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13 December 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.



  • 03 December 2018
  • Goodbye FM World, Hello Facilitate
    Martin Read explains the reasons for rebranding FM World as Faciltate 03 December 2018
  • Go for gold
    Many fire risk assessors will just hand over the fire risk assessment (FRA) document to a client and walk away. This is often all that the contract demands. But both parties will gain far more if you provide a comprehensive package that explains the significant findings and the risks their company faces if they go unheeded. 06 November 2018
  • Principles for autonomy
    As leaders, it's vital that we create the right environment for the right people to make the right decision at the right time and then allow them to deploy that decision for the best result. 06 November 2018
  • UX for the physical world
    Nick Whiteley offers advice on how to create good first impressions of your organisation to visitors. 06 November 2018
  • Short on talent?
    We hear a lot about the talent shortage the sector faces. So is it as bad as people say? Yes it is. 06 November 2018
  • Lessons for leadership
    Liz Kentish, managing director at Kentish & Co, discusses how to become a leader in the workplace. 09 October 2018
  • EPDs for informed choices
    Rob Wood, UK general manager of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, explains how Environmental Product Declaration's (EPD) are a big step in transparency for suppliers. 09 October 2018
  • Programmed to serve
    Michele Windsor, global marketing manager of Ultralife Corporation, explains how service robots will play a greater role in maintenance and security. 09 October 2018
  • Deconstructing data
    Karl Redmond, associate FM consultant at Rider Levett Bucknall UK, explains the importance of clear data between clients. 09 October 2018
  • Fortune favours the bold
    Martin Read reflects on the value of being bold as both as an industry professional and collectively as an industry. 08 October 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.