Important Things to Note
Changes Mark New Professional Era for NZ's Facilities Managers
As announced at the FM Summit in May, FMANZ is embarking on an exciting new era of professionalism through the introduction of new membership categories that will provide the stepping stones for Facilities Managers to progress towards attainment of Certified Professional Membership.
The new categories and membership benefits have been tiered according to individual experience, skills and qualifications, from entry to senior level FM, and are: Affiliate, Associate, Member, and Certified Professional Member. There are also categories for Student and Retired members, with the title of Fellow awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to FMANZ. Refer here for more information.
What do you need to do?
Step One: First up, you need to decide whether you want to be assessed to determine your new membership category. We strongly encourage all of members working as FM professionals to do so. However, if you don't wish to advance your professional membership, you can opt not to be assessed and to remain an Affiliate member.
Note: These new categories are for individual members only, not Corporate members. Corporate staff members are welcome to apply for individual membership in order to be assessed.
Step Two: You will soon receive a notification asking if you wish to apply for a new membership category and an invitation to submit your application.
- Complete a questionnaire which will include questions on:
* The membership category you are applying for, according to your qualifications and experience and the membership category criteria.
* Your FM expertise (for an FMANZ skills audit)
* Your FM career aspirations
* Your FM CPD requirements
You will be required to also:
- Attach your CV, including referees
- Attach copies of your qualification certificates
Applications will be processed by the Management Team and recommended by the CEO for approval by the Board. If necessary, applications will be adjudicated by the Board's appointed assessors. We anticipate it will take until the AGM next year for all members who want to, to be assessed into the new categories.
Note: This application process also applies to all new members.
Step three: Running hand in hand with the new membership categorisation is a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points System, which aims to encourage and enable members to support their FM career pathways and professional development. The CPD Points System supports all membership categories, except Affiliate, towards Certified Professional Membership.
The CPD Points System is being developed now and will commence once members have been assessed into their new membership categories. From 1 April 2020, points will be recorded against individual files on our membership CRM. See here for a graphic of how points will be accrued. (Note: official points allocation is still to be confirmed.)
New Professional Development Pathways Series
Keep an eye out for this eye-catching logo which will accompany all correspondence about our new educational offering – the Professional Development Pathways Series - which replaces FMANZ's Master Classes. Supporting members' continuing professional development and career pathways, this series is a key aspect of FMANZ's broader education focus and a building block of the CPD Programme currently being developed. (See above.) The offerings in this programme will be identified as either 101 - tailor-made for Junior FMs, 201 - aimed at Mid-management and Senior FMs or 301, catering for Executive level FMs. Getting the programme underway is the fully-booked Building Compliance 201 Workshop which takes place in Auckland next week. The Building Compliance 101 two-day workshop on 20-21 November in Auckland is still open for registrations. Both these workshops will be repeated in Wellington and Christchurch early next year.
FM Summit 2019 To Be Held In Wellington
Mark these dates in your diary now! Next year's FM Summit will be held at Te Papa in Wellington, on Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June. This is the first time the Summit has been held outside of Auckland, a move which recognises the Association’s nationwide reach. Content-wise, the Summit Committee has taken onboard feedback from this year's Summit survey and is developing a programme that has a strong emphasis on practical FM topics, with a smattering of big picture thinking thrown in. Format-wise, we are mixing things up a bit next year and we look forward to sharing the full programme with you in a couple of months. We'll be back touch soon with more details, including information on accommodation deals, but in the meantime, go online and book your flights to secure the best deals.
Membership Fees to Increase
At the AGM last week, a motion was passed (unopposed) to increase individual membership fees from $175 to $200 plus GST, p.a. and corporate membership fees from $800 to $1,000 plus GST. p.a. This fee increase will apply to all new membership applications and membership renewals. Under the Constitution, a vote isn't required to increase fees, but Chair Bruce Kenning explained at the AGM that the Board felt it was important to seek members' support for any fee increases. He said the Board’s recommendation to the members for a fee increase has three drivers: Firstly, an evaluation and comparison of fees of other professional bodies, undertaken by Board member Warren Smith. Secondly, even though the Association's reserve funds are healthy, the Board acknowledges there are potential financial risks around taking the Summit to Wellington next year. "However it is important that as a national body the Summit is held outside of Auckland from time to time," he said. And lastly, the fee increase will enable operational resourcing, as required, to meet the strategic and operational plan.
Have You Had a Look at the 2018 Annual Report?
If not, click here to have a read.
Board Members Elected
Richard Wilson, current Chair of the Dunedin branch, was elected unopposed onto the FMANZ Board at last week's AGM. Formerly Facilities Manager at Otago Museum, Richard (pictured) has recently taken up the post of Assets and Facilities Team Leader at Dunedin City Council. Also elected unopposed after offering themselves for re-election, were Bruce Kenning (Central) and Anthony van Meer (Southern). Peter Harris (Southern) chose not to stand for re-election but stays on as Chair of the FMANZ Foundation. Jack Crutzen resigned from the Board on 2 October after the notification deadline for Board nominations. The Constitution provides for the Board to fill this vacancy for the unexpired term – to the 2019 AGM – by appointing a new Board member for the Northern Region. Board members will discuss this at their next meeting, on 23 November.
New Board KPIs
To measure organisational performance, the Board has introduced a series of KPIs against the five strategic outcomes identified in FMANZ's Strategic Plan - Leadership. Education, Knowledge, Recognition and Sustainable. Click here to see what these KPIs are. Note: These are a work in progress and some KPIs still need to be confirmed.
