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Microbial colonisation presents itself as a jelly-like mass that can block filters in fuel dispensing equipment and vehicle engines. (photo: Cameron Forecourt)
Cameron Forecourt  - 18.04.2017, 17:57

Preventing Microbacterial Growth in Diesel Fuel

The introduction of bio products into modern diesel fuels has created a need for fuel storage systems that combat hgroscopic (water absorbing) properties which might otherwise support...

(Photography by P. Aleksandra). (photo: P. Aleksandra)
Saar Yoskovitz  - 29.03.2017, 01:01

Distinguishing Operational Metrics from Mechanical Data

Saar Yoskovitz, CEO and co-founder of Internet of Things (IoT) mechanical diagnostics platform Augury, discusses the data required for predictive maintenance (PdM) in facilities management.

View of the Shah Jahan Mosque and its spectacular dome. (photo: Belzona International)
Belzona International  - 27.03.2017, 16:52

Case-study: Dome and Dusted

Composite roof coatings were used for the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking which is the oldest in Western Europe.

Understanding the needs of interior designers Mitsubishi Electric produces its Jet Towel hand dryers in white, black and silver. (photo: Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.)
Garry Lewis  - 20.01.2017, 15:10

Creating the Right Ambience

Bathroom décor can make a major contribution to the perceived ambience of a public building and the image of its occupants, writes Garry Lewis, Marketing & Communications Manager for Mitsubishi...

(Photography by Dennis Bos). (photo: Dennis Bos)
Steve Fountaine  - 04.01.2017, 23:59

Pardon Our Dust!

Commercial remodeling (renovation) projects are often a catalyst for a wider range of business improvement processes, according to Steve Fountaine who is the President of specialist Washington DC...

Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum. (Photography: Gilles Paire/Dreamstime.com). (photo: Gilles Paire/Dreamstime.com)
Siemens AG ,  Siemens Building Technologies  - 15.12.2016, 01:47

Case Study: Protecting Valuable Works of Art

An intelligent Siemens fire system combining the highest safety standards with cutting-edge technology, has been installed and subjected to rigorous testing at The Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum...

Training your employees on control measures such as hand hygiene is an effective remedy against infections. (photo: Pat Herman)
Maggie Hammond  - 08.12.2016, 15:44

Tips for Effective Infection Control

Influenza and norovirus can easily spread within an organization and affect several employees at the same time if proper control measures are not in place. However, there are measures organizations...

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Belzona International  - 25.10.2016, 11:00

Industrial Maintenance and Repair Coatings & Composites

Polymeric repair composites and coatings were almost unheard of when they entered the industrial maintenance and repair market but are now materials of choice, according to Belzona International.

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Belzona International  - 19.10.2016, 23:58

The Evolution of Roofing Maintenance

With up to 90 per cent of roofing problems typically associated with 10 per cent of a roof's surface area, Belzona argue traditional maintenance techniques and materials have definitely had their day.

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BPD Zenith  - 05.10.2016, 15:53

Case Study: Freeing Clients to Focus

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Optimum Group Services specializes in stress-free building services management but found clients asking for more transparency over statutory compliance and maintenance matters across premises. A...

Historically, finance has presented a significant challenge for energy- (and efficiency-) conscientious FM companies. (photo: Siemens Financial Services)
Richard Baker ,  Siemens Financial Services  - 21.09.2016, 10:27

Financing for Sustainable Buildings

Poor access to funding is a barrier FM companies seeking more energy-efficient solutions for clients must overcome, writes Siemens Financial Services UK's Energy Finance sales manager, Richard Baker.

(Photography by Justin Aymer). (photo: Justin Aymer)
Nick Oettinger  - 14.07.2016, 16:04

And One Fell Out

Nick Oettinger explains how The Furniture Recycling Group has adopted a "circular economy" approach to mattress disposal which exchanges landfill for bulk waste recycling.

Figure 1: The BIM framework conceptual reactor. (photo: Bilal Succar, Mohamad Kassem)
Bilal Succar ,  Mohamad Kassem  - 01.07.2016, 17:33

Point of Adoption

Implementing and evaluating Building Information Modelling (BIM) requires a unified approach to determining organisational readiness as well as tools for BIM adoption, write the authors of a...

Technician assembling an iBOT robotic vehicle. (photo: OPEX Corporation)
Jim McMahon  - 08.06.2016, 19:30

Bucking the Trend

Despite the decades-old fashion for outsourcing manufacturing to low-cost overseas centres, a growing number of American corporations are now retaining—and even expanding, their existing domestic...

Lilacs International Commercial Centre. (photo: Siemens)
Siemens Building Technologies ,  Siemens AG  - 31.05.2016, 19:16

Case Study: Shanghai's First Smart Urban Centre

The mixed-use landmark Lilacs International Commercial Centre in Shanghai’s Pudong business district which was completed in January, is the first smart building complex in the City to install a...

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FM Magazine  - 27.04.2016, 18:16

Remodelling FM

A partnership between Citibank and customer contact management company Sykes underlines how FM models are evolving to meet changed customer demand.

Photography: Patrick Moore. (photo: Patrick Moore)
Omar Saadeh  - 15.04.2016, 16:43

Third-Party Financing Helps Corporates to "Go Solar"

GTM Research Senior Analyst Omar Saadeh argues ready access to third-party financing is influencing the adoption of solar energy sources by many of the largest corporates in an article that...

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Cheryl Toole  - 19.10.2015, 17:49

Is your Centre Prepared for Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Chery Toole, product manager for BOC Healthcare's Lifeline Range, considers the risks of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), and solutions that are available for operators and managers of leisure centres...

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Garry Lewis ,  Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.  - 14.08.2015, 03:33

Hand Drying Enters the Jet Age

Energy efficiency will become the key criteria for electric hand dryer selection over the next five years, as ‘jet’ style units replace ageing hot air dryers to become the 'norm', says Mitsubishi...

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Siemens Building Technologies ,  Siemens AG  - 12.08.2015, 14:40

Integrating FM With Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Case Study: when leading global IT services provider Atos needed a consolidated overview of data centre and facilities operations at its Livingston location, Siemens implemented a solution that...

Buncefield fire fighting (Courtesy of Hertforshire Fire & Rescue Service). (photo: Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue)
David Cole  - 13.07.2015, 19:42

Is your Pollution Prevention Watertight?

David Cole, Water Pollution Manager at the Hydro Consultancy, considers the environmental obligations of facilities managers following changes to the UK's Control of Major Accidents and Hazards...

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Siemens Building Technologies  - 01.05.2015, 04:47

Citigroup’s Frankfurt Data Centre

A case study by Siemens Building Technologies discussing integrated, multi-disciplinary service delivery in automated data centres.

Photograph: Brett Boardman (photo: Brett Boardman)
FM Magazine  - 09.06.2014, 19:22

Back to the Future

In Macquarie University's Golden Jubilee year, FM Magazine discusses the refurbishment of its five hundred-seat 1970s lecture theatre to support collaborative learning with architects Annabel Lahz...