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Eastern Promise

Fiona 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 In January 2018, OCS Emirates announced ...

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Exit strategy

A correctly specified, installed and maintained emergency lighting system facilitates the prompt evacuation of a building affected by fire and smoke says Richard Merchant, Commercial Director at TheisCraft Anyone who has been in an unfamiliar building when a fire alarm ...

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FM Clinic: What can the FM sector do to ensure the engineering skills pipeline is maintained in the long term?

M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found that just over half of deals completed in the last two years involved businesses in the building management systems, M&E and compliance services sub sectors. In this way organisations can bring ...

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Is FM a risky business?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities  The theme for this year’s RICS FM strategic Conference in June poses the question as to whether facilities management is an inherently risky business. I’m looking forward to chairing the event and ...

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Understanding the changing business model

The first of the 2018 series of Quora Consulting’s Smartworking Summits, which took place in March, resulted in a fascinating series of talks that encompassed gig working, diversity, multigenerational working and a call for Senior Managers to take key decisions ...

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People first

Joerg Bakschas, Head of Ergonomics and Training at Adapt, warns that rapid technological change requires a new approach to workplace and furniture design Ergonomics describes the adaptation of work equipment and environments to people, not vice versa. FMs need to ...

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Trash talk

A strategic approach to waste can reduce costs, increase recycling and even generate new income. Leading waste suppliers describe how they can help clients manage their waste more efficiently NATHAN GRAY HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, HELISTRAT Waste is a resource that can ...

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Wired up

Tim Beardsmore from electrical safety specialist, Calbarrie Compliance Services, explains how the introduction of the 18th Edition of the BS 7671 Wiring Regulations expected later this year may affect FM processes.    In July the 18th Edition of the British Wiring ...

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A good fit

The BMA’s new staff gym at its London HQ has turned out to be a facility that people actually want to use. BMA Head of Estates, Ian Wade, tells FMJ the secrets of its success Health and wellbeing has moved ...

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FM Clinic: What lessons can FM clients take following the demise of Carillion?

Following the demise of Carillion, what lessons should FM clients take from the fallout to ensure that their key suppliers’ finances are sound? If they do encounter a major problem how can they ensure the project or service is still ...

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