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Combining people and data to create value

Blog from Helen Salmon, Group Sales Operations Director, Atalian Servest If you work in FM, you will have heard about the internet of things (IoT) and the technology’s potential to transform the industry. Capturing, processing and utilising the data from ...

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Ground zero

In the first of a new series of articles, Sunil Shah discusses the challenges involved in delivering the government’s net zero emissions target, and what FMs can do to improve their buildings’ performance The government’s net zero emissions law provides ...

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Women in engineering – an engineer’s perspective

Frankie Laugier – Davies MSc CIWFM Account Manager at Pareto FM I’ve worked in the FM sector for just over seven years. I graduated from St Andrews University and then went into an FM Apprenticeship in 2012. Since that point ...

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Good work

Tina Chander a partner and Head of the Employment team at Wright Hassall on the Government’s plans to increase workers’ rights with the introduction of the Good Work Plan Since 2010, the UK has experienced lower unemployment rates across every ...

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Not all academic

Carl Gregory, Sales Manager for the OCM Group and Charlotte Bruce-Foulds, Managing Director of OCM’s Coach-Mentoring, Training and Qualifications, explains why coaching can play a more effective role in people development than training In the high-pressure world of facilities management, ...

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Slips, trips and falls

According to the Health and Safety Executive, slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of major incidents in UK workplaces, accounting for 20% of all reported specified (major) injuries in 2016/17. The key risk factors are: Poor ...

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Cooling air

Paul Langford, Engineering Director, Colt International expounds on the benefits of evaporative cooling Evaporative cooling is an exceptionally efficient and cost-effective means of cooling industrial buildings, production facilities, warehouses and data centres. It is highly effective in all weather conditions ...

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Carbon countdown

Pressure is mounting on businesses to make the transition to zero carbon, but Graham Oxley, MD of Energy with Services at ENGIE, says the road to carbon neutrality is far from straightforward Many organisations are fragmented, with different departments responsible ...

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Safety tech

IOSH 2019, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s annual international conference, took place on 16-17 September at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Marcus Boocock, IOSH Communications Officer, reports “New technologies can actually help us better protect people, so ...

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People power

Specifying new CAFM software can be a complicated affair. Paul Djuric, Head of Techniche EMEA, explains how to gather your requirements and avoid common mistakes According to the Project Management Institute, 47 per cent of unsuccessful projects fail to meet ...

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