Casey Martin, Jacobs Engineering Group
Ted Weidner, Purdue University
The International Standards Organization (ISO) established Technical Committee 267 (ISO TC 267) in 2011. It is the first ISO technical committee authorized to create international standards for the discipline of facilities management. The ASCC seeks to ensure that vantage points, expertise, guidelines, standards, and best practices established by APPA and its membership are considered for inclusion in the ISO TC 267 standards development process and resulting ISO standards.
ASCC representative Ted Weidner chairs the Technical Committee’s Work Group 3 (WG3). Members of WG3 also include Brooks Baker (ASCC Chair) and APPA Associate Vice President John Bernhards. All three WG3 members also serve on the ANSI-established U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to TC 267, which determines U.S. positions and contributions for submission and approval by the ISO Technical Committee.
ISO/DIS 41001 Facility management - Management systems - Requirements with guidance for use was published April 24, 2018. The “System Management” standard will address facilities management leadership, performance metrics and evaluation, and other areas in which APPA’s own programs and services are widely known and used. The work group has been officially closed with the publication of the ISO 41001:2018 standard. Where appropriate, APPA has submitted contributions into TC 267 based on established practices as defined in APPA’s Body of Knowledge and also its’ Facilities Management Evaluation Program (FMEP).
The ASCC believes it is important to monitor and participate where possible in the development of the Management System standard – as part of future Work Group delegations and as active participants on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO. This will ensure that the educational facilities practice developed by members and embodied in APPA’s programs are consistent with internationally recognized practices, and enable APPA to demonstrate leadership in facility practices globally.
Documents developed in ISO TC 267 that are currently available:
ISO 41001:2018 - Facility management - Management systems - Requirements with guidance for use was published in April 2018. This document covers all responsibilities that a manager could expect to face in their role.
ISO 41011:2017 - Vocabulary - was published in April 2017. This document describes the characteristics of facility management and are intended for use in both the private and public sectors.
ISO 41012:2017 - Facility management - Guidance on strategic sourcing and the developement of agreements was published in April 2017. This document describes the characteristics of facility management and are intended for use in both the private and public sectors.
ISO 41013:2017 - Facility management - Scope, key concepts and benefits was published in April 2017. This document outlines the scope, key concepts and benefits of facility management (FM) and provides context for the use and application of the terms defined in ISO 41001:2017.