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The rise of coworking spaces: key challenges for FMs

Are coworking workspaces moving away from being the preserve of tech start-ups and small businesses and attracting medium to larger sized corporates? If so, what could the uptake of coworking mean for FMs in terms of offering high quality amenities ...

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Do FM suppliers need a facilities management trade association to represent the sector?

  With the establishment of a UK IFMA chapter, FMs can now choose from three professional bodies; RICS, IFMA and IWFM to help them develop their skills and enhance their careers. However, with all the negativity around outsourcing which has ...

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The impact of Brexit on FM

We’re due to leave to the EU at the end of March and how we do so is still very much undetermined. What are your greatest concerns about the impact of Brexit on your business and on the wider FM ...

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FM’s role in helping to reduce single-use plastic across the built environment

According to Sky Ocean Rescue, more plastic was made in the first decade of the 21st century than the whole of the 20th. Eight million tonnes of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea, causing untold ...

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FM in 2019

It’s been an eventful year for the FM sector which began with the high – profile collapse of Carillion and ensuring debates over the viability of FM contracts and ended with the adoption of the BIFM’s ‘Manifesto for Change’ proposals ...

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FM sector: helping to reduce global emissions

Responding to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has remarked that as buildings account for approximately 30 per cent of carbon emissions, the built environment will be a “vital ...

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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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Health and wellbeing in the workplace

A recent report from the British Council for Offices (BCO) focuses on Health and Wellbeing measurement and certification in the built environment and argues the business case for creating a healthy environment. But what exactly defines wellbeing, and what kind ...

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FM Clinic: Dealing with ageing infrastructure

According to a recent survey of FMJ readers one of the biggest challenges facing FMs is dealing with ageing infrastructures. We ask a panel of experts how far preventative maintenance can go towards counteracting the deterioration associated with ageing infrastructure, ...

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FM Clinic: Addressing the skills gap in FM through training and development

According to the Facilities Management Business Confidence survey by the BIFM, 27 per cent of respondents felt a shortage of skilled staff could be a barrier to success over the next 12 months. Yet in a separate report by the ...

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