BIFM Scotland Conference: All About FM!

The BIFM Scotland Region conference: All About FM! has established itself as a key event in the Facilities Management calendar. The event took place on February 16 2017 at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

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BIFM Scotland Conference 2017 highlights

Speakers and presentations included:

Key note speaker: Barry White - Chief Executive of Scottish Futures Trust
Barry heads the leadership team in delivering its remit of improving value for money in infrastructure investment and asset management in Scotland.

Special guest speaker: Gavin Hastings - Scotland Rugby Legend
Gavin most famously played rugby for Scotland and the British and Irish Lions and is one of the outstanding rugby union players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain.

Compere for the day: Jack Robertson:
Jack is a workplace consultant with a strong sales background and has worked in the industry for many years.

Mark Catchlove and Ian Ellison: Workplace wisdom, then and now…
Mark Catchlove, Herman Miller shared knowledge from Robert Propst who co-conceived the Action Office in the 1960s and for those who know, a forefather of 'new' ways of working.  

Ian Ellison, 3edges also shared findings from his own doctoral workspace research "what matters to both providers and users about workspace?" 

Colin Brown: Business Continuity - Ready for Anything?
An exploration of the importance of good business continuity arrangements and its linkage with risk and crisis management within organisations.

Reid Cunningham - Optimising FM using BIM
BIM provides a platform for improved collaboration and the transfer of data and knowledge between design, construction and FM professions.  By maintaining BIM geometry and data into the operation of facilities, clients and service providers can continue to use digital tools to operate more efficiently.

Jonathan Cowlan and Stacy Keen: Pinsent Masons’ Role Play: Interview under caution…
Whether you are an employer, an employee or a health and safety manager or consultant, you owe duties to protect people in the workplace.  With the best will in the world, we realise that things can still go wrong and during an investigation the Police / HSE may suspect that individuals have committed an offence and interview them under caution.

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