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Feature articles

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

 

  • 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
  • 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
  • The green premiumHow much value do sustainability improvements bring to a property? Elisabeth Jeffries looks at the numbers behind the 'green wash'. 23 September 2013
  • 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
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