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FM Clinic: Dealing with ageing infrastructure

According to a recent survey of FMJ readers one of the biggest challenges facing FMs is dealing with ageing infrastructures. We ask a panel of experts how far preventative maintenance can go towards counteracting the deterioration associated with ageing infrastructure, ...

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Facing up to automation

Rethinking work in the face of enlightened automation was the theme of the Quora Smartworking Summit held in June at ExCel There was a change of venue for the latest Quora Smartworking Summit, when the event decamped to the Platinum ...

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Average UK mobile worker spends only 30% of their time on client work

The average field-based employee in the UK spends just 1.5 days per week on their core job,  according to a new report commissioned by Totalmobile and supported by professors from the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE). ...

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The smallest room

The state of the toilets strongly affects perceptions of an organisation. Leading suppliers share their thoughts on how to create a welcoming washroom and promote good hygiene, even in a limited space DR PETER BARRATT TECHNICAL MANAGER, INITIAL WASHROOM HYGIENE ...

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BIFM publishes IoT guidance for FM

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has issued a new guidance which looks at the impact of technology in transforming the FM function, and more specifically the Internet of Things (IoT), and ways in which it can contribute to ...

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Innovise partners with FaceID Biometrics bringing biometric technology to the FM sector

Innovise Software and FaceID Biometrics have announced a channel partnership to add face recognition technology to Innovise’s biometric portfolio. An alternative to finger print and finger vein identification, face recognition technology generally provides a faster, more secure way to confirm ...

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The keys to a successful sub-contractual relationship

The relationship between contractors and subcontractors can be a fraught one, but the benefits of a good relationship can be huge. By 2020, according to a report from Gartner, over 40% of field service work will be performed by technicians ...

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Honeywell introduces new connected building software to optimise space usage and operational costs

IoT-enabled Honeywell Vector Space Sense connects organisations to actionable insights  for better-informed space decisions Honeywell, a global leader in Connected Buildings, today introduced Honeywell Vector Space Sense, a software solution that shows where, when and how building spaces are used at ...

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Five important things to consider when planning an office refit 

1. Insight equals results Your office space must work for your business. Use your employees and expert consultant to get a real understanding of what’s working – and what isn’t. Finding out how to make the most of the space ...

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Smart buildings

The built environment is in a constant state of flux. Architectural styles change and new technologies bring in new structural possibilities. From simple cave dwelling to multi-storey skyscraper; wattle and daub hut to energy efficient Passivhaus; our man-made environment has ...

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