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Interserve’s work in learning and career development wins at BIFM Awards

Interserve has won the Learning and Career Development award at this year’s British Institute of Facilities Management awards, in recognition of the company’s commitment to professional skills training across the organisation. The company was also highly commended in the Service ...

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The FM insider considers the challenge of managing building services projects

In this month’s FM Insider, Phil Brompton, managing director of Powrmatic, steps into the shoes of a facilities manager and considers the challenge of managing building services projects. FMJ: How does it feel to be wearing the facilities manager’s shoes? ...

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The economy won’t go away, stupid!

If 1914 was the year when the world changed forever, then 2008 was the year it all changed again, so said Gareth Tancred, CEO of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), in his closing slot at this year’s FM ...

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FMs’ strategic importance recognised but not utilised report finds

A new report has found that the average Head of Facilities spends less than one day a week dedicated to planning and strategy, despite the clear importance of strategic Facilities Management (FM) to business. The RICS report, “Raising the Bar: ...

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FM engagement is key to realising full potential of BIM

Facilities management professionals must engage with the developing building information modelling (BIM) agenda to realise the full potential that BIM holds for delivering value and cost savings over a building’s lifetime. This was a central theme to come out of ...

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Clean and clear technology

In this edition, of FASTFacts*, Bradley Reames, managing director of Peartree Cleaning Services, emphasises the importance of adopting technology to improve outsourced FM. FM service delivery is changing Facilities management service delivery is changing, through software which is helping to ...

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Productive reporting for informed decision making – The heart of FM software

Gary Watkins, director from Service Works Group, explains how effective reporting from FM software can be utilised to support strategic decision making. Facilities Management software is used to manage and consolidate data across all aspects of an FM operation. From ...

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BSI launches new Facility Information Management standard

Business standards company BSI, has recently launched a new standard to encourage best practice Facility Information Management (FIM). Sponsored by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), BS 8587 – Guide to Facility Information Management – is BSI’s ...

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OCS wins shopping centre security contract in Cheltenham

International total facilities management provider OCS has been awarded the contract to provide security services for Regent Arcade Shopping Centre in Cheltenham, which is managed by DTZ. The three-year contract is for manned guarding services at the 185,000 sq. ft ...

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FM Index KPI survey looks at bookable resources

Now in its seventh year, the FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, reports on key trends in the FM sector. The 2012 survey has recently been completed. Here we look at the latest data relating to bookable ...

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