580 69742 5
File Size1.938 MB

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