Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

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Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
Formation1993 (27 years ago) as BIFM[1]
TypeProfessional association
PurposeFacilities management
HeadquartersBishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
17,000+ (at June 2018)[2]
AffiliationsConstruction Industry Council

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM; formerly the British Institute of Facilities Management, BIFM) is a United Kingdom-based professional association for the facilities management sector.


BIFM was formed in 1993[1] to promote the development of facilities management as a critical, professional and strategic business discipline.[3] In June 2018 the BIFM had around 17,000 individual members.[2]

BIFM was a founding member of the Global Facility Management Association (Global FM),[4] and a full member of the Construction Industry Council.[5]

In May 2018, the BIFM proposed changing its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management and attaining chartered body status.[2][6] The name change was implemented in November 2018.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b "About us". BIFM. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c OBeirne, Sarah (31 May 2018). "FM Clinic: Debate on BIFM's proposed rebrand and application for chartered body status". Facilities Management Journal. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. ^ Atkin, Brian; Brooks, Adrian (2009). Total Facilities Management (3rd ed.). London: John Wiley & Sons. p. 4. ISBN 9781444316131.
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  5. ^ "CIC Members". Construction Industry Council. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Working up a theme". FM World. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  7. ^ Obeirne, Sarah (16 November 2018). "BIFM makes big switch to IWFM with a new ten point plan". Facilities Management Journal. Retrieved 29 November 2018.