The Auckland committee held their AGM prior to the National AGM last week. Thanks to returning committee members Rory Chacko, Delwyn Ersec, Ben Forrest, Pete Matatahi, Andre Vidoto and Jim Hayden (Chair), and a warm welcome to Kenneth Kim of Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions Ltd who works on the Microsoft account team. Dunedin is holding its AGM on 31 October, Waikato/Bay of Plenty on 25 October, with dates for Wellington and Christchurch TBC. Following these AGMs, Branch Chairs or representatives will meet in Auckland on 23 November.
Developments on LinkedIn
We now have two LinkedIn pages - a Company Page and a Group Page. The Company page is our forum for spreading the word about FMANZ and also sharing news about FMANZ events, job opportunities, goings on in the industry, behind the scenes photos, and links to blog posts. The FMANZ LinkedIn Group page is where you can actively engage with your FM colleagues, and discuss key topics within the FM industry in New Zealand. The Group is YOUR space to ask questions, offer advice, exchange ideas and insight, recount success stories and failures, and offer support to fellow FM professionals. We invite you to fully engage in active conversations, so pop online and have a look. Thanks to Phoenix Lavin, this year's Facilities Manager of the Year, for stepping up to be Group Administrator. Tip: You might want to click on the Group settings and ensure you have ticked yes for all communication from the Group. (And don't forget - you will stop getting communication, no matter what your settings say, unless you click the links occasionally!)
Why Did I Receive That Sponsor Message?
Wondering why you sometimes receive messages from our sponsors, from us? We rely on the support of our loyal corporate sponsors, many of whom have been with FMANZ for several years. In acknowledgement of their financial support and the benefits and services they generously contribute to the Association, our corporate sponsors have the opportunity to send an annual electronic marketing message to members. These e-messages are administered by FMANZ in accordance with privacy laws.
Victoria Uni Student Needs Your Help for Thesis on BIM
Can you spare a bit of time to fill out this questionnaire by 31 October?
It has been compiled by Kimberley Russell, a student at Victoria University of Wellington, who is completing the final year of her Master’s of Building Science degree, looking into how BIM is currently procured into projects.
"The aim of my study is to identify procurement methods which yield positive project outcomes for BIM based projects. This aim will be achieved by identifying popular procurement methods used for BIM projects within the AEC industry, and to measure the project outcomes from this method against the triple constraint; time, cost and quality. This process will see a matrix created, which presents the different procurement methods utilized on BIM projects, and both positive and negative project outcomes from the method.
"I am hoping to collect project information where this information will form the main body of my thesis, documenting what procurement method was used, and the project outcomes from using this method. To ensure that a level of confidentiality is achieved a questionnaire has been developed, to ensure that no identifiable attributes of projects will be disclosed. A link to this questionnaire is here. The questionnaire is also open to those projects that do not use BIM processes, as I am waiting to draw conclusions around if the procurement may have impacted the project outcomes.
"Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in the research. Please feel free to pass on this invitation to others you know, it would be much appreciated. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by emailing email@example.com."
Welcome To Our Newest Members
We have had 64 new members join us in the last couple of months. Some have signed up as individual members and some are joining under their organisation's corporate membership. Welcome to Craig Reid from Tubman Heating, Lee Stone from ADHB, Jade Rewi from JLL, Geoff Holgate from Your Property Matters, Justin Williams, Craig Blanchfield and Tim Hennessey from Argus, Tim Regan from Alsco, Stuart Wallace from Wintec, Nick Hemming and Ben Hosking from Honeywell, Bahjet Al-Khudairi, Shane Porter, Roger Forde, Nicholas Oliver, Wayne Mcguire and David Green from NZDF, Duncan White from BGIS, Viv Summerfield from Ecopoint, Riha Salim from Kiwi Commercial Cleaners, Gary Bagg from Access, Sam Duncan from Norman, Disney & Young, Stephen Fernandes from Fonterra, Valerie Griffin from Scentre Group, Felix Botha and James Blake from Cushman & Wakefield, Chelsea Brett and Tracy Massam from Auckland Council, Lisa Spiers from Switched On, Ajay Thomas, John Kalluvilla and John Thomas from Kiwi Property Group, Shawn Rademeyer from Spotless, Ashley Swinglehurst from Haumaru Housing, Paul Pugh from Southern District Health Board, Charmian Pearson-Brown from ACG, Leah Hearn, Shawn Redpath from Queenstown Lakes District Council, Ashwin Patel from Apex air conditioning Ltd, Andrew Donohue from Benmax NZ, Anna Dodunski from Metlifecare, Kelly Bunyan from Spark, Darren Middlemiss from Total Property Services, Brent Bramwell from Service Resources, Ha Marks, Gavin Smith and Lee Williams from Alsco, Peter Prichard from MBIE, Mateus Czudaj and Nikki Rangiwhetu from Programmed Facility Management, Steve Hegh from Business Relocations, and from PAE: Azoora Ali, Greg Huddleston, Ulf Schutze, Neil Westcott, Warren Mann, Neil Westcott, Jason Schrijvers, Steve Roebeck, Tony Haswell, Paul Marshall, Kere Maihi, Peter McKeefry, Jo Guttery and Stuart Manuel.
To find out more about becoming a member, please click here.
If you're looking for a new challenge, don't forget to keep an eye on the Job Centre on our website. And if you want to target FM professionals directly via our website and social media pages, advertise with us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or click here.