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25 February 2017
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Articles on workplace


  • London's SME workspace is in jeopardy, says think tankWell-considered workspace can both address the threat to London's economy and deliver regeneration benefits, says a report by a housing, regeneration and infrastructure network in the capital. 24/02/2017
  • BIFM releases new Good Practice Guide on using BIMThe British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new Good Practice Guide to help facilities management professionals involved in construction and refurbishment projects to understand Building Information Modelling (BIM). 21/02/2017
  • Hausmanis calls on firms to help young FMs access trainingThe acting chief executive of the BIFM has called for organisations to do more to ensure young FMs get access to the training programmes they need and to foster a culture conducive to learning and development. 21/02/2017
  • Smells can affect concentration in the workplaceSmells from drinks, flowers and other products appear to have mental distractive effects that deteriorate the visual work performance in certain conditions, according to research published in the journal Environment International. 17/02/2017
  • 2016 a five-year high in industrial floor space take-upA total of 5.6 million square feet of industrial floor space was taken up in the Western Corridor in 2016 9 per cent up on 2015, according to figures released by real estate group JLL. 15/02/2017
  • Adapt and thriveThe Stoddart Review's 'Workplace Advantage' report makes the link between the design of a workspace and the productivity of those who use it abundantly clear. But as Nick Martindale reports, workplaces require constant review if that link is to be maintained 15/02/2017
  • Leading ladiesKaty Dowding and Suzanne Beck may have different types of day job, but many common themes emerge when they're asked about the way they work and the future of the profession. Martin Read met the newly crowned leader and manager of the year in the days after the 2016 BIFM Awards ceremony. 13/02/2017
  • Think Tank: FM's true tech testsHow is facilities management as a profession handling the big technology challenges of 2017? Our latest Think Tank question is all about the reality of technological advancements in FM and the operational consequences of recent innovations. 10/02/2017
  • Think Tank: Shopping for retail FM commentaryIn this month's Think Tank discussion we're looking at current facilities management priorities as specific to one specific but crucial sector retail. What are the issues affecting the way FMs deliver service in this vital and ever-changing environment? 08/02/2017
  • More growth expected in flexible office space take-upFlexible office space has accounted for more than 4.5 million square feet of take-up in London over the past five years. 07/02/2017
  • 'Toxic' workplaces can damage well-being and productivityToxic workplaces are jeopardising employee well-being, leading to poor productivity, long-term sickness and ultimately impacting on staff recruitment and retention, according to professional engineering, consulting and project management services firm AECOM. 25/01/2017
  • ThinkTank: what tech advances are FMs really dealing with?How is facilities management as a profession handling the big technology challenges of 2017? 12/01/2017
  • BSRIA seeks views to develop future energy policyBSRIA is supporting a government consultation that is seeking input from the building industry to help develop and support future policies for heat in non-domestic buildings. 11/01/2017
  • Interserve report calls for 'workplace guardians'Businesses should adopt teams of 'workplace guardians' to curate workspaces that support employee well-being and overall business performance, says international support services and construction group Interserve. 11/01/2017
  • HMRC's plan to disperse to regions hits speed bumpsThe HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has admitted that its original plan to reduce the number of its offices and move to a regional centre model was unrealistic, according to the latest National Audit Office report. 11/01/2017
  • Companies should 'invest in their employees' environment'There has been a noticeable shift towards home-inspired interiors in the workplace, according to Amanda Godwin-Jones, office interior design, fit-out and refurbishment specialist and Morgan Lovell's London design team leader. 11/01/2017
  • ThinkFM 2017: 'FM in a Connected World'The 2017 ThinkFM conference is to explore the ways in which technology is impacting facilities management. 06/01/2017
  • Think Tank: Dr. FM to workplace surgery two, pleaseShould FM do more to sell itself more on its role in sustaining the health of the workers it serves? Or should the profession concentrate solely on the optimisation and provision of workspace? 05/01/2017
  • Metcalf to lead clampdown on UK's 'rogue employers'Sir David Metcalf has been named as the first director of Labour Market Enforcement to oversee a government crackdown on exploitation in the workplace. 05/01/2017
  • Catering for productivityOrganisations' desire to provide a healthy diet is linked to a broad approach to improve productivity and, as a bonus, can help cut workers' risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and more. Diana Spellman explains. 04/01/2017
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