How facilities management supports building performance

Facilities management can make a big impact on reducing the performance gap in buildings. This stream highlights best practice approaches and pinpoints some key considerations to ensure that FM is properly considered in the early stages.

Stream time: 14.00 – 16.30, Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Brought to you by the CIBSE Facilities Management Group

Chaired by:
Geoff Prudence
, Chair, CIBSE Facilities Management Group

14:00 - 14:25

WJ1 The importance of facilities management: what can the outcomes mean to building owners & occupiers?

Short case studies evaluate some of the challenges and exemplars of facilities management across the different building types – and showcase best practice operations and successful Soft Landings projects. Facilities management: some best practice examples What are the type of problems caused and unintended consequences left with FMs to deal with? Soft Landings case studies & lessons learnt   


14:25 - 15:30

WJ2 FM Utopia: what would the key elements of a commissioning plan look like?

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: Continue Reading »


  • Jo Harris Chair, Maintenance Task Group - CIBSE
15:30 - 15:45

Break & exhibition visit

15:45 - 16:30

WJ3 What are the challenges for facilities management?

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 Continue Reading »