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Early involvement of FMs called for in Soft Landings topic guide

16 April 2019

Publication of its Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance Topic Guide has been announced by BSRIA, designed to provide a brief overview of the subject and recommend further reading.

It looks at the design, construction and operation of buildings with the aim of allowing them to be operated at optimum performance levels.

This is essential to support the businesses involved, as well as catering for the needs of occupants and their wellbeing, says BSRIA.

It also highlights potential issues with maintenance schedules, designed to preserve physical assets through failure prevention schedules that include generic tasks and frequencies.

If these are created "without knowing which assets are critical for business continuity", consequences such as overspending, emergency repairs and business disruption can occur, says BSRIA.

Creation of customised maintenance schedules can help to avoid the issues above, it continues, recommending the use of business-focused maintenance (BFM).

These schedules are formed by first identifying critical assets and then shaping maintenance activities to support the functions involved and can be achieved through the Soft Landings approach.

BSRIA FM principal consultant and co-author of the guide Nick Blake said: "It is fundamental to involve the FMs, where known, from early on in the design stage.

"The knowledge and experience of the FMs can inform better design of systems and make BFM more readily adoptable and easier in operation."

Maintenance should be seen as adding value to a business, rather than an overhead, Mr Blake continued, with bespoke programmes established to prevent asset failures.

This will also help FMs and clients to engage with developments such as the circular economy, sustainability drives and delivering increased efficiency, said Mr Blake.

The Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance Topic Guide can be downloaded free of charge here.


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