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25 June 2017
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Features

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

  

Adam Leach
  • Access all areasDespite legislation designed to prevent inaccessible buildings, the FM function could do better at procuring disability-smart solutions for end-users. Poor communication of...

Features

  • 06 June 2017
  • Building independence
    Compliance with the law on workplace accessibility doesn't begin and end with ramps and dedicated loos there are usability and maintenance issues that go way beyond these that are being widely neglected, says Nick Martindale.
  • Introducing inclusive design
    Inclusive design is the responsibility of everyone who works in the built environment, but facilities managers have a particularly important role in ensuring accessibility for all workers. Eddy Finch reports.
  • Ensuring inclusive access
    Maintaining full accessibility for all building users demands constant vigilance, so that any improvements introduced for disabled people do not decline progressively through a lack of attention to accessibility when buildings are redecorated or refitted, says BIFM's Good Practice Guide to Inclusive Access.
  • The FM world in motion
    Familiar challenges, for sure but it's in the planet's fastest growing economies that government and business alike are looking anew at the value of FM to both their built environment and economies. Where the world is developing, so too is a fuller awareness of FM. Martin Read and Jamie Harris report.
  • Value judgement
    People, place, process and technology it's the sheer variety in what FM provides that serves to make pinpointing the sector's value to UK plc something of a challenge. But, says Graeme Davies, it's considerable and growing each year.