Don't leave auditing untll the last minute
It is a fact of life: most people only ever decide to take action at the precise moment things go south, like a problem in the supply chain.
Scottish FM celebrates its people
BIFM Scotland toasted the winners of its inaugural awards at a special ceremony on Saturday.
SPIE consolidates northern presence
The independent service provider has opened a new hub for its northern operations in the Venus Building at Manchesterís Trafford Quays.
Wates selected for two Circle regions
Wates Living Space has been appointed by Circle Housing to deliver responsive repairs and maintenance services for its housing stock in London and the West Midlands.
Incentive scoops shopping centre deal
Incentive FM has been awarded a two-year contract extension to continue providing an integrated TFM solution at St Stephen's Shopping Centre in Kingston-upon-Hull.
Servest lands new Crossrail role
Servest Security has been appointed to provide guarding services for the final system-wide Crossrail project.
Keeping track of your assets
Facilities services are labour-intensive almost by definition. Managing people, their time, whereabouts and of course remuneration are all critical functions.
Acuity grows team
The Axis Group's front of house management service provider has appointed two new Account Managers.
ISC lands five year booking at The O2
Integrated Security Consultants has been awarded a five-year contract to supply CCTV and radio channel controllers to The O2 arena, London.
'Good enough' is not good enough
Like many industries, facilities management takes its relationship with technology largely for granted: IT powers operations, and many of the service features offered to clients, but the level of dependency of FM on IT is easily under-rated.
Makeover for TC FM
TC Facilities Management is rolling out its name and new visual identity to each of its sister divisions.
BIM: private sector challenge remains
Central government continues to be the driving force behind the adoption of building information modelling and much of the built environment industry is expecting BIM to become compulsory on public sector projects.
Matthew Parr expounds on the latest developments in remote workforce electronic monitoring systems and how they can benefit facilities managers employing field-based staff.
How Secure Do You Feel?
With IT security breaches on the rise, Greg Rayburn looks at why the FM sector is at particular risk and why it needs to toss out the 'good enough' approach.
Understanding How We Got Here
Life, wrote the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards. That sums up our understanding of some of the key trends in office environments over the past 20 years, writes Colin Watson.
How to Get the 80% Right
80% of a building's value is delivered during its working life, but missed service and maintenance opportunities lead to operating costs that are often far too high, argues Simon Carter.
Noodle Fatigue and Other Food Service Challenges
i-FM's Editor, Simon Iatrou, recently took a trip to Sky HQ in West London to meet Rob Fredrickson, the man responsible for feeding 8000 hungry stomachs.
How do you engender staff loyalty in an organisation? Simon Iatrou finds out from Angela Williams how Sodexo has been engaging with its employees in a new and refreshing way.
Entering a World of Pane
Ian Whittingham explains how a lengthy career in facilities management has helped him apply customer-centric practice within a specialist glass repair and maintenance business.
Servest and The Three Bears Principle
Rob Legge and Andrew Sugars tell Simon Iatrou why being somewhere in the middle is just right.
Failing to audit means planning to fail
Nigel Crunden explains why it is so crucial to take constant stock of your supply chain.
Can FM save us from the end of the world?
If facilities management is to have a stake in our future, what role can the profession play in shaping the world we will come to live in?
What does FM want?
An impending general election is an easy and obvious hook. Cue journalists from every sector to prepare new feature articles and comment pieces: 'what does [insert industry name] want from a new government?'.
A fair day's pay
Our staff work hard to help maintain our clients' facilities and provide key services. Every one of them deserves to receive a salary that not only recognises their skills and hard work, but also reflects the real cost of living in the UK.
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Convergence is a key issue for facilities management. In today‚Äôs world, FM must work more and more in concert with the other support disciplines: CRE, HR, IT. What does this mean for the future?
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