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27 February 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.



  • 14 February 2017
  • Life in a 118-year-old building
    Eda Wan, a facilities manager at the Institution of Chemical Engineers, on the challenges of FM in a protected building. 14 February 2017
  • Get hitched or ditch?
    There's a TV show that uses science to help people find love. Anna Stanton wonders whether FM use a scientific method to help connect clients and service providers? 14 February 2017
  • You've got (way too much) mail
    For most office workers the business information and communication tool of choice these days is email or smartphone, writes Melissa Cooper. 14 February 2017
  • Would you do that at home?
    Better use of space and collaborative working are becoming the status quo, writes Helen Houssart. 13 February 2017
  • Certain uncertainty
    Brexit uncertainty has, until now, been matched by Brexit stasis, writes Martin Read. But with a deadline in place, it's easy to envisage FM taking a high profile role in the reshaping of the British economy. 09 February 2017
  • The hotel or self-catering option?
    Every organisation is scrutinising its cost base and the continued search for the holy grail of the truly flexible working model is still sought, writes Roger Amos. 09 January 2017
  • Rise of the Integrator
    Thirty years ago, organisations directly employed cleaners, security guards and handymen, only turning to contractors for specialist work, writes Colin Kenton. 09 January 2017
  • A Nigerian adventure
    With the recent publication of the first Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor Survey in Nigeria, the stage is set for the industry to grow in spite of the prevailing economic downturn and security challenges in the country, writes Tunde Obileye. 09 January 2017
  • Let's get the numbers right
    Anyone looking to invest in an FM service provider right now will be reconsidering following recent figures released by two of the bigger players, writes Tim Hancock. 09 January 2017
  • Everything matters
    The Stoddart Review brings to the fore the idea that the office is where the productivity of knowledge workers can be materially affected, writes Martin Read. 09 January 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.