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18The BIFM has proposed to change its name
to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities
Management (IWFM) and begin the process of
attaining chartered body status. What could the
removal of the word British and the reference to
Workplace in the name mean in practice for the
Institute and how could achieving Chartered Status
a ect the future of its members?
CASE STUDY - RICS WORLD BUILT
ENVIRONMENT FORUM SUMMIT
22The RICS World Built Environment Forum
Summit reconvened in London on 23rd and
24th April with a focus on the commercial strategies
needed to harness the enormous potential of the
21st century’s people and places. Sara Bean reports.
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.
38Facilities managers need to harness new
technologies and innovate to improve
e iciencies in energy management. We hear from an
energy supplier, a consultant and a storage provider
on the choices available.
42Today’s workplaces have to accommodate a
diverse cross-section of employees. Michael
Page, Director of Saracen Interiors, talks about the
need to combine comfort and e iciency with the
ARMED FORCES COVENANT
46Employing ex-forces personnel and reservists
in service industries has many benefits, says
Simon Biggs of Monthind Clean. He explains how
supporting the Armed Forces Covenant is not just the
right thing to do, it’s good for business.
LEAN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SIG
10A new FM Special Interest Group met at the
o ices of the British Quality Foundation to
explore ways in which some of the business tools
that have revolutionised manufacturing, o er a
much more positive alternative to recent concerns
around unsustainable industry practices.
THE BUSINESS OF FM
12A round up of the latest business wins,
partnerships and acquisitions in FM.
14A correctly specified, installed and
maintained emergency lighting system
facilitates the prompt evacuation of a building
a ected by fire and smoke says Richard Merchant,
Commercial Director at TheisCra .
16New regulation has been released that
includes, for the first time, specific
guidance on accessibility for people with hearing
loss, which says Andrew Thomas, will help FMs
create a fully inclusive environment
MONTH IN FM
50New product and service launches and
company news from the FM industry.
65C-J Green Blog: “The three-tiered approach.”
Charity: A celebration of the good work that
FM firms and professionals are doing for charities and
their local communities.
66People: Find out who’s moving where in the
facilities management profession.
67Career Ladder: This month we talk to Sarah
Wright, Vertical Manager, NJC.
The June issue will feature an in-depth guide to
the biggest FM event in the sector as the Facilities
Show gears up for a three-day event on 19 - 21 June
2018, at ExCeL London. We pay a visit to Mitie’s new
o ices at The Shard which is enabling the services
supplier to create a showcase for its Connected
Workspace vision. No matter how sophisticated
the technology used to guard your premises, you
also require the input of trained security people
to safeguard people and property, as the feature
on manned security will reveal. And we hear from
some leading suppliers on the ways in which you
can fit out and run your washroom to make it a
welcoming and hygienic environment no matter
how small the space.
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FACILITIES SHOW PREVIEW
26From June 19 to 21st, over 11,000 FM
professionals from across the globe will
gather at ExCeL London to identify new suppliers,
source the latest innovative solutions, hear from
leaders in the field and network with their peers.
34Fiona McDonnell, General Manager of OCS
Emirates, talks to FMJ about the prosperous
Middle East FM market and the significance of
winning the facilities contract for the massive
Sheikh Shakbout Medical City healthcare complex.