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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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Eastern Promise

Fiona McDonnell, General Manager of OCS Emirates, talks to FMJ about the prosperous Middle East FM market and the significance of winning the facilities contract for the massive Sheikh Shakbout Medical City healthcare complex In January 2018, OCS Emirates announced ...

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Exit strategy

A correctly specified, installed and maintained emergency lighting system facilitates the prompt evacuation of a building affected by fire and smoke says Richard Merchant, Commercial Director at TheisCraft Anyone who has been in an unfamiliar building when a fire alarm ...

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Changing World

The RICS World Built Environment Forum Summit reconvened in London on 23rd and 24th April with a focus on the commercial strategies needed to harness the enormous potential of the 21st century’s people and places. Sara Bean reports The inaugural ...

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FM Clinic: What can the FM sector do to ensure the engineering skills pipeline is maintained in the long term?

M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found that just over half of deals completed in the last two years involved businesses in the building management systems, M&E and compliance services sub sectors. In this way organisations can bring ...

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Career ladder: The next generation of women in construction 

The Construction Industry Council’s ‘A Blueprint for Change’ report revealed that women only account for 14 per cent of the industry’s workforce. In an attempt to improve these figures, leading contractor Wates Construction and commercial property developer, MEPC are ensuring ...

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Is FM a risky business?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities  The theme for this year’s RICS FM strategic Conference in June poses the question as to whether facilities management is an inherently risky business. I’m looking forward to chairing the event and ...

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