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BSRIA and IWFM sign Memorandum of UnderstandingJanuary 2020

BSRIA is delighted to announce its signing of an MoU with the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) formalising the organisations’ relationship. The MoU was signed by Julia Evans OBE, Chief Executive, BSRIA and Linda Hausmanis Chief Executive, IWFM on the 17th January 2020. 

The agreement outlines how BSRIA and IWFM will work cooperatively to improve the built environment and operational use of buildings. Both BSRIA and IWFM share a common interest in the promotion of best practice within the workplace & facilities business discipline and thereby improve technical building services and facilities management outcomes. This agreement provides a foundation for future collaborative working, enabling a louder voice in the industry to benefit members and the wider sector. It will hasten the pace of change, harnessing the opportunities presented by their respective membership, industry and government engagements.

The initial areas of joint interests will focus on the: 

•             development of operational and technical good practice guidance.

•             development of knowledge, training and competence across technical facilities management and building operators.

•             seek opportunities to undertake joint research projects.

•             have an open and regular method of communication between executive teams through a joint steering group.

Julia Evans, CEO BSRIA said: “We are excited to formalise our partnership with IWFM as we strive to jointly build and operate more sustainable buildings, tackle the challenges of climate change and enhance the wellbeing of building occupants in the communities that we serve.

“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 IWFM said: “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.”

Notes to editors

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) is a non-profit distributing, member-based association promoting knowledge and providing specialist services in construction and building services. Our mission is to make buildings better by improving their environmental, operational and occupational values, and we support the industry by providing guidance and solutions. 

Quality and Compliance, Health and Wellbeing as well as Environmental aspects of buildings are at the forefront of our attention; we develop good practice guidance and provide supportive services in these areas.  Technical publications, high quality training, extensive scope of independent testing of products and buildings research and consultation as well as sales, calibration and rental of specialist instrumentation are among most valued offering to the construction industry stake holders, facility management and manufacturing. More information at http://www.bsria.com.

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is the body for workplace and facilities professionals. We exist to promote excellence among a worldwide community of 17,000 and to demonstrate the value and contribution of workplace and facilities management more widely. We empower professionals to upskill and reach their potential for a rewarding, impactful career. We do this by advancing professional standards, offering guidance and training, developing new insights and sharing best practice. It is our vision to see workplace and facilities management as a distinct profession – recognised beyond the built environment for its ability to enable people to transform organisations and their performance. IWFM was established in 2018. It builds on the proud heritage of 25 years of the British Institute of Facilities Management. More information at https://www.iwfm.org.uk 

For more information, 
please contact: Stacey Ward, Membership Manager. Email: stacey.ward@bsria.co.uk                

Stacey Ward Membership Manager