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Feature articles

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

 

  • Seeing the lightSoftware that diverts automatic meter reading data into usage reports gives facilities managers a welcome new tool for analysing consumption. Tim Hipperson explains 13 February 2014
  • Sporting chanceMore than 70 per cent of sports halls in the UK are sited in educational facilities. Making them available out of school hours can be a huge benefit to local communities. Martin Read reports on a way of doing so that was recently recognised in the BIFM Awards profound impact category. 13 February 2014
  • A lift into workThe London Borough of Ealing's apprenticeship programme sees disadvantaged youngsters and former offenders introduced into the facilities services team. Martin Read looks at how the programme works. 13 February 2014
  • Big brother or big botherBalancing the security of your property against the possible impact on people's privacy when using CCTV can be a tough call for FMs, reports Andrew Gallie. 31 January 2014
  • Know your rightsAnti-fracking protests and Occupy camps have spelled trouble for neighbouring businesses. But when it comes to commerce versus freedom of expression, which will win? Here's how the law decides. 30 January 2014
  • Taking the stageFacilities management for a film studio site demands an almost superhuman combination of both customer and project management skills and a determination not to be fazed by the presence of celebrities, as Martin Read reports. 27 January 2014
  • Moving is changingNigel Dews of move management firm Harrow Green looks at the changing demands from clients of service providers in the sector. 16 January 2014
  • Retail therapyLiverpool ONE's shops, cinema and residential space are underpinned by two kinds of park space a 4,000 underground car park and five acres of lively green park space at the top. Each has its FM challenges, as Martin Read reports. 16 January 2014
  • Engagement proposalsHow can facilities managers get the most from their teams? What common problems occur in maintaining commitment and team morale? In November, FM World partnered with time and attendance system provider Kronos on a roundtable to discuss everything from training to team models, TUPE transfers to 'taking ownership'. 16 January 2014
  • Four more years...before an energy legislation 'time bomb' could leave close to one in five commercial buildings effectively unlettable. Elisabeth Jeffries reports. 14 January 2014
  • Digestion stationsDisposing of food waste comes with all sorts of problems. Carolyn Cross looks at one of the latest options aerobic digestion. 06 January 2014
  • The real deal?Decisive action is needed if the Green Deal is to survive. Bill Wright, head of energy solutions at the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), looks at activity to date and how the Government must proceed if it's to be successful. 10 December 2013
  • Trust issuesBringing FM expertise into the design and build of St Helens and Whiston Hospitals in Merseyside has created two of the top-performing hospitals in the country. Sara Bean finds out why they won the BIFM award for Excellence in a Major Project. 10 December 2013
  • Centre of attentionThe scale of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure centre means a truly broad scope of services is required to keep the 24/7 site operational. Martin Read reports. 09 December 2013
  • Drinking it all inThe BIFM award for 'Impact on organisation and workplace' 2013 recognised the relocation of Britvic Group's head office from Chelmsford to Hemel Hempstead which, according to the BIFM judges, resulted in a step change in how the business collaborates and grows its market presence as One Britvic. 12 November 2013
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