An exclusive workshop opportunity

Workshop: Raising the Bar – Rising to the Challenge

Raising the BarWith only 25 seats available, this is exclusive workshop is aimed at establishing a road map for achieving FM recognition in the C-Suite.

Background and overview

Building the recognition and understanding within the C-Suite that facilities management is a business critical function has long been an aspiration of the profession. This workshop presents a road map of how to achieve this.

It has been designed to provide participants with practical tools to help them reach a level of maturity that is aligned with the recommendations of the recently published report ‘Raising the Bar – From Operational Excellence to Strategic Impact in FM’. Continue reading

Facilities Integrate

Auckland TowerFacilities Integrate is New Zealand’s facilities management event of the year. This trade exhibition combines the FM and systems integration industries into a single event for everyone who is responsible for making buildings smarter, safer and more efficient.

As well as the opportunity to discover new products and services, the event offers a range of seminars, workshops and panel discussions, including one to be facilitated by FM Scope consultant, Martin Leitch.

The event is at the ASB Showgrounds on 15 & 126 October 2015

For full details and to register visit the event web site.

Our Changing World

Changing World smallA report recently published by RICS considers what the future holds for them in a world that is constantly changing. Although this report is very much focused on their response to change, it contains some very strong messages for professionals, employers, professional bodies and education providers.

With a 3 – 5 year horizon, the report focuses on the major touch points of change that RICS believe will have a significant impact on the surveying and related built and natural environment professions.

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How much does managing your contracts cost?

One of my clients has asked me about benchmarks that will help them to understand how they are positioned with regard to the cost of managing their contracts. I am also aiming to assess the link between the structure of multiple contracts and the other resources required to manage them. Unfortunately, this sort of information is not in the public domain. I therefore seek your help in gathering some basic statistics by completing this very brief survey and, in return, I will send you a copy of findings.

Access the survey here.

Thank you very much.

RICS offers web classes in FM

RICS-Stacked-reg-Logo-BlackThe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently announced a series of five web classes in the area of facilities management service delivery. The classes run every fortnight for one hour at lunchtime and are available to members and non-members.

The subjects covered are:

Book individually or for the series of five together to receive a healthy discount.


University savings potential

Cuts to university grants and the deregulation of University fees proposed by the coalition government has been a major news item in recent weeks and created many polarised views on the subject. In essence such moves would result in increased fees for students.

However the other side of the coin is the cost base of Universities. A recent article in the Financial Review suggests that universities can make significant impact on their property costs, thus reducing the pressure on student fees.

Read the article: ‘Universities get a fail grade on cost management‘.

TFX 2015 Ask the Expert

TFX 2015FM Scope is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the Ask the Expert corner at Total Facilities 2015. This is a new initiative for the event and features the opportunity for visitors to consult with industry experts in a one-to-one forum on the subjects of:

  • Building information modelling
  • Asset management
  • Contract management
  • Protecting your business from security breaches

There are four 15 minute sessions per day that must be pre-booked at the TFX web site.

So, if you have any current burning issues in any of these areas or simply have a question that has been bugging you for a while, this is your opportunity for some free advice.

Total Facilities is at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on 25 & 26 March

Martin Leitch presenting at Total Facilities

Martin Leitch is presenting at Total Facilities 2015 on the subject of ‘Raising the FM Bar’.

For too long, FM has been considered the overhead that organisations need to have. And, as with all other overheads, when money gets tight, budgets are cut!

This presentation considers that the possibility of changing the corporate mind-set to consider FM as an asset and a business critical function is an achievable objective. However, setting out to establish FM as a strategic business unit is not for the faint hearted. It is potentially a long hard road fraught with many obstacles along the way. However, successfully reaching the end will bring many benefits to the organisation and the FM team.

Come along and be inspired with what Martin has to say – 12.30 – 13.00 on Wednesday 25 March.

Total Facilities 2015 is being held on 25 & 26 March 2015 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island.

Become involved guiding the direction of Total Facilities

TFX 2015The organisers of Total Facilities are opening up the opportunity for the FM community to join their advisory group. They are looking to establish a select group of members to provide guidance on FM practice, trends and market expectations to ensure the event remains relevant to the market and the primary point of reference for such matters.

Follow the link to find out more and to register your interest.