Farewelling Bernd Borchert upon his retirement
News and Updates
World Standards Day is being celebrated on 14 October
focusing on the theme of “Standards for SDGs”
World FM Day 2021 is being celebrated on 12 May.
This year’s theme is: Celebrating FM – Standing Tall beyond the Pandemic
"The ISO 41000 series of FM standards provides a common language and framework for FM worldwide. This work is crucial as adopting the ISO 41000 series will better prepare organizations for the uncertainties of our challenging times." Stan Mitchell, Chairman, ISO/TC 267 Facility Management
Facilities Management (FM) through the ISO 41000 series recognizes the importance of standards in the pursuit of improving the quality of life of people and the productivity of the core business activities. FM is uniquely placed as the integrator of people, place, processes and technology across our Built Environment.
ISO 41014 for the development of a facility management strategy has been published and is now available on the ISO website
Do you have a quick question on the suite of Facility Management (FM) standards? Or, do you need some further information about applying the FM standards to your organization?
In January 2021, our ISO/TC 267 technical committee, responsible for developing the ISO 41000 series of Facility Management (FM) standards, will welcome Duncan Waddell as our new Chairman.
4th June 2020 saw the 12th Plenary meeting of ISO TC 267 Facility Management taking place virtually due to the global pandemic covid-19 restricting the ability of the delegates meeting face to face.
ISO/TC 267 continues to make great strides with the ISO 41000 international facility management (FM) standards despite the COVID-19 global pandemic.
From early days of the establishment of the Special Study Commission CEE-267 Facility Management by ABNT(*) as an ISO Technical Committee ISO/TC 267 Facility Management mirror in Brasil, and ABRAFAC the Brazilian FM Association, were very supportive both in terms of participating in the development of the ISO 41000 series as well as promoting a greater understanding of FM in country.
Many standards focus on developing processes and procedures to produce outcomes such as increased operational performance, cost savings, or reduced waste. In contrast, the new ISO 41015 focuses more on how to adjust outputs that influence users within the facility to produce these positive outcomes.
To celebrate World FM Day, this year ISO TC 267 will be posting daily updates from 11 May to 15 May, covering the tremendous progress made within the committee. This year's World FM Day theme is Celebrating our environment.
The members of ISO/TC 267, and working group 4 (WG 4) in particular, will be celebrating a successful DIS ballot for the proposed standard, ISO 41014 Facility management - Development of facility management strategy, at the upcoming virtual plenary meeting on 4 June.
Facilities Management (FM) is uniquely placed as the integrator of people, place, and processes across our Built Environment. FM aligns the facility capability and functionality with a demand organization’s mission and resources. This requires FM professionals to be innovative and respond to the ever-changing requirements.
During the workshops held from 19 to 20 November 2019, in St. Petersburg, Russia, ISO/TC267/WG4 met to resolve 362 comments we have received from our standards community. Various preparatory meetings were held, and over these two days, the document was tested and matured, in large part due to the significant contribution from our National Standards Bodies (NSBs).
Four New Country Members!
Work continues to progress on the standard, ISO 41014/CD, Facility management -- Development of facility management strategy, with a registered Committee Draft.
We are pleased to provide feedback after the Dublin workshops held from 10 to 11 June 2019 to the effect that we are working towards registering a Committee Draft by 1 July 2019.
In celebration of World FM Day, members of ISO/TC267, Facility Management are preparing for the 10th plenary meeting in Dublin, Ireland.
We are pleased to announce that the second Working Draft was concluded following the London workshop from 2 to 3 April 2019.
On 18 April 2019, the ISO/TC267 Roadmap advisory group launched the Facility Management Technology Task Group (FMTTG) within the ISO FM-community with the goal of exploring the many perspectives of 'tech' in relation to FM. From BIM, FMIS, sensing, data, AI and robotics all the way to Smart Cities, we will consider it all.
ISO/IEC TS 17021-11:2018 Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 11: Competence requirements for auditing a and certification of facility management (FM) management systems
Good progress was by the members of ISO/TC 267 during the meeting on 8 November 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A., to advance the development of FM standards and the professional discipline worldwide.
Following the successful publication of ISO 41001, Facility management -- Management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use, the members of ISO/TC 267 have approved two new items for work.
This paper highlights the important interrelationship of two management system standards developed to improve overall organizational performance:
- ISO 55001, Asset management – Management system – Requirements
- ISO 41001, Facility management – Management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
An update from ISO Technical Committee 267 Meeting in Bogotá, Colombia (9 - 11 May 2018)
Read more about the progress of ISO/TC267 and future standards development.
ISO 41001 Facility Management (FM) management systems standard was published on 23 April 2018.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced the publication of a new management system standard to join the ranks of ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO/IEC 27001 Information security management.
Movement made for ISO adoption as an Australian Standard
04 September 2017
The FMA will be submitting a proposal to identically adopt the first two published international standards in facilities management (ISO 41011 and ISO 41012) as Australian Standards. This move will mean the standards will now go through the formal consultation process with industry stakeholders prior to being endorsed as an Australian Standard. Read more
IFMA celebrates publication of two new ISO standards for FM
04 April 2017
IFMA joins facility management (FM) advocates around the world in celebrating the publication of two new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards impacting the industry. Read more
New ISO Standard in development to facilitate facilities management
21 September 2016
Today’s facilities managers face unprecedented challenges trying to keep up with competing priorities, evolving technology and the drive for corporate social responsibility. In this rapidly evolving world of facilities management, a new ISO management system standard will be more than welcome. Read more