Brian Atkin is a management consultant whose experience and achievements span the disciplines of project management, construction management and facilities management (FM). His primary interest is in an integrated process for the delivery and operation of constructed facilities/assets. As a member of British Standards Institution's FM Advisory Group and FM Technical Committee and the ISO Working Group on the new management systems' standard for facility management, he is well placed to advise on current best practices and emerging trends in this field. Brian is the co-author of Total Facility Management published by Wiley in 2015 and now in its fourth edition. He is also an experienced project management trainer and educator, having worked for one of the largest oil and gas corporations for the past 10 years.
Brian is the technical author of a number of British Standards and is the lead technical author for “BS 8536-2, Briefing for design and construction – Code of practice for asset management (Linear and geographical infrastructure)” scheduled for publication in late 2016.
He has served on a number of other advisory groups and steering committees covering innovation, competitiveness and information technology (including BIM), and has been actively involved in learning and development for major corporations and institutions. Over the years, he 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). His publications are extensive and are to be found in both the academic and industrial press.
Brian holds a doctorate from the University of Reading and is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Chartered Institute of Building.