Woolpert Strategic Consultants Named to ISO Facility Management Committee
Industry experts Eric Dillinger and Emily Seamster are contributing to the development of global standards.
DAYTON, Ohio (Dec. 19, 2018) — Woolpert Market Director Eric Dillinger and Project Manager Emily Seamster, both members of the firm’s Strategic Consulting Group, have been appointed to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 267 that is developing the new ISO 41000 Standard in Facility Management.
“The committee’s main objective is to provide a clear interpretation and understanding of the facility management industry globally,” Dillinger said. “This is the only international standard outlining how organizations of all types and sizes can achieve optimum facility management. Facility management most often supports functions of an organization that are not related to the core business.”
Seamster said, due to the wide array of businesses, this can vary greatly per organization and application, “but these standards provide a framework for what all companies and agencies can expect of their facility management organization.”
Dillinger and Seamster were named to separate Work Groups within the ISO/TC 267. There are four Work Groups within the committee, which has 28 participating international thought leaders and 17 observing. Dillinger is contributing to the development of a standard on facility management strategy, while Seamster is part of the Work Group defining optimal behaviors of people within a facility management organization, setting the culture and tone to assist with successful implementation.
ISO is an independent international organization of market experts from 162 countries who share knowledge to develop voluntary standards and guidelines. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) represents the U.S. and its more than 125,000 companies and 3.5 million professionals as the member body to ISO.
Those selected to these committees are global industry leaders, known for their acumen and impact in their respective disciplines. The appointment of Dillinger and Seamster to the ISO/TC 267 reflects their expertise in the industry, entrusting them with refining facility management for businesses around the world.
“As we’re outlining in the ISO, facility management integrates and optimizes a broad spectrum of support services critical to every business core,” Dillinger said. “Its aim is to ensure this support is in line with the organization’s mission and strategy—benefiting productivity, mitigating risk, saving money, providing a higher-quality product, and having a positive impact on those who work for and with that company. It’s an honor to help shape these vital industry standards and the industry as a whole.”
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