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15 October 2018
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FM Interview

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


  • In full flightAlan Russell, head of facilities management at Heathrow Airport for Terminal 5, has made the most of what's turned out to be an ideal environment for an ambitious, self-starting engineering & facilities manager. Martin Read reports. 05 November 2015
  • A passion for educationMartin Read interviews Linda Hausmanis, the newly appointed director of education at BIFM and the woman behind the institute's educational programme. 22 April 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Newton's laws of attractionIn his retail and financial FM roles over the years, Chris Newton's natural enthusiasm has seen every operational and property management function in the book gravitating towards him. Now, he's the BIFM 2014 Facilities Manager of the Year. Martin Read reports. 03 November 2014
  • After a passionThe word 'passion' features frequently in the vocabulary of Julie Kortens, who took the reins as BIFM chairman in April. Here, she tells Martin Read how she intends putting her characteristic enthusiasm for FM to good use during her tenure. 14 July 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • What did apprenticeships ever do for me?National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3rd to 7th March, and while there's much to praise now that a full apprenticeship structure is in place across the profession, the people who can really explain the virtues of apprenticeships are former apprentices themselves. 03 March 2014
  • Role modelThe new facilities manager of the year's championing of building information modelling across the central Government estate has set her apart from her peers, as Sara Bean reports. 28 October 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
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