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  • Energy efficiency rising up corporate agendas fast

    Energy efficiency rising up corporate agendas fast

    The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey shows interest and investment in energy efficiency are at an all-time high.

  • Creating competitive advantage

    Creating competitive advantage

    The way we inhabit workspace is changing as are the workplace strategies we must have in place to attract and retain talent, to drive productivity and performance. ISS outlines 7 ways FMs must fulfil customer needs and innovate to stay competitive.

  • Beyond outsourcing: to vest or not to vest

    Beyond outsourcing: to vest or not to vest

    Granted it is not the font of all knowledge; however, Wikipedia is a useful reference for definitions.

  • FM at starboard

    FM at starboard

    Tim Hancock tells Simon Iatrou how he has managed to balance a lifelong passion for sailing with a successful career in facilities management.

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  • Energy efficiency rising up corporate agendas fast

    Energy efficiency rising up corporate agendas fast

    The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator survey shows interest and investment in energy efficiency are at an all-time high.

  • Majority of employers opposed to or in the dark over levy

    Majority of employers opposed to or in the dark over levy

    The CIPD is warning that the Apprenticeship Levy is a 'blunt instrument' to tackle workplace skills as only 1 in 4 employers currently plan to use levy funding to invest in apprenticeships.

  • University estates: room for improvement

    University estates: room for improvement

    The Association of University Directors of Estates has published preliminary findings from a study of universities in England with in-house buildings repair and maintenance teams. It looks like in-house, in this case, is the route to savings.

  • M&A activity slows in Q1

    M&A activity slows in Q1

    Merger and acquisition activity in the facilities management sector slowed slightly in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest report from business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP.

  • Graysons books British Library

    Graysons books British Library

    The independent caterer has won a five-year contract covering restaurant, cafe and event services at the British Library's London HQ.

  • 23 June: National Women in Engineering Day

    23 June: National Women in Engineering Day

    A range of organisations, including BSRIA and the Building Engineering Services Association, are backing today as an opportunity to celebrate women in engineering and raise the profile of the profession generally.

  • Hooper to leave Sodexo

    Hooper to leave Sodexo

    Phil Hooper, Corporate Affairs Director for Sodexo UK and Ireland, is to leave the company after a 40-year career.

  • Oltec bags Trinity Walk deal

    Oltec bags Trinity Walk deal

    Oltec FM has won a three-year contract to provide cleaning services to Trinity Walk shopping centre in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

  • Amadeus to move to Abbey

    Amadeus to move to Abbey

    The NEC Group's catering business has won a five-year, £3m contract to provide services at the Grade II* listed Delapre Abbey.

  • EIC in administration

    EIC in administration

    The Warwickshire-based hard services specialist has gone into administration, surprising many in the industry as well as most of its employees.

  • 'People and data' business model fuelling FM M&A

    'People and data' business model fuelling FM M&A

    FM is evolving from a people business to a people and data business, according to new research by accountancy and advisory firm BDO LLP.

  • Condeco raises $30m to drive growth

    Condeco raises $30m to drive growth

    The global software company is marking the start of London Technology Week with the news that it has secured significant new investment that will be used to accelerate its expansion.

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Features

  • Increasing heat, not greenhouse gases

    Increasing heat, not greenhouse gases

    Time is running out for landlords of both commercial and private premises: the Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 require that from 1 April 2018 privately-let commercial and domestic properties meet a minimum energy efficiency standard.

  • Creating competitive advantage

    Creating competitive advantage

    The way we inhabit workspace is changing as are the workplace strategies we must have in place to attract and retain talent, to drive productivity and performance. ISS outlines 7 ways FMs must fulfil customer needs and innovate to stay competitive.

  • Agile spaces: Bouygues makes a smart move

    Agile spaces: Bouygues makes a smart move

    In February, Bouygues Energies & Services relocated its London offices to Lambeth Palace Road: an opportunity to design a new and innovative agile working environment that promotes collaboration and performance.

  • What contactless credit card technology can do for FM

    What contactless credit card technology can do for FM

    Waiting to pay in a restaurant, where their electronic payment system had gone down, and seeing the old, paper-based vouchers, I thought about how things have progressed, saving time, improving security and removing the paper.



Interviews

  • FM at starboard

    FM at starboard

    Tim Hancock tells Simon Iatrou how he has managed to balance a lifelong passion for sailing with a successful career in facilities management.

  • Creating social value

    Creating social value

    Simon Iatrou finds out how one FM service provider's work with local communities may provide the blueprint for all future facilities management.

  • Technically Speaking

    Technically Speaking

    One year after ISS's acquisition of GSH, Simon Iatrou sits down with Gary Kidd and Kath Fontana to discuss the growth of its technical services business and how this is informing the organisation's evolving approach to service.

  • From Commodity to Strategy

    From Commodity to Strategy

    The commoditisation of facilities management services can be reversed. But FM organisations like Mitie must first ask their customers far more thoughtful questions, says Martyn Freeman. He explains his philosophy to Simon Iatrou.



Comments

  • Beyond outsourcing: to vest or not to vest

    Beyond outsourcing: to vest or not to vest

    Granted it is not the font of all knowledge; however, Wikipedia is a useful reference for definitions.

  • When will the robots take over?

    When will the robots take over?

    Every research report that i-FM has been involved in over the past decade has pointed to technology being one of the key game-changers in FM. But where will technology actually take us?

  • Solving the productivity equation

    Solving the productivity equation

    If you have been paying attention over the past two years, you will have noticed a growing obsession in facilities management with productivity.

  • Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    Never mind the title; concentrate on the message

    You might be surprised to learn that BaxterStorey has produced a white paper that purposely looks beyond its own service focus to the wider industry of outsourced FM, with the goal of uncovering how this sector can continue to grow and develop.



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