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

 

  • Gradual growth in pay ratesWhile the variety has increased, the number of FMs completing our 2015 salary survey has remained stable as have the rates at which their levels of pay have risen. 20 May 2015
  • Switching employersWhen weighing up whether to stay with an employer or strike out elsewhere, facilities managers are increasingly likely to rank their desire to challenge themselves ahead of the size of their pay and bonus packages. 20 May 2015
  • FM World Salary Survey 2015This year's FM World Salary Survey involves a wider variety of facilities managers and a more even spread of FM employment types. And more importantly, as we report later in the magazine, there are signs of an increasingly dynamic employment market. 20 May 2015
  • Broadening horizonsWhether it's a move from in-house to outsourced provider, or to a position based outside of the UK, facilities managers considering such potentially career-defining moves must prepare for the leap they're taking. Kevin Stanley reports. 18 May 2015
  • Influencing the experienceManaging the services and processes that support the core business of an organisation gives FMs an 'inside out' perspective one used all too rarely to inform that organisation's site development strategy. Nick Martindale reports. 07 May 2015
  • Starting small thinking bigCan FM be used as a transformation catalyst? That was the question raised on a project to procure a total FM contract for the London boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea. Steve McDowell and David Cartwright of Comet Advisory explain. 07 May 2015
  • BIM's third ageNow just months away from being mandated on all central government projects, building information modelling (BIM) has moved up to Level 3. What is Level 3, and what does it mean for FM? Geoff Prudence explains. 22 April 2015
  • A passion for educationMartin Read interviews Linda Hausmanis, the newly appointed director of education at BIFM and the woman behind the institute's educational programme. 22 April 2015
  • Central intelligenceData centre construction projects are imperfect, with a traditional project team structure limiting transfer of essential knowledge to operations team that's the view of David Cameron (no relation) of risk management consultancy Operational Intelligence. Here he puts the case for those operating the centres to have more input. 09 April 2015
  • Nano stateMoisture-resistant cardboard is just the latest, perhaps unlikeliest form of nanomaterial to influence the building products market. Elisabeth Jeffries looks at the pros and cons of specifying products with a nanotech component. 09 April 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
  • The City, slickerAgile working, changing demographics, corporate flexibility and the quality of public realm are all factors at play in an evolving City of London, as a new report reveals. Martin Read picks out some key findings. 26 March 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
  • Cultural exchangeWhen office 'tribes' go to war over 'ways we do things around here', facilities management can often be caught in the crossfire. FMs would be well advised to train in dealing with such disparate group dynamics, says Joe Whelehan 12 March 2015
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