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Is FM a risky business?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities  The theme for this year’s RICS FM strategic Conference in June poses the question as to whether facilities management is an inherently risky business. I’m looking forward to chairing the event and ...

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High standards

FM’s that want to properly manage their work at height risk must consider competency alongside the required task and the safety equipment being provided, argues John Hynes, Head of Safe Access, Fixfast Tougher sentencing guidelines from the Sentencing Council mean ...

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Understanding the changing business model

The first of the 2018 series of Quora Consulting’s Smartworking Summits, which took place in March, resulted in a fascinating series of talks that encompassed gig working, diversity, multigenerational working and a call for Senior Managers to take key decisions ...

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Fluid workspace

When Morrison Utility Services took over smart metering operations for Thames Water, one of the team’s first moves was to create a workspace that supported its open, collaborative, customer-focused ethos Some of the most important organisations in the UK are ...

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The M&E market is ripe for medium sized businesses

Ask building service industry leaders to name the biggest challenge currently facing the M&E sector and they will most likely lament the shortage of trained technical engineers. The problem surrounding the recruitment and retention of skilled operatives in the sector ...

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MIPIM: Mapping world urbanity

The transformation of urban areas into economic power hubs and what this means for the property industry was the focus of the recent MIPIM conference in France If the world’s population really does, as predicted, increase by 3.6 per cent ...

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On your feet

Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, explains why too much sitting around in the office is bad for health, wellbeing and productivity You might have heard a popular new saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s not ...

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People first

Joerg Bakschas, Head of Ergonomics and Training at Adapt, warns that rapid technological change requires a new approach to workplace and furniture design Ergonomics describes the adaptation of work equipment and environments to people, not vice versa. FMs need to ...

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Breakout and Breakthrough

Our new understanding of the risks of sedentary working is transforming the office, says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active One of the most talked-about office design trends right now is activity-based ...

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Zero carbon buildings

David Clark, Partner at international engineering and sustainable building consultancy, Cundall in Sydney, and principal author of the first Green Star rating tool in Australia, suggests ways that office tenants can still aim to become a zero-carbon business This is ...

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