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FM Clinic: ISO 41011:2017 Facility management standard

The new ISO 41011:2017 Facility management standard is designed to ensure FM is viewed as a strategically important discipline in the management, operation and maintenance of the workplace. It was recently adopted formally by the BIFM; while IFMA and RICS ...

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Developing skills for the digital age

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities It is impossible to read an article these days that doesn’t talk about the relentless march of technology within FM and the built environment and how embracing the digital age or the ...

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Standard practice

Steven Fox of Qube Global Software explains how International Financial Reporting Standards will effect FMs. And that any business with a leasing strategy or extensive portfolio of leased assets will need to be fully compliant come January 2019 International Financial ...

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Radiant vs underfloor in the great sports hall heating: Battle or Debate?

There can be no doubt about it – radiant tube is the acknowledged leader when it comes to heating large multi-use sports hall. Whichever way you look at it – comfort levels, economy, ease of maintenance, safety – overhead radiant ...

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Career Ladder talks to the FM for Loughborough University London

Q: What was your first ever job? My first ever job was a free paper round that I did with my brothers to save up for a Super Nintendo console. After that, I did a morning paper round, whilst also working ...

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Cold comfort

Harsh winter weather often takes organisations by surprise. As Vicky Lopez, Director at De-ice, explains, it’s never too soon to plan for snow and ice The UK is not like Scandinavia, where the advent of winter snow and ice is ...

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RBS gets smart

IoT technology offers an opportunity to replace wasteful, unsustainable paper towels with smart hand-dryers that both cut waste and enable FMs to run a more efficient washroom The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced savings of £35,635 in operational ...

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Keep it clean

Amelia Baker of hygiene company Tork explains how connected washrooms are easing the maintenance burden in leisure venues Washroom maintenance can be a major burden for the facilities manager. Manually checking each toilet to ensure that supplies of soap and ...

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Public buildings and electrical compliance

Tim Beardsmore, Commercial Director of Calbarrie Compliance Services, explains the particular challenges faced when managing the electrical compliance of public buildings Electrical safety testing in the public sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that the public are safe the services ...

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Line of attack

The use of connected data in building operation and management is fuelling the rise of cybercrime, warns information security specialist Andy Compton, MD of information security consultancy Blackfoot UK Interconnected systems and digital information have revolutionised the way we shop, ...

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