Design and construction for operability

The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills has lent its support to the revision of BS 8536:2010, Facilities management briefing Code 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 practice is expected in June 2015.

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