Tuesday 9 July 2013

AMA's interview with Argent featured

AMA's interview with James Heather of Argent for Client Conversations has been featured in July 2013's RIBA Journal article entitled 'Common Purpose' by Eleanor Young. You can read the article online.

Wednesday 3 July 2013

'Space Planning and Management' Guide

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has just published a guide on ‘Space Planning and Management’ Good Practice Guide.

The Good Practice Guide provides guidance on core topics such as space management in context, space standards, space demands and much more. It explains that "space is a long term strategic asset for business and facilities managers’ understanding of its management is essential in supporting an organisation’s objectives", and provides practical guidance on the tools and techniques which can be deployed, and illustrates what is involved in managing and changing space, enabling users to set overarching space management strategies for an organisation.

For more information click here.

AMA's Client Conversations publication for the Royal Institute of Architects launched

Client Conversations, which AMA wrote on behalf of the RIBA, was launched on 2 July 2013.  This publication is based on a number of interviews between clients from across the public and private sector and AMA to understand how buildings can best meet their needs, and to identify lessons that can be learned from their personal experience in commissioning buildings. Some of the clients interviewed are:  Argent, Manchester City Council, University of Lancaster and Manhattan Loft. It covers the commissioning of housing, office buildings, schools and libraries. This publication demonstrates many of the themes embedded in RIBA's new Plan of Work, which helps to guide clients and architects in the process of planning, designing, construction and using buildings.

The publication can be downloaded here.