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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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The three-tiered approach

Blog from C-J Green, CEO, Servest UK  Today’s average workplace is very different to what it was just a few decades ago. From emerging technologies becoming more sophisticated and accessible, to the popularity of flexible working and beyond, the accepted ...

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Joining forces

Employing ex-forces personnel and reservists in service industries has many benefits, says Simon Biggs of Monthind Clean. He explains how supporting the Armed Forces Covenant is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for business The Armed Forces ...

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Career Ladder talks to NJC’s vertical manager 

Q: What was your first ever job? I was attending a Leisure and Tourism course at college, which I really wasn’t enjoying. I remember my parents going on holiday and when they came back I had quit college and started working ...

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Blending in

Today’s workplaces have to accommodate a diverse cross-section of employees. Michael Page, Director of Saracen Interiors talks about the need to combine comfort and efficiency with the wow factor Offices are no longer utilitarian spaces where employees from a company ...

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Positive thinking

A new FM Special Interest Group met on Tuesday 10th April at the offices of the British Quality Foundation to explore ways in which some of the business tools that have revolutionised manufacturing, offer a much more positive alternative to ...

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Facilities Show 2018

From June 19 to 21st, over 11,000 FM professionals from across the globe will gather at ExCeL London to identify new suppliers, source the latest innovative solutions, hear from leaders in the field and network with their peers The world’s ...

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The energy evolution

Facilities managers need to harness new technologies and innovate to improve efficiencies in energy management. We hear from an energy supplier, a consultant and a storage provider on the choices available DEAN EWART  MANAGING DIRECTOR, AVANTIGAS Modern businesses work very ...

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Let’s hear it for accessibility

The latest revision of the BS 8300 standard has been released. This includes, for the first time, specific guidance on accessibility for people with hearing loss, which says Andrew Thomas of Contacta Systems and Chair of the International Hearing Loop ...

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