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Simplicity should be the over-riding concern in selecting software for your business. (photo: Pexels-7375)
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.

Photography by Kanishiotu. (photo: Kanishiotu)
GRITIT Ltd  - 02.02.2018, 15:03

Dilemmas in Digitisation

Facilities management won’t escape the rise of the robots but winter maintenance specialists GRITIT are working towards a future where man and machine work in harmony.

Photograph courtesy of Bruce Potter. (photo: Bruce Potter)
Alexandra Richards  - 24.01.2018, 11:17

Choosing Office Space in Hobart

Although Hobart, the financial and administrative capital of Tasmania, may not immediately spring to mind as a place for setting up business operations, the busy seaport and setting-off point for...

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Tony Booty  - 17.01.2018, 12:57

The New Rules of Meeting Room Etiquette

Tony Booty, director of workplace flexibility specialist Abintra, takes a long-overdue look at the rules of meeting room etiquette in light of advances in office technology and the growth of...

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Minted Box  - 12.01.2018, 15:15

Boosting Workplace Productivity

Iain Bell, co-owner of Minted Box - developers of the MintCentral branded staff app, on improving employee advocacy in the workplace to boost productivity.

Atlas Residential & IP Investment Management's MediaCityUK 2017 BtR acquisition. (photo: Atlas Residential)
Jonathon Ivory  - 11.01.2018, 18:30

Outlook for UK Build to Rent Market

The evolution of the UK's nascent Build to Rent sector will continue in 2018 with several factors influencing assets developers deliver, says Jonathon Ivory, UK managing director of Atlas Residential.

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Paul Edward  - 21.12.2017, 12:46

Cultivating Creativity through Office Design

Paul Edward, managing director of award-winning furniture designer and manufacturer Staverton, says good communication and variety are key to the perfect office environment.

One Bryant Park, New York. (Photograph courtesy of The Durst Organisation). (photo: The Durst Organisation)
Dan Diehl  - 12.12.2017, 15:59

Beyond 72 Degrees and Sunny

Aircuity CEO Dan Diehl discusses the changing conversation about indoor environments.

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Chubb Fire & Security  - 04.12.2017, 12:06

Staying Safe During the Festive Season

The onset of winter and the festive season bring added fire and security risks and Chubb Fire & Security wants to help keep homes, families and their belongings safe and secure. Chubb, a leading...

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Barry Jenner  - 09.11.2017, 15:10

Reconciling Fuel

Cameron Forecourt's managing director Barry Jenner argues Fuel Stock Reconciliation is one of the most useful tools available to fuel operators fighting leaks and theft.

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Andy Bajorat  - 24.10.2017, 16:11

Skinning the Cat

Coordinating due diligence and environmental insurance is essential for managing transactional liabilities in industrial facilities, writes Andy Bajorat, Principal and COO of Chicago-based...

Crews erecting a steel support for a solar panel installation on top of the social science parking structure at UC Irvine. (Photograph by Steve Zylius). (photo: Steve Zylius)
Dan Diehl  - 18.10.2017, 17:15

The Safest Recipe to Follow

Although research laboratories hold the key to energy savings for many universities, Aircuity, Inc., CEO Dan Diehl, urges campus managers to avoid cutting safety corners by adopting a template from...

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Richard Harris  - 05.10.2017, 19:26

Empowering Facilities Management

Richard Harris, director of B2B market network Okappy, identifies four technologies which are making a big impact on facility services delivery.

The ability to deliver in-house motor repairs will minimize costs (photo: Sulzer)
Sulzer Ltd  - 05.10.2017, 17:34

All Systems Go

Facilities management (FM) is a highly competitive market with an increasing number of providers trying to offer the most cost effective contract. So, how does an FM company differentiate itself...

(Photography: Juan Bernardo). (photo: Juan Bernardo)
GRITIT Ltd  - 01.09.2017, 16:03

Man versus Machine

Although facilities management has not escaped the wave of digitisation that is transforming every segment of industry, pioneers of the use of technology in outdoor FM, GRITIT, argue skilled people...

Apprenticeships: key facts and figures. (photo: ABM Industries, Inc.)
ABM Industries Inc  - 24.08.2017, 12:54

A Viable Alternative to A-Levels

Although A-Levels followed by university will be the automatic choice for hundreds of thousands of teenagers receiving GCSE results in the UK today, ABM is championing apprenticeships as a...

(Photography by Nik MacMillan). (photo: Nik MacMillan)
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...

(Photography: Michael & Christa Richert). (photo: Michael & Christa Richert)
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.

Repair effected using polymeric membrane system. (photo: Belzona International)
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...

(Photography by Carl Dwyer). (photo: Carl Dwyer)
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...

(Photography by Maurice Schadee). (photo: Maurice Schadee)
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...

(Photography: Michael & Christa Richert). (photo: Michael & Christa Richert)
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...

The Robot Building, Bangkok, Thailand (designed by Sumet Jumsai na Ayudhaya, architects). (photo: )
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.