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Building case studies

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

 

  • After the floodBupa Health Funding UK's response to last winter's flooding proved the value of an FM team working together with their business continuity colleagues, as Martin Read reports. 14 July 2014
  • Playing above parIt wasn't only victor Rory McIlroy who had to make the perfect pitch at the British Open last month. Sodexo's FM players start sharpening up their game at the course a year before the first tee-off, as David Arminas reports. 11 August 2014
  • Town hall of plentyBrent's Civic Centre has replaced the 14 individual buildings that previously provided the council's services. But that's just the start of it, as Martin Read reports. 11 August 2014
  • Powering downFuture energy supplies are far from certain but FMs could become guardians of UK fuel economy by following the kind of energy-saving skills put into practice by the University of the Arts London (UAL), says Simon Francis. 11 September 2014
  • On the edgeWe all know that jobs in FM vary considerably but then there are jobs like Richard Petrie's, whose role with BT Facilities Services takes him to the extremities of the British Isles. Jamie Harris reports. 23 September 2014
  • On the waterfrontHandy for ExCeL and The O2, London's superyacht hotel feels more like a retired cruise ship than an adventure playground for the super-rich. 20 October 2014
  • Glasgow blissBy garnering the views of its staff, global telecoms company Three transformed its tired and dated Glasgow office into a workspace where Every Day is Wonderful. On 13 October, the project won the 2014 BIFM award for impact on organisation & workplace. Sara Bean reports. 10 November 2014
  • Having an edgeEdge Hill University has followed up its 2013 BIFM award for in-house client team by winning the 2014 BIFM Excellence in Customer Service award for its Welcome Sunday initiative, and it's all down to its highly motivated, customer-centric FM team, says Sara Bean. 17 November 2014
  • All the King's menA major review of a 25-year build-and-operate PFI at King's College London has led to all of the client's staff, those of contractor Bouygues Energy & Services, and the student end-users themselves, engaging in provision of the facilities service. Martin Read reports. 02 December 2014
  • Service in storeTesco Maintenance & Energy's Format Team has been named the BIFM in-house FM Team of the Year, for its innovative approach to the maintenance of the entire UK Tesco estate. Sara Bean finds out how the change has benefited Tesco colleagues and its customers 04 December 2014
  • Team playersWhen BT Sport moved into the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre in Stratford, staff at BT Facilities Services had to deal with supporting live TV studios as major media complex redevelopment work carried on around them. Jamie Harris reports. 16 February 2015
  • Tri it and see?In October 2010, Westminster City Council, Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council, and Kensington & Chelsea London Borough Council combined specific areas of service delivery as a response to financial pressures facing local government. It was a gutsy answer to challenging times but should this model be adopted more widely? Nick Martindale investigates. 26 March 2015
  • Share in the communityAt West Berkshire Community Hospital, the sharing of day-to-day and project information between the facilities team and its Trust clients is critical, as Martin Read reports 26 March 2015
  • A higher planeAirbus UK's project to re-shape its 118-acre aerospace engineering site and transform the working lives of the more than 4,000 people working there had the FM team at its heart, reports Martin Read. 09 April 2015
  • Simply the guestChiswick Park in West London continues to win awards for the way its estates management team focuses solely on the needs of 'guests'. Today, 10 years after FM World's first visit, what impresses is how the team is helping workers take control of their lives beyond the workplace, as Martin Read reports. 16 July 2015
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