The RICS Strategic Facility Management conference on 27 June 2018 will focus on identifying and mitigating risk.
Organisers say the theme has been chosen in the wake of recent high-profile developments in the fm sector.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have set up an online training platform, offering a combined suite of credentials and professional qualifications for facilities managers.
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has announced plans to change its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). The Institute is also going to apply to become a chartered body.
Facilities Managers have a number of professional institutions to choose from. The three main UK bodies are:
- The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
- The Chartered Institute of Building (CIoB)
- The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) - formerly the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
Total membership numbers
Here is how they compare by total membership:
Many people who look after buildings and services for charities may not even know that what they are doing is "facilities management"!
Facilities management (f.m.) is a relatively new term. It is encompasses many different functions relating to property, and services for the users of buildings.
A short definition could be:
The aim of facilities management is to co-ordinate buildings and services to create the optimum working environment for staff and visitors.