Editorial Board

FM Magazine is supported by an independent Editorial Board which guides editorial policy and content, and reviews original research submitted for publication. Members of the Board include pre-eminent researchers and practitioners who engage in teaching, training and consulting activities, and advise major corporations, governments and standards bodies on current best practices and emerging trends in facilities management.


Brian Atkin is a Fellow of RICS and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Building, a director of The Facilities Society, and a member of BSI’s Facilities Management Advisory Group and FM Technical Committee who advises on standards development, innovation, competitiveness, information technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM). He has been appointed to professorships in the United Kingdom (University of Reading), Sweden (Lund University and The Royal Institute of Technology) and Australia (Queensland University of Technology), and is the co-author of best-selling book, "Total Facility Management" (which is published by Wiley and in its 4th edition).

Mohamad Kassem is Associate Professor of Construction and Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment at Northumbria University (UK) and has published more than 50 outputs on Building Information Modelling (BIM) applications at various stages of a project’s lifecycle. He supports committees in several countries with BIM policy development and scoping, and is assisting the government of Brazil with the development of a BIM adoption "roadmap" (after being appointed as project consultant following an intensive European Union competition). His other research passion is digitisation of the construction industry—and the technologies, processes and policies it requires.

Michel Theriault is the author of "Managing Facilities and Real Estate" (published by WoodStone Press in 2010) for which he received the "Distinguished Author Award" from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a past vice-president of IFMA’s Ottawa branch, a recipient of seven Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) awards for in-house and outsourced real estate and facility management, and the Principal of FM Insight Consulting which was named "Supplier of the Year" in 2014 by IFMA’s Toronto Chapter. A regular speaker at industry seminars and conferences, he has contributed to the development of specifications for facilities management operations and performance.

Bilal Succar is Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Australia where he acquired his PhD in Building Information Modelling (BIM). After working in the construction industry in Australia and the Middle East, he established the Change Agents consultancy which has developed a set of online tools and onsite methods for measuring and improving the performance of individuals, organisations, projects and teams engaged in BIM. Dr. Succar has participated in industry-wide initiatives including the CRC for Construction Innovation Australian National Guidelines for Digital Modelling + Case Studies project (2007-09), and has chaired the AIA/Consult Australia BIM Education Working Group.