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Are days away from the office at events truly productive?

Are days away from the office at events truly productive?

“With the Facilities Show over for another year, do you feel that these days away from the office are truly productive and beneficial for FMs, as well as the organisations who employ them?”   THE COACHES’S VIEW DAVID KENTISH, DIRECTOR ...

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Ductwork and TR/19 – 
classified information

Ductwork and TR/19 – 
classified information

Gary Nicholls, MD of Swiftclean Building Services and also a member of both the BSRIA BG49/2013 Technical Steering Group and the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES) Steering Committee responsible for TR/19, explains why the changes to TR/19 mean a ...

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A regional view of maintenance management

A regional view of maintenance management

In a second look at regional variation in facilities management processes the FM Index KPI Survey, compiled 
by FMJ and Causeway, takes a look at planned maintenance and mobile workforce communications In the last issue of FMJ we focused on ...

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Fleet management

Fleet management

In this edition of FAST Facts, Neil Birkbeck, director of fleet procurement experts Comparemyfleet.com, explains how to get the best value when procuring your company’s fleet of vehicles WHY IS FLEET MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT? Managing an organisation’s fleet is increasingly coming ...

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FM and corporate real estate

FM and corporate real estate

Anyone looking back at the industry reports from Zurich Insurance, JLL and IFMA into the facilities sector and its main customer, corporate real estate, might be struck that they all say similar things. But we should not be depressed by ...

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Don’t bury your head in the sand

Don’t bury your head in the sand

Over the recent months there has been a large amount of new legislation making itself felt in the FM sector and of course there will be plenty more to come. Workplace Law’s Lee Calver explains and analyses the impact of ...

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Healthy building – Healthy mind

Healthy building – Healthy mind

Today’s healthcare facilities contain many critical environments where building services play an important role in the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. Even the best-designed and built facility will need initial commissioning and constant monitoring to ensure peak performance throughout ...

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Let there be light

Let there be light

Charlie Kortens takes an in-depth look at the future of lighting and lighting control systems in the workplace. With many exciting innovations and developments taking place across the industry it is time facilities managers stopped looking at lighting as just something ...

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The social network

The social network

Networking is an activity that, when things go well, can be invaluable for anyone in any business. But when things don’t, can prove to be just a waste of someone’s limited and valuable time. With the FM networking scene, particularly ...

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Cruise control

Cruise control

Every August millions of Britons pack their bags and head south to sunnier shores. Huge numbers of them set out from the Port of Dover, the busiest port in the country. 16 million travellers cross the channel in lorries, cars ...

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