briefing

  • UK Government Sponsors Revised Code of Practice

    Design and construction for operability

    The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills has lent its support to the revision of BS 8536:2010, Facilities management briefingCode of practice. The revision will extend the scope of the standard to cover operational requirements through design, into construction and on to a period of aftercare once the facility is operational. The extended scope takes into account operational performance target-setting at the start of the project, information management, building information modelling, BSRIA's Soft Landings, Government Soft Landings and post-occupancy evaluation.

    It is expected that the draft for public consultation will be available after 1 March 2015. Publication of BS 8536:2015, Facilities management briefing for design and construction Code of practiceis expected in June 2015.

  • Design Briefing for FM

    IKEA style building

    Design for operability is the new mantra. The concept of buildability – the impact of design on construction – has long been recognised in design circles. Operability has yet to achieve the same level of consciousness among designers. The arguments in favour of design briefing taking proper account of the requirements for safe and correct operation and use of a facility are overwhelming.

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