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DIO launches £2.9bn FM framework

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation is inviting FM service suppliers to bid for places on a new framework that will cover the UK defence estate.

Kier upbeat as it launches future-proofing programme

The construction to services group has published a solid set of results for the year ending 30 June, claiming market-leading positions for its divisions and a record group order book of £10.2bn.

Migration recommendations won't help FM skills shortage

That's the view of the BIFM, commenting on the independent Migration Advisory Committee final report on European Economic Area migration into the UK.

Cordant on board at Midland Metro

Cordant Cleaning has won a three-year contract to provide a range of services across the tram network in Birmingham.

Balfour Beatty cited over climate risk reporting

Here's a warning to PLCs in particular. A specialist law firm has reported four UK companies to the Financial Reporting Council over failures to address climate change trends and risks in their reports to shareholders.

Cloudfm Academy achieves City & Guilds recognition

The facilities management services provider has recently seen its approach to training reach the next level, with its academy being awarded City & Guilds Approved Centre status.

Incentive secures renewal at Plantation Place

Incentive FM Group's Lynx security business has been awarded a new contract at the landmark site in the City of London.

Refurbished industrial buildings are the future of workplace

That's the conclusion of a new study carried out by the property services group JLL and architects Hawkins\Brown.

Hackett worries about another Grenfell

The author of an independent review into fire safety and building regulations has warned it is impossible to rule out another "catastrophic event" like the Grenfell Tower tragedy if changes aren't made to the regulatory system.

Technology in FM Award: deadline coming

Entries for the next i-FM-backed Technology in Facilities Management Award are due in before 19 October. Four weeks to make your case for industry recognition of your good work.

Facilities management in smart buildings

Building technology has come along in leaps and bounds, and 'smart' projects that can offer tangible, operational benefits to building managers and tenants are becoming increasingly popular. Nick Sacke explores some of the issues and opportunities.

More than free food and bean bags

Adapting our working practices to support millennials can play a big role in staff retention, says Sienna Emanuel.

How nudging can drive higher workplace efficiency

Managers and companies looking to grow profitably can hardly disagree that employee productivity has become the major managerial battlefield. ISS offers some advice on the concept of 'nudging'.

Outsourcing in the public sector: a social commitment

The Public Service Act (Social Value) 2012 puts social value at the heart of commissioning, ensuring that authorities consider the wider economic and environmental benefit that they can achieve when buying goods and services. The Act became law in 2013.

More questions than answers

Predicting change is a mug's game, especially these days when some of the old 'rules' seem particularly unreliable. But it does feel like the times might be ripe for some kind of tipping point in UK facilities management.

Mutually beneficial

Collaborations between facilities management membership bodies have happened before. So, what makes the partnership between RICS and IFMA any different?

Standard mission

Sodexo is committed to 'Quality of Life Services'. Keith Hamer, its Global VP of Engineering and Asset Management, tells Fiona Perrin why operating to a global standard for hard services is so integral to that vision.

Servest: what next?

Rob Legge talks to i-FM about the ambitious plans behind the newly merged Atalian Servest business.

A fresh perspective

Immersed in the world of FM, it’s only by talking to a newcomer that you are reminded what a strange business this is: the multi-layered procurement processes, the relentless pressure on costs, the temptation to make promises based on a hope and a prayer.

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