About the author
Brian Atkin PhD, MPhil, BSc, FRICS, FCIOB
Brian Atkin is a Director of The Facilities Society, a not-for-profit body dedicated to interdisciplinary and cross-sector academic enterprise to support the needs of the UK research community, government, businesses and the public interest. His experience and achievements span the disciplines of project management, construction management and facility management. As a member of British Standards Institution's FM Advisory Group and FM Technical Committee, he is well-placed to advise on current best practices and emerging trends in facility management. He has served on other advisory groups and steering committees covering standards, innovation, competitiveness and information technology (including BIM), and is actively involved in learning and business development for major corporations. Over the years, Brian Atkin has been appointed to professorships in the UK (University of Reading), Sweden (Lund University and The Royal Institute of Technology) and Australia (Queensland University of Technology).
Adrian Brooks BSc (Hons) MBA MRICS
Adrian is a Director of GVA Acuity Limited, a management organisation focused on the delivery of a broad range of services for property owners and corporate occupiers. Adrian is responsible for operations including both facility management and facility consulting, having held board positions in other property and facilities management businesses previously. Adrian is the Chairman of the FM Advisory Committee and a member of the Construction & Built Environment Sector Policy and Strategy Committee for the British Standards Institution. He continues to provide strategic advice to Blue chip organisations internationally and is a regular speaker on best practice techniques and facilities issues.