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Draft Facility Management Briefing - Code of Practice

This Draft British Standard gives recommendations for facilities management briefing for design and construction to ensure that design takes account of the expected performance of the asset/facility in use over its planned operational life. It is applicable to the provision of documentation supporting this purpose during design, construction, testing and commissioning, handover, start-up of operations and defined periods of aftercare. The consultation on this draft standard closed on 30 April 2015.

Objectives of the consultation

This complete revision to the original 2010 standard is an attempt to strengthen the link between asset/facility owners, operators and their facility managers, and the design and construction team. It does not provide detailed guidance on design or construction, but is concerned with information and data about the operability and performance requirements for the new or refurbished asset/facility. Decommissioning and other end-of-life considerations are excluded from the standard.

The revised standard introduces the following principal changes:

  • a broadening of the scope of the standard to take account of operational requirements during construction, testing and commissioning, handover, start-up of operations and during defined periods of aftercare;
  • the integration of the principles of soft landings with comprehensive information management and the requirements for post-occupancy evaluation (POE) to strengthen the link between asset/facility owners, operators and their facility managers and the design and construction team to assure performance of the design and the operational asset/facility in all aspects;
  • the cross-referencing of information requirements associated with “BIM Level 2” in accordance with PAS 1192-2, PAS 1192-3 and BS 1192-4; and
  • the updating of the retained content to align with current industry best practices in briefing.

Supporting papers

To download the draft standard, please follow the link below.

CIBSE response

CIBSE did not submit a response to this consultation but discussed changes introduced in the revised standard with BSRIA and contributed to its detail response.