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Dan Diehl ,  Paul O’Malley ,  Lou Ronsivalli  - 06.12.2018, 19:15

Approaching Facilities as Strategic Assets

Aircuity CEO Dan Diehl, strategic consultant Paul O’Malley, and GioVantage Strategies, LLC principal Lou Ronsivalli, provide their take on the digital transformation of building products and services.

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Jane Embury  - 05.12.2018, 09:58

Codifying by Catastrophe

The appalling tragedy of Grenfell Tower is yet another reminder that fire and building regulations should constantly be under review and new building materials rigorously fire tested.

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Jason Petsch  - 03.12.2018, 11:51

Let’s Take this Outside

Despite advances in standards-based FM services delivery, clearing of snow and ice is rarely afforded much consideration. GRITIT co-founder, Jason Petsch, explains why this is a dangerous oversight.

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Andrew Shaw  - 28.11.2018, 15:43

Are Building Age and Size a Hindrance?

Andrew Shaw considers whether the age and size of buildings delimit options for upgrading safety protocols and security.

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CMD Ltd  - 28.11.2018, 10:29

Improving Productivity Through Office Design

Enter the reception area of any medium or large organisation, and you're likely to encounter a well designed space with comfortable seating and an array of amenities ranging from coffee machines to...

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Jane Embury  - 23.11.2018, 17:22

The Tetrahedron of Fire

Jane Embury says national fire statistics rarely reveal the human cost of residential or commercial fires, and can even encourage complacency.

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Park Kersman  - 21.11.2018, 13:05

Why Coil Anodize Exterior Architectural Applications?

Park Kersman, CEO and President of Lorin Industries, Inc. (which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year), makes the case for coil anodized aluminium over paint in exterior architectural...

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Karen Lillywhite  - 21.11.2018, 12:35

Why Cash is no Longer King

Systopia's Karen Lillywhite considers the role of smart technology in transforming the United Kingdom into a largely cash-free society over the last decade.

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Martin Reed  - 21.11.2018, 11:36

Counting the Hidden Costs of Brexit

Martin Reed, CEO of Incentive FM, says the impact of Brexit on the UK's facilities management will extend well beyond the job market.

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Jane Embury  - 15.11.2018, 07:39

Designing in Light

Civic architecture is all about creating buildings that engage with their communities. It’s about creating places and spaces in which we are able respond positively to our surroundings at a human...

Google Campus interior. (photo: Paul Miller)
Krishna Money  - 01.11.2018, 12:32

Creating a Better Workplace Experience

Be honest about your company culture when re-designing workplaces, says Platform design agency director, Krishna Money.

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Joseph Goddard  - 31.10.2018, 14:38

The Changing Face of Apprenticeships in FM

Joseph Goddard, an ABM UK apprentice at Manor Walks Shopping and Leisure Centre in Northumberland, tells FM Industry he's enjoying his path to a successful career.

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Andrew Shaw  - 30.10.2018, 16:30

Creating an Electro-Mechanical School

Schools are continuing to upgrade security measures for pupil safety. However, on top of all the fundamental challenges schools face, implementing well-rounded and effective security solutions can...

The First Nandina Logistics Center at 24385 Nandina Ave, Moreno Valley, CA 92551. (photo: Colliers International)
Skyco Skylights Inc.  - 18.10.2018, 08:02

Diversifying Warehousing with Natural Lighting

Competition between property developers is forcing architects to design more versatile warehousing and storage facilities that overcome barriers to a building's usage caused by poor access to...

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Karen Trigg  - 09.10.2018, 12:31

Are Your Fire Doors Fit for Purpose?

Karen Trigg, business development manager with Allegion UK, explains why fire doors are integral to a successful fire safety strategy.

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Jane Embury  - 03.10.2018, 19:04

The Legacy of the Shelton Hospital Fire

Jane Embury considers fire safety planning and containment within the UK's healthcare and care home sectors, half a century after twenty-four patients died when fire broke out at the Shelton Mental...

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Wong Chih Meng  - 27.09.2018, 13:12

Transforming Time Reporting with Technology

Wong Chih Meng, managing director of Singapore-based Focal Investigation and Security Agency, explains how technology is improving time attendance recording for a security contractor with...

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Adam Bennett  - 31.08.2018, 15:18

Photo ID Card Printing for FM Professionals

Regardless of innovations in digital security, Photo ID cards will continue to function as a mainstay in protecting facilities from intruders and unwelcome visitors. Adam Bennett, digital marketing...

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Jane Embury  - 30.08.2018, 16:58

Water Torture and the Great Exhibition

Jane Embury, Wrightstyle's marketing director, explains the origins of the United States' notoriously challenging fire testing regime for glazing systems.

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Steve Davies  - 22.08.2018, 12:23

Raising the Technical Bar

Lighting Industry Association (LIA) CEO, Steve Davies, explains how collaboration between Europe's largest trade association for lighting equipment professionals and other international groups, is...

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Andrew Shaw  - 10.08.2018, 12:53

The Responsibility of Fire Safety in Healthcare

An effective fire safety management and fire emergency plan requires both active and passive fire precautions and a high degree of management. In healthcare facilities, an even higher degree of...

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GRITIT Ltd  - 09.08.2018, 17:29

Climate-resilient Grounds Maintenance

As the United Kingdom's Environment Agency (EA) calls for a longer-term approach to water conservation following one of the driest summers on record, GRITIT considers the potential role of grounds...

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Lustalux Ltd  - 02.08.2018, 12:24

Privacy Solutions For Open Office Environments

Architectural window film supplier Lustalux says facilities managers can take practical measures to safeguard employees from negative consequences of open plan office environments identified by...

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Jane Embury  - 24.07.2018, 14:22

Remembering the Summerland Tragedy

Last year saw the appalling catastrophe of Grenfell Tower, which will no doubt see the introduction of new fire regulations for the manufacture and installation of external cladding.

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Ahmad Bukhash  - 17.07.2018, 11:59

Moving Dubai Outdoors

With The Urban Design & Landscaping Expo set for a November launch in Dubai, director of urban planning at the Dubai Creative Cluster Authority, Ahmad Bukhash, is calling for sustainable urban...

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Jonathan Richardson  - 11.07.2018, 10:05

Paper is Key

Jonathan Richardson says recent calls for households to reduce their use of plastics must not foreshadow the crucial role of businesses in recycling waste in the UK.

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Klaus Allion  - 11.07.2018, 08:58

Keeping Lone Workers Safe

ANT Telecom managing director Klaus Allion looks at the technologies that are used to protect, manage and monitor lone and remote workers today.

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Ross Barraclough  - 20.06.2018, 12:39

Extolling the Benefits of OEM Partnerships

Ross Barraclough, regional operations director (North) for Sulzer, examines how partnerships formed by a maintenance service provider can benefit the wider customer base.