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Where Disney meets CRE

The CoreNet Global Summit in Orange County, California, USA, questioned the role of corporate real estate in leading, creating and fostering experiences that enable business success. Jo Sutherland Magenta Associates MD and IFMA UK chapter Board Director reports “We’ll keep ...

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Central intelligence

Used properly, smart building technology can transform the efficiency of central plant systems, says Barry Jones, Operations Director at 4D Monitoring There has been a sea change of thinking at executive level, as organisations look to move away from traditional ...

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Life on the edge

Harnessing the power of the latest connected technologies has improved the performance of the Atea Stavanger building in Norway and enhanced the comfort of its occupants says Jonathan Weinert of IoT and connected lighting company Signify Technology has taken enormous ...

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Powering up your business

The power cuts in August which affected thousands of homes and businesses throughout the country drew attention to the fact that power outages and less serious but still disruptive blackouts can lead to serious issues, particularly regarding computer systems. What ...

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Combining people and data to create value

Blog from Helen Salmon, Group Sales Operations Director, Atalian Servest If you work in FM, you will have heard about the internet of things (IoT) and the technology’s potential to transform the industry. Capturing, processing and utilising the data from ...

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Ground zero

In the first of a new series of articles, Sunil Shah discusses the challenges involved in delivering the government’s net zero emissions target, and what FMs can do to improve their buildings’ performance The government’s net zero emissions law provides ...

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Women in engineering – an engineer’s perspective

Frankie Laugier – Davies MSc CIWFM Account Manager at Pareto FM I’ve worked in the FM sector for just over seven years. I graduated from St Andrews University and then went into an FM Apprenticeship in 2012. Since that point ...

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Good work

Tina Chander a partner and Head of the Employment team at Wright Hassall on the Government’s plans to increase workers’ rights with the introduction of the Good Work Plan Since 2010, the UK has experienced lower unemployment rates across every ...

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Not all academic

Carl Gregory, Sales Manager for the OCM Group and Charlotte Bruce-Foulds, Managing Director of OCM’s Coach-Mentoring, Training and Qualifications, explains why coaching can play a more effective role in people development than training In the high-pressure world of facilities management, ...

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Slips, trips and falls

According to the Health and Safety Executive, slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of major incidents in UK workplaces, accounting for 20% of all reported specified (major) injuries in 2016/17. The key risk factors are: Poor ...

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