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A solution for Sodexo

As one of the world’s leading service companies, Sodexo works with thousands of suppliers. Effectively managing supplier related risk is critical to the delivery of services to its customers. Sodexo expects its suppliers to be of the highest standard and ...

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Big data creates more buzz as gov’t pledges £73m to unlock its potential

The Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has unveiled £73 million of new funding to help unlock the potential of ‘big data’. Although it’s been around for a while in various guises, we have noticed here at FMJ the emergence of ...

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Big data: the ‘new kid on the block’ making buildings better

A thought leadership piece written by Andrew Eastwell, BSRIA chief executive provides an interesting look at the role of measurement in building performance and looks at how this will change in the future: The not-for-profit test, instruments, research consultancy for the built environment ...

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Trio predict building data and technology trends of 2014

As we move into a new year, many are questioning what trends will continue or be adopted as facilities and building managers strive to increase the efficiency of their buildings in 2014 and beyond. In this piece, experts from electrical specialist, Schneider Electric, BRE ...

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BIM4FM to develop BIM/Soft Landings guidance note for FMs

The BIM4FM task group is currently preparing a guidance note for the facilities management (FM) industry to support and develop understanding of building information modelling (BIM) and soft landings. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing data ...

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Paper trials

With real estate in central London at a premium, and people working more flexibly by time and location than ever before, reducing the amount of storage in buildings is an ongoing trend. But how do facilities managers encourage people to ...

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Industry speaks out against tenant immigration check proposals

Industry experts have warned the proposals that could see landlords prosecuted for failing to recognise complex immigration documents, are disproportionate and could prove ineffective in efforts to identify illegal immigrants. Home Office proposals will force landlords to quiz tenants about ...

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Sustainable cities – Richard Byatt reviews last week’s Base London event

Newham is one of the poorest parts of the UK, on some measures it’s the second most deprived local authority area in England. But it’s also home to most of the Olympic Park and one of Europe’s biggest regeneration zones. ...

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Tea to takeaway? Workers view theft in the office as fair game

Tea bags, paper, pens and software are all targets for the office thief. Office workers the length and breadth of Britain are stealing everything from pens and paper to software on a daily basis, as they increasingly see it as ...

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Secure faxing issues and misconceptions highlighted in new survey

By an overwhelming margin, faxing continues to be an important form of  office communication for most businesses. However, concerns exist about the privacy of data when transmitted over a paper-based fax system, with 84% of legal professionals and 69% of ...

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