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Reflecting societal changes in workplace and public washrooms

A report by the BCO(i) into the future of the workplace post-pandemic suggested that workplaces need to do more to reflect societal changes. The report predicted the replacement of gendered communal toilets with pod-based WCs that feature touchless doors, taps ...

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Security technology tips

According to a Mintel report*, the adoption of newer interoperable security technology has accelerated during the pandemic. Which technologies do you predict will have the greatest benefits for the security of premises, be they offices, retail, manufacturing or health care? ...

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Catering for a hybrid workforce

The CGA’s 2021 Contract Caterer Tracker(i) showed a 36 per cent drop in third-quarter sales of food and beverages at work compared to pre-COVID. As contract catering continues to suffer from a reduced footfall in workplaces, how can caterers and ...

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Facilities management in 2022

Following another year of disruption due to COVID, what do you think will be the most pressing challenges for facilities management in 2022? Given the changes to the way we work following the pandemic, which is having huge repercussions for ...

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Reducing carbon emissions through circular economy

The circular economy is to play a critical role in helping to cut carbon emissions. By recycling existing materials the highly energy-intensive production of new raw materials is reduced, accelerating the movement to net zero carbon emissions. What new technologies ...

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COP26: How can the FM sector help tackle global warming?

The COP26 summit, which takes place in Glasgow next month [November] hopes to secure agreements to meet 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. With 21-22 per cent of the UK’s ...

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FM Clinic: Keeping on top of compliance

As organisations prepare to welcome their people back to the workplace, they must meet compliance standards in order to be able to reopen their facilities safely. Staying on top of the usual legal and statutory compliance at the best of ...

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Employee wellbeing: Preparing for a hybrid future

As employers draw up their post-lockdown plans, a new report urges organisations to explore the potential for a ‘healthy hybrid’ model that can deliver inclusive productivity gains for their business, alongside a healthier, happier workforce. What can facilities and workplace ...

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Energy management: Getting businesses back on track with their carbon reduction journey

As organisations prepare for the widescale reopening of buildings, the need to maintain a low carbon footprint remains a priority. But with lockdown making it difficult to even produce an accurate analysis of energy management rates over the past year ...

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Workplace design post-pandemic

How do you see the pandemic influencing workplace layout and interiors? Will the experience of working from home inspire workplace specialists to introduce organic and home interiors-inspired textures and colour palettes? And what kind of solutions do you think will ...

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