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Feature articles

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

 

  • 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
  • Wise councilsA spate of new civic buildings is appearing across the country as councils seek to invest in better performing buildings. Lucy Black reports on the growth in council building projects. 12 November 2013
  • Building maintenance mattersOn 15 October the British Standards Institute (BSI) launched its BS 8544 Guide for life-cycle costing of maintenance during the in-use phase of buildings one of several parts of a comprehensive standards jigsaw. 11 November 2013
  • Degrees of changeIn recognising that their students are customers and providing a hotel-style service aligned to the overall university vision, the facilities management team at Edge Hill University has won the 2013 BIFM 'In-house client team of the year' award for their excellent service delivery. 11 November 2013
  • For the massesMass notification systems can help organisations inform large groups of people of storms, emergencies and other 'wide area incidents'. Adam Bernstein reports. 01 November 2013
  • Showing initiativeThe replacement for the Private Finance Initiative, PF2, heralds an entirely new approach to FM for such arrangements. Stephen Holton outlines the changes and their potential impact on the FM industry. 01 November 2013
  • Third processorThe way we plan for the use of third spaces continues to change rapidly as their potential to influence space management in the years ahead increases. Ziona Strelitz explains. 31 October 2013
  • Role modelThe new facilities manager of the year's championing of building information modelling across the central Government estate has set her apart from her peers, as Sara Bean reports. 28 October 2013
  • Helping handsFacilities managers have a vital part to play when it comes to the day-to-day working lives of disabled employees. Nick Martindale meets the companies that are putting FM at the centre of their diversity strategies. 25 October 2013
  • Problems you can't affordIn part three of his 'how to' mini-series, Bernard Williams explains the power of justifying facilities investment through risk appraisal. 25 October 2013
  • Calling the shotsLast year, BT bought out its FM services provider Monteray and, in September 2012, launched BT Facilities Services Ltd. One year on, BTFS is not only thriving, but aims to offer facilities services to other organisations. 17 October 2013
  • Outside the boxImprovements in storage are increasing the quality of our workplaces from incorporating plants to integrating waste bins and electronic equipment. It's all part of the ongoing battle between commercial efficiency and personal well-being. 01 October 2013
  • Friend or foe?So then is loyalty between clients and providers dead, as recently claimed? Kevin Stanley analyses how organisations are working to bridge the gap in trust. 01 October 2013
  • World classGlobalisation is having a profound effect. Here, Tony Angel sets out a template for organisations thinking about procuring their FM requirement across multiple territories. 01 October 2013
  • Bowled overSpace constraints and a demanding stewarding schedule make life interesting for James Wagg and the OCS contract team at London's famous Kia Oval cricket ground. Martin Read reports. 30 September 2013
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