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NEWS & ANALYSIS 30 The move away from traditional fixed desks
45 New product and service launches and
company news from the FM industry.
Risk is o en a focal point for the FM industry. In a
roundtable discussion with FM services providers
Salisbury and a group of senior FMs, we explore the
ways in which FMs can reduce the level of risk in
managing FM services and particularly in managing
outsourced contracts. Also in this edition; we
ask CAFM suppliers how their so ware can help
FMs support agile working, including co-working
and serviced o ice spaces. In our sustainability
focus we o er some practical support for FMs on
energy performance and optimising buildings; plus
advice on the latest regulatory picture for energy
management. We also take a look at the design
challenges of choosing and installing flooring for
di erent kinds of interiors and how to maintain
flooring, depending on its environment and usage.
SEPTEMBER 2019 5
06 This month’s summary of everything that has
hit the headlines in the FM sector.
08 The latest news and views from RICS-IFMA
ADVICE AND OPINION
10 The crucial role BIM and smart buildings
have to play in delivering a future-proof
built environment for the healthcare sector.
12 In the first of our new FMJ/Barbour EHS
regular compliance pieces covering
Health and Safety, Environment and Energy,
Estates and FM; we focus on working from height.
14 The accumulation of dirt in ducts and
ventilation could potentially allow
harmful bacteria to spread through the air
16 A remote monitoring system can help FMs
create more energy e icient buildings and
a healthier, more productive work environment.
BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA
18 With the Brexit situation still unresolved,
the only certainty in the FM sector and the
built environment is the continued uncertainty
20 The insourcing of FM services is growing
in popularity but there remain many good
examples of successful outsourced contracts. Is
bringing FM services back in-house really the best
option for businesses and organisations?
to flexible and agile working environments
require smarter access control says Jo Milne-Rowe,
Chair of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers.
INTERVIEW - OFFICES iQ
32 The past 10 years has seen a surge in the
number of flexible and coworking spaces
within the commercial o ice sector. Kurt Mroncz, MD
at O ices iQ, discusses the reasons for the changing
trends with Sara Bean.
36 With winter fast approaching, Vicky Lopez
from De-ice and Peter Fane from Nurture
Landscapes discuss the importance of planning
ahead to ensure your business is ready for all the
eventualities the cold season may bring. This also
extends to proper maintenance of generators
according to Stephen Peal of PPS Power.
40 Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Cleanology argues
that developing the skills and motivation
of cleaning sta can encourage higher standards
and hygiene levels. Whilst Chan Mehta, MD of The
Cleaning Company, reflects on the importance of
prioritising the needs of the client’s client.
HEALTH & SAFETY
44 Mike Wood at Constructionline explains the
ways in which health and safety standards
can be better managed throughout the supply chain.
55 Find out who’s moving where in the facilities
56 The flexible working bill aims to make all
jobs flexible unless a business has legitimate
reasons to set fixed hours in a fixed environment.
Rachel Whitford, Area Manager at Express, looks
at what this bill could mean for businesses and
57 David Sharp, MD of International Workplace
thinks the FM sector has much to gain from
outsourcing its digital learning.
58 Mike Kelly, Library Space Development
Manager at the University of Manchester.
CASE STUDY - GREGGS
24 For food retailer Greggs, serving millions
of customers each week depends on its
service operations team maintaining equipment and
premises in optimum condition.
28 Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive at the
National Security Inspectorate (NSI), o ers
advice on finding the right suppliers to help manage
access to your buildings.
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