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

 

  • The inside storyFM provision in prisons is changing. David Arminas finds that 'performance-based contracts' are the future, while service providers are finding that their measures of success have shifted. 12 August 2013
  • History of FM: Inspiring changeBIFM deputy chair Liz Kentish (right) speaks to Lucy Jeynes (left), who was instrumental in setting up the institute's highly influential Women in FM (WIFM) special interest group. 12 August 2013
  • Higher purchaseThey may have been uneasy bedfellows in the past, but a recent roundtable saw representatives of FM and procurement discussing their common concerns and how together they could raise the status of both professions. 18 July 2013
  • The food of lifeIn the UK, the workforce is ageing. The facilities mangers of today and tomorrow will have to take increasing care over the food they serve in on-site restaurants, explains Diana Spellman. 18 July 2013
  • Better togetherLionel Prodgers brings his experience to bear on the issue of the planned merger between several of the sector's major professional bodies. 16 July 2013
  • Banking on successThe banks aren't lending, so don't bother asking. Rubbish, says Chris Sood-Nicholls, who explains that the financial sector is funding FM's current boom. 15 July 2013
  • Burning brightDavid Arminas analyses the themes from Think FM 2013, where beating back those innner and outer demons was a key message 08 July 2013
  • Risky businessBernard Williams argues that a risk-based approach to FM can reveal its importance as a function to the wider business. 08 July 2013
  • Growth areaAndrew Cooper digs down into the available sources of funding for energy conservation measures and finds surprisingly fertile ground. 08 July 2013
  • Size mattersThe London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham needed to generate space for additional staff. Cutting existing desks to size offered an effective solution that fitted the authority's limited budget. 08 July 2013
  • US and themAfter 30 years of development, the US and UK are seen as torchbearers for the development of the facilities management sector globally, but in 2013 does the practice of FM differ substantially from one side of the ocean to the other? This being our 4th July edition, we thought we'd ask 01 July 2013
  • Top of the classLucy Black finds that academy schools across the country have been given more responsibility to specify works and maintenance. 17 June 2013
  • Get a move onWeb-based applications are making office moves easier for FMs. Gary Watkins explains how to get the best out of them. 17 June 2013
  • First impressionsPortico's Hanna Barrett offers her thoughts on the importance and value of the service desk and its central role within the service and facilities offering. 17 June 2013
  • Get a grip!Slips and trips are an ongoing issue for facilities managers, especially if the weather is bad. Trevor Horsley has advice on providing, maintaining and managing flooring to reduce the risks. 04 June 2013
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