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18 August 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.



  • 07 August 2017
  • Could it be YOU in the dock?
    The 2016 total for health and safety fines in the construction industry totalled £14 million. The 2016 total for health and safety fines in the manufacturing industry totalled £12 million. 07 August 2017
  • How to manage your work time
    Tania Barney is director of Sensory Intelligence Consulting's UK branch and a registered occupational therapist 07 August 2017
  • Workplace dress codes: time for a makeover?
    In June 2017 a woman claimed she was sacked from her bar job in Hull after refusing to wear a bra. The bar denied the allegations, saying no one had been dismissed, but the woman said she had been let go after inappropriate sexual remarks were made. 07 August 2017
  • My employer cares, but how important is my health to me?
    Health is high on the agenda in the construction and FM industries. Employers have a duty of care, which means that they should take all reasonable steps to ensure our health and well-being. And men's health is a real issue. 07 August 2017
  • Sensored information (continued)
    It's not often that this column acts as a 'Part Two' to a subject covered in the same column last month, but so it is this month as a result of two recent events. 07 August 2017
  • Designing a multi-generational workforce
    The British workforce is getting older, which means that office design must now consider a new set of workplace requirements, writes Joe Huddleston. 10 July 2017
  • Are FMs the new corporate wellness gurus?
    The focus on corporate wellness is shifting towards the buildings in which corporate employees spend most of their working time, as the design of the built environment can have a positive impact on the population health, writes Paul Nuki. 10 July 2017
  • What is 'hard FM compliance'?
    Different FMs and organisations measure compliance differently, writes Nick Fox. A more consistent way to measure it is required. 10 July 2017
  • Don't judge listen to us
    When you're disabled everything impacts, from the chair you sit on in a meeting to the journey to get there, writes Joesphine O'Connor. Don't judge - listen to us. 10 July 2017
  • Sensored information
    The way in which the Internet of Things shapes our future will depend as much on our natural human willingness to accept the increasingly intimate personal performance details it uncovers as it will our ability to store and analyse the vast amounts of data generated, writes Martin Read. 03 July 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.