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Smart buildings

The built environment is in a constant state of flux. Architectural styles change and new technologies bring in new structural possibilities. From simple cave dwelling to multi-storey skyscraper; wattle and daub hut to energy efficient Passivhaus; our man-made environment has ...

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Measuring the world’s workplaces – how the best beat the rest

Great employee workplace experience is fast being acknowledged as the foundation to heightened employee engagement. An elite group of employers have recognised this and are using workplace as a tactical tool in competitive advantage. This March, Leesman hosted an event ...

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Papercut

Matt Peaty, QSHEC Director at Salisbury Group, describes how his company switched from a paper-based accident reporting system to mobile technology – and how this is proving a game-changer on site The constant reporting, monitoring and closing out of health ...

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A wordabout Wi-Fi

Wayne Connors, MD of ACCL, warns that if the hardware doesn’t work, the building won’t either For most of us, the rise in the use of smartphones and other portable electronic devices has had a dramatic effect on the way ...

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People power

Mark Hazelwood, MD of Active Workspace Management, argues that digital tech isn’t just about making a building smart – it’s about making user interaction smarter too The real and tangible benefits that flow from the adoption of an internet of ...

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Building management systems for the future

Lee Jasper, Head of Products and Solutions at Johnson Controls, offers advice on how building managers can use system integration to guarantee the future of their buildings  Technological advances over the last few years have armed facility managers with an ...

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Knowledge is power

From IoT integration to robotics, intelligent assistants and virtual reality, CAFM might appear to be moving into the realms of science fiction. But as leading vendors explain, technology is driving unprecedented CAFM functionality which will benefit users and suppliers alike ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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Artificial Intelligence friend or foe in FM?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to have a huge impact on the FM landscape, according to a new Insight report published by RICS in collaboration with IFMA. Who will benefit from the opportunities AI offers, and who will fall foul ...

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Developing skills for the digital age

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities It is impossible to read an article these days that doesn’t talk about the relentless march of technology within FM and the built environment and how embracing the digital age or the ...

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