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Is It time to re-think two-way radios?

New research into the state of analogue radio communication in the UK suggests an upgrade to digital is overdue. Many facilities managers report that their analogue two-way radio systems are not up to scratch, and lack health and safety features ...

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Knowledge is power

Sara Bean sat in on Quora Consulting’s latest Smartworking summit to hear some major thought leaders ponder the question of how much is known about today’s employee life cycle. The first of the 2017 series of Smartworking Summits, which feature ...

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Empty threats

Vacant Property

Vacant commercial buildings are increasingly at risk from squatters, metal thieves and other hazards. Guy Other, CEO of Orbis, warns that failure to protect empty property can have severe consequences. It was hard to escape the irony of the news ...

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All we need is love


Creating emotional connections between employees and their workplace is the key to boosting productivity and engagement, say Jeff Flanagan, managing director – commercial, Interserve, and Andrew Mawson, founding director, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) Attitudes to our workplaces are changing. Turn ...

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2017 Top Tech Trends for FM


The tech revolution across all industries continues at a rapid pace and 2017 will see more innovation than ever before.  The FM industry is modernising and technology will drive the change. There will be more connection, more automation, and more ...

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Uniting Sustainability

John Mandyck

This summer FMJ sat down with John Mandyck in London. He serves as chief sustainability officer for United Technologies Corporation and also chairs the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council as well as the Board of Directors for ...

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Why E-Permits to Work are starting to replace paper Permits

As on-site health & safety requirements seem to increase exponentially, the challenge for facilities managers in managing contractors grows consequentially. Philip Antoniou, MD of Ad Finem explains more. Any successful initiative or innovation that help managers in handling this important responsibility is a ...

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The power of technology in future energy management

By Nigel Crunden, business specialist, Office Depot The Brexit vote has propelled cost-leadership to the top of the business agenda once again, and for many FMs, improving energy management could drive significant savings. Although in times of business uncertainty, the ...

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FM: it’s all about give and take

Social Value

The government’s 2013 Social Value Act presents a huge opportunity for the FM sector, which is well placed to deliver a variety of initiatives that can, in turn, honour the guidelines contained within the Act and give back to the ...

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Lighting up best practice


In this article Alister Anthony from Arcus Solutions, highlights some of the key areas to consider when it comes to efficient and cost effective long-term lighting solutions for a retail environment. According to the Carbon Trust, up to 40 per ...

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