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07 October 2015
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  • House building and construction group Galliford Try has been appointed the preferred bidder to provide continuing hard facilities maintenance and life cycle management at the East Lothian Community Hospital.
  • East Lothian Community Hospital
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  • There is nothing wrong in recycling old ideas
    I suppose it is one of those signs of having been around for a long time, that feeling that you get when the next new thing that folks are raving about just gives you a sense of déjà vu and the old saying that there is nothing new under the sun begins to look pretty solid, blogs John Bowen. 05 October 2015
  • Facilitation management
    If government seeks to facilitate a smarter state, perhaps FM should campaign on how it seeks to facilitate better organisational performance, writes Martin Read. 30 September 2015
  • What is truth?
    One of the things that I try to pass on to others is the art of decision making, blogs John Bowen. 21 September 2015
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266 EU ruling

266 EU ruling
Will EU ruling mean for more costs for FM?

A new Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that says travel time counts as work time could affect the facilities management supply chain. 

All 28 nations of the European Union are bound by the decision, including the UK. The court says its decision applies to workers such as those who “do not have a fixed or habitual place of work, the time spent by those travelling each day between their homes and the premises”. 

For more information and to join the debate on the FM World Think Tank LinkedIn group
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  • The best aid plansThe role of FM within international aid charity ActionAid has developed considerably since Will Bowen joined the organisation, as Jamie Harris reports.
  • Pay it forwardFM should be seen as a value driver in the sense of selling future levels of productivity, say researchers Daniel von Felten, Manuel Böhm and Christian Coenen, who call it 'the multiplier effect'.
  • Activity-based pros and cons'Activity-based' offices offer more flexibility in workstyle choice, but they also require managers capable of imposing strong user discipline if they're to be truly effective as research at the Center for People and Buildings, Delft University of Technology, has found.
  • Standing the test of timeSit-stand desks seem to have come from nowhere, but are now associated with a campaign to Get Britain Standing and a growing narrative seeking to rid the UK workforce of sedentary working. Added benefits, claim those in favour, include increased productivity and improved employee wellbeing. But what are they like in practice?