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Behind closed doors

Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation, explores the importance of fire door maintenance and how everyone can help ensure they remain fit for purpose The final report from Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of the Building Regulations and ...

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World Workplace Europe

IFMA-RICS World Workplace Europe, which took place in Barcelona this year had as its theme: A People Business in the Digital World In the run up to IFMA-RICS World Workplace Europe, there was a lot of snap, crackle and perhaps ...

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Waste management: 12 Step Guide

As a survey reveals FMs worry most about compliance… here are some top tips on managing waste and recycling A new survey has revealed that facilities managers consider waste management to be their number one environmental priority, ahead of energy management, ...

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Facing up to automation

Rethinking work in the face of enlightened automation was the theme of the Quora Smartworking Summit held in June at ExCel There was a change of venue for the latest Quora Smartworking Summit, when the event decamped to the Platinum ...

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Journey’s end

Cycling to work is growing in popularity, but as end-of-route specialist Justin Sires tells Sara Bean, too many are put off by the lack of good end-of-route facilities A major study published last year in the British Medical Journal found that ...

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Protecting the partition

Julian Sargent, Managing Director of partitioning experts Style, looks at the benefits of regularly maintaining and servicing your operable wall system and the relevant health & safety legislation Today’s moveable partitioning walls come in all shapes and sizes, some towering ...

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The importance of aligning teams, culture and expectations in the face of change 

Blog from C-J Green, CEO – UK and Ireland at Atalian Servest  We’re in an era of flexible business that requires us, as service providers, to evolve if we’re going satisfy our client needs. With the typical lifespan of FM ...

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Pester power

Gulls and other pest birds, such as pigeons, can be a major problem for facilities managers which may not only damage or dirty their buildings but may even attack visitors. A natural solution is the use of trained birds, says ...

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FM Clinic: Addressing the skills gap in FM through training and development

According to the Facilities Management Business Confidence survey by the BIFM, 27 per cent of respondents felt a shortage of skilled staff could be a barrier to success over the next 12 months. Yet in a separate report by the ...

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Career Ladder talks to EMCOR UK’s group executive director

Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? Actually, how do you define FM? I’ve been running services businesses since I was 24. Initially that was oil engineering services and then I moved across to what people would traditionally ...

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