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FM trends: A wrap up of 2019 and a peak into 2020

Just some of the predicted trends in FM for 2019 were; evolution in the way contracts were outsourced and managed, a greater emphasis on health and wellbeing, the impact of the coworking revolution, coping with the challenges caused by Brexit ...

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Hold fire

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) with news of the new ‘MOT’ approval scheme for commercial kitchen fire protection systems As a facilities manager, you may be responsible for food preparation and a commercial kitchen within ...

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Positive thinking

Matt Chapman of Atalian Servest tells Sara Bean why attitudes and priorities in FM need to change to avoid a race to the bottom Conversations around the future of facilities management often focus on how the sector needs to build ...

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The future of data in water management

Kevin Belben, Technical Applications Manager at water management specialists Cistermiser and Keraflo, discusses the potential for data management in the latest water temperature monitoring systems and how harnessing The Internet of Things is helping improve end user safety and estate ...

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Keeping up

Dave Cooper, MD of LECS (UK), offers an expert guide to the maze of legal obligations and standards required during the life cycle of a lift The responsibility involved and extensive range of documentary obligations required to manage a single ...

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Rhythm of the light

In the deep midwinter with daylight at a premium, human-centric lighting solutions can help employees stay alert and productive, says Sam Rylands, Marketing Manager at Durable UK Over four million years of evolution, the cycle of day and night has ...

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Deal or no deal

TFM has had mixed reviews in recent years, but it remains a staple part of the FM mix. We bring together an FM integrator, single service supplier, specialist contractor and TFM provider to argue for and against the TFM model ...

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Room serviced

Quality heating and cooling within the hospitality sector is central to guest wellbeing advises Tom Hall, Corporate Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Guest comfort is an absolute priority for any hotel, but running costs, maintenance regimes and staying abreast ...

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In a good place

Workplace Week London shone a spotlight on some of the most effective, creative and downright cool workspaces in the capital while raising money for children’s charities. Jo Sutherland, Magenta Associates MD and IFMA UK chapter Board Director, reports In November, ...

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In search of the super office

Worktech 19 London, which took place on November 27-28, included insights into the sentient workplace, the super experience, different scenarios for the future of work and why we all need to slow down The global series of Worktech conferences is ...

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