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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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Streamlining FM

FMJ talks to AV specialist Anders+Kern about the ways modern technology can support the rapidly evolving role of an FM in the workplace The modern FM is increasingly expected to take a strategic role within the organisation. The role is ...

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Is the future really Uber – or just the headlines?

This month, Martyn Freeman, FM managing director at Mitie, looks at the future of the property and facilities industry. One of the delights of this industry is that you are never far from a conference in which somebody decides to ...

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A new chapter for CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountant’s new office in the City of London is one of 18 workplace tours being organised for Workplace Week, the week-long showcase of workplace innovation taking place this month in aid of BBC Children in ...

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Home School

In recent months FMJ has heard how organisations across the legal, media and private banking sectors approach facilities management differently. Continuing the same theme this month we spoke to Rob Moyle, chief operating officer from Campus Living Villages to find ...

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Not so empty gestures

Think of a vacant property and the image of a dilapidated building probably comes to mind. It might be boarded up, covered in graffiti on the outside, dark, dirty and cold inside, and riddled with mould and even vermin. It’s ...

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Deadline Day

Just in case there are any hermits out there who have been living under rocks, from New Year’s Day it will be illegal to use R22 refrigerant to maintain or repair air conditioning systems in the UK. If yours was ...

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