The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in living memory. It has had, and continues to have, far-reaching impacts on individuals, our society, the economy and our industry. Many of those impacts have of course been negative; and the challenges implied by that, as well as by the long list of other changes we have been experiencing, will be with us for some time to come. On the more positive side, this does bring some opportunities, too, in terms of highlighting the possibilities of working in different ways, deploying new and appropriate technologies and finding ways to better use resources, for example. And, yes, there may also be some new business opportunities.
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The Welsh Government is to strengthen legislation to ensure workplaces and shops are safer, as pandemic conditions persist.
Ravensbourne University London has appointed Churchill Group to provide a range of cleaning services.
Over 70% of the UK workforce does not feel completely safe working in their employer’s buildings.
An independent survey of more than 800 building decision-makers shows a clear shift to increased investment in healthy building trends and technologies.
Remember all that talk from early last year about the ‘new normal’ – when would it get here, what would it be? Well, strangely enough, it’s here – this is the new normal.
Like many industries, the flexspace sector is facing one of its greatest challenges in the global pandemic.
Organisations face a crisis of trust this year if they continue to make workplace decisions in the dark.
The property professionals group CoreNet Global has been tracking members’ views on the lasting effects of the pandemic. They have evolved but the themes remain consistent.
Social distancing must have been one of the most used terms of 2020. Looking ahead to 2021 this same behaviour seems set to be a part of daily life for quite a while to come.
The corporate property world was already changing when the coronavirus arrived. The real challenge now is handling the new pace of that change,
The cleaning services specialist says its new offer utilises science and technology to ensure workplaces are clean and protected.
Last week’s World Workplace virtual conference saw Sodexo recognised for the development and implementation of its Covid-19 management app.
Property advisors Avison Young looked into which elements of office-based and home-based working influence knowledge worker productivity.
As we move towards the end of an absolutely tumultuous year, it’s clear that Covid-19 has had a deep and lasting impact on remote working.
One in 10 people have walked out of a premises because they felt uncomfortable about the risk of catching Covid-19, according to a report by facilities services provider phs Group.
The new report examines how service providers can use data to demonstrate professionalism and make improvements in areas that are growing in strategic importance.
Demand for high quality office space in London will remain robust post-Covid, but what companies want and where they want it will change.
This year has, without a doubt, challenged workplace and facilities professionals with a whole host of safety and wellbeing concerns.
Office occupancy during the second lockdown remained six times higher than during the first, building sensor data shows.
Coming out of the second national lockdown in England and into a new tiered system has brought fresh challenges for the FM industry.
The smart building sector looks set to benefit from a surge of spending in 2021.
The pandemic could be the death knell for 'dumb buildings' as it catalyses and accelerates the long-term shift to smart technologies.
The next three to five years will see a strong focus on flexibility, demanded by both workers and corporates, relating to work activity, space and location.
The workplace experience app will initially be available at the construction management group's global headquarters in London.
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