According to the proposal, facilities management is one of the world's fastest developing disciplines. A suite of international standards in this field would contribute to the maturation of the profession and provide the global facility management industry with the tools to support best practices.
Both public and private organizations use facility services to support their primary activities, BSI states. Facility management influences an organization's ability to act proactively, optimize performance, and meet its requirements. If approved, the technical committee in this area would focus on the preparation of international standards for facility management covering operational, tactical, and strategic levels to support primary processes.
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