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The information age

If you want to make the most of your smart building, you need to make the data it provides work for you, says Karl Broom, FSI Territory Sales Manager No longer a futuristic concept, smart buildings are gradually becoming interwoven ...

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Central intelligence

Used properly, smart building technology can transform the efficiency of central plant systems, says Barry Jones, Operations Director at 4D Monitoring There has been a sea change of thinking at executive level, as organisations look to move away from traditional ...

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Combining people and data to create value

Blog from Helen Salmon, Group Sales Operations Director, Atalian Servest If you work in FM, you will have heard about the internet of things (IoT) and the technology’s potential to transform the industry. Capturing, processing and utilising the data from ...

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Safety tech

IOSH 2019, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s annual international conference, took place on 16-17 September at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Marcus Boocock, IOSH Communications Officer, reports “New technologies can actually help us better protect people, so ...

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Internal report

Earlier this year, Environmental Psychologist Dr Nigel Oseland collaborated with Sharp to research the extent to which environmental factors, such as lighting, air quality and temperature, affect employee performance Facilities managers take many factors into account when recommending an office ...

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Everyone wins

Gregory Allouis, Strategic Solutions Director at SPIE UK, argues that the benefits of BIM apply to all projects in the built environment, large and small The value of building information modelling (BIM) to those in the built environment has been ...

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Working strategy

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, explains to Sara Bean why a slow and steady strategy of organic growth has reaped healthy results for the facilities services company The FM services market has seen a number of key players have ...

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Keeping it simple

Good asset maintenance does not have to depend on expensive, esoteric technology, says Alistair Clements, CEO of REAMS. It’s about getting the basics right Facilities managers are constantly seeking the silver bullet that will make their lives and jobs better. ...

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Let the right one in

Genetec’s Nick Smith argues that integrating access security into one unified system provides simpler and more effective facilities monitoring and management Businesses of all sizes spend considerable amounts of time, energy and capital to safeguard their facilities, to ensure they ...

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Perfectly predictable

Peter Smith, Head of Business Development at IAconnects, looks at how a sensor-based predictive maintenance set-up can help prevent costly equipment failure before it happens Conventional wisdom suggests that maintenance should be carried out in a uniform manner and at ...

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