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Breaking the mould

David Smith, CEO of newly rebranded Bellrock FM, talks to Sara Bean about the company’s unique model of technology-led end-to-end property and facilities solutions Take a look through FMJ’s news coverage for the past couple of years and you’ll notice ...

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All in the mind

Changing mindsets through leadership was the topic for discussion at the latest Quora Smartworking Summit, which took place in September at ExCeL London Now in their 17th year, Smartworking Summits feature key decision-makers, speaking under Chatham House rules, who openly ...

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Strategic move

A relocation is a stressful time for any organisation. Grant Clarke, Senior Project Director at Rhino Interiors Group, identifies the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them The average business moves office every seven years. But two thirds of ...

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What’s next for the connected workplace?

Trevor Wignall, Digital and Innovation Director for Sodexo UK, discusses the Internet of Things and why sometimes, humans do it better Tech has enabled a seismic shift at home and at work – remember when phones were rudimentary and web ...

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The information age

We asked a group of CAFM suppliers for their views on how CAFM software is developing to make facilities management easier and more efficient PAUL DJURIC CEO, URGENT TECHNOLOGY Automation is the key to the next big step-change in facilities ...

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IOSH Annual Conference 2018

The IOSH Annual Conference took place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham on 17-18 September. There were some useful lessons for facilities managers, reports David Sharp, Managing Director of International Workplace The conference began with an informative session ...

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Flexible principles

Office environments are changing as space becomes multifunctional. Julian Sharpe, principal director at TP Bennett, looks at the benefits and drawbacks of this trend and asks if shared spaces require a different FM regime  The world of office design is ...

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Leading by example

What does it take for a workplace to achieve WELL certification? Strong design principles based around health and wellbeing, as Hilson Moran’s new Manchester office demonstrates Engineering and sustainability consultancy Hilson Moran has created an exemplar office environment at its Manchester office, ...

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Reaping the benefits of BIM

According to a speaker at the RICS Digital Built Environment Conference a key tipping point for the adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling) will come once digital asset management systems can freely enable clients to accept and use BIM data ...

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Career Ladder talks to joint managing director at Diamond Facilities Support

Q: What was your first ever job? When I left university, having studied Quantity Surveying, I was adamant I didn’t want to work for a company so I started a clothing business. I had always wanted my own business growing ...

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