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Facilities Management Journal March 2017

DATES FOR THE FM DIARY 20-22 JUNE 2017 INSPIRING EXCELLENCE IN FM 20-22 JUNE 2017 EXCEL LONDON UK www.facilitiesshow.com 07-08 MARCH 2017 Facilities Management Ireland RDS, Dublin, Ireland www.fmireland.com 07-09 MARCH 2017 Ecobuild ExCel, London www.ecobuild.co.uk 14-16 MARCH 2017 The Cleaning Show ExCel, London www.cleaningshow.co.uk 25-27 APRIL 2017 EFMC 2017 Teatro Goya, Madrid, Spain www.cifmers.com/efmc2017/ 09-10 MAY 2017 World Workplace Asia 2017 Hong Kong www.ifma.org 17 MAY 2017 World FM Day Enabling positive experiences www.globalfm.org/events/world-fmday 2017/ 25-27 SEPTEMBER 2017 FM Expo Dubai World Trade Centre www.fm-expo.com 09 OCTOBER 2017 BIFM Awards 2017 Grosvenor House Hotel, London www.bifmawards.org 18-20 OCTOBER 2017 IFMA’s World Workplace Conference & Expo 2017 Houston, Texas USA www.ifma.org MARCH 2017 7 Interserve has released its annual results for the year ended 31 mixed year for the company. Group revenue remained constant at £3.2 billion, with growth from a modest decline in UK Support Services which saw a three per £1,775.0 million. !"" of £124.2 million was down on 2015 (£145 million). Interserve saw strong performances from Equipment Services and Construction International with resilience in Support Services UK, #" Construction UK. The Support Services division contribution to the Group’s total "" 13 per cent from £100.4 million in 2015 to £87.0 million in 2016. Support services within the UK represent £80.8 million of this $ " 2015). The group has cited a strong #%&' "# in Construction International. Mitie dispose of Mitie Group has announced that it has disposed of the Group’s UK social care division for a cash consideration of £2. In addition, the Group will contribute £9.45 million to the funding of trading losses and the cost of the turnaround plan. *%+'- in costs. In November, Mitie’s half-year results showed a £100 million loss, "%:" a year earlier, which it blamed on ;#<' It said at the time that it was withdrawing from the home #" healthcare unit “under strategic =<' Shares in Mitie jumped almost 10 per cent following news of the deal. BIFM UPDATES FM PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS TO INCLUDE BIM The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has incorporated Building Information Modelling (BIM) into the Facilities Management Professional Standards to reflect the growing impact it has on the working practices of FM professionals. The latest addition follows a survey conducted by BIFM in late summer 2016 in conjunction with UK Construction Week, which revealed that 85 per cent of respondents support opportunities to fully integrate FM throughout the building project life cycle. The majority of those who took the survey also agreed that BIM can help support the ongoing delivery of facilities management beyond initial construction, suggesting that the sector is astute to understanding the value that BIM technology adds to construction projects. Launched in 2014, and forming a global competence model for the industry, the FM Professional Standards define the key functions performed by FMs, the main components of each functional area and the competences required to be a proficient professional when carrying out those functions. The competences are defined for each level in a FM’s career and can be used to benchmark skills, knowledge and competence for those working at all levels in the FM profession. According to BIFM, the update to include BIM recognises the need to meet the requirements of FMs as the industry adapts to the challenges and opportunities that it will bring to the profession. BIFM acting chief executive Linda Hausmanis said: “As an Institute committed to excellence in facilities management, this latest addition to the FM Professional Standards is crucial in acknowledging the ever-evolving FM landscape. “BIFM has long recognised the importance of BIM to the working practices of our members and we have made great strides in positioning FM as a key player in the progression of BIM and the whole construction project life cycle. “Our first FM Leaders’ Forum recognised our role as custodians of future building information and since then we’ve been advocating BIM in FM projects and have published our own BIFM Operational Readiness Guide, with a Good Practice Guide to The FM Role in BIM Projects. “It’s therefore fitting we now have BIM within the Property Portfolio Management functional area of the FM Professional Standards, which have been endorsed by leading employers in the sector, to ensure FM maximises and protects the value of property assets and ensure all new building projects and refurbishments are fit for purpose.” FMJ.CO.UK INDUSTRY INSIGHT


Facilities Management Journal March 2017
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