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  • Getting on Top of Information

    Information mismanagement

    Does your organisation find that it has plenty of data on some buildings and too little on others? Are you sure that you know what information you should have to operate your facilities safely, correctly, efficiently and effectively? If you are in any doubt then you need to take a close look at BS 8587:2012 Guide to Facility Information Management. This standard addresses a fundamental concern: how do we get on top of information and not let it get on top of us?

  • Maintaining Standards in Facilities

    FM maintenance gets its own standard

    Facilities management owes much of its existence to building maintenance management, which continues to form a significant part of the workload of the FM sector. The publication of BS 8210:2012 Guide to facilities maintenance management provides guidance on how to achieve successful maintenance outcomes for a range of facilities. This new standard completely replaces the original 1986 standard on building maintenance management, which has now been withdrawn.

  • Standard Practice is Best Practice

    Setting the right standards

    Mystery solved. One of the great misunderstandings is the role of standards – in the sense of British (BS) and international (ISO) standards – and that they are all about products. True, many standards are; but most of those published in recent years and under preparation in the area of the built environment are process-related.

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