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Keeping it cool

In our special HVAC focus, heating and ventilation specialists explain the importance of local climate when specifying cooling systems, the significance of Lot 20, and what to do if your systems break down In the search for energy and water ...

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Facilitating change

Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ...

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The elemental workplace

Neil Usher, Workplace Consultant and Author of new book The Elemental Workplace, tells us not to bother with creating the perfect workplace. Create a fantastic one instead “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when ...

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For your eyes only

Security technology such as body-worn cameras has privacy implications for those involved in public space surveillance. Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), explains The use of technology, particularly surveillance systems such as remotely monitored CCTV and ...

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Clean data

Data centre management and the cleanliness of the environment are the two main risks that leave data centres exposed, explains Stuart Wells, Business Development Director at ABM Critical Solutions Retail businesses are faced with many risks when it comes to ...

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Facilities Show 2018

The largest global gathering of FMs will take place from 19 to 21 June at ExCeL London. In our special show guide, we introduce some of the highlights of the three days, while a group of exhibitors tell us their ...

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Space to work

Workplace transformation projects don’t always deliver the expected results. Angela Love, a director at Active explains why workplace design can’t be left to designers Almost twenty-five years ago Paul Krugman, the famed economist and columnist for the New York Times, commented: ...

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All our own work

Mitie Group’s new office at the Shard is not just a cool workplace, it’s a showcase for the company’s connected workspace strategy. Sara Bean went to take a look In February 2018, Mitie Group plc moved into the iconic Shard ...

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Smart buildings

The built environment is in a constant state of flux. Architectural styles change and new technologies bring in new structural possibilities. From simple cave dwelling to multi-storey skyscraper; wattle and daub hut to energy efficient Passivhaus; our man-made environment has ...

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FM Clinic: Debate on BIFM’s proposed rebrand and application for chartered body status

The BIFM has proposed to change its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and begin the process of attaining chartered body status. What could the removal of the word British and the reference to Workplace in ...

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