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Richard Kirkman  - 16.08.2019

Why Peat-free Compost is an Environmental Imperative

Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Veolia UK & Ireland, says the United Kingdom's failure to safeguard precious peatlands is causing unnecessary damage to ecosystems and...

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Mark Griffiths  - 12.08.2019

Preparing Your Business for Flooding

With an estimated 70 per cent of UK businesses unprepared for flooding, Mark Griffiths, flood resilience specialist with environmental consultancy Adler and Allan, explains the importance of risk...

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Trevor Ball  - 07.08.2019

Bolstering Security With Big Data

Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland for Allegion UK, explains how facilities can improve security by harvesting and harnessing big data.

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Sandra Bell  - 25.07.2019

What the Office Really Means to Businesses

Dr Sandra Bell, Head of Resilience Consulting at Sungard Availability Services, considers the importance of contingency planning within facilities management.

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Guy Cuthbert  - 24.07.2019

Clarifying the Purposes of Food Waste Management

Atheon Analytics CEO, Guy Cuthbert, says grocers and the food services sector need to adopt new ways of thinking to meet ambitious global targets for reducing food waste.

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Klaus Allion  - 24.07.2019

Are ARC the Best Way to Manage Critical Alarms?

ANT Telecom managing director, Klaus Allion, considers the benefits and disbenefits of Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC) which typically monitor alarm systems to provide operational continuity and...

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George Adams  - 24.07.2019

Is London Any Smarter?

George Adams, UK Director of Energy and Engineering at SPIE (and a past CIBSE President), casts a critical eye over the Mayor of London’s smart city roadmap on the anniversary of its launch.

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Guy Cuthbert  - 03.07.2019

Consumer Packaging and Food Waste

Atheon Analytics CEO, Guy Cuthbert, explains how new retail food portions and packaging materials can help reduce consumer waste.

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FM Editor  - 28.06.2019

Data is Key to Food Sustainability

Peter Ruffley, Chairman of cloud-based analytics service provider Zizo, argues ambitious UK government targets for reducing food wastage require better sharing and analysis of data from...

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Klaus Allion  - 27.06.2019

Out of Time, Out of Mind

Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, considers risks associated with failing to respond punctually to critical alarms.

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Karen Trigg  - 27.06.2019

Why UK Care Homes Present Fire Risks

Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses the importance of addressing fire safety in buildings that house elderly residents.

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George Adams  - 14.06.2019

Tackling the Cocktail of Pollutants in Our Buildings

George Adams explains why he supports calls by The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) for the UK government to include indoor airborne...

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George Adams  - 05.06.2019

Combating Pollution with Smarter Cities

George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering with SPIE UK and a past President of CIBSE, says air pollution which came under the spotlight on World Environment Day 2019, requires a rethink of the...

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David Khanna  - 20.05.2019

Managing Obsolescence

Arolite director David Khanna discusses the importance of proactive and reactive maintenance in managing legacy machinery and equipment on an estate.

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Trevor Ball  - 20.05.2019

Improving Security in More Ways Than One

Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion provides insight into the physical security and cybersecurity benefits associated with the Cloud.

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FM Editor  - 09.05.2019

Making Security Integral to BIM

Integrated life systems and security business Evolutionsays the security industry has been slow in bringing the benefits of building information modelling (BIM) to the design and commissioning of...

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Sue Corrick  - 02.05.2019

Preparing for the Unknown

Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager with Allegion UK, discusses the balance between school safety and security - and how to factor in the unexpected.

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Lara Coutinho  - 30.04.2019

Taking Cleaning Carbon Neutral

Lara Coutinho, ABM UK’s newly appointed Environment and Sustainability Manager, reflects on the path to going carbon neutral.

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George Adams  - 30.04.2019

Improving Efficiency and Reducing UK Emissions

George Adams, Director of Energy & Engineering with SPIE UK and a past CIBSE President, comments on a motion the Labour Party has proposed for tomorrow to declaring a national environmental and...

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Chris Cerisola  - 18.04.2019

What's New in BS 7671:2018?

Chris Cerisola, a NICEIC Qualified Supervisor (QS) with Artic Buliding Services, considers recent changes to the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) standard.

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Mark Harper  - 16.04.2019

Document Shredding and GDPR

Despite a global increase in document shredder sales since the introduction of GDPR, HSM's Mark Harper says data handlers need to align the destruction of confidential documents more closely with...

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Liz Minshall  - 12.04.2019

The UK's New Environmental Reporting Framework

Liz Minshall, environmental compliance consultant with Valpak, comments on the UK government's new mandatory Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework.

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GRITIT Ltd  - 12.04.2019

The Grounds Maintenance Calendar

As few facilities managers are likely to be expert horticulturalists, GRITIT advocates seasonal planning of grounds maintenance activities.

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Adam Branson  - 08.04.2019

Partners in Crime?

Adam Branson asks whether the UK government's anti-money laundering (AML) regime for property transactions measures up to other leading international jurisdictions.

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Carl Standertskjold-Nordenstam  - 03.04.2019

Freedoms and the Workplace of the Future

Carl Standertskjold-Nordenstam, European Corporate Segment Marketing Manager with Sony Professional Solutions Europe, explains why workplaces that work for everyone are usually more productive.

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MSL Property Care Services  - 02.04.2019

Minimising Disruption from Maintenance

MSL Property Care Services discuss the role of planned maintenance scheduling in maximising business continuity.

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Jim Jenkins  - 20.03.2019

Catering for Lifelong Learning

Jim Jenkins, CEO of Universities East for Sodexo North America, considers the practices tertiary education providers can follow to make job-related training even more fulfilling for an estimated 63...

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Lanes Group PLC  - 18.03.2019

UK Period Poverty Pledge Must Address Environment

Drainage specialist Lanes Group says a UK government pledge of free sanitary products in all secondary schools and colleges in England insufficiently redresses period poverty, and raises concerns...

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Steve Loughney  - 13.03.2019

Is Anyone Listening?

Steve Loughney, Head of building management systems (BMS) for Siemens' Building Technologies division, considers allowances emergency planners must make for bystander apathy – the condition where...

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Deborah Exell  - 08.03.2019

Empowering Women in ICT

Deborah Exell, Global Head of Human Capital at Getronics, asks whether our need to mark International Women’s Day is a sign of success or an acknowledgement too many employers are still failing...

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Peter Tetlow  - 06.03.2019

Does ‘Digital’ Really Exist?

Peter Tetlow, client solutions director for outsourced contact centre provider Ventrica says thinking about digitalisation needs to change despite the fashion for digital transformation in the...

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Chris Townsend  - 04.03.2019

Squaring Apprenticeships with Skills Shortages

ABM UK HR Director, Chris Townsend, says apprenticeships are an obvious solution to widely reported skills shortages reported in the facilities management industry.

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Karen Trigg  - 04.03.2019

When Design Meets School Security

Karen Trigg, business development manager with Allegion UK, considers security challenges presented by the design of school buildings.

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Jamie Wright  - 01.03.2019

Cleaning Up

Jamie Wright, managing director of Incentive QAS, the contract cleaning arm of UK-based Incentive FM Group, discusses life, his former family business and perceptions of the cleaning industry...