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2019

In Focus

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    FM Editor  - 16.10.2019, 18:36

    Does Today’s Market Favour the Smaller Player?

    A new white paper from Active Workplace Solutions examines the pathways to outsourcing within facilities management and barriers, as well as opportunities, for smaller providers bidding on contracts.

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    FM Editor  - 09.09.2019, 18:34

    Aramark to Support Chilean Copper Mining Operation

    Aramark will support Phase Two of Teck Resources' Quebrada Blanka copper mining operation following the award of a 27-month food and facility services contract.

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    FM Editor  - 11.07.2019, 13:55

    Shining New Light On Energy Security

    Riello UPS has published a comprehensive report on the consequences of an electricity grid failure in the UK, following widely reported power outages that affected almost 50 million people in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay last month.

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    FM Editor  - 09.07.2019, 18:44

    Smart Building and City Security

    Axis Communications have published a white paper on the benefits and challenges of smart building and city management, in association with Virtually Informed and Unified Security.

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    FM Editor  - 01.07.2019, 15:27

    White Paper on Pressure Sensors in Water Pumps

    Sensata Technologies has published a white paper demonstrating how new technology water pumps with pressure sensors are meeting the needs of 21st Century living.

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    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 04:48

    Checking in to Data Privacy

    A new whitepaper from visitor management company Proxyclick and international law firm, Crowell and Moring, considers data privacy in front desk operations on the anniversary of GDPR.

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    Aramark Corporation  - 07.05.2019, 00:58

    Improving Patient Satisfaction

    A dining and facilities management partnership between Aramark and Pennsylvania based not-for-profit health system, Main Line Health (MLH), has contributed to better patient scores and levels of nursing engagement.

Perspectives

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    Byron BeMiller  - 13.12.2019, 15:20

    Bringing Intelligence to Buildings the Smart Way

    Byron BeMiller, director of the Smart Building vertical market with LoRa Alliance IoT ecosystem sponsor, Semtech, considers the benefits and pitfalls associated with different approaches to connecting buildings.

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    Mark Harper  - 14.10.2019, 17:38

    Avoiding GDPR Fatigue

    David Coleman, operations director at HSM UK, asks whether 'GDPR fatigue' is behind recent research finding that a third of businesses in the European Union are still non-compliant with the directive.

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    Trevor Ball  - 07.08.2019, 13:44

    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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    George Adams  - 24.07.2019, 11:01

    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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    Klaus Allion  - 27.06.2019, 18:22

    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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    George Adams  - 14.06.2019, 15:18

    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 contaminants in its forthcoming Environment Bill.

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    George Adams  - 05.06.2019, 13:46

    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 health, social and economic impact of urbanisation.

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    David Khanna  - 20.05.2019, 13:34

    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, 01:02

    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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    Sue Corrick  - 02.05.2019, 16:26

    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, 17:30

    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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    Chris Cerisola  - 18.04.2019, 12:25

    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, 12:08

    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 EU standard DIN 66399.

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    Liz Minshall  - 12.04.2019, 14:17

    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, 11:28

    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, 14:02

    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, 02:09

    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, 11:14

    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, 09:39

    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 per cent of U.S. employees who are professional learners.

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    Lanes Group PLC  - 18.03.2019, 14:23

    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 about the disposal of sanitary items.

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    Steve Loughney  - 13.03.2019, 11:38

    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 people ignore alarm sounders in the belief someone else will take responsibility.

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    Peter Tetlow  - 06.03.2019, 15:11

    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 customer management industry.

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    Chris Townsend  - 04.03.2019, 17:32

    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, 17:00

    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, 11:57

    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 within facilities management.

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    Jane Embury  - 27.02.2019, 15:07

    Learning from the House of Pain

    Jane Embury reveals how a minor but fatal blaze in a townhouse in the Fort Lincoln neighbourhood of northeastern Washington, D.C., two decades ago, changed our understanding of fire dynamics.

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    Dino Forte  - 20.02.2019, 13:56

    Changing Customer Service Metrics

    Dino Forte, CEO of outsourced multilingual contact centre business, Ventrica, argues transformative customer experience (CX) within the real estate sector requires a new culture focused on quality, satisfaction and loyalty.

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    Lucy Turgoose  - 06.02.2019, 16:10

    Efficiency is Key in Catering

    Lucy Turgoose, Green Apple Ambassador at Blue Apple Catering, considers the reduction of carbon emissions in contract catering.

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    Dee Ward-Thompson  - 01.02.2019, 08:48

    Bird Management And Safety

    Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), considers the health issues associated with feral pigeons and measures that are available to help organisations protect building occupants and visitors.

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    FM Editor  - 23.01.2019, 12:49

    A Turning Tide for Women in Security?

    Kendra Partlow, a senior security officer with ABM UK's retail division, says the security industry is beginning to acknowledge the importance of gender balance in creating strong security teams.

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    Joe Young  - 14.01.2019, 15:05

    Disrupting Commercial Security

    Senior Director of Cloud and Enterprise Solutions for G4S, Joe Young, explains how advances in video games, mobile phones, televisions and more will disrupt commercial security.

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    Karen Trigg  - 14.01.2019, 15:26

    Securing Schools in Winter

    Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses how to keep schools safe and secure during long winter nights.

FM Magazine

Best Practice

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    David Cross  - 02.05.2019, 15:08

    Defending Facilities from Gulls

    David Cross, Head of Technical Training at Rentokil Pest Control, provides advice on tackling and preventing bird infestations for facilities managers.

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    Adam Brindle  - 02.07.2019, 13:11

    Managing Japanese Knotweed

    Adam Brindle, managing director of UK grounds contractor, The Grounds Care Group, explains the challenges for facilities managers of eradicating one of the most pesky of plants.

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    Bodet Group  - 23.05.2019, 18:29

    Managing Industrial and Organisational Lockdown

    While most organisations have a procedure in place should a fire occur, very few - with the exception of schools and a some hospitals, have a similar protocol for emergency situation. Time management specialists Bodet consider the measures businesses must take to remedy this situation.

Events

Blog

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    FM Editor  - 10.12.2019, 13:42

    Destructive Workplace Paper Waste

    Mark Harper of HSM UK provides insight into how and why businesses need to introduce and maintain the correct processes when disposing of paper waste, to ensure they don't get into hot water.

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    Cathy Spears  - 14.05.2019, 04:24

    Designing Productivity

    The physical space of any business is as important as any digital tool in improving productivity and cost-effectiveness.

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    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 09:32

    Design Features for Modern Offices

    Does the fashion for modernising offices mean the end of desks cramped full of bulky technology, more green indoor spaces, and more stylish furniture designs?

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    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 09:50

    Approaching Commercial Refurbishments

    Renovation planning can avoid many of the pitfalls associated with refurbishing business premises.

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    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 10:00

    Repurposing Retail Spaces

    New retail premises frequently require robust design features that extend beyond visual and aesthetic considerations.

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    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 10:27

    Making Small Properties Energy Efficient

    There are financial as well as environmental incentives to going energy efficient with your small business premises or home.

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    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 11:02

    Caveat Emptor

    Potential homeowners should never overlook the importance of property surveys.

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    Cathy Spears  - 09.05.2019, 11:25

    Working Safely with Miter Saws

    Miter saws requires extreme care as they are often a cause of injury to the eyes, hearing and parts of the body that come into contact with their blades.

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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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