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BIFM AWARDS 2017: WINNERS’ STORIES

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PERSPECTIVES

  • Making a case for sprinklersAntony Corbett, product manager at Geberit, discusses how sprinkler systems in your building can help to save lives.
  • A bellow for fellowsLouise Kiely, director at Harmony TFM Limited, explains how more FMs should strive to become a BIFM fellow.
  • Why it's time to bin paper PTWSimmon Olliff, managing director at Banyard Solutions, discusses how we should be using electronic permits to work (PTW), and not paper.

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Think Tank: What is prospect for a wider FM service 'mixed economy'?

The University of London plans to ensure outsourced contracts for as-yet unspecified specialist services while working with trade unions and contractors to change its contract model and take FM staff into the university. 

Could more organisations move to running a mix of in-house and outsourced provision? And could this kind of model become popular outside the education sector?

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FEATURES

  • FM's role in constructionBradford Keen investigates why FM's influence on the design and performance of construction projects has fallen short of the level it should have reached.
  • Construction-to-FM serviceGraeme Davies looks at how FM service providers that are part of construction firms compare to their pure-play FM service competitors.
  • The challenges of BIMThe management and maintenance of building information models (BIM) has the potential to reposition facilities management within organisations, yet obstacles remain, reports Martin Read.
  • The Future of Lighting ControlLighting Control requirement in commercial environments may occur for many reasons including building control regulations, environmental standards, or simply the desire to save energy and money. Luceco has collaborated with LiteIP to provide a flexible, intelligent wireless lighting system requiring no complicated electrical installation and no limit to the number of luminaires that can be controlled. Throughout the new Luceco Lighting Catalogue, compatible products carry the LiteIP logo for ease of spec