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Technology steps up

CAFM has helped propel facilities management to a position of importance within the corporate structure. But is the technology keeping pace with changing needs and expectations? Computer-aided facilities management has long been an essential tool for facilities managers in monitoring ...

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Tap into technology

Has the kettle had its day? Hazel Randell from Omni Search believes that water dispensers based on heat exchange technology are the smart solution for today’s office Office tea break. One staff member leaves his desk early to put the ...

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The art of management

Devonshire Square in the heart of the City of London aspires to be much more than another office development. Sara Bean visits a multi-use campus that has established itself as an artistic and cultural oasis For the commuters pouring out ...

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Property guardians: housing shortages and business rate hikes focus on low-cost accommodation options

Doug Edwards, Managing Director, VPS Property Guardians outlines the combined impact of rates and rents Problem: There’s a drastic shortage in affordable living accommodation Demand for office space is slowing down, with an increase in vacant office blocks Solution: Convert ...

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Ecobuild 2017

Ecobuild returns in 7-9 March with an overarching theme of regeneration, which will be brought to life through an immersive exhibition and conference programme that will redefine sustainability, identify future growth sectors and tackle the housing crisis. For facilities managers ...

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Career Ladder talks to the senior FM at The Guinness Storehouse

Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? I was an FM technician with MKF Property Services in a high end commercial office building in Dublin 2. I looked after all the technical service requirements for the landlord ...

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Preparing for changes to business rates

The biggest changes to business rates for a generation are set to arrive in spring, with London expected to bear the brunt of the increases. What are FMs doing to prepare for these changes? Could this prompt a move out ...

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Customer Service vs. Customer Experience

The monthly blog from Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD At the end of last year, we brought together a group of senior executives from the transport sector to discuss the unique issues of delivering excellent customer service within such ...

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Take a stand

Sit-stand workstations are becoming increasingly popular in the UK as a way to improve posture, reduce back pain and provide a more active working environment. Adapt UK give us their top tips before making the change Studies show that sit-stand ...

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Smart protection

How new technology is delivering improved security systems with powerful remote control capabilities CCTV has always been an effective deterrent to crime as its mere visibility ‘moves crime along’. Now, due to the evolution of technology, installers are supplying businesses ...

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