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Standard practice

Steven Fox of Qube Global Software explains how International Financial Reporting Standards will effect FMs. And that any business with a leasing strategy or extensive portfolio of leased assets will need to be fully compliant come January 2019 International Financial ...

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Together as one

Karl Walker of Beckhoff Automation explains how a building automation control platform can bring building functions together on one integrated system and simplify facilities management The International Energy Agency predicts that global energy consumption will rise by up to 30 ...

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The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) what does it mean to you and your organisation?

Steve Talbot, Managing Director of IT Efficient, warns FMs to prepare for the upcoming changes in new Euro-wide regulations Did you know the current 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA) is due to be replaced next May? You should. The DPA ...

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Concept Advantage

The increasingly app-based world in which people live and work is the driver for FSI’s new, ‘next level’ enhancement of its Concept Evolution CAFM system Concept Advantage takes a radical approach to the functions of FM. A growing suite of ...

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Bottled up

Providing staff with plenty of fresh water and hot drinks during the working day is an important requirement, but it’s also essential that the packaging waste that could ensue is dealt with effectively says Stephen Charles, MD of BRITA Vivreau ...

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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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Take a stand

Sit-stand workstations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way to improve posture, reduce back pain and provide a more active working environment. Adapt UK give us their top tips before making the change Studies show that sit-stand ...

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False alarm

According to the UK’s Fire Industry Association, false fire alarms cost £1 billion a year, a London fire engine is called to a false alarm every 12 minutes and across England fire and rescue services attended 293,100 false alarms in ...

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Reaching new heights

Everyone knows how convenient it is to use an oyster card. Or to use your phone as a debit card. But the technology that makes this possible is still underappreciated in the facilities and workplace sector, at least according to ...

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Lessons learned

Robert Snook, director and general manager at Portakabin, looks at how a secondary school devastated in the Cumbria floods successfully minimised the impact on education provision and shares some of the lessons learned Unprecedented flooding across Cumbria was caused by ...

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