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Is It time to re-think two-way radios?

New research into the state of analogue radio communication in the UK suggests an upgrade to digital is overdue. Many facilities managers report that their analogue two-way radio systems are not up to scratch, and lack health and safety features ...

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Knowledge is power

Sara Bean sat in on Quora Consulting’s latest Smartworking summit to hear some major thought leaders ponder the question of how much is known about today’s employee life cycle. The first of the 2017 series of Smartworking Summits, which feature ...

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Designed for Life

AECOM’s new London head office was designed by its own in-house interior designers in consultation with a multidisciplinary team of experts, and has achieved a SKA gold rating for its environmental performance and for enhancing the health and wellbeing of ...

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Saving daylight; losing energy? Shining a light on daylight saving time

David Willetts, Chairman of SerraLux Inc., discusses how capturing the power of daylight can help organisations save up to 60 per cent in electricity costs. Alongside the energy savings that can be reaped by harnessing natural light he explains the ...

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The Quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ measurement of knowledge worker productivity

Measuring the productivity of office occupants has become something of a ‘Holy Grail’ in FM as a way of providing evidence that the quality of the workplace environment enhances performance. But is it really possible to measure the output of ...

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Navigating the technical revolution

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director Vinci Facilities Researching how technology will enhance the delivery and direction of FM in the future has led me to fill my Twitter feed with like-minded FM professionals, clear thinking futurologists and enthusiastic property ...

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Career Ladder talks to the MD of FM Services at KBR

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a structural steel draughtsman for a South African company known as Dorbyl. I started as a learner draughtsman and produced detailed fabrication drawings for large industrial buildings. As part of my ...

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Comfort zone

The state of the washroom not only affects staff wellbeing, it influences perceptions of the organisation. Suzanne Halley explains the importance of maintaining a pleasant and hygienic washroom environment Ask employees to name their biggest bugbears about workplace washrooms and ...

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Remote control

Managing remote teams is a new skill facilities managers need to acquire if service levels to clients are to be maintained, says Gillian Hayter, a director at training and development consultancy Reboot The way of working within facilities management has changed ...

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Smart works

Glen Cardinal, managing director of Platinum Facilities and Maintenance Services, explains why today’s maintenance engineer is more likely to need a laptop than a spanner, and what this means for facilities management Mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance used to be ...

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