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BSRIA and IWFM sign MoU

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) formalising the organisations’ relationship.

The agreement outlines how BSRIA and IWFM will work cooperatively to improve the built environment and operational use of buildings.

Both BSRIA and IWFM share a common interest in the promotion of best practice within the workplace & facilities business discipline. This agreement provides a foundation for future collaborative working, enabling a louder voice in the industry to benefit members and the wider sector. It will hasten the pace of change, harnessing the opportunities presented by their respective membership, industry and government engagements.

The initial areas of joint interests will focus on:

  • Development of operational and technical good practice guidance.
  • Development of knowledge, training and competence across technical facilities management and building operators.
  • Seeking opportunities to undertake joint research projects.
  • Having an open and regular method of communication between executive teams through a joint steering group.

The MoU was signed on 17 January 2020 by Julia Evans OBE, Chief Executive, BSRIA and Linda Hausmanis Chief Executive, IWFM.

Evans said: “We are excited to formalise our partnership with IWFM as we strive to jointly build and operate more sustainable buildings, tackle the challenges of climate change and enhance the wellbeing of building occupants in the communities that we serve.

“We look forward to working with our IWFM colleagues to promote knowledge, competence and quality to improve the performance, resilience, sustainability of the built environment.”

Hausmanis said: “We will strive to make this piece of signed paper a start of real cooperation with tangible outcomes that will benefit members of both our organisations.”

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