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Workplace

Articles on workplace

 

  • 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. 22/09/2016
  • Wireless wonders'Machine-to-machine' communication surely belongs in science fiction. However, as Jürgen Hase explains, buildings are increasingly able to adjust their own controls without any direct human involvement. 22/09/2016
  • Size mattersThe London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham needed to generate space for additional staff. Cutting existing desks to size offered an effective solution that fitted the authority's limited budget. 22/09/2016
  • Helping handsFacilities managers have a vital part to play when it comes to the day-to-day working lives of disabled employees. Nick Martindale meets the companies that are putting FM at the centre of their diversity strategies. 22/09/2016
  • Third processorThe way we plan for the use of third spaces continues to change rapidly as their potential to influence space management in the years ahead increases. Ziona Strelitz explains. 22/09/2016
  • Building maintenance mattersOn 15 October the British Standards Institute (BSI) launched its BS 8544 Guide for life-cycle costing of maintenance during the in-use phase of buildings one of several parts of a comprehensive standards jigsaw. 22/09/2016
  • Degrees of changeIn recognising that their students are customers and providing a hotel-style service aligned to the overall university vision, the facilities management team at Edge Hill University has won the 2013 BIFM 'In-house client team of the year' award for their excellent service delivery. 22/09/2016
  • Wise councilsA spate of new civic buildings is appearing across the country as councils seek to invest in better performing buildings. Lucy Black reports on the growth in council building projects. 22/09/2016
  • Drinking it all inThe BIFM award for 'Impact on organisation and workplace' 2013 recognised the relocation of Britvic Group's head office from Chelmsford to Hemel Hempstead which, according to the BIFM judges, resulted in a step change in how the business collaborates and grows its market presence as One Britvic. 22/09/2016
  • Centre of attentionThe scale of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure centre means a truly broad scope of services is required to keep the 24/7 site operational. Martin Read reports. 22/09/2016
  • Trust issuesBringing FM expertise into the design and build of St Helens and Whiston Hospitals in Merseyside has created two of the top-performing hospitals in the country. Sara Bean finds out why they won the BIFM award for Excellence in a Major Project. 22/09/2016
  • 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. 22/09/2016
  • Digestion stationsDisposing of food waste comes with all sorts of problems. Carolyn Cross looks at one of the latest options aerobic digestion. 22/09/2016
  • Four more years...before an energy legislation 'time bomb' could leave close to one in five commercial buildings effectively unlettable. Elisabeth Jeffries reports. 22/09/2016
  • Engagement proposalsHow can facilities managers get the most from their teams? What common problems occur in maintaining commitment and team morale? In November, FM World partnered with time and attendance system provider Kronos on a roundtable to discuss everything from training to team models, TUPE transfers to 'taking ownership'. 22/09/2016
  • Moving is changingNigel Dews of move management firm Harrow Green looks at the changing demands from clients of service providers in the sector. 22/09/2016
  • Retail therapyLiverpool ONE's shops, cinema and residential space are underpinned by two kinds of park space a 4,000 underground car park and five acres of lively green park space at the top. Each has its FM challenges, as Martin Read reports. 22/09/2016
  • 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. 22/09/2016
  • 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. 22/09/2016
  • Working apart togetherHow much can corporate facilities managers learn from the cloud-based desk jockeys embracing co-working in the UK's big cities? Juriaan van Meel and Rikke Brinkø report on a growing movement. 22/09/2016
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