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21 August 2018
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Facilities management News

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  • The World Cup, Google and better conversationsMartin Read explains how Google Translate broke down communication barriers at the 2018 World Cup, and hopes that 'workplace' can change FM conversations for the better.
  • Personification of FMBuildings, like people, need care and maintenance to age gracefully, says Bob Swartz, national sales director at Roth, a Sodexo company.
  • Out in the openBill Hancox, director of FM at Edge Hill University, encourages more frequent and open conversations about mental health in FM.

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Think Tank: what are you doing to reduce single-use plastics??

FM World has been reporting on the campaign to reduce single-use plastics in the workplace – and we want to know what facilities managers are doing.

* Can you give us examples of work you’re currently undertaking to reduce single-use plastics?

* How have the pressures on you to eradicate single-use plastics changed in the last year?

* How is this work affecting your supply chain and pricing?

* Do you have any other comment about the rush to reduce and eliminate plastics in the workplace?

To take part in the survey, click here.


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  • Cycling to workCycling to work is good for employers' branding, staff health and general air quality, but people need more than bike racks. Bill Dolworth reports.


  • 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
  • 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.