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The return to work: How FM can deliver a more hygienic workplace in the COVID-19 era

We are living in anxious times. People, who may have been working from home for months during the pandemic, are understandably nervous about going back to the office. But companies can help to steady those nerves by ensuring their staff ...

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The wheel’s turning

Ann Clarke, Director of The Future Workplace at nationwide workplace consultancy and interior design business Claremont, suggests the Hub and Spoke office could be the future of the workplace Just over a year ago – the world wondered if the ...

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Predictive reasoning

Key themes at World Workplace Europe 2021 were lessons learned from the past year, how data can help FMs make informed decisions and the folly of making any firm predictions for the future. Greg Bortkiewicz, Consultant at Magenta reports World ...

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The role of digital solutions in driving safe water system management

By Katy Rogers, Commercial Business Director at Rada COVID-19 has led to our leisure centres, hotels, offices, venues and public buildings being non-operational for many months. Previously used to daily footfall, the subsequent decline in water usage in these buildings ...

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Clause for celebration

Saul Huxley, Organic Development Director at grounds maintenance and landscape creation specialists, idverde explains how carbon-neutral clauses can benefit the environment With greater pressures on Councils, retail parks and business spaces to create more sustainable, climate-friendly gains, there has been ...

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United front

As workplaces reopen, front of house teams will play a huge role in guiding building users through adaptation to the ‘new normal’. Amanda Baber, Director of Business Development at Portico, addresses how this can be done in a way that ...

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Green goals

Andrew Sparrow, Head of Energy and Sustainability, Platinum Facilities on the way service providers can help clients reduce energy costs Energy is a top priority for FMs, not only to reduce carbon emissions but to operate buildings more efficiently and ...

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Real estate revolution

Corporate Real Estate is going through something of a revolution at the moment as the impact of COVID-19 accelerates trends in health and wellbeing, hybrid working, and the use of technology to improve space utilisation. FMJ reports The long-term effects ...

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Career Ladder talks to James Bradley a director at Churchill

Q: What first attracted you to working in FM, did you have much awareness of the profession? I wasn’t particularly familiar with FM until University when I started researching graduate leadership schemes, and I heard about a scheme with a ...

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FM Clinic: Employer responsibilities for homeworkers’ health and ergonomic wellbeing

News reports suggest that Working from bed (WFB) has grown in popularity since the start of the pandemic. What are employers’ responsibilities to ensure home based staff observe safe, ergonomic working habits to protect their health and reduce the chances ...

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