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Jackie Edwards  - 31.07.2017, 15:53

Battles in the Boardroom

Jackie Edwards provides advice on dealing with difficult personality types in business meetings.

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Jane Embury  - 05.07.2017, 12:58

Codifying by Catastrophe

Wrightstyle director Jane Embury adds her voice to the outrage surrounding the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Eike-Oliver Steffen  - 27.06.2017, 15:55

Working Smarter

With reports associating smarter workplaces with better staff retention and productivity levels, Siemens Building Technologies' Head of Service and Solution Portfolio Eike-Oiver argues...

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Ecosurety Limited  - 10.05.2017, 13:15

Brexit and the True Cost of Waste

Leaving the EU could result in ‘two tier’ supply chains between the UK waste and recycling industry and those of Europe, according to resource efficiency specialist Ecosurety.

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Belzona International  - 04.05.2017, 00:52

The Case for Polymeric Membranes

Belzona International explain why polymeric membranes are increasingly displacing traditional materials used for the repair of flat roofs.

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ABM Industries Inc  - 30.03.2017, 16:46

UK Apprenticeship Levy: Challenge or Opportunity?

On 6 April the UK’s first ever Apprenticeship Levy comes into force, meaning 22,000 businesses will be liable to pay 0.5 per cent of their annual wage bill into a new fund. ABM UK is embracing the...

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Gregory Blondeau  - 28.03.2017, 02:39

The New Skillset for Success in Facility Management

When CEO of visitor management software company Proxyclick Gregory Blondeau asked leading IFMA members and facilities management commentators what it takes to succeed in the industry today, the...

(Photography: Michael & Christa Richert). (photo: Michael & Christa Richert)
Ecosurety Limited  - 07.03.2017, 00:31

Comment on the UK's Q4 WEEE Collection Figures

The release of updated Q4 waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection figures confirms UK producers met their 2016 targets, although more thorough scrutiny points to problems with...

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Peter Janis  - 02.03.2017, 10:22

Better Communication and Productivity

Primacoustic CEO Peter Janis discusses the quality of sound and sound insulation in commercial and public buildings.

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Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord ,  TOPdesk USA Inc.  - 15.02.2017, 02:52

A Serious Process

President of Topdesk USA Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord explains how software is used to manage corporate room reservations and deliver related soft facilities management workflows.

Peter Scott, CEO of Fern-Howard Lighting and the LIA's new President. (photo: The Lighting Industry Association (the LIA))
Peter Scott ,  The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)  - 27.01.2017, 16:29

Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Peter Scott, President of The Lighting Industry Association (the LIA) and Fern-Howard Lighting CEO, discusses the impact of LED technology, BIM, insurance warranties, and more on the development of...

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Barry Jenner  - 20.01.2017, 14:40

The UK's Reclassification of Diesel Fuel

Cameron Forecourt managing director Barry Jenner considers last year's reclassification of Diesel which brought the fuel under the scope of the UK's Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere...

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Ecosurety Limited  - 02.12.2016, 00:19

Ecosurety Comment on Q3 WEEE Collection Figures

According to Mark Sayers, principal consultant with resource efficiency specialist Ecosurety, statutory waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection figures reported yesterday...

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Service Works Group (SWG)  - 28.11.2016, 23:45

Top Tech Trends for FM in 2017

The tech revolution across all industries continues at a rapid pace and 2017 will see more innovation than ever before.

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RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)  - 31.10.2016, 10:15

The Best Advice I Ever Received

Trainee Quantity Surveyor with Turner and Townsend Joe Chapman always had an interest in the built environment but only realised the variety of roles that are available within construction on a...

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Colin Hardman ,  Gibbons Engineering Group  - 24.10.2016, 09:44

Time to Act

Despite all the recent fuss from our colleagues in the air-handling press over indoor air quality (IAQ), Head of Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions Colin Hardman asks whether things have really changed...

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Koen Matthijs ,  MCS NV  - 17.10.2016, 11:20

The Technological Transition

Koen Matthijs, Chief Executive Officer of software solutions company MCS, on how technology is transforming the role of facilities manager.

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Christian Berenger  - 22.06.2016, 22:06

The Final Piece of the Security Puzzle?

Organisations risk compromising security by failing to monitor and limit visitor access, warns Vanquish Integrated People Solutions' operations director, Christian Berenger.

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Scott Baker ,  NG Bailey  - 22.03.2016, 12:53

High Capacity Connectivity for Tomorrow’s Smart Buildings

Scott Baker, Head of New Business at NG Bailey’s IT Services division, explores how specialist value-added resellers (VARs) are using new technologies to future-proof wireless access within the...

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Tim Kempster  - 07.01.2016, 22:19

A Transparent Solution to Noise Pollution

Tim Kempster, managing director of global glazing systems supplier, Wrightstyle, considers the sound absorbing properties of glass.

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Jane Embury  - 06.09.2015, 22:59

Terminal Stupidity and Innocuous Fires

Jane Embury, marketing director at specialist steel and aluminium glazing company Wrightstyle, looks at how fires can be started accidentally or stupidly.

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Sarah Bentley ,  The Building Futures Group  - 08.06.2015, 15:32

Racing Back On Top

The facilities management sector must be more visible says the CEO of The Building Futures Group Sarah Bentley, as her organisation prepares to launch the first ever "FM Manifesto".

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Mark Laurie ,  Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS)  - 06.06.2015, 11:50

Street Food Revolution

Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) director Mark Laurie says the changing face of casual dining in Britain presents income opportunities for landowners and property managers.

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Martin Davies ,  BIFM Training  - 03.06.2015, 19:50

Return on Expectation

Martin Davies, director of training with BIFM Training (Quadrilect), discusses the implications of adopting different training and learning and development models in facilities management.

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FM Magazine  - 26.11.2014, 17:01

All Things Being Unequal

As The Prince's Trust and HSBC call on the construction sector to offer more apprenticeships and training opportunities to encourage young people to enter the industry in response to reported...

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Ian Bottrell  - 05.08.2014, 16:15

Tailoring FM

Ian Bottrell, Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management, North Asia for JLL, argues challenges faced delivering facilities management (FM) services to international standards within...

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Jonathan Grimes ,  Pellings LLP  - 12.06.2014, 20:38

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...

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Johnny Dunford  - 07.06.2014, 18:54

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...

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Bernard Pratley  - 06.06.2014, 14:16

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...

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Dianna Steinbach ,  ISSA  - 06.06.2014, 13:25

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...

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Tony O’Brien ,  Siemens Building Technologies  - 04.06.2014, 20:42

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...