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  • Euro workplace campaign launchedA two-year campaign to tackle stress in the workplace has been launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). 16/04/2014
  • Gone in 60 secondsNew European standards and legislation are among the issues that need to be considered when specifying the most effective evacuation solution for a building, as Adam Bernstein reports 15/04/2014
  • Man aliveThe Isle of Man may have the oldest parliament in the world, but some of the FM issues it faces are entirely modern, as Martin Read and Sam Rafferty explain. 15/04/2014
  • A clean sweepAre retail organisations getting the best from their cleaning contractor or is service supplier size a guide to performance? David Purdy offers the smaller contractor's perspective 15/04/2014
  • The real deal?Decisive action is needed if the Green Deal is to survive. Bill Wright, head of energy solutions at the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), looks at activity to date and how the Government must proceed if it's to be successful. 15/04/2014
  • Digestion stationsDisposing of food waste comes with all sorts of problems. Carolyn Cross looks at one of the latest options aerobic digestion. 15/04/2014
  • Four more years...before an energy legislation 'time bomb' could leave close to one in five commercial buildings effectively unlettable. Elisabeth Jeffries reports. 15/04/2014
  • Taking the stageFacilities management for a film studio site demands an almost superhuman combination of both customer and project management skills and a determination not to be fazed by the presence of celebrities, as Martin Read reports. 15/04/2014
  • Big brother or big botherBalancing the security of your property against the possible impact on people's privacy when using CCTV can be a tough call for FMs, reports Andrew Gallie. 15/04/2014
  • Worker wellbeing key to productivityWorkplaces that promote a worker's wellbeing have better performing businesses, according to research published yesterday. 10/04/2014
  • We can work it outOrganisations are continuously searching for ways to boost workplace wellbeing. Jamie Harris finds that introducing a gym into the workplace poses a mix of challenges. 10/04/2014
  • Moving is changingNigel Dews of move management firm Harrow Green looks at the changing demands from clients of service providers in the sector. 10/04/2014
  • What did apprenticeships ever do for me?National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3rd to 7th March, and while there's much to praise now that a full apprenticeship structure is in place across the profession, the people who can really explain the virtues of apprenticeships are former apprentices themselves. 10/04/2014
  • Event horizonExCeL London will host this year's Facilities Show in twelve weeks' time. But this multi-faceted venue is a colourful case study in facilities management itself, as Martin Read reports. 07/04/2014
  • Estates of mindAlthough business and academe are becoming ever more entwined in a common goal to mould the minds of the future, their way of working differs fundamentally. Ricky Taylor explains why the transition to a leaner, meaner estate in academia may be more challenging than in other sectors. 24/03/2014
  • Working chemistryThe move by pharmaceutical giant Astellas to refit and occupy an abandoned Norman Foster building has resulted in a BCO fit-out award and a burgeoning respect for the company's FM function. Martin Read reports. 24/03/2014
  • For the fallenA hundred years on from Britain's entry into the Great War, the nation's memorials are under threat as never before from vandalism, accidents, erosion and corporate change. Here, Frances Moreton, director of the War Memorials Trust, explains how FMs can be guardians of remembrance. 24/03/2014
  • A bigger pictureInterserve hopes its purchase of Initial will give it greater weight when bidding for larger FM contracts. But in the current market, is bigger necessarily better? Will the £2bn Interserve juggernaut bowl over the smaller big players? David Arminas reports. 12/03/2014
  • Fit for businessBusiness intelligence paves the way for smarter contract and service delivery management. Steve Sawyer, director of professional services solutions for business software provider Access Group, explains. 11/03/2014
  • Coffee in the workplaceAs well as a move towards more informal work environments and break-out areas, millennials (generation Y) want easy access to quality coffee in the workplace. Jamie Harris reports. 11/03/2014
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