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Credit is due

Outsourcing FM services is a delicate business that can go horribly wrong without trust and a shared commitment to partnership working Two years ago, consumer data and software business Callcredit Information Group decided to take on full management of its ...

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A wordabout Wi-Fi

Wayne Connors, MD of ACCL, warns that if the hardware doesn’t work, the building won’t either For most of us, the rise in the use of smartphones and other portable electronic devices has had a dramatic effect on the way ...

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People power

Mark Hazelwood, MD of Active Workspace Management, argues that digital tech isn’t just about making a building smart – it’s about making user interaction smarter too The real and tangible benefits that flow from the adoption of an internet of ...

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Keeping London’s landmarks pristine

Famous, high-profile buildings like The Walkie Talkie and The Gherkin in London require a special approach to cleaning, not just for the health and safety of those visiting and working inside them, but to meet the expectations of the world ...

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Spring into action

An annual spring clean provides the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate a workplace and re-evaluate its cleaning strategy, says George Hand of Office Depot The spring clean has been a tradition in one form or another for centuries. The act of ...

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Building management systems for the future

Lee Jasper, Head of Products and Solutions at Johnson Controls, offers advice on how building managers can use system integration to guarantee the future of their buildings  Technological advances over the last few years have armed facility managers with an ...

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Flooding – will your business sink or swim?

The UK is just coming out of the other side of some of the most widespread snowfall ever seen. In many parts of the country, this melting snow may lead to flooding, leaving businesses leaping out of the frying pan ...

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Knowledge is power

From IoT integration to robotics, intelligent assistants and virtual reality, CAFM might appear to be moving into the realms of science fiction. But as leading vendors explain, technology is driving unprecedented CAFM functionality which will benefit users and suppliers alike ...

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In the line of fire

Fred Williams, Service and Repair Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, explains why correct installation, regular maintenance and certified inspection of fire doors within shared buildings is crucial Fire doors play an effective role in a building’s passive fire protection ...

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Local enterprise

Sara Bean visits the Wellington Place development in Leeds, where the mix of corporate occupiers and small local businesses is creating a unique community vibe Last year, a report by real estate advisory business GVA Grimley argued that Leeds City Region ...

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