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Meet and greet

Receptions are evolving to meet the changing needs of today’s office buildings. But there’s still a long way to go Just as changing workspaces reflect the changing nature of organisations, receptions are becoming more than a waiting area where a ...

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Career Ladder talks to OCS’ group procurement director

Q: Education MBA from Henley Business School, MSc from University of Wales, Executive Diploma in Management from the CMI and MCPIS. Q: What was your first ever job? Trainee sound engineer on a YTS scheme in a small studio in south London ...

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FM: Mindful of mental ill health in the workplace

What can employers within the FM sector do to help managers recognise possible mental health problems, and better support those people living with mental ill health? FM PROFESSIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE’S VIEW OWEN GOWER, BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY MANAGER, SHEFFIELD ...

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The social value of facilities management

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Much has been spoken throughout this year about the value of FM and our relentless drive to demonstrate the importance of our profession not just in terms of cost reduction but more ...

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Planning tomorrow’s care today

Paul Djuric, Operations Manager at Urgent Technology explains how facilities management can safeguard the future of care in an ageing world Recent research suggests that almost 90 per cent of local authorities in England will face a “crisis” in care ...

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Degree of safety

Student accommodation has been widely criticised for poor design, including inadequate fire safety. Stacey Collins of International Workplace looks at the root causes When I was a student, shared halls of residence kitchens were a weekly source of fire alarm ...

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Stop the rot

Industry best practice may not be enough to prevent costly corrosion in HVAC systems, argues Steven Booth, Associate Director at Guardian Water Treatment Corrosion is a serious issue when it comes to HVAC systems, causing breakdown and inefficiencies and adversely ...

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Forward with BIM

Facilities management practice is changing as FMs find new ways to collect and use data for improved building management. BIM is central to this, as Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Group, explains BIM (building information modelling) has been hailed ...

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Artificial Intelligence friend or foe in FM?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the FM landscape, according to a new Insight report published by RICS in collaboration with IFMA. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul ...

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Valuable lesson

Tony Raikes, Managing Director of VINCI Facilities, is feeling positive about the FM sector – and the reason, he tells Sara Bean, is because VINCI clients understand its value proposition It’s been a difficult year for some of the big-name ...

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