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26 April 2017
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Opinions on facilities management from all corners of the sector. Want to get something off your chest? We're happy to consider any relevant comment that is topical, inspirational, angry or amusing.



  • 11 April 2017
  • Wedded to a better way of working
    When high-profile collapses in outsourcing arrangements occur, it's often speculated that the concept of outsourcing itself is to blame, writes Colin Kenton. But should the fault lie at a lack of a shared vision? 11 April 2017
  • We can learn from pub design
    Can the workplace learn from pub interior design trends? A relaxing, eclectic social setting could be the next hyyge, writes Nigel Oseland. 11 April 2017
  • The Internet of Things, FM and security
    IoT security is still immature, but there are best practices that can be applied today to help protect systems, writes Richard Newell. 11 April 2017
  • Sunrise, sunset - the rhythm of life
    The use of natural daylight in workspaces is set to become the biggest lighting debate over the next five years, says Helen Loomes. 11 April 2017
  • It is time to talk about mental health in the changing world of work
    It is not always easy to talk about mental health, writes Kamile Stankute. While we are used to sharing our physical discomforts with colleagues, it is now time to talk about mental well-being. 04 April 2017
  • FM contracts - a game of two halves?
    Former Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman once suggested the Football League should relegate fully half its member clubs every season to eradicate the "fear" of failure. The service sector could do worse than consider how this kind of thinking might work in FM, suggests Martin Read. 21 March 2017
  • Making a difference as routine
    To mark his 100th issue at FM World, Jamie Harris reflects on how he has come to understand and appreciate the FM profession and its impact on the wider world. 13 March 2017
  • A wider impact
    Valuing our natural world in the same way as other assets may seem a complex business; but just as the idea of BIMs is to see real world use reflected in design, it's logical to work towards a world where our natural capital is coherently costed, writes Martin Read. 13 March 2017
  • A life less ordinary
    Not everyone who works in the FM sector actually aspires to have a career in FM, and managers and leaders need to recognise this, writes Bill Hancox. 13 March 2017
  • Hospitality trumps customer focus
    Many organisations believe good hospitality is entirely client-focused, but in reality it requires an organisation to create a pleasant environment for everyone, writes Marcel Groenenboom. 13 March 2017

BIFM Columns

  • 09 June 2016
  • Important changes to the delivery of Apprenticeships in England
    Apprenticeships are government-funded, work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. The BIFM's Fraser Talbot details the institute's work with employer groups in developing new standards for apprenticeships in FM.
  • Reaching across borders
    Meeting with FM professionals and members, in both the UK and further afield is always the best part of my job, writes Lee Grant.
  • Evolution
    FM World has been a cornerstone of the Institute's offering for many years, having recently celebrated its 12th birthday and this is its 279th issue. It provides a range of news, analysis, case studies and insights to support the facilities management profession and the Institute's membership, writes James Sutton.
  • A gold standard for FM excellence
    The BIFM Facilities Management Awards are always a highlight of the facilities management calendar and over the past few years we have been on a development journey to further enhance the Awards programme for the profession and to reflect the institute's new mission and strategic intent.