Government Soft Landings (GSL) (Jargon Buster) G#1549 N#1490

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Government Soft Landings (GSL) Jargon Buster

Government Soft Landings (GSL) Jargon Buster
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Government Soft Landings (GSL)

Better known as Soft landings

  • Yet another attempt by Government to get better results from the construction industry, where facilities management is seen as a major contributor to building sustainability.
  • Mechanical & Electical contract specifications increasingly call for bespoke computer controlled Integrated Building Energy Management Systems (IBEMS) which often are not handed over adequately to the Facilities Managers.
  • Facilities Managers (FM) are often not qualified to operate sophisticated IBEMS and often resort to turning the controls off and running them manually.
  • Soft landings was introduced to create a prolonged hand over period where the designers not only run installation testing, commissioning to optimise and configure the components of systems to work with each other effectively, but also to educate and train or coach the FM in the use of the IBEMS and introduce better structured Operation & Maintenance Manuals (O&M) manuals.
  • Coincidentley Building Information Modelling/Management (BIM) is FM driven requiring better computer models of the buildings to be handed over with built in O&MM information.
  • CoBie is the FM classification system required in BIM to deliver the FM information in a consistent format.
  • Soft landings should include Post Occupancy Evaluation to check if the users are satisfied with conditions.
  • Soft landings was created by BSRIA.

(NGS BRM ’14 – GBE BRM ’17)


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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
2nd July 2014 – 28th May 2017

Government Soft Landings (GSL) Jargon Buster
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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
2nd July 2014 – 28th May 2017

Government Soft Landings (GSL) Jargon Buster
See also:


GBE Projects: Information


GBE Classification

  • CoBie

GBE Jargon Buster

Jargon Buster Theme:

  • BIM Building Information Modelling/Management N#1382

Initials Abbreviation & Acronyms:

  • BIM
  • BSRIA
  • CIBSE
  • CoBie
  • FM
  • IBEMS,
  • M&E,
  • MEP,
  • O&MM
  • POE

Words & Phrases:

  • Building Information Modelling/Mangement (BIM)
  • (BSRIA)
  • (CIBSE)
  • (CoBie)
  • Operation & Maintenance Manuals (O&MM)
  • Facilities Manager (FM)
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)

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2nd July 2014 – 28th May 2017

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