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The surprising world of HVAC

The hidden world of air conditioning is an often overlooked yet vital part of a building’s structure. Operating in almost every industry from healthcare and manufacturing to IT and education, effective temperature control is essential to a facilities manager’s role ...

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Fit for a king

Early last year, retail  specialist Hammerson moved into a new home at Kings Place in King’s Cross. FMJ travelled up to find out about the move as well as the role Lexington’s front of house service had played in ensuring ...

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Moving office or having building works done? New CDM regs mean clients have more responsibilities

The new Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations came into effect in April 2015 and will fully replace the 2007 Regulations by October 2015. There are some important new roles and legal requirements for all construction based projects that everyone ...

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Rising tide

FM professionals are looking to technology to address a rising tide of water costs – as well as performance, sustainability and hygiene concerns. Propelair CEO Garry Moore reports Toilet flushing is a huge drain – literally – on water resources, ...

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Keeping cool

Temperatures have to be kept relatively steady in any building you care to mention. Staff won’t be all that productive (or all that happy) in a sauna or an ice box. But there are certain facilities where temperatures have to ...

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Managing buildings to suit end user needs

Although BIM is becoming more prominent across the construction industry and continuing to transform traditional ways of working, it is still not common practice. To this end, Paul French, commercial market manager at British Gypsum takes a look at the ...

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Predict the future don’t react to the present

Jason Davis from ECEX, explains why facilities managers need to take a predictive approach when it comes to HVAC maintenance; an upfront cost that will ultimately mean improvements in energy efficiency and a reduced risk of system downtime – bonuses ...

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Controlling Access

FMJ brings you advice from industry expert Kate Tompsett of Secure Engineering on how to make the most of your access control systems whilst making sure you are legally compliant Access control is the name commonly given to a security ...

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SFG20 – the definitive standard for building maintenance

Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications chief executive, explains how having a standard for building maintenance has never been more important. Maintaining buildings to an appropriate standard is universally accepted as essential, but what does ‘appropriate’ actually mean? With ever-changing regulations, keeping up ...

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Listless Work

In its cover features FMJ often reports on buildings that have specialist requirements. And over the past few months there has been no shortage of buildings that are listed. But the focus has never been about that specifically, so this ...

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