This Charity Facilities Management Group meeting had the title "Green and Clean" and it was all about recycling, waste management and cleaning.
The Charities Facilities Management Group is running an survey for members to assess recycling and waste management policies and costs. We will discuss the survey results at a Charities FM Group meeting later in the year.
Our next meeting will look at information technology and facilities management. Information technology is transforming the way we work, and facilities managers need to be aware of new technologies and the benefits and challenges they offer.
We will aim to review topics such as:
- Working in the Cloud
- Data Infrastructure: the "bits" you need to make things work
- Convergence: Pulling data, voip and Video-conferencing together
- The next Big Thing: Building Information Modelling
- Software and Hardware to make your facilities management more effective
- Free/Reduced Price Software and Hardware for your charity
The topic for our next Charities Facilities Management Group meeting is "Facilities Management and Wellbeing".
The meeting is being organised by Sean Bridge of Friends of the Earth, and the main speaker will be Rebecca Pearce, Head of Sustainability at international property consultants CBRE.
The meeting is free for members of the Charities FM Group.
Our first meeting of 2017 will look at how Facilities Managers in voluntary organisations can to ‘add value’ to their charities.
Our March 2016 meeting looked at how to manage building maintenance. We had presentations from three speakers who discussed different aspects of maintenance for facilities managers.
This informal meeting was called to discuss possible structures for the Charities Facilities Management Group.
The Charities Facilities Management Group held this joint meeting with the Charities Safety Group to look at the topic of fire safety.
The Charities Facilities Management Group discussed legal issues relating to service charges and property. We had a networking breakfast, followed by presentations from three speakers and then a lively question-and-answer session.