EuroFM Summer School in Community-based Facility Management

This event took place over 5 days in Trondheim in September 2019. Its objective was to investigate community-based facilities management (CbFM) within the City of Trondheim and develop a vision for future CbFM. . +CityxChange was presented to the students before they went into the field.

The participants were 30 Bachelor and Master students from various European universities: Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen, University of Applied Sciences Münster, Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Hogeschool Inholland Diemen, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Nova University, HAN University of Applied Sciences. 

Several areas in Trondheim were involved: the Sluppen area, the Brattøra area (both industrial urban regeneration areas), Karolinerveien neighbourhood (residential complex – “borettslage”/housing cooperative) and NTNU-IBM, Høgskoleringen 7 A (university premises).

The students visited the allocated case study area over a period of 5 days and conducted observations, surveys and interviews with facility managers, residents and other users in the Sluppen and Brattøra (+CxC sites) and Karolinerveien districts of Trondheim. User requirements were collected and analysed. Each group visualized the liveability of the neighbourhoods and investigated how Facilities Management could offer added value, from an outsider perspective on the case areas.