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28 April 2017
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Features

Read in-depth facilities management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.

  

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  • Pursuit of happinessWell-being's rise up the corporate agenda has been rapid and compelling. But what can facilities managers really do to affect their end-users' levels of happiness, for...

Features

  • 12 April 2017
  • Well = To-do
    In 2015 the WELL building standard, hailed as the first in the world to focus entirely on human health and wellness, was introduced to the UK. Last month, another such standard got its UK debut. Healthy buildings are fast supplanting sustainability as the 'must-have' building certification. Martin Read reports.
  • Design for living
    As workers increasingly spend a third of the day or more in the workplace, it makes sense that wellness programmes should begin there. Promoting employee health is proving beneficial for organisations that are actively embracing it, says Nick Martindale.
  • Under pressure
    The toll stress in the workplace can take on mental health has long been a taboo topic, and recent government figures for suicide rates in construction-related trades have highlighted the crisis. But, says Kevin Stanley, the FM industry is listening.
  • Working in parallel to open doors
    The client-and-provider relationship has a third dimension firms who provide product and service increasingly through total FM providers. For these companies, adapting to act in parallel with service providers can offer both systematic and collaboration benefits. Martin Read reports.
  • Tried and trusted?
    When a service contract fails it is often down to a fundamental breach of trust. Are both parties still failing to avoid easily applied ways of avoiding divorce? Or are FM service relationships beginning to show signs of a newly emerging maturity? Nick Martindale reports.