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Building talent

Julie Jarvis MD of property & built environment recruitment firm PRS discusses the increased demand for building services and FM professionals in light of the UK’s tentative move out of lockdown In May, the government unveiled a “conditional plan” to ...

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Lawful employment

Rob Biddlecombe, Environmental, Safety & Health Practice, Squire Patton Boggs explains the legal obligations for FMs in ensuring employees’ safe return to work The Government announcement in early May of a ‘conditional plan ’ to ease the national lockdown and ...

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Counting carbon

The COVID-19 outbreak has been estimated to have reduced carbon emissions by a quarter in some areas. But will this last once the pandemic is over? Caroline Bartlett, Head of Carbon Accounting at Emitwise The impact COVID-19 has had on ...

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Let’s face it – face coverings CAN go into general waste

From next Monday (15 June), it will be compulsory for anyone using public transport in England to wear a face covering. These are already recommended in some enclosed spaces where social distancing can be difficult and, as more people start ...

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Clear forecast

Workforce management and human capital management (HCM) technologies can help FM mobilise and manage people and places during uncertain times says Peter Harte, VP EMEA Kronos Incorporated The past few months will have posed a significant challenge for facilities management. ...

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Taken on trust

ETL’s Director of Property Stephen Edgar, Project Associate Director Donna Fitzpatrick, and Programme Associate Director Maeve Dunne outline the cost saving opportunities for NHS Trusts in relocating and optimising office space COVID-19 has understandably put a huge strain on the ...

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Smart investment

Mark McLoughlin, Key Account Manager for Siemens Industries and Markets and Siemens Financial Services explains why it pays to invest in the latest smart building technology There are a number of external factors that can impact the success and productivity ...

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Clean and clear

As more of us prepare to return to the workplace, cleaning specialists offer advice on the steps FMs should take to help ensure their premises remain clean and infection free The Government has now confirmed that many businesses – such ...

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Office blueprint

Neil McLocklin, Head of Strategic Consultancy, Knight Frank on the development of a roadmap to how businesses can prepare to go back to the office Pro-longed working from home has been a challenge for many. There is an enormous desire ...

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Fit for the future

Designing and managing a building with collaboration at its heart has been key to the success of a landmark healthcare research facility. Richard Walder, Sector Director of Science and Technology (UK) at Buro Happold(i) and Nora Claudio Familiar, Project Architect ...

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