One of the most prominent activities is the annual registration of key figures/KPIs from the members'CRE and workplace support functions and a benchmarking conference where the key figures/KPIs are presented and discussed.
Theme conferences and excursions
4-6 theme conferences per year cover important professional issues. These issues are often identified in the annual benchmarking conference and cover topics critical to successful Facility Management.
Many of these meetings are combined with excursions to interesting development projects.
The activities also highlight a number of Professional Networking Groups (PWG) where the practitioners can exchange experiences in work processes and dig deeper into their key figures.
Other important objectives in these groups are facilitating bilateral benchmarking and enhancing the development of internal benchmarking routines within the member corporations and bodies.
Education and research
NfN keeps close relations with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and other relevant educational institutions in order to influence and sustain professional development.
At present NfN supports financially and by project participation the development of a Master course in RE and Facility Management at NTNU ("Metamorfose 2005").
Since 2008 NfN awards an annual scholarship of NOK 15 000,- to a FM Master student by nomination of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In 2014 it was awarded to Master student in Eiendomsutvikling og -forvaltning/FM Anne Charlotte Moe, after having submitted an excellent paper on FM in Future Hospitals.
NfN will continue to offer a similar annual award.
The members represent CRE and FM top management in a majority of leading Norwegian national and multinational companies as well as in major international petroleum producers and petroleum service companies.
It has been a NfN policy to keep the number of member companies within certain limits in order to better enhance and facilitate close membership relations and to focus on quality in benchmarking key performance and work processes with limited administrative operating cost.
As of March 2014 NfN has 49 paying members.
The the annual membership subscription in 2014 is NOK 15 000,- (Appr. Euros 1250,-)
Service Providers are not admitted as members, due to the "open figures" policy in the benchmarking activities between members.
Member of EuroFM
NfN is a member of EuroFM and has an ambition to contribute actively to the development of closer European relations particularly with the Nordic members in EuroFM.