It’s going to be a historical 25th year for BIFM. Earlier today, they announced their intent to become the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management through member approval at their AGM on 5th July, and also to actively pursue chartered status. The board and leadership team have worked long and hard on this initiative, informed by research 3edges undertook for them last year. The first public research output is available as a briefing paper called 'FM and the future world of work'. Two further knowledge reports will follow soon, the first exploring the relationship between workplace and FM in more depth, and the second taking a closer look at the impact of emerging technologies on workplace and FM.