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This Week

FM: looking towards the future

‘What we do is FM; what we create is culture.’ That’s the key summary from a new CBRE article that looks at the state of FM now and its prospects for the near-term.

Digital twins: the next stage of BIM

It’s not controversial to say that BIM, building information modelling, has struggled to gain traction in facilities management market since the concept was introduced to the sector almost 20 years ago.

This Month

Buildings and extreme weather: data is key

When temperatures peaked at 37C across much of the UK in July, it caused many disruptions across multiple sectors.

Going greener faster

Last week EQUANS UK & Ireland announced a strengthening of its commitment to net zero. We talked with responsible business director Jamie Quinn about the background and context for this industry-leading move.

Back and ready for action

Simon Jacobs has joined Bouygues Energies & Services, returning to FM service delivery following a couple of years as EMEA marketing director at SoftBank Robotics.

Scope 3: consequences and solutions for FM

There has been a rise recently in companies beginning to look at their wider emissions footprint, fuelled by increased scrutiny of emission disclosures.

Market insight: public procurement up in second quarter

The UK Government awarded 321 contracts relating to facilities management in Q2 2022, worth a total of £872m.

Selecting and implementing tech in FM

FM software solutions offer wide-ranging benefits for workplace and facilities management professionals. But, choosing the ideal solution for your business’s unique requirements is vital.

This Quarter

Don’t forget about IT

As the FM industry becomes increasingly more digital, recognising the value of your IT is important when considering the priority list for an office relocation.

Matt Chapman: live in Leeds

If you don’t know the name SBFM, you should. The Leeds-headquartered soft services specialist looks set to make its mark on the FM landscape with its strategic ambitions