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Scottish FM conference links up with researchers

21 April 2008

For the first time, the Scottish Region of the BIFM is holding its annual conference in conjuction with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, on18th June 2008.

With the main theme being 'Healthy and Creative FM', two highly acclaimed guest speakers, Professor Frank Duffy and Professor David Canter as well as six other international keynote speakers will give presentations on subjects ranging from ‘The Significance of Place: From Open Plan Offices to Serial Killers’ to ‘Preferences for Plants in Offices’.

The programme includes:
Dr Frank Duffey, visiting Professeur at MIT and co-founder of DEGW "Facilities management and its impact of creativity".

Professor David Canter, Liverpool University. "The Significance of Place: From open plan offices to serial Killers."

Professor Jim Smith, Bond University Australia: "Better strategic procurement for maintaining schools - an Australian contect."

Professor George Baird, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zeland. "User perceptions of health in a range of sustainable buildings worldwide."

Assistant Professor Kathy O Roper, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA "Providing knowledge worker requirements - a framework for decision making and evaluation."

A roundtable discussion on "Can FMs rise to the challenge of CSR?"

Dr Ana Pereira Roders and James Douglas, Eindhoven University, Netherlands. "Managing risk in built heritage"

Professor Michael Pitt and Andrew Smith, Liverpool John Moores University. "The use of indoor planting to provide a healthy office environment."

Dr Edward Finch, Dr Samantha Fawkner and Ailsa Niven, Heriot Watt University. "Evaluating buildings in relations ro energetics and walkability."

With hospitality and access to the conference seminars competitively priced at £100+vat for BIFM members(students £45+vat) more details can be found at

www.fmresearch.co.uk/bifm.
Or the conference brochure at:
http://www.fmresearch.co.uk/bifm/bifmscotlandprogramme.pdf

Delegate Booking requests are being taken by Marguerite Watson at Scotland Unlimited


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