Our director of strategic asset management services was involved in the writing of a new British Standard, BS 8544, which extends life-cycle costing of construction projects to cover existing buildings.
To launch the new British Standard there’s a free half-day event on Wednesday 18th September to explain what BS 8544 is about and its benefits. There will be client case studies from the pioneering users of the BS who have employed the standard, as well as a panel discussion with industry experts.
To launch the new British Standard there’s a free half-day event on Wednesday 18th September to explain what BS 8544 is about and its benefits.
British Standards Institution (BSI) standards are developed by a consensus-based approach which brings together the shared knowledge of stakeholders. The standards-making process identifies what 'good' looks like and is demonstrated using the trusted knowledge of the committee of experts.
In this instance, BS 8544 was prepared by BSI technical committee, CB/101 Service Life Planning. The group comprised of representatives from: Building Research Establishment, Chartered Institute of Building, Consumer and Public Interest Network, British Institute of Facilities Management, Institution of Structural Engineers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Home Office, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Department for Communities and Local Government, Sustainable Buildings Division, buildingSMART UK, Homes and Communities Agency, and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).
The guidance in the Standard is aligned with industry cost planning data structures and methodology given in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors New Rules of Measurement.
For more information on the event, and to book your place, please go to the BSI’s event page.