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24 February 2018
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News Analysis

Regular analysis of the leading stories in the facilities management industry. Comment on topics such as environmental issues, wellbeing in the workplace, the Living Wage and more.


  • Searching for the super supervisorsThis month we asked whether there is a requirement for more supervisory level FM personnel from a hospitality background, and what you think makes a strong FM at this level stand out. What are the trends in the way FM supervisors are trained, appointed and deployed in your organisation and industry sector? 07 August 2017
  • It's time to overhaul building regulationsIt has been almost two months since a horrifying fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower council block, on the Lancaster Estate in West London, claiming the lives of at least 80 people. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 07 August 2017
  • Think Tank: Putting on the squeezeWe asked how the relationship between workspace density and employee effectiveness is playing out in your organisation and whether different metrics have been adopted. 10 July 2017
  • Happy workplaces foster dynamic employeesCorporate real estate firms are contending more and more with how the design of workplaces can make their employees more productive and happier. 10 July 2017
  • Staying alert to Legionella perilLast month's spell of exceptionally hot weather will have put FMs on guard against the replication of Legionella in building water supplies but ever more vigilance is required. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 03 July 2017
  • Soft landings: ready for take-off?The value of FM's input into an effective soft landings approach to new-build and refurbishment projects is well established. There remains, however, a debate about who should champion it. Jamie Harris reports. 29 June 2017
  • Regulation on trialWhile the public inquiry into the horrific Grenfell Tower fire goes on, details are emerging of the factors which led to the tragedy which claimed the lives of 79 people. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 27 June 2017
  • Food and FM industry faces serious waste challengeThe catering industry is facing a tougher task than ever to cut back on the millions of tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 06 June 2017
  • Think Tank: What measures does FM need from the next government?The nation is heading to the polling station. We asked: what manifesto pledges would the FM industry like to see make it into actual policy? 05 June 2017
  • How buildings can take a fitness testAt the tail end of March, a "cost-effective" certification system for promoting healthy workplaces in existing buildings was launched. What is this system, and what does it mean for FM professionals? Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 12 May 2017
  • ThinkFM 2017: How technology maps the way aheadThree of the guest speakers at BIFM's annual ThinkFM Conference on the 8 June give a sneak preview of their talks on data use in the workplace. 12 May 2017
  • Hot drink provision - how have trends changed?If there's one element of catering that has changed most surprisingly over the past decade or so, it's hot drink provision. Here, we reveal the findings of our recent Preference Poll, in association with FreshGround. 08 May 2017
  • Learner of the Year Awards to be launched at BIFM Achievement CeremonyLearners who have achieved a BIFM qualification in facilities management are invited to attend BIFM's second annual Achievement Ceremony taking place on 6 July. 08 May 2017
  • Savills predicts a business exodus to London's outer boroughsLondon's outer boroughs could provide greater flexible office space in future, according to a report by estate agent Savills. 05 May 2017
  • Data: Managing in the momentOur recent webinar addressed the issue of FM's ability to demonstrate the best possible performance from each member of facilities service personnel, using a data-driven approach to planning, monitoring, measuring and maximising the engagement and performance of the FM workforce. Here are some highlight quotes from the day. 12 April 2017
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