The ThemeEmbracing Facility Management Life-Cycle Innovations in Circular Economy

The theme addresses the contemporary FM business in twofold. First, the impact of life-cycle management (LCM) principles for constructed asset and the relevance of FM in circular economy. Taking into considerations of resource conservation, quality and safety, attention to issues such as life-cycle costing (LCC), total cost of ownership (TCO) and life-cycle assessment (LCA). FM organisations in a unique position to view the entire process, and has greater influence over the entire life-cycle of a facility. FM roles as an enabler to determine the design life is necessary to meet the business service requirements; and sets the tone for life-cycle performance and optimisation of maintenance programmes. In addition, as FM roles promote the traditional business principles from a linear economy. They bring together innovative solutions, influences in preventing organisation effectively, managing its sustainability responsibilities, and to maintain its competitive edge and value to the stakeholders’ triple-bottom-line.

MyEFM2017 puts life-cycle thinking into strategic philosophy of infrastructure asset and facilities operations in the circular economy. The MyEFM2017 comprises of three focus, namely:

  • Design Life of Constructed Asset and Facility: The Strategic Objective
    Design teams of the key considerations affecting the service life of assets, their associated component assemblies, including engineering services, plant and materials. Responsible strategic facility planning envisions the life cycle thinking that incorporates initiation, project definition, design, construction, commissioning, operation & maintenance, refurbishment, deconstruction and ultimate disposal, recycling or re-use of the asset, including its components, systems and FM services. Aligned with ISO 15686, the theme covers in the field of infrastructure management to provide forecasts of facility conditions and asset life cycle planning. The speakers share the principles of Service Life Methodologies for assessing the service life of building products and buildings.
  • Resource Efficiency: FM to Deliver More with Less in Circular Economy
    The construction and FM industry in general is resource-intensive, and infrastructure asset is one of the most demanding sectors within it. By incorporating resource efficiency into practice means using the Earth's limited resources in a sustainable manner while minimising organisational business impacts on the environment. It increases an aggregate economic value through a more productive use of resources over their life-cycle. The speakers set out standardisation and measures driving a more efficient use of resources and waste minimisation. This to inform the FM community and stakeholders about the importance of effective sustainable development practice, to create a framework that business creating more with less and to deliver greater value to stakeholders.
  • Responsible Initiatives and Goals for Business
    This theme set out cutting-edge FM solutions to leverage key initiatives by measuring the economic, environmental and social characteristics in FM business, which radically transforming the traditional way FM previously operates. This theme captures the essence of FM sustainability initiatives in the circular economy. By measuring the impact of FM activities on the eco-system, including both its profitability and shareholder values, the speakers expected to share their business excellence and innovative solutions to leverage key initiatives such as renewable-energy consumption, materials’ recycling and resource efficiency to generate values. This radically transforms the conventional way of businesses that previously operates.

These sub-themes are aimed at creating awareness and at providing access to information and capacity building of countries towards the importance and relevance of sustainable development. As the Operational Energy of a building reduces, the overall carbon footprint of the building is significantly reduced simultaneously. Hence, Life Cycle Management (LCM) applies the life cycle thinking to systematically integrate the asset management and facility maintenance processes and procedures, for a more sustainable consumption and provisions in product design and output.

The MyEFM2017 conference focuses on the transfer of knowledge towards Life Cycle Management (LCM) for asset infrastructure maintenance and facilities management practices. Participants will be exposed to best practices in LCM standards and current issues concerning LCM application. This event eventually will benefit real estate, industrial, public infrastructure, academics and business sectors as a key knowledge partners. The conference will provide Life Cycle Management (LCM) case studies and best practices to promote sustainability and cost-effectiveness through strategic life-cycle intervention from design, procurement, operations and maintenance.

Who Should Attend?

MD, COO, Supply Chain Director, Operation Director, Head of Facilities, Head of Procurement, General Manager, Facilities Manager, FM Service Providers, Property Manager, Building Services Manager, Project Managers, FM Consultants, Academia and other Stakeholders.

Conference Date
26th September 2017 (Tuesday)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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