FM Events Delivering Performance CIBSE:

Some two thousand delegates packed into London’s Olympia for the second Build2Perform Live event to be staged by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Now established as the central event for

all professionals involved in improving the performance of our built environment, the diverse programme reflected the range of expertise incorporated within CIBSE. Digital design was a recurrent theme:

awards were presented by the Society for Digital Engineering and the Building Simulation Group. The use of digital design featured in practical applications from using building controls to maximize the efficiency of building management to evaluating the impact of indoor air quality on cognitive performance. Climate change was another underlying

theme with the sessions focused on developing resilient cities and managing

water resources reflecting the need to adapt to “new normal” weather patterns. Decarbonisation is a logical partner to cli-

mate change discussion and thought-provok- ing sessions considered the development of carbon-free heat sources and buildings that generate their own energy. Some blue-sky thinking looked at the use of hydrogen as a fuel of the future – with this session reflect- ing on the potential for hydrogen to act as a seasonal energy storage resource. Alongside future thinking and innovation

came purely practical sessions discussing upskilling and competency, renovation of existing and historic buildings and the development of effective maintenance programmes. The legislation update focused on current

activity around the building regulations. It was confirmed that government will review the case for further controls on overheating in buildings as well as looking at Part L and

the Grand Challenges of halving energy use in new buildings, increasing people’s ability to live independently at home and eliminating emissions from cars. As the doors closed on these two

vibrant and energizing days, CIBSE’s Rowan Crowley reflected on the importance of this type of event. “Despite the huge choice of communication technology, something quite different is produced when people actually get together. “The buzz around the hall here is not only

from the seminar sessions: just as important are the conversations that take place in the corridors and coffee bars, continuing to explore the themes, challenges and solutions presented by the experts who give their time to share their unique insights.” For those unable to attend the event, many

of the presentations given throughout the event will be available for download from the Build2Perform website.

Save the Date

The Facilities Event, the leading exhibition dedicated to the UK’s facilities and workplace industry, has announced it will be tackling FM’s biggest challenges, when the event returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 9-11 April 2019. In response to imminent technological, sociological and cultural changes facing British business in 2019, The Facilities Event has said it aims to tackle some of the most pressing technical issues head-on and create a forum where FM’s can find answers to their workplace challenges. The show will centre around The Facilities Hub, which will

address what the organisers are calling the ‘Five pillars of FM’ covering cleaning services, security, catering, property management and support & technology services. The programme will be designed to give attendees access to three days of educational content and practical information in these areas. In addition, exhibiting companies will be leading experts

in their field, ready and on hand to provide 1-2-1 bespoke advice to attendees. Confirmed exhibitors include Clockwork IT, Ergotron, FSI (FM Solutions), Humanscale UK, IDOX

Software, Luminos Lighting and Keytracker and many more. Visitors to the event will also be able to experience some

new features at the show including The Recruitment Clinic, a drone demonstration area featuring the very latest technology in unmanned aerial vehicles and a new-look CPD accredited seminar programme. “The role of a facilities manager is a challenging yet extremely

rewarding one. It takes hard work, dedication and a wide variety of skills to ensure an organisation is running at its most productive and cost-efficient 24 hours a day” says Rachel Godfrey, Event Manager, Western Business Exhibitions. “At The Facilities Event 2019, we want to give the UK’s facilities

professionals help and support in key areas that affect their everyday working role. By tackling each key area of FM individually, visitors will have the opportunity to create a personalised event experience and find real solutions to the issues that facing their business.” Visitor registration opens in January 2019. Interested in exhibiting? Contact Rachel Godfrey on 01342 333714 or email:

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