Covid-19

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.

A key part of our role is to help provide the FM community with the news, information and insights needed to understand and manage the pandemic impacts, challenges and opportunities. You can access all of the relevant content on i-FM from this page. News, features and comments are shown in the boxes below and to the right. In addition, you can use our Search functions to explore the site for related issues. You can search the news by date or topic, for example ‘Covid-19’. Or you can search our full content on any keyword via our Search page.

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Latest 24 Articles

Wales plans risk assessment legislation

The Welsh Government is to strengthen legislation to ensure workplaces and shops are safer, as pandemic conditions persist.

Churchill wins at Ravensbourne

Ravensbourne University London has appointed Churchill Group to provide a range of cleaning services.

Majority do not feel safe in buildings

Over 70% of the UK workforce does not feel completely safe working in their employer’s buildings.

Businesses spending more on healthy buildings

An independent survey of more than 800 building decision-makers shows a clear shift to increased investment in healthy building trends and technologies.

A world of change

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.

Flexspace and the future of the office

Like many industries, the flexspace sector is facing one of its greatest challenges in the global pandemic.

Businesses warned on crisis of trust

Organisations face a crisis of trust this year if they continue to make workplace decisions in the dark.

Covid-19 & CRE: the same but different

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.

Covid-19 and lift safety

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.

Real estate and the Covid-19 pandemic

The corporate property world was already changing when the coronavirus arrived. The real challenge now is handling the new pace of that change,

Principle launches Safe Space

The cleaning services specialist says its new offer utilises science and technology to ensure workplaces are clean and protected.

Sodexo scoops IFMA innovation award

Last week’s World Workplace virtual conference saw Sodexo recognised for the development and implementation of its Covid-19 management app.

New report looks at pandemic productivity

Property advisors Avison Young looked into which elements of office-based and home-based working influence knowledge worker productivity.

Ergonomics for a healthy, productive remote workforce

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.

Covid-19: new report focuses on consumer worries

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.

White paper explores the power of data in cleaning

The new report examines how service providers can use data to demonstrate professionalism and make improvements in areas that are growing in strategic importance.

Offices: shift predicted in central London demand

Demand for high quality office space in London will remain robust post-Covid, but what companies want and where they want it will change.

Effective cleaning: the key to a safe workplace

This year has, without a doubt, challenged workplace and facilities professionals with a whole host of safety and wellbeing concerns.

Tracking office use as lockdowns come and go

Office occupancy during the second lockdown remained six times higher than during the first, building sensor data shows.

Lockdowns and tiers: what do they mean for FM?

Coming out of the second national lockdown in England and into a new tiered system has brought fresh challenges for the FM industry.

Covid-19 shaping technology investment

The smart building sector looks set to benefit from a surge of spending in 2021.

Covid-19: a boost for technology in the workplace

The pandemic could be the death knell for 'dumb buildings' as it catalyses and accelerates the long-term shift to smart technologies.

Workplace: a post-Covid flight to quality

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.

Spica to deliver workplace app for Mace

The workplace experience app will initially be available at the construction management group's global headquarters in London.


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