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Includes advice on good facilities management practice and legal issues, plus 'Technical...' guides on common issues.

 

  • CAFM and the app factorThe coming generation of FM apps in end users' hands has considerable potential for both clients and end-user consumers of the service alike, says Paul Bullard. 06 June 2017
  • In the loopUnder the Equality Act 2010 reasonable adjustments must be made to ensure those with a disability are considered in all public buildings including the hard of hearing, says Gary Leverington of Action Hearing Loss. 06 June 2017
  • Smoke control systems: Open of closed protool?Smoke control systems, activated when a fire breaks out, remove hot, hazardous smoke or compartmentalise it to allow for clearer escape routes and firefighter access. But there are informed choices to be made, says Bob Gate. 06 June 2017
  • Light of dayHelen Loomes of Trilux says that FMs should consider different types of light intensity and colour temperature when specifying lighting systems to improve workplace cognition levels. But how does this work in practice? 18 April 2017
  • Can probiotic-based cleaners change FM?As a growing number of probiotic cleaners enter the facilities management industry, can these 'good bacteria' products offer a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to current chemical cleaners? Dr Emma Saunders of Genesis Biosciences explains. 13 March 2017
  • Facial recognition technologyThe latest developments in access control centre on the use of facial recognition technology. Gary James at Aurora shares his insight into what the technology can do and how it might affect the FM operation. 09 January 2017
  • The UK's 5G opportunity: what you need to knowThe Autumn Statement made provision for the country's fifth generation mobile data network infrastructure. Here, Keith Robson of the University of Surrey 5G innovation Centre outlines the latest IT development set to transform business processes 12 December 2016
  • Silent steps: acoustic flooringCreating better indoor environments is now a real priority, says Forbo Flooring Systems. A much greater emphasis is now placed on the role sustainable buildings play in supporting and helping people live better, healthier and more productive lives. 15 September 2016
  • Crystal clearPhotovoltaic (PV) solar panels are well established as a renewable energy option. But what's next? FM World spoke to Dr Chris Case, chief technology officer at Oxford Photovoltaics, a spin-off of Oxford University, about the possibilities 15 September 2016
  • Chilling experience: Get the most out of glycolGlycol is fundamental to the smooth operation of any chiller system. But if it is specified incorrectly it can cause expensive problems including reduced heat transfer and corrosion. Brent Hall, technical manager at ICS Cool Energy, gives his tips for using glycol in chillers and chilled water systems 15 September 2016
  • Ventilation at ChernobylEven nuclear disaster zones require air handling units and ductwork. Here, Jamie Harris finds out what measures are in place for the equipment to survive for 100 years, and for people to complete work in such a hazardous working environment 13 August 2016
  • Filtering the particles to force down false alarmsLee James, general manager, sales & marketing at Nittan Europe, explains how to avoid erroneous emergency callouts 26 July 2016
  • Wall covering maintenanceSimon Bennett, international sales manager for Saint-Gobain Adfors, discusses the principles behind an effective wall covering maintenance strategy 09 June 2016
  • FMs role in streamlining project processesThe way in which project managers (PMs) work with FMs to oversee such activities as relocation projects is critical to their successful delivery. Fred Rademeyer advises on how to identify the pressure points in the PM / FM relationship 19 May 2016
  • A straightforward approach to energy managementEnergy control in buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of well-tested systems, as guidance is perceived to be overcomplicated, says Andy Lewry 19 May 2016
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