IFMAFMCC WorldFMDay Live Session17 by Martin Leitch “Integrating FM into design and build processes”

Date(s) - 07/13/2016
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

•    Melbourne:          14.07.2016, 12:00 (12 pm)
•    Houston:              13.07.2016, 21:00 ( 9 pm)
•    UTC:                      14.07.2016, 02:00 ( 2 am)
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Martin Leitch FBIFM MRICS, Principal Consultant with strategic facilities management consutlancy FM Scope


#IFMAFMCC #WorldFMDay Live #Session17 by Martin Leitch

“Integrating FM into design and build processes”

Martin Leitch FBIFM MRICS, Principal Consultant with strategic facilities management consutlancy FM Scope


Of all the phases of a building’s life cycle, the operational phase carries the highest financial cost to the building owner and/or occupier. Yet there are many examples of decisions made during the design and construction phases that result in costly operational and maintenance challenges that could otherwise have been avoided.

The design of buildings involves the complex interaction of many professional disciplines to arrive at solutions that generally meet the design brief. However, the degree to which the client requirements are satisfied will be influenced by a number of factors. These include: the quality of the design brief; the design team’s interpretation of the brief and the monitoring of the design and construction as it progresses.

Technology is having an increasing influence on increasing the integrity of design and construction processes and, ultimately a more easily managed product. This represents a great opportunity for facilities managers by establishing more robust and accurate information for transitioning from construction to operation.

The continuous involvement of facilities management from the inception of new build and major refurbishment projects through the briefing and design development stages to construction and commissioning will result in buildings that meet the business requirements of the client, are easy and cost effective to maintain and minimise the number and impact of potential design errors.

However, to achieve this a number of barriers need to be overcome and changes in attitude made.

Learning Objectives:
1.Understand how FM can add value to design and construction processes
2. Understand what barriers exist to an increased FM involvement
3. Identify what needs to happen to make the change
4. Understand the changing role of technology during a building’s life cycle

Presenter(s) Biography:

Martin Leitch FBIFM MRICS, Principal Consultant with strategic facilities management consutlancy FM Scope


Martin Leitch is a prominent Workplace Management (FM) professional with in excess of 30 years experience in delivering a wide range of consultancy and education services. He is Principal Consultant with strategic workplace consultancy, FM Scope.
Having built a number of successful businesses and worked on a wide range of major projects, Martin has developed the rare ability to think and act strategically whilst focusing on the detail of constituent systems and processes.

Martin has delivered a range of strategic FM consultancy services to public and private sector organisations in the UK and Australia and has applied this experience to develop the learning materials for Australia’s first facilities management diploma program.

Key areas of expertise fall into:

  • strategy development
  • service delivery and outsourcing
  • contract life cycle

Within the global context, Martin is the Australasian partner of Occupiers Journal and a licenced consultant for the Workplace Management Framework.
Martin is member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and sits on the RICS Oceania Property Board. He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Facilities Management and a member of the International Facility Management Association


The Session is proudly presented by

World FM Day 2016 – The FMCC Event Team:

Ondrej-1Teena Shousejamosmgroll

Ondrej Strup, IFMA FellowFMCC Board Member as Secretary
David Reynolds – FMCC STAG 1st Co-Chair and Podcast & Audio Coordinator
Teena Shouse, IFMA Fellow – FMCC Baord Members as President-Elect
Joshua Amos – Component Liaison at IFMA

Markus GrollFMCC Board Member as 1st Vice President & STAG Liaison