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Dr Kelly Watson explains how a new method of measuring and quantifying a building’s effect on its occupants’ wellbeing will help to promote people-friendly design In the commercial property sector, wellbeing is set to become increasingly important as organisations and ...

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Creating a ‘clean air zone’

As more evidence is found that the air quality at work can directly affect health and productivity, Business Specialist at Office Depot, Nigel Crunden suggests ways in which FMs can improve workers’ breathing space The UK is currently undergoing an ...

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Protect & Survive

All critical systems require protection from electrical disturbances, but choosing the right UPS solution depends on the individual needs of the organisation, says Alan Luscombe a director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company For some organisations, an uninterruptible power ...

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Facilities Show back in town

Facilities Show 2017 returns to ExCeL London between the 20-22 June bringing together over 10,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors for the leading event in the FM calendar. FMJ looks ahead to see what attendees can expect As the world’s largest ...

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Happiness works

With a background in urban planning and community development work, Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director Public Services and Communities at RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) will be contributing to a discussion at next month’s Facilities ...

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Making waves

In our latest look at FM in unusual spaces, we visited the historic docks at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire to see the work VINCI is doing with the Canal & River Trust A major misconception of facilities management is that it ...

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FM and digitisation of the workplace

There are many advantages to the FM sector in employing the latest technologies, from SMART lighting via the Internet of Things to the latest mobile apps attached to a CAFM or Building Management System. But the digitisation of the workplace ...

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How to reduce stress at work while improving workplace happiness

April marks Stress Awareness Month, an annual event aiming to increase public awareness about both the causes and solutions for stress. Rachel Stockell, Senior Manager at recruitment firm Robert Half discusses a number of ways to reduce stress at work while improving workplace ...

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Apprenticeships creating inroads for people to explore the possibilities of FM

Blog from Rob Legge, Group CEO, Servest In a matter of weeks, the way the government funds apprenticeships in England will change. The apprenticeship levy is going to be a game-changer because the funding pot will give employers a further ...

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Career ladder talks to Turner and Townsend’s Principal Consultant

Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? In my early 20s, I was taken on as a temp in the landscape and horticultural department at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Soon after, my manager moved on, and ...

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