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25 October 2016
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Read in-depth facilties management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.


  • In the frameHow can we ensure that innovation implementing new and useful ideas that provide value to the organisation or end user is part of the day job for those working in FM? Dr Anna Walker offers a guide to developing your innovation management framework 12 March 2015
  • Natural selectionWhen the office environment fails to offer sufficient natural light, or indeed any views of the outside world, what can be done? Paul Reynolds of CCD Design reports 26 February 2015
  • Mastering apprenticeshipsNow firmly established as an annual event, National Apprenticeship Week is running from 9th to 13th March. Increasingly, the FM sector's apprenticeship structure is proving attractive and those who take them are full of praise. 26 February 2015
  • See the lightThe stipulations of the Energy Act 2011 will come into effect in 2018, but it's important that the implications for FMs and commercial property landlords are understood now. Here, Alan D White of Property Solutions outlines a plan of action. 25 February 2015
  • A city of ruinThis month four years ago, New Zealand's third-largest city, Christchurch, suffered an earthquake that claimed the lives of 185 people from 17 different countries and forced the mammoth rebuilding of a broken city. Herpreet Kaur Grewal visited to see the results and find out how the city's FMs coped. 20 February 2015
  • A weighty threatA recent landmark decision by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg could have consequences for employment rights in the UK. 16 February 2015
  • Team playersWhen BT Sport moved into the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre in Stratford, staff at BT Facilities Services had to deal with supporting live TV studios as major media complex redevelopment work carried on around them. Jamie Harris reports. 16 February 2015
  • Cleaning with chemicalsMost day-to-day cleaning operations will require a number of chemical products to carry out the work. But just how toxic are cleaning supplies? And is there a safer alternative? Jamie Harris reports. 16 February 2015
  • Medicine manHaving consolidated the FM requirements of more than 11 per cent of England's NHS estate, Dennis Markey explains to Martin Read how NHS Property Services has developed a £400 million FM market opportunity for one of the largest property portfolios in Europe. 12 February 2015
  • Waste not, want notDumping our refuse into holes in the ground is no longer affordable, desirable or sustainable. The exigencies of the economy demand that FMs should look on waste as having a useful longevity, reports Herpreet Kaur Grewal. 29 January 2015
  • The LED lighting conundrumLED lighting is the technology to slice energy costs it's the future, we are told. Or is it? Jamie Harris speaks to Dominic Meyrick, partner at Hoare Lea, about the myths and misconceptions of lighting in the workplace. 29 January 2015
  • A long-distance runPaul Emmanuel joined the Olympic Delivery Authority at its birth and was there at the end to close its final office. Martin Read finds out how what was at first an interim position turned into an all-encompassing and unforgettable role in FM. 29 January 2015
  • Energy - an evolving marketTechnological and commercial innovation is accelerating as the European power market reaches the vital nexus between renewable and traditional power, as Nigel Blackaby reports. 29 January 2015
  • How to finance a fit-outTo own or not to own that is the question. In this era of renting software and other products, we are increasingly accustomed to the idea of having, but not being tied to a range of products. So does leasing office furniture and interiors make financial sense? Mark Eltringham reports. 21 January 2015
  • Stairway to healthObesity is an immense problem, said the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in November. Sadly, that wasn't a joke. But workers can increase exercise to lose weight even at work and FMs can help by adopting the StepJockey Initiative, claims director Nina Whitby. 19 January 2015
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