The British Institute of Facilities Management, BIFM, is supporting this year’s UK Construction Week on 18-20 October 2016.
The Institute has been working with UK Construction Week since February, when BIFM Chairman Julie Kortens joined the Diversity in Construction Advisory Panel Board. Since this time BIFM has been involved in discussions on both SMART Buildings and other editorial content for the show.
BIFM will support the UK Construction Week’s seminar programme, and also showcase the career options that facilities management offers. To investigate the key challenges and opportunities the partnership is running a snap survey regarding FM’s relationship and challenges with the construction process.
Ray Perry, CEO, BIFM said: “We are delighted to support UK Construction Week. With increasing focus on the whole building lifecycle and increased uptake of BIM across the construction supply chain, all the professions need to work together and there is an increased recognition of the need to involve facilities management professionals from the earlier stages in the construction process, to ensure operational efficiencies post occupancy. By supporting UK Construction Week, we aim to help raise the profile of the profession as well as demonstrate the vital role that FM plays in supporting ongoing and efficient design.”
Nathan Garnett, Event Director for UK Construction Week, commented: “We believe the FM sector has a key role to play in construction and that closer collaboration can only result in better performing buildings. The support of the BIFM for UK Construction Week and the shows with it is of real value to us as we try our best to facilitate more opportunities for professionals across the full spectrum of construction to network and build stronger working relationships. We hope that this survey can provide an accurate look at where the FM sector is at currently and perhaps give some insight into how it can be strengthened by a greater level of integration and collaboration with construction.”
Members of BIFM can register for their free ticket to UK Construction Week.
More than 650 exhibitors will be joined by an estimated 25,000+ building and construction industry contractors and professionals, who can choose from a mix of seminars, demonstrations, debates and discussions to make UK Construction Week a powerful and stimulating event at all levels.
You can take part in the survey at: UKCWFMSurvey. The survey will remain open until 17th August 2016.