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13 December 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.



  • 09 October 2017
  • Information overload
    Consultant John Bowen discusses how to make our lives easier when dealing with lots of data 09 October 2017
  • FM it's no accident
    Phoenix Lavin, design and construction interface manager at Programmed FM, in New Zealand, discusses how FM is set to be the ultimate champion of disruptive innovation 09 October 2017
  • You scratch my back...
    Nick Fox, head of estates operations at Serco, discusses how much we rely on subcontractors, and vice versa 09 October 2017
  • The road to Net Zero
    John Sandison, head of operations at US company Lions, discusses how developing new energy strategies is key to keeping operating costs low 09 October 2017
  • VR: rendering offices obsolete?
    Vishu Ramanathan, CEO of Buildout discusses whether virtual reality (VR) is rendering offices obsolete 09 October 2017
  • Signals of hope in a crisis
    Tony boatman, co-founder of global software company Qnnect AG, discusses, signals of hope in a crisis 09 October 2017
  • Battery power charges ahead
    Annabel Morris, marketing executive at Service Works Group, discusses how FMs can create a network of sensors to remotely track assets 09 October 2017
  • The true cost of noise
    Julian Treasure, founder of The Sound Agency, discusses the true cost of noise in the office 09 October 2017
  • A building performance plan
    Tom Cudmore, senior consultant at LCMB Building Performance, discusses how to improve the performance of buildings 09 October 2017
  • The only way is ethics continued
    In last month's Think Tank Bartlett Mitchell CEO Ian Thomas wrote that ethical behaviour isn't a question of 'marketing-friendly messages but aids the bottom line. 09 October 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.