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Testing times

A range of FM thought leaders gave us their views on how the sector has reacted to the COVID-19 crisis and how it might respond in the weeks and months ahead. Sara Bean reports Over the last few weeks the ...

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Career Ladder talks to Sophie Sibley, environment and energy data analyst at SPIE UK

Q: How did you progress through the profession to your current role? I actually started out at SPIE in a temp role after I finished University. During that period, I made sure I spoke with various people in the organisation ...

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Home-grown

With most of us WFH (Working from Home), Jo Sutherland, MD of Magenta Associates and IFMA UK Director offers some useful tips on maintaining good communications with colleagues and continuing our self-development The Coronavirus outbreak has been described as a ...

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Managing in a crisis

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities It’s not often that a blog literally writes itself but as we have heard almost incessantly over the last few days, these are unprecedented times. The news moves so quickly that whilst ...

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Generation game

Jenny Cantrell, Business Manager of Facilities Management recruitment experts 300 North on why the FM sector needs to reach out to the school and student population to succession plan for the future With the current skills shortage in FM, largely ...

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At your service

Chris Lyons MD at Systopia, provider of next generation Point of Sale and payment solutions argues that investing in innovative tech solutions can transform an on-site catering operation, resulting in an enhanced customer experience, a more streamlined staffing and operational ...

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Technical review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

By Conor Logan, Technical Director of Colt UK, Smoke and Climate Control Division. On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, to further reform the building safety ...

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Measured approach

Mike Boxall, Managing Director of Sitemark extolls the value of benchmarking waste management and recycling practices Landfill in the UK is in steep structural decline, with the focus turning to alternative waste treatments and a move toward the circular economy. ...

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The big picture

FM needs to wake up to the true value of building information modelling, argues Lee Ramsey, Design Management and BIM Director at Morgan Sindall Construction Digital construction has become an integral part of the built environment. However, many facilities managers ...

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Home working essentials for managers

Under strict new measures to try to slow the spread of coronavirus all non-key workers in the UK have been told to work from home. Here, we look at the responsibilities of FMs in ensuring compliance is maintained for remote ...

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