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The bigger picture

The quality of CCTV technology counts for nothing without proper installation, maintenance and monitoring, argues Andy Hedley-Smith of Ward Security As with all technology, CCTV systems have improved in leaps and bounds in terms of capability and quality. The latest ...

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What’s afoot?

Changing priorities in workplace design mean that flooring schemes have to be more sophisticated and adaptable than ever before New trends in workplace design are affecting the development and specification of flooring products and schemes. Workspace is becoming multifunctional, requiring ...

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Outside the box

Sara Bean reports from i-FM’s Workplace Futures conference which took place on the 7th February at The Crystal in London’s Royal Victoria Docks This year’s conference which was ably chaired by FM Guru Martin Pickard had as its theme Challenging ...

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Health and safety and the Referendum fuels discussions at DYMO and FMJ Roundtable

FMJ recently co-hosted a thought provoking roundtable event with DYMO, provider of innovative labelling solutions, where a group of senior facilities managers representing a range of organisations, contemplated three key themes; health and safety, Brexit and the recruitment, training and ...

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Measure of comfort

The WELL Building Standard is creating a lot of talk, but are the benefits enough to convince hard-pressed FMs to spend time and money on yet another level of certification? Accreditation to sustainability standards such as BREEAM and LEED are ...

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Adding value through transforming culture in FM

Preston Gan, head of quality and performance at NHS Grampian, shares his experiences of transforming and adding value to existing GP practices and culture in FM How do you “value add” when “doing more with less” is business-as-usual in today’s ...

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Minding the gap

Sara Bean spends the day visiting estates and facilities manager Carl Jones at his base on the Medway gap and it’s unlike any other FM workplace visit “This is my office” says Medway estates & facilities manager Carl Jones as ...

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Challenging convention in FM

i-FM’s annual Workplace Futures conference returns on the 7th February to The Crystal in London’s Royal Victoria Docks A cursory look into the world of facilities management would suggest that the discipline operates exclusively in corporate offices. Fashionable tech giants like Google ...

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Career ladder talks to specialist services director at PWP Building Services

Q: What was your first ever job? A machine hand in a timber mill. It paid £28 per week! Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? It was in 2009 when I joined PWP Building Services. Prior to ...

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I bet you never saw that coming!

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD In the early part of 2016 a very catchy song by Jamie Lawson seemed to have taken over the airwaves with the catch-line “I wasn’t expecting that.” Ironically, Lawson actually ...

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