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Feature articles

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


  • 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
  • Pow wowThe role of FM in informing the design of a building prior to its construction may have been peripheral in the past, but that's all changing. 04 June 2013
  • Going viralThe threat of Legionnaires' disease is well known, but that hasn't led to a drop in the number of outbreaks. Sue Sharp examines the reasons why. 04 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
  • The flame gameNot all fires are accidental, and the risk posed by arsonists - those who set fires out of sheer malice - needs to be managed. 04 June 2013
  • Lead roleThe theme of this year's ThinkFM conference is 'the leadership challenge'. Are FMs in a position to take a lead role in their organisations because of their breadth of reporting roles? Adam Bernstein reports. 03 June 2013
  • Island lifeThe new regional BIFM group for the Channel Islands has been welcomed enthusiastically. Martin Read reports on the unique environment for FM that exists in the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey. 23 May 2013
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