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Friday, 29 May

'Think Strategic' Campaign Launched by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

A 'Think Strategic' FM Advice Campaign has been launched this morning by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which will provide free news and advice from industry experts directly to facilities management practitioners.

RICS sees FM as an emerging professional discipline that which in some aspects has a synergy with and in others has a mirroring of the role of the chartered surveyor. RICS works closely with the BIFM and other stakeholders in the facilities management sector.

Think Strategic is a compliment to RICS’ ‘Raising the Bar’ report, published last year, with a number of recommendations contained within it. Think Strategic will run as a series of monthly articles offering practical advice from leading industry professionals. ThisWeekinFM will be offering to disseminate these – so watch this space or follow the RICS’ website.



The risks of cost cutting

Creating competitive advantage through strategic FM

Performance benchmarking

Talking the language of the boardroom


Raise awareness

Johnny Dunford, RICS Global Commercial Property Director, said: “With increasing pressures on businesses to drive down costs, the FM sector is in real danger of becoming a commodity market where decisions are made purely on price, with no understanding of the cause and effect to the business as a whole.

 “We understand the need for FM to raise awareness of its value to the wider business community and we have therefore launched this free advice campaign to provide additional support to the value-added side of the FM industry. The campaign will sit alongside our globally recognised standards and the new RICS Global Strategic FM Guidance Note, launched at the start of November.” (Reported in ThisWeekinFM)

The first article ‘Why cutting FM costs can have a business wide impact’ is available to view here:

Other FM resources from RICS are also available at

Article written by Brian Shillibeer


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