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17 October 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
  • Sir Terry Farrell's positive message for FMs
    Sir Terry Farrell, CBE, expects the design of buildings to be influenced by facility managers writes Martin Read 08 October 2017
  • Should FMs influence design?
    Built environments are all too often set in stone, unable to facilitate activities despite FM's best intentions. Steve Maslin says this blinkered thinking needs to stop. 11 September 2017
  • The Naylor report: we have to talk
    The government's Naylor Report addresses key issues facing the NHS estate. Finbarr Murray explains what it means to FMs. 11 September 2017
  • The joys of BIM
    Simon Francis reports on how London South Bank University is deploying building information modelling. 11 September 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

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.