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The End is in the Beginning

Facilities managers can save their businesses significant occupational costs by understanding dilapidations in building leases writes Jonathan Grimes, dilapidations consultant at multidisciplinary property and construction practice, Pellings.

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Strategic FM from the RICS Perspective

There has been a widely acknowledged drive within the facilities management industry to act strategically and professionally. Johnny Dunford, Global Commercial Property Director at RICS explains how the organisation is leveraging its global exp...

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Regaining Control

Although it has been recognised since the invention of the candle snuffer that lighting systems require control mechanisms to regulate how much lighting is emitted and when, in recent years the installation of lighting controls in building project...

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A Clean State of Mind

Dianna Steinbach, Director of Industry Outreach & Marketing at ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, discusses the link between international cleaning standards and maintaining a facility’s brand equity.

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Obsoletely Not!

Head of Enterprise Solutions for Siemens Building Technologies, Tony O’Brien, discusses the impact of managed service methodologies in removing the risk of technological obsolescence within the security and fire safety industries.

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Look Who's Counting

Historically, accounting methods used in portfolio asset evaluation across the Gulf have been less sophisticated than those of more developed economies. Mahmud Merali, Chairman of The Merali’s Group and Executive Partner in multi-jurisdictional pr...

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Solving Tomorrow's Problems

George Adams, President of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), identifies the opportunities for greater integration of building services engineers within facilities management and the wider ...

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Tailoring FM

Ian Bottrell, Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management, North Asia for JLL, argues that the challenges in delivering facilities management to international standards within China and the Asia-Pacific regio...

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Why? When? How?

Dr. Kerry Mashford, Chief Executive of The United Kingdom’s National Energy Foundation (NEF), which has been at the forefront of improving energy use in buildings since 1990, argues evaluating a building’s energy pe...

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