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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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Towards a zero waste future

Many facilities managers are struggling to meet increasingly stringent commercial and industrial recycling rates. We asked a panel of waste management specialists how FMs can achieve compliance and improve efficiencies There has been a growing drive in recent years for ...

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Changing ideas

Think differently was the overriding message of the Workplace Trends Climate Change and The Workplace: Towards Net Zero Carbon event. Andrew Brown one of the chairs of the day reports As the Government is often keen on telling us: we ...

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The knowledge economy

David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace, explains to Sara Bean why continuous learning at work is the best way to upskill FM personnel and improve their performance The government’s plans to restrict visas for lower-skilled, lower-paid overseas workers as part ...

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