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18M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found
that just over half of deals completed in the
last two years involved businesses in the building
management systems, M&E and compliance
services sub sectors. In this way organisations
can bring in skilled labour by acquiring specialist
suppliers. We ask our panel of experts what else
the sector can do to ensure the engineering skills
pipeline is maintained in the long term?
CASE STUDY - BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
22Health and wellbeing has moved up the FM
agenda over the last couple years, from a
nice-to-have to an integral part of the FM role. The
BMA’s new onsite gym has enjoyed enthusiastic
take-up amongst sta . Head of Estates, Ian Wade,
tells FMJ the secrets of its success.
06This month’s summary of everything that has
hit the headlines in the FM sector.
08The latest news and views from RICS-IFMA
and the BIFM.
not really. Apart from anything else, people generally
have less control over how long they sit at their desks
than the number of cigarettes they choose to smoke.
However, there has been a rise in awareness of issues
associated with prolonged and excessive inactive
behaviour – particularly sitting.
38The transformation of urban areas into
economic power hubs and what this means
for the property industry was the focus of the recent
MIPIM conference in France.
40When Morrison Utility Services took over
smart metering operations for Thames
Water, one of the team’s first moves was to create a
workspace that supported its open, collaborative,
QUORA SMARTWORKING SUMMIT
10Quora Consulting’s Smartworking
Summit, resulted in a fascinating series
of talks that encompassed gig working, diversity,
multigenerational working and a call for Senior
Managers to take key decisions based on fact not
THE BUSINESS OF FM
12A round up of the latest business wins,
partnerships and acquisitions in FM.
14FM’s that want to properly manage
their work at height risk must consider
competency alongside the required task and the
safety equipment being provided, argues John
Hynes, Head of Safe Access, Fixfast.
16David Clark suggests ways that o ice
tenants can still aim to become a
MONTH IN FM
42New product and service launches and
company news from the FM industry.
53Rory Murphy Blog: “Is FM a risky business?”
Charity: A celebration of the good work that
FM firms and professionals are doing for charities and
their local communities.
54People: Find out who’s moving where in the
facilities management profession.
55Career Ladder: The next generation of
women in construction.
Next month’s issue includes a look at the United
Arab Emirates largest ever Healthcare FM contract,
which covers both building and bio-medical
engineering maintenance over the enormous
300,000 sq. metre Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City.
We learn how facilities suppliers can help clients
improve their energy performance – from brokering
the purchase of energy to providing usage reduction
consultancy services, and explore the way in which
designers and FMs can work together to create
spaces that are fully reflective of their organisation.
There’s a preview of the Facilities Show and a report
from RICS World Built Environment Forum which
will discuss the commercial strategies needed
to harness the enormous potential of the 21st
century’s people and places.
To register for your free copy of FMJ visit fmj.co.uk
26A strategic approach to waste can reduce
costs, increase recycling and even generate
new income. Leading waste suppliers describe how
they can help clients manage their waste more
30Our new understanding of the risks of
sedentary working is transforming the
o ice says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers
and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active.
34You might have heard a popular new
saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s