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  • Inside informationImprovements in technology have made it easier than ever to commit industrial espionage. Richard Wright examines the FM's role in responding to this growing threat. 19 September 2013
  • Open to the floorHow effectively does the open-plan office promote concentration, creativity and effient working? Nick Martindale challenges the accepted wisdom that dictates the shape and nature of office working today. 19 September 2013
  • Beyond the Bale?Using the example of star footballer Gareth Bale, Bernard Williams explains how to make a case for expensive capital expenditure for facilities improvements. 16 September 2013
  • Zero or hero?The trend towards 'zero-hour' contracts has sparked controversy within the wider UK economy. Here, Nick Martindale assesses the impact of such contracts on the FM industry. 06 September 2013
  • Changing channelITV's head of facilities Ian Jones is providing a bespoke FM service to accommodate the needs of three differing working cultures. Martin Read reports. 04 September 2013
  • BIFM: twenty years onSeptember 2013 sees the BIFM celebrating quite a milestone its 20th anniversary. It's been a long and fruitful journey, as explained by some of those involved. 04 September 2013
  • Angel investmentThe Co-operative Group's much heralded headquarters at One Angel Square in Manchester benefited from FM's involvement in its design from inception a decision that continues to pay dividends, writes Martin Read. 02 September 2013
  • Legacy issuesWith part of the Olympic Park now officially re-opened to the public, Jamie Harris looks at how London's Olympic venues are being adapted for their future functionality. 15 August 2013
  • Part of the furnitureYour unwanted office chairs and desks could have a second life, finds Lucy Black. 12 August 2013
  • The inside storyFM provision in prisons is changing. David Arminas finds that 'performance-based contracts' are the future, while service providers are finding that their measures of success have shifted. 12 August 2013
  • History of FM: Inspiring changeBIFM deputy chair Liz Kentish (right) speaks to Lucy Jeynes (left), who was instrumental in setting up the institute's highly influential Women in FM (WIFM) special interest group. 12 August 2013
  • Higher purchaseThey may have been uneasy bedfellows in the past, but a recent roundtable saw representatives of FM and procurement discussing their common concerns and how together they could raise the status of both professions. 18 July 2013
  • The food of lifeIn the UK, the workforce is ageing. The facilities mangers of today and tomorrow will have to take increasing care over the food they serve in on-site restaurants, explains Diana Spellman. 18 July 2013
  • Better togetherLionel Prodgers brings his experience to bear on the issue of the planned merger between several of the sector's major professional bodies. 16 July 2013
  • Banking on successThe banks aren't lending, so don't bother asking. Rubbish, says Chris Sood-Nicholls, who explains that the financial sector is funding FM's current boom. 15 July 2013
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