The Role of Research for Standards within the Built Environment

Submission window opens on ScholarOne (do not submit before this date): 8 November 2021

Overview of special issue

The maturity of standardization in facility management at a global level is rather novel. The first globally accepted definition of facility management came in 2017. One of the recent developments is a management standard, which was published in 2018, and there is need for research on the effect of these and other standards on facility management profession, organisations, (private, public and voluntary) market and research. This special issue will highlight the symbiosis between research, practice, and standardisation within the built environment. To be precise, this special issue will gather experience with implementation and integration of these standards, as well as document how previous research influenced the development of such standards. And through this, provide deeper understanding of how, and to what extent, research and standardisation drives and prevents innovations in FM profession and the way that buildings are planned, built and operated. 

Indicative list of anticipated themes

  • The impact research has had on the development and updates of standards 
  • Different ways innovation, research and standards are intertwined 
  • Collaborations between researchers, practitioners, policymakers and others when developing standards 
  • Ways standards improved/hampered the performance of facilities, particularly the use phase of buildings 
  • The influence Sustainability and/or Digitalisations has had on standards within the built environment, and particularity for buildings use phase  

Submission details

Submission window opens on ScholarOne (do not submit before this date): 8 November 2021

Submission window closes: 1 July 2022

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