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Navigating the technical revolution

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director Vinci Facilities Researching how technology will enhance the delivery and direction of FM in the future has led me to fill my Twitter feed with like-minded FM professionals, clear thinking futurologists and enthusiastic property ...

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Career Ladder talks to the MD of FM Services at KBR

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a structural steel draughtsman for a South African company known as Dorbyl. I started as a learner draughtsman and produced detailed fabrication drawings for large industrial buildings. As part of my ...

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Comfort zone

The state of the washroom not only affects staff wellbeing, it influences perceptions of the organisation. Suzanne Halley explains the importance of maintaining a pleasant and hygienic washroom environment Ask employees to name their biggest bugbears about workplace washrooms and ...

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Remote control

Managing remote teams is a new skill facilities managers need to acquire if service levels to clients are to be maintained, says Gillian Hayter, a director at training and development consultancy Reboot The way of working within facilities management has changed ...

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Smart works

Glen Cardinal, managing director of Platinum Facilities and Maintenance Services, explains why today’s maintenance engineer is more likely to need a laptop than a spanner, and what this means for facilities management Mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance used to be ...

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From the tools: The making of a manager?

Many facilities managers work their way up from a frontline job, while others arrive as fully fledged graduates. FMJ talks to senior FM figures, HR and people-change experts to find out what makes a great manager and leader Traditionally many ...

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Technology steps up

CAFM has helped propel facilities management to a position of importance within the corporate structure. But is the technology keeping pace with changing needs and expectations? Computer-aided facilities management has long been an essential tool for facilities managers in monitoring ...

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Tap into technology

Has the kettle had its day? Hazel Randell from Omni Search believes that water dispensers based on heat exchange technology are the smart solution for today’s office Office tea break. One staff member leaves his desk early to put the ...

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The art of management

Devonshire Square in the heart of the City of London aspires to be much more than another office development. Sara Bean visits a multi-use campus that has established itself as an artistic and cultural oasis For the commuters pouring out ...

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Property guardians: housing shortages and business rate hikes focus on low-cost accommodation options

Doug Edwards, Managing Director, VPS Property Guardians outlines the combined impact of rates and rents Problem: There’s a drastic shortage in affordable living accommodation Demand for office space is slowing down, with an increase in vacant office blocks Solution: Convert ...

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