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15 August 2018
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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.



  • 06 August 2018
  • The World Cup, Google and better conversations
    Martin Read explains how Google Translate broke down communication barriers at the 2018 World Cup, and hopes that 'workplace' can change FM conversations for the better. 06 August 2018
  • Personification of FM
    Buildings, like people, need care and maintenance to age gracefully, says Bob Swartz, national sales director at Roth, a Sodexo company. 03 August 2018
  • Out in the open
    Bill Hancox, director of FM at Edge Hill University, encourages more frequent and open conversations about mental health in FM. 03 August 2018
  • FM: A dead-end, unglamorous role?
    Michael Phillips, facilities manager at Sanne, discusses why he chose a career in FM. 03 August 2018
  • It's a woman's world
    Lucy Speed, HR adviser at Boulting Ltd, explains what employers need to do to encourage female graduates to consider careers in STEM. 03 August 2018
  • Making a case for sprinklers
    Antony Corbett, product manager at Geberit, discusses how sprinkler systems in your building can help to save lives. 02 July 2018
  • A bellow for fellows
    Louise Kiely, director at Harmony TFM Limited, explains how more FMs should strive to become a BIFM fellow. 02 July 2018
  • Why it's time to bin paper PTW
    Simmon Olliff, managing director at Banyard Solutions, discusses how we should be using electronic permits to work (PTW), and not paper. 02 July 2018
  • Trust in the cloud
    Jason Choy, co-founder of global security firm Welcome Gate, explains how we should put more trust in cloud security. 02 July 2018
  • The need for human sensors
    Martin Read shares his thoughts on the evolution of virtual reaiity and technology in the workplace, and reflects on the recent ThinkFM conference. 02 July 2018

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.