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21 October 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.



  • 09 October 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
  • The benefits of open plan offices
    Martin Read discusses the benefits of agile working and open plan offices when introduced as part of a wider change project. 08 October 2018
  • Transparency in outsourcing
    Martin Read argues of the need for greater transparency in service outsourcing. 03 September 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
  • Caring for your health
    Nicola Lathbury, managing director of Hexagon FM, explains the importance of not over working and looking after your health. 03 August 2018
  • Flexibility at work
    Simon Francis, head of estates services at London South Bank University, discusses the need for flexibility in the workplace. 03 August 2018
  • Public sector lags behind
    James Ayres-Turner of Aster Group UK explains how public sector workers have less investment in the workplace compared to the corporate world. 03 August 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.