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


  • The energy savings pyramidHow big a problem is energy cost control for retailers? Spencer Rigler, vice-president of Energy Management at Elster Energy ICT, says it's one of the most important questions facing CFOs in the sector. 20 June 2014
  • Academic exerciseSix years after we first profiled London's Petchey Academy, FM Alan Gilbert is still in the role of FM and he's not the only Gilbert on site, as Martin Read reports. 19 June 2014
  • Screen testThe modern mailroom can be a soft target for ill wishers of varying intents. But there are several technologies now available to reduce susceptibility to attack. 16 June 2014
  • Greening the teamA tight client-supplier partnership has propelled the issue of employee engagement with retail waste management operations into the spotlight. Martin Read reports on how the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre ensures that its client retailers remain engaged in the pursuit of 100 per cent recycling. 12 June 2014
  • Far more than just making doA well-delivered office refurbishment will refresh a tired workspace and better reflect an organisation's brand, but these days it can also be expected to make the workspace work harder as well as tick the CSR and sustainability boxes. Ann Beavis reports. 05 June 2014
  • Dear diarists...What would happen, wondered our regular diarist Finbarr Murray, if all four of FM World's current columnists were to meet up? Turns out they'd offer an entertainingly upbeat assessment of FM's growing influence across their various sectors, as Martin Read reports. 03 June 2014
  • Acting upHow are FM providers injecting social value into their business activities to meet the requirements of the Social Value Act? What constitutes social value and how can it be measured? Nick Martindale reports. 02 June 2014
  • Back to the futureJamie Harris talks to Tom Billington, facilities manager at Durham Cathedral, on the challenges of FM in a 1,000-year-old building, and plans to bring it into the 21st century. 20 May 2014
  • A life's callingIt's a poignant irony that with facilities management still the second or even third career choice of many, Ismena Clout aged 39 can now say that she has dedicated her entire working life to both the BIFM and the profession it represents. Martin Read reports. 08 May 2014
  • Is the Green Deal golden?The Green Deal is the government initiative designed to press businesses and homeowners to use more green measures in their buildings. A 'Golden Rule' underpins how big the repayments will be, but all that glitters is not gold, as three senior lecturers at Liverpool John Moores University Mal Ashall, Martin Turley and Stephen Finnegan report. 08 May 2014
  • Creative energyThe European Commission is targeting many more businesses in a wide-ranging bid to make them more conscientious about saving energy and FMs may be its shock troops 06 May 2014
  • The generation gameIncreasingly, as work life throws together at least three of Shakespeare's 'seven ages', facilities managers will find themselves having to transform the workplace to make all employees equally productive, says Kevin Stanley. 28 April 2014
  • Research engineThe new Francis Crick Institute will test the power of design to drive collaboration and innovation, says Richard Byatt. 22 April 2014
  • A clean sweepAre retail organisations getting the best from their cleaning contractor or is service supplier size a guide to performance? David Purdy offers the smaller contractor's perspective 15 April 2014
  • Gone in 60 secondsNew European standards and legislation are among the issues that need to be considered when specifying the most effective evacuation solution for a building, as Adam Bernstein reports 15 April 2014
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