• Electrical cables & testing
  • Understanding the risks after testing, e.g. installation in ducts where cables begin to behave differently
  • Importance of restraining non-mains electrics cables (e.g. comms & controls cables)


  • Understanding the consequences of F-Gas phase down
  • What choices of refrigerants will we have?
  • Dealing with flammability
  • Recent & future product developments: what’s on the horizon?


MEES comes into effect on 1 April 2018 for both domestic and non-domestic properties, less than a year from now. After that date, landlords will not be permitted to let a property with an EPC rating of F or G, unless they have made all possible cost-effective energy efficiency improvements. And from 1st April 2023 a landlord will not be allowed to continue to let a non-domestic property with an F or G rating – or a domestic rented property from April 2020.



We all know that building regulations set minimum construction standards to protect occupant health and safety, and to encourage resource efficiency. However, Brexit negotiations and recent safety concerns have shown that they need to be continually reviewed, adequately enforced and rigorously implemented by industry. This session will provide an update on legislative and regulatory changes that will affect new and existing buildings.



This session debates the challenges for FMs; ways in which FM Utopia may not work in reality. It seeks to answer the question – how do we get to good practice?

  • What is the role of FMs today – what’s reasonable & realistic?
  • How has the role and expectations of FMs developed?
  • Understanding the need to get the supply chain properly engaged and skilled
  • What skillsets do we require FMs to have? Does the industry have the right level of training? What is the role of British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)?
  • Project portfolio management (PPM) requirements, i.e. current best practice vs manufacturers’ requirements


What could FM Utopia look like after the perfect commissioning plan? What steps can be taken to ensure that FM problems are avoided? What impacts do the FM, developer, design engineer and commissioning engineer have on a successful outcome?

  • Designing a best practice commissioning plan and timetable: Seven steps towards buildings which perform better
  • Understanding where most FM problems originate: how to avoid; how to resolve?
  • When should FM be involved in a new project and the benefits of early engagement?
  • Using Soft Landings to drive successful outcomes
  • BIM – how the process can provide information to be used at the commissioning stage
  • Understanding the power of the right data during the operations phase


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