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Space - the Final Frontier?

Updated guidance to help in-house FM teams understand what is involved in managing and changing space has been published by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

The revised Space Planning and Management Good Practice Guide aims to provide practical advice on the tools and techniques that can be deployed when planning and managing space (surprisingly enough). The guide illustrates both processes and deployment strategies.

BIFM’s research and information manager Peter Brogan said: “Making the most of an organisation’s existing space through effective space planning and management has a major impact on its ability to meet business needs, establish brand and organisational culture, achieve sustainability targets and enhance user comfort.

“Successful space planning can help FMs manage change within their facilities. It results from not only the accurate collection and organisation of data, but from focused analysis and consideration of the options available.”

Key areas covered in the guide include space demands, strategy and standards, programming and managing projects and the technologies available to help with the process.

The guide has been updated by its original author Joanna Eley, director of Alexi Marmot Associates and a specialist in developing space strategies for public and private sector organisations and charities. Members can access the Good

Practice Guide free of charge here 

It is available to purchase at a cost of £19.99 for non-members.

Picture: Revised guidance on space planning and management?

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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