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26 April 2017
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Articles on workplace


  • Cloudfm takes a pizza the action with PrezzoCloudfm has been appointed to manage all planned and reactive maintenance at Prezzo's 298 eateries. 26/04/2017
  • Broadstock to kit out Coventry University in £5m dealCoventry University has awarded a contract potentially worth £5 million to Broadstock, the Macclesfield-based furniture, fixtures and equipment firm. 26/04/2017
  • Pursuit of happinessWell-being's rise up the corporate agenda has been rapid and compelling. But what can facilities managers really do to affect their end-users' levels of happiness, for instance? Martin Read looks at what the fast-evolving well-being landscape means for FM. 24/04/2017
  • Design for livingAs workers increasingly spend a third of the day or more in the workplace, it makes sense that wellness programmes should begin there. Promoting employee health is proving beneficial for organisations that are actively embracing it, says Nick Martindale. 24/04/2017
  • WeWork to help companies manage their officesCo-working giant We Work which provides office space in 15 countries around the world has announced its intention to develop a facilities management service offering. 21/04/2017
  • Mears re-negotiates PPP schools deal with Highland CouncilThe Highland Council and Mears, in conjunction with Alpha Schools (Highlands), have made additional agreements to their 30-year contract. 21/04/2017
  • BIFM calls for life-changing entries to Impact on Society AwardThe BIFM is calling for examples of facilities management projects that have positively affected society for one of its categories for its annual awards. 19/04/2017
  • Guidance seeks to ensure 'disability-smart' FM procurementBusiness Disability Forum, a not-for-profit member organisation that seeks to ensure disabled people are treated fairly in business and wider society, has published a guide aimed at improving levels of accessibility and inclusion in the workplace. 18/04/2017
  • Light of dayHelen Loomes of Trilux says that FMs should consider different types of light intensity and colour temperature when specifying lighting systems to improve workplace cognition levels. But how does this work in practice? 18/04/2017
  • Under pressureThe toll stress in the workplace can take on mental health has long been a taboo topic, and recent government figures for suicide rates in construction-related trades have highlighted the crisis. But, says Kevin Stanley, the FM industry is listening. 18/04/2017
  • Savills predicts a business exodus to London's outer boroughsLondon's outer boroughs could provide greater flexible office space in future, according to a report by estate agent Savills. 11/04/2017
  • Apprenticeship levy is a blunt instrument, say MPsThe Government's flagship apprenticeships policies have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill widening skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed, MPs have concluded in their report. 10/04/2017
  • Think Tank: Informal, yet professionalThis month we asked if your organisation is carrying out, or has recently performed an 'informal yet professional' fit-out and if so, what effects has it had on both productivity and the sum of human happiness? 06/04/2017
  • Illuminating the 'as a service' lighting modelWith the evolution of LED, we live in an age where light is subject to fast-paced change, and luminaire efficiency increases all the time. Change should also be on the agenda for successful businesses, says Darren Riva. 04/04/2017
  • Well-being and productivity: lighting the wayThe modern quest to maximise the energy efficiency of lighting may have overshadowed the wider benefits of lighting on employee well-being, says Eaton's Andy Gallacher. 04/04/2017
  • Active-based working offices reap 'significant benefits'Employees who work in a highly mobile activity-based way in environments developed to support that work-style see significant personal and operational benefits. 04/04/2017
  • Standing desks take-up grows as wellness takes priorityThe demand for standing desks in the UK has grown by more than 20 per cent over the past year as staff awareness in the significant health and well-being benefits of using this type of furniture increase. 04/04/2017
  • Join BIFM's debate on technology's role in FMFM professionals with an interest in how technology and innovation will continue to influence the way facilities management is delivered are being invited to contribute to the debate by joining a new working group being formed by BIFM. 04/04/2017
  • New certification for healthier existing buildings launchedA cost-effective certification system for promoting healthy workplaces in existing buildings has been launched in the UK today. 31/03/2017
  • Bosses told to reassess accessibility in the workplaceA lack of height-adjustable desks was the most common obstacle someone with disabilities would encounter coming into work at their office today. 30/03/2017
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