[Skip to content]

FM World logo
Text Size: A A A
15 August 2018
View the latest issue of FM
Sign up to FM World Daily >
FM World daily e-newsletter logo


Feature articles

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


  • Middle East - Jason GoddardWith Dubai's better masterplanning, the Qatar World Cup and a growing clamour for better trained staff, the Middle East remains a dynamic market for facilities managers and service providers. 15 May 2017
  • Nigeria - Wale Odufalu and Tunde ObileyeMass protests, corruption, investment in infrastructure and a maintenance culture. All play a significant part in the development of the FM profession on a diverse continent. 15 May 2017
  • South Africa - Andre Klopper and Andrew MasonMass protests, corruption, investment in infrastructure and a maintenance culture. All play a significant part in the development of the FM profession on a diverse continent. 15 May 2017
  • Finland - Pekka MatvejeffFM's shift from physical maintenance to people and performance - and the need for better skilled workers - dominate the continent's FM development themes in 2017. 15 May 2017
  • USA - Peter KimmelChanges to budgets, technology and the White House administration could mark significant changes in the way FM is practiced in the United States, from using smart data to manage buildings, to opportunities for FM education, to a considerable shift in the outsourcing market. 15 May 2017
  • Well = To-doIn 2015 the WELL building standard, hailed as the first in the world to focus entirely on human health and wellness, was introduced to the UK. Last month, another such standard got its UK debut. Healthy buildings are fast supplanting sustainability as the 'must-have' building certification. Martin Read reports. 12 April 2017
  • Design for livingAs workers increasingly spend a third of the day or more in the workplace, it makes sense that wellness programmes should begin there. Promoting employee health is proving beneficial for organisations that are actively embracing it, says Nick Martindale. 11 April 2017
  • Pursuit of happinessWell-being's rise up the corporate agenda has been rapid and compelling. But what can facilities managers really do to affect their end-users' levels of happiness, for instance? Martin Read looks at what the fast-evolving well-being landscape means for FM. 11 April 2017
  • Under pressureThe toll stress in the workplace can take on mental health has long been a taboo topic, and recent government figures for suicide rates in construction-related trades have highlighted the crisis. But, says Kevin Stanley, the FM industry is listening. 10 April 2017
  • Working in parallel to open doorsThe client-and-provider relationship has a third dimension firms who provide product and service increasingly through total FM providers. For these companies, adapting to act in parallel with service providers can offer both systematic and collaboration benefits. Martin Read reports. 13 March 2017
  • Tried and trusted?When a service contract fails it is often down to a fundamental breach of trust. Are both parties still failing to avoid easily applied ways of avoiding divorce? Or are FM service relationships beginning to show signs of a newly emerging maturity? Nick Martindale reports. 13 March 2017
  • The art of delegationFrontline FM operatives given greater autonomy can be more responsive to clients' needs so it is crucial that they are armed with both sturdy support and bespoke data to avoid contract conflict. Kevin Stanley reports. 13 March 2017
  • A common sense approachBetter outcomes depend on collaboration but many believe FM still suffers from its absence. Will the rebranded ISO44001 collaboration standard help? Adam Leach reports. 13 March 2017
  • Advantage uncoveredThe Stoddart Review's 'Workplace Advantage' report puts the potential for previously untapped productivity gains in the national debate spotlight. Martin Read summarises this landmark report's findings. 15 February 2017
  • Hail to the ChiefOne key recommendation in The Stoddart Review's 'Workplace Advantage' report was the potential for the role of chief workplace officer. Sara Bean looks at what a notional CWO would do and how it might affect FM. 13 February 2017
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [+11]

Older features

Click the link below to read older features from FM World. You will need to log in with your BIFM membership or FM Word subscriber details to read these stories.

» FM World features archive