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Internal report

Earlier this year, Environmental Psychologist Dr Nigel Oseland collaborated with Sharp to research the extent to which environmental factors, such as lighting, air quality and temperature, affect employee performance Facilities managers take many factors into account when recommending an office ...

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Within these walls

Socotec, a provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, advises on managing asbestos in public sector buildings With more than 500,000 public buildings still estimated to contain asbestos today, managaging asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) remains a big responsibility for FMs. Increasingly, ...

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Nourishing nutrition

Jacqui Mee, Operations Manager at Olive Catering Services discusses the trend in sustainable menus, vegetarian and vegan diets, and how workplaces can ensure employees have exciting dishes with high nutrition Consumers are becoming much more eco-conscious, and are now making ...

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Clear as day

Jonathan Dore, Commercial Director at Kingspan Light + Air, sheds light on the benefits of balancing natural and artificial lighting in the design of a workplace In modern architectural design, building natural lighting into projects is becoming a key consideration ...

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Life with LEDs

One year on from the halogen ban, Holger Engelbrecht, LED Product Manager at Reichelt Elektronik, advises on how to make the switch from older light sources to LEDs September 2018 saw the introduction of the EU halogen ban in the ...

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Everyone wins

Gregory Allouis, Strategic Solutions Director at SPIE UK, argues that the benefits of BIM apply to all projects in the built environment, large and small The value of building information modelling (BIM) to those in the built environment has been ...

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The key to the future

As awareness and adoption of BIM slowly spreads, Jon Clark, Sales Manager at FSI, reiterates the benefits of what should be a fundamental FM tool We all hear that BIM (building information modelling) holds the keys to the future of ...

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Think again

Health and safety is crucially important for any business. Gary Carvell, HSEQ Director at VINCI, explains why the business ditched a tried and tested approach just when it was achieving its best results in years  They say that curiosity killed ...

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Fit for work

Julian Sheldrake, Director of Q Office Furniture, advises on how to put employees’ health and wellbeing at the forefront of office design One of the hottest trends in office furniture, particularly in offices with a hot-desking policy, is for sit-stand ...

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Working strategy

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, explains to Sara Bean why a slow and steady strategy of organic growth has reaped healthy results for the facilities services company The FM services market has seen a number of key players have ...

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