Improving the returns from FM through the application of standards

Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Venue: BSI Chiswick, London

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Improving the returns from FM through the application of standards

Facilities Management (FM) is one of the fastest growing professions in the UK, with a sector value in excess of £100bn. As a result, a number of best practice standards have been published in recent years. Find out more about our FM standards. 

Our FM standards can help you run facilities more efficiently, effectively and sustainably, and enable your organisation to meet the challenges for growth, and stand out from the competition.

Why should you attend this workshop?

Join us in our free half-day workshop, and you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of FM standards
  • Discover how using standards can improve your productivity and performance
  • Find out which standards are appropriate for you
  • Hear practical case studies from industry professionals 
  • Help build expertise in developing new best practice guidance in FM
  • Network with industry experts and peers
  • Learn how standards can help you address the following commonly identified FM issues:
  1. Poorly managed mobilization/transition of services
  2. Lack of interface with design and construction disciplines
  3. Need for more efficient procurement of services
  4. Increased competition
  5. Static budgets

Who should attend?

  • Clients/owners
  • Operators, tenants
  • Facility managers
  • Property managers
  • Service providers

Spaces are limited. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Eligible for CPD points

6 CPD points







09.00 Coffee/Registration

09.30 Welcome from Chair

Adrian Brooks - Chair of CB/70 FM Advisory Committee; Director Bilfinger GVA

09.45 Keynote Speaker: Delivering excellent FM services through the practical application of standards 

Debi Rowland - Director of FM at the Ministry of Justice

10.15 Where are we now? Putting FM standards into context:

  • Standards – what’s in it for me? 
  • Stop reinventing the wheel!
  • Solutions that improve efficiency and effectiveness

Stan Mitchell - Chair of BSI Technical Committee, FMW/1 Facilities Management; CEO, Key Facilities Management

Brian Atkin - Technical Author of BS 8536-1; Director of The Facilities Society

11.00 Coffee/Networking

11.15 Case study: using standards to commercialize innovation

Kath Fontana - BIM4FM; Managing Director at BAM FM

11.45 Interactive panel session 

  • Awareness of BSI’s FM standards portfolio
  • Exploration of how and when the standards are used
  • If standards are not used, why not?
  • Should standards be incorporated into tender documentation?  

12.15 Chairman’s summary

12.30  Lunch

13.30 Close

The event took place at 389 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4AL.

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