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Rise of the machines?

There are frequent reports in the media about machines taking jobs from humans. In this feature FMJ looks to see which jobs in the facilities industry could become entirely automated, and counter to this, those jobs where humans will always ...

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Judging FM

How do organisations across the legal, media and private banking sectors approach facilities management differently? In the first of a three-part series, Anthony Bennett, owner director of bespoke hospitality services business Bennett Hay, will focus on the legal sector’s approach ...

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The First FMs

The buildings of the past might not have had HVAC systems or CAFM equipment, there might not have been miles of red tape and legislation to navigate and no tendering processes to trudge through, but that doesn’t mean that buildings ...

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Mobilising to success

Effective mobilisation, implementation and transition are vital to the long-term success of any facilities management outsourcing relationship. Julia Edmonds, managing director at Lexington, explains how organisations can reduce the complexity and stress to ensure a smooth transition as well as ...

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Facilities Show 2015 London draws the crowd

As the curtain closes on another fantastic edition of the Facilities Show at London’s ExCeL, FMJ looks back on three days of inspiration, insight and innovation. Oh and some networking too The 2015 edition was the 17th of the Facilities ...

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Career Ladder talks to Gather & Gather’s performance director

Q: What was your first ever job? When I was a student at catering college in Hertfordshire I worked as a kitchen porter at a country house hotel – it was a great way to observe how kitchens worked and make ...

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How prepared is the FM industry to tackle the impending skills shortage?

This month at the Facilities Show FMJ will be hosting our annual debate. In it we will be asking whether the facilities management industry is prepared for the fall out from the impending skills shortage? Where are the industry’s strengths ...

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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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