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19 July 2018
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Read in-depth facilties management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.


  • Energy management: FM World's 2016 user guideFrom procurement to the behavioural change required to control its use, the management of energy is a key component in an FM's role. Here, Adam Leach explains the key energy issues of 2016. 19 May 2016
  • Public sector FM: a shared visionA recent university of Salford event, The Future of Facilities Management in the Public Sector, explored the problem of ineffective public facilities and had speakers proposing ideas to 'rationalise and transform' the sustainability of public sector FM operations. Jamie Harris picks out some of the day's key contributions 11 May 2016
  • Trust the processIt is a year since the CDM 2015 replaced CDM 2007 - changing the law for the whole construction process on all projects. So how has it been going? Health and safety consultant Louise Hosking reports. 11 May 2016
  • Orange revolution: How the Dutch do FMThe Netherlands is having no trouble luring an influx of young people into facilities management with innovations such as activity-based working and a service-led focus boosting its profile. Sara Bean finds out what it is that sets the Dutch art of FM apart 05 May 2016
  • How does it work? Access control by droneShared office space or large multi-tenanted sites mean that the front-of-house service must handle access control for visitors or delivery drivers. FM World spoke with Alex Shamy of Kisi about a true 21st century innovation that could make security and access control more streamlined process. 28 April 2016
  • 'Getting' CarterLord Carter of Coles' NHS review set out to show how savings could be made through collaboration and standardised FM procurement procedures. Nick Martindale asks those on the ground whether this vision is realistic or just a pipedream 25 April 2016
  • Raising the BarAt the Bar Council's City of London headquarters, Sam Forman is an FM with 20 years' experience having effectively introduced and developed the role herself. Martin Read reports. 21 April 2016
  • Working out new anglesThe National Living Wage is legislation with great significance for facilities service providers. Here, representatives of FM firms explain how they think the market will be affected and how organisations will need to work in different ways to make the sums add up. 07 April 2016
  • A productive choiceThinkFM 2016's theme sees speakers focused firmly on how FM can impact organisational productivity. Andrew Pring and Martin Read talk to some of the speakers who will make attending ThinkFM a productive decision in itself 07 April 2016
  • A lighter footprintSuresh Kumar explains how Tata Consulting Services' adoption of 100 per cent renewable energy at its UK offices last year is proving the credibility of carbon offsetting both in terms of the bottom line and employee wellbeing 07 April 2016
  • A call to almsAs the bailiff for a 350-year-old charitable trust set up to provide hospitality for fifteen gentlemen 'of poor or modest means', Bob Rabagliati has an unusual FM role but it's one that brings him immense joy. Martin Read reports 24 March 2016
  • Smart city cyber securityThe advent of smart cities will offer businesses unprecedented economic opportunities as well as unprecedented levels of cyber security threats resulting from an explosion in the number of interconnected devices. Nicolas Reys explains 24 March 2016
  • Quest for perfectionMaintaining high-quality goods or services to the customer is the fundamental goal of any industry, and as consistency in service and operation is the sine qua non of FM, could it also be key to delivering quality management? asks Nick Martindale 24 March 2016
  • Mastering apprenticesThe government's apprenticeship levy is part of a bold plan that aims to raise £3 billion a year in order to fund three million apprentices across the UK by 2020. What impact will it have on facilities management, and is it addressing the right skills gap? Jamie Harris reports. 10 March 2016
  • Cutting catering's capacityContract caterers are taking lessons from the high street and elsewhere as they seek new ways of maximising the smaller amount of food prep and dining space from which they're being asked to operate. Nick Martindale reports on a rapidly changing sector. 10 March 2016
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