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Data safe

  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due in May 2018, requires a stringent approach to the storage and management of data. Paul Moonan, MD of Restore Scan, warns that failure to prepare could be damaging and costly A recent Insight ...

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Career Ladder talks to the FM director at ACS Facilities

Q: What was your first ever job? Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Apprentice. Well technically it was fine, culturally I think they weren’t quite ready for me in 1992, with that said it certainly made me stronger. Q: What was your first job ...

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The right stuff

Richard Sutton, General Manager at Horbury Property Services, explains why it can be false economy to cut costs when specifying and installing flooring Choosing flooring for a building is a decision that should not be taken lightly. If the properties ...

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Considering CAFM

Does the complexity and breadth of modern CAFM projects demand a different approach from businesses, and what opportunity exists for vendors to enhance their role to support this challenge? Matt Hodgson, Director at independent consultancy Makonsult, provides some answers In ...

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Building Tour, Royal Exchange London

By Deanna Johnson (member of the BIFM Rising FMs Special Interest Group) On a pleasant evening in summer, a party of interested FM employees gathered at the Royal Exchange in London for the BIFM Rising FMs Special Interest Group building tour ...

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Taking the heat

The complexities of modern transport hubs mean there is no such thing as a standard fire system. Aston Bowles of Advanced looks at the issues involved in protecting the travelling public From local bus stations to major airports, the term ...

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Mixed signals

If you’re finding it tricky to get a mobile phone signal in your office building you’re not alone, says Ian Smith, IBC Business Manager at Redstone Connect in London. But just who is responsible for mobile coverage in your workplace ...

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Pushing the boundaries

One of the key themes to emerge from RICS strategic FM conference held in June, was the institute’s aim to help redefine the boundaries of the discipline, from conversations about cost to those of value creation – helping to define ...

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Showtime

When media giant Viacom decided to refurbish its UK HQ, the planning and design team had to carry out the works without any disruption to transmission. We find out how they did it London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced in February ...

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Safety first

FM plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and protection of any visitors to a building, whether a commercial building or a public place such as a transport hub, leisure and events environments, or retail parks. What can FM ...

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