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.
The exciting news is that this will give National Standards Bodies the opportunity to receive the document and influence it by commenting on the content.
The document is intended to fill a gap in the current provision of guidance to enable the most appropriate high-level approach to FM and support services to be determined. The aim is to promote awareness, competence development and expertise in the FM organization by providing strategic advice on the decisions affecting the management of the facilities and/or the delivery of support services.
Since the new work item proposal was approved last year, WG4 has had eight workshops with eight governance meetings supporting the milestone of developing a Committee Draft within a tight timeframe of one year. The team decided to follow a holistic approach where sufficient time was invested in reaching agreement on a table of contents. By January 2019, the team agreed that the content was mature enough to proceed and add the detail of the standard, resulting in working draft 1. After that, the document was circulated for comments, which were considered at the London workshop over 2 and 3 April 2019. These efforts resulted in five further revisions as the document matured.
Thank you to the members of Working Group 4 for your voluntary contribution thus far towards developing a document of high quality. We are looking forward to another meaningful workshop in St. Petersburg from 18 to 19 November 2019 with the objective of considering and providing feedback on comments received world wide.