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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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Scrubbing Up

FMJ investigates how the correct choice of materials when designing your washroom can not only create an aesthetically pleasing environment, but also ensure durability for years to come There is a somewhat common cliché that is often trotted out in the ...

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Feeling good

Wellbeing has been the buzzword of the FM industry recently, and everyone in the western world has heard tales told of Google’s HQ and its various eccentricities. But what are more ordinary, everyday companies doing to take care of their ...

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Getting the light right

In this edition of Fast Facts, Mark Salt of the LIA Laboratories explains why independent verification of lighting products is important for FMs who are looking for guaranteed improvements in performance and reductions in life-cycle costs How has lighting changed ...

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Food for thought

When food is manufactured, there is inevitably some left over. Crisps that are the wrong shape, cereals that have broken, biscuits that are too heavy. For whatever reason this perfectly good food is deemed not worthy of human consumption. Have ...

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The guest experience

In this article, Anthony Bennett, owner and director of Bennett Hay, the bespoke hospitality business, explains the role of the guest experience in delivering facilities management excellence More and more businesses are turning to the hotel and hospitality sector to ...

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Get ready to ExCeL

For months now you have been bombarded (admittedly by us) with information about what will be happening at June’s Facilities Show. The various speakers, the launch of the innovation awards and more. But what is it the people involved will ...

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Career Ladder talks to Incentive FM’s director of professional services

Q: What was your first ever job? I attended a private boarding school in Brisbane on a scholarship, and worked on reception answering calls after school hours for a bit of pocket money.  Q: What was your first job in the FM sector?  ...

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Will FM become a career of choice for Britain’s youth?

We often hear that FM is a career that people just fall into. Yet Universities are now offering courses in it, foreign students are regular visitors to key sites in Britain and the wider public perception is increasing all the ...

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