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18 December 2014
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  • Business plan evolution isn't 'scope creep'
    My dislike of management speak is well documented here, but I still have to deal with its use on a daily basis and one such expression that has cropped up a lot over the past couple of weeks is 'scope creep', blogs John Bowen. 15 December 2014
  • Musings on excess over the festive season
    Everyone has lots of leftovers at Christmas, said the voice from the TV as I was washing up after dinner this evening, blogs John Bowen. 08 December 2014
  • Energy and FM
    There's an obvious synergy between the energy manager and the facilities manager, writes Martin Read. 03 December 2014
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  • Service in storeTesco Maintenance & Energy's Format Team has been named the BIFM in-house FM Team of the Year, for its innovative approach to the maintenance of the entire UK Tesco estate. Sara Bean finds out how the change has benefited Tesco colleagues and its customers
  • All the King's menA major review of a 25-year build-and-operate PFI at King's College London has led to all of the client's staff, those of contractor Bouygues Energy & Services, and the student end-users themselves, engaging in provision of the facilities service. Martin Read reports.
  • The soft sellAre the principles of soft landings a 'graduated handover' of a building project to its occupiers once complete fully accepted? And is FM ready for its role in the project spotlight? Our round table, sponsored by Gardiner & Theobald, considered the issues.
  • Having an edgeEdge Hill University has followed up its 2013 BIFM award for in-house client team by winning the 2014 BIFM Excellence in Customer Service award for its Welcome Sunday initiative, and it's all down to its highly motivated, customer-centric FM team, says Sara Bean.