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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.

Dubai City Walk. (photo: dmg events)
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.

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Andrew Shaw  - 11.06.2018, 13:47

Keeping University Students Safe

University campus buildings and student accommodation facilities are complex infrastructures and, with so many security requirements, it can be difficult to keep on top of them and the challenges...

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Sensai Corporation  - 25.05.2018, 18:33

Mitigating Manufacturing Risks with AI

Despite embracing new technologies and innovations in plant and machinery, manufacturers continue to encounter pain points which hinder optimisation of production processes, and even endanger...

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Karen Trigg  - 21.05.2018, 15:31

The Key to Efficient Healthcare

Protecting the physical environment of a healthcare facility by implementing effective safety and security solutions, creates an environment that enhances employee productivity and even improves...

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GRITIT Ltd  - 18.05.2018, 18:31

Pothole Repairs without Pitfalls

With roads and car parks crumbling because of the high cost of road surface repairs, RENOO believe their infrared repair solution is the cheapest, simplest, and most convenient for property owners...

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Keith Chanter ,  Emcor Group Inc.  - 17.05.2018, 19:34

Poor Office Conditions and Mental Health

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, gives his response to a research finding that mental health issues affect almost 15 per cent of employees in their workplace, and cause 13 per cent of all sick days.

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Mar Beltran  - 16.05.2018, 14:29

Work and Pensions Committee Report on Carillion

Mar Beltran, senior director and Infrastructure sector lead, EMEA, for S&P Global Ratings comments on the Work and Pensions Parliamentary Committee’s report into Carillion's collapse.

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Jane Embury  - 14.05.2018, 08:51

Adjusting for Human Behaviour

Wrightstyle's Jane Embury looks at the different responses when a fire alarm sounds.

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Stephanie Smith  - 19.04.2018, 15:30

Why Pets are Becoming a Rental Norm

Welcoming tenants with pets is a growing trend in the United Kingdom, according to operations director for Atlas Residential, Stephanie Smith.

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Michael Gallucci  - 16.04.2018, 10:35

Don’t Litigate, Mediate

We don’t know just how many construction contracts end in dispute, but it’s plain to see the sector is far more prone to legal wrangling than other spheres of business, says Michael Gallucci,...

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Chris Robinson  - 12.04.2018, 14:19

Warming up Customer Communications

Many utility providers are missing a trick when it comes to providing customer service, says Yonder Digital Group CEO, Chris Robinson.

Bow Square, Southampton. (photo: Atlas Residential)
Stephanie Smith  - 10.04.2018, 11:05

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Stephanie Smith, operations director with Atlas Residential, discusses the impact of changes within the build to rent market on future planning and services delivery.

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Richard Harris  - 04.04.2018, 15:25

Encouraging Gender Equality Within FM

Okappy's Richard Harris considers some of the barriers which are preventing the more rapid progression of women up the career ladder.

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James Piper  - 28.03.2018, 12:32

UK Bottle Deposit Return Scheme

James Piper, managing director of waste compliance firm Ecosurety, comments on the bottle return scheme announced by the United Kingdom government today.

Photography by Jessica da Silva Estrela-Gerritsen. (photo: Jessica da Silva Estrela-Gerritsen)
Jane Embury  - 27.03.2018, 14:31

Raising Awareness of Arson in the Workplace

Jane Embury, marketing director at glazing systems supplier Wrightstyle, believes the United Kingdom should follow the United States in raising awareness about the threat from workplace arson with...

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Karen Trigg  - 22.03.2018, 15:32

Door Hardware in the Battle Against Infection Control

The risk of cross-contamination in hospitals needs to be minimised by tackling threats to a sterile working environment at their source. Allegion UK's Karen Trigg explains how selecting the right...

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Jason Petsch  - 09.03.2018, 14:38

Back to the Future of Grounds Maintenance

Jason Petsch, GRITIT co-founder and CEO of GRITIT Grounds Maintenance, says service providers with lacklustre grounds maintenance (GM) solutions should draw inspiration from their industry's...

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Marissa Francis  - 05.03.2018, 17:13

The Definition of 'Clever'

Marissa Francis, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Improver with ABM UK, explains why university isn't the only route into facilities management.

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HSM GmbH  - 24.02.2018, 01:58

Are You on Track with GDPR?

HSM discusses one of the most overlooked options for ensuring businesses in the UK comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in May.

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Lyle Simonton  - 20.02.2018, 17:09

The Value of Geotechnical Consultants

Lyle Simonton explains how geotechnical engineering contractors optimise foundation design and resolving issues that arise during the construction phase of buildings.

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Richard Harris  - 05.02.2018, 16:38

Bespoke v Off-the-Shelf Software

Although internal software can be a powerful business tool, care in its selection and deployment are essential for deriving all its benefits. Okappy's Richard Harris explains why.