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Organisations trialling test labs to monitor post pandemic work patterns

Organisations are turning to experimental ‘pilot working labs’ to monitor working patterns of their employees before making changes to the actual office, according to data from Freespace, which reveals that global office occupancy rates decreased in June compared to May ...

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Increased levels of FM investment in digital tech says RICS

Demand for FM services continues to rise across the healthcare, manufacturing and education sectors, according to the November 2020 RICS UK Facilities Management Survey, which also reveals increased levels of investment in digital tech. The survey reports that employment levels ...

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Signs of post-Covid demand for smaller localised office space

There’s been a 19 per cent increase in demand for smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home, according to figures from IWG, operator of Regus. From its current 320 centres in the ...

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Thinking outside the box

The ‘new normal’ workspace must nurture and champion the neurodiverse says David O’Coimin of www.Nookpod.com Business decision-makers can be forgiven for wanting to fast-forward to a time when we are free from the grip of the pandemic. With offices closed, ...

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Flexible principles

Office environments are changing as space becomes multifunctional. Julian Sharpe, principal director at TP Bennett, looks at the benefits and drawbacks of this trend and asks if shared spaces require a different FM regime  The world of office design is ...

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Village people

As organisations compete for talent, FMs need to work towards inclusive workspaces catering for diverse age groups, personalities and cultures. Leeson Medhurst, Director of 360 Workplace, explains In the battle to attract talent, the role of the workplace is becoming more ...

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Powering Up

Energy

In this article, Alan Luscombe, director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd., a Kohler company, discusses the factors to be considered when adding a generator to a UPS system. These range from designing in electrical compatibility to addressing environmental and physical ...

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