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

 

  • All hands on techBoth innovation categories Systems & Technology, and Product or Service were won by IT solutions, suggesting that FM is both leading the way with IT and benefiting from its dissemination 10 November 2016
  • FM's future wonder womenFour women made up the finalists for the Newcomer of the Year award this year. Here, we catch up with this new generation of FMs, including winner Pleun van Deurssen, to find out more about the people set to take the profession forward in the next 10 years. 10 November 2016
  • High TEC SolutionEnvironmental sustainability has many facets, but the variety on show in Britain's greenest building, the multi-award winning Enterprise Centre (TEC) in Norfolk, is impressive indeed 13 October 2016
  • Going beyond greenSustainability priorities, and FM's ability to oversee their implementation, have changed considerably in the 10 years since BIFM's first sustainability survey report in 2007. But of huge significance is the topic's growing social and economic dimensions, as Martin Read reports. 13 October 2016
  • A measure of social enterpriseUnder the Social Value Act, organisations can make their presence felt in three key areas under the social element of sustainability people, place and economy. But, asks Nick Martindale, how do you measure those effects accurately? 13 October 2016
  • Park life coachNew York's iconic Central Park is as much an example of social as it is environmental sustainability. Jamie Harris visited the team that now aims to impart its locally inclusive best practice for public park management throughout the USA 13 October 2016
  • Living for the CityOur planet is urbanising at a breathtaking rate, with 70 per cent of the world's population set to be living in a city by the year 2050. How sustainability is approached from a city-wide perspective is thus of ever increasing importance. Martin Read looks at developments likely to impact FM in due course 13 October 2016
  • What can FM learn from improv comedy?What can FM learn from improvised comedy? Jamie Harris sat down with comedian Neil Mullarkey to find out. 13 October 2016
  • Ready for work?The launch earlier this year of the BIFM's operational readiness guide was the latest event seeking to ensure that FM is linked at every stage to the design and construction process. But, ask Martin Read and Jamie Harris, is the wider construction sector receptive to the FM's message? 15 September 2016
  • Automatic for the peopleWill robotics and artificial intelligence revolutionise the workplace? James Woudhuysen, visiting professor at London South Bank University, questions the logic behind the assumptions. 15 September 2016
  • Building a sustainable argumentThe way in which the sustainability performance of buildings is measured in the years ahead is likely to have a social as well as an environmental dimension. And that can only mean more involvement from FM in design, as Jamie Harris reports 15 September 2016
  • Where is FM in the BIM conversation?Paul Wilkinson explains how BIM has evolved over the past five years and looks at milestones in FM's involvement thus far. Is FM taking its theoretically rightful place in the construction project spotlight? 15 September 2016
  • The smart future of FMTalk about smart buildings emphasises the value of the technology but it's in the use of the generated data that facilities managers can shine, as Nick Martindale reports. 15 September 2016
  • Planning for high performanceCreating a high performance environment for today's sports stars means putting players at the centre of the process and empowering those people tasked with supporting them. That's the philosophy of consultant Clive Reeves, and one that has the potential to put facilities management in the spotlight. Martin Read reports 12 August 2016
  • Investor opportunitiesThe latest version of the Investors in People standard focuses on high performance through employee engagement across all departments in an organisation. With so much of FM linked to empowering people, it's a compelling message. Martin Read reports 12 August 2016
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