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The FM insider considers the challenge of managing building services projects

In this month’s FM Insider, Phil Brompton, managing director of Powrmatic, steps into the shoes of a facilities manager and considers the challenge of managing building services projects. FMJ: How does it feel to be wearing the facilities manager’s shoes? ...

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LuxLive preview: Under the lights

Taking place at Earls Court on 6-7 November, LuxLive will showcase a wide range of lighting solutions aimed at users looking to slash energy bills and reduce carbon emissions while improving the lit environment. Major users of lighting such as ...

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Clean and clear technology

In this edition, of FASTFacts*, Bradley Reames, managing director of Peartree Cleaning Services, emphasises the importance of adopting technology to improve outsourced FM. FM service delivery is changing Facilities management service delivery is changing, through software which is helping to ...

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FM Index KPI survey looks at bookable resources

Now in its seventh year, the FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, reports on key trends in the FM sector. The 2012 survey has recently been completed. Here we look at the latest data relating to bookable ...

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Pretty vacant

From September, new legislation on squatting will help owners of residential properties, including social housing, to evict squatters with greater ease, but commercial property owners and managers are still at risk, warns Mark Cosh, director at SitexOrbis. Squatting is on ...

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TRAINING Higher or lower?

In today’s market, FM procurement teams are being forced to consider one of two options when it comes to buying in services; either the low-cost-low-quality route or high-cost-high-end risks. In this month’s column, Tom Robinson, training & development manager at ...

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Connected thinking – estates management

The key to any successful property deal is in the effective engagement of all the main stakeholders. Gary Long, who heads the KPMG UK estate management team, explains why the most important part of that discourse occurs between the FM ...

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Diary of a graduate – Part 10

In this month’s diary entry from an ISS graduate, Michelle Stamp details her enriching journey from student to contract manager. I joined ISS in August 2010 as one of the facility services graduates on a two-year scheme, which gave me ...

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Star spangled facilities management

Ameeta Soni, senior vice president of the VFA, updates us on the latest trends and key drivers dominating the dialogue on the other side of the Atlantic. Organisations in the US are increasingly appreciating the strategic importance of facilities. Indeed, ...

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ThinkFM Review: Dragon Slayers respond

In an honest and no holds barred review of ThinkFM, Cathy Hayward was pretty brutal in her assessment of a breakfast seminar session hosted by Mark Woods and Simon Shimmens of Statius Management Services, describing it as ‘a thinly-disguised sales ...

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