24 January 2020 | Martin Read
IWFM has agreed on a memorandum of understanding with the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).
The two organisations will work "to improve the built environment and operational use of buildings", based on their "common interest in the promotion of best practice within the workplace & facilities business discipline, thereby improve technical building services and facilities management outcomes".
The agreement is designed to allow for future collaborative working. Initial areas of focus will be:
- Development of operational and technical good practice guidance;
- Development of knowledge, training and competence across technical facilities management and building operators; and
- Development of opportunities to undertake joint research projects.
Regular communication between the institute's executive teams will be driven by a joint steering group.
Julia Evans, CEO of BSRIA, said: "We look forward to working with our IWFM colleagues to promote knowledge, competence and quality to improve the performance, resilience, sustainability of the built environment."
Linda Hausmanis, CEO of IWFM, added: "We will strive to make this piece of signed paper a start of real cooperation with tangible outcomes that will benefit members of both our organisations."