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07 May 2015
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  • Economies of scale
    There exists in local authority FM the chance to do things differently and for these new ways of working to spread throughout the UK, writes FM World editor Martin Read of the fast-approaching general election. 05 May 2015
  • Decision-making is not always easy
    'I had no choice; it was me or him'. The quote was on a news item, but it could have been from anywhere in any number of business situations that I have been in over the years, blogs John Bowen. 27 April 2015
  • For the Living Wage the only way is up
    In 2010, the political manifestos generally remained silent on Living Wage. Not surprisingly, given that KPMG research has found that 5.2 million people (20 per cent of the workforce) earn less than Living Wage. This time around most of the political parties are referring positively to the Living Wage, blogs Guy Stallard, head of facilities at KPMG UK. 23 April 2015
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  • BIM's third ageNow just months away from being mandated on all central government projects, building information modelling (BIM) has moved up to Level 3. What is Level 3, and what does it mean for FM? Geoff Prudence explains.
  • A passion for educationMartin Read interviews Linda Hausmanis, the newly appointed director of education at BIFM and the woman behind the institute's educational programme.
  • Central intelligenceData centre construction projects are imperfect, with a traditional project team structure limiting transfer of essential knowledge to operations team that's the view of David Cameron (no relation) of risk management consultancy Operational Intelligence. Here he puts the case for those operating the centres to have more input.
  • Nano stateMoisture-resistant cardboard is just the latest, perhaps unlikeliest form of nanomaterial to influence the building products market. Elisabeth Jeffries looks at the pros and cons of specifying products with a nanotech component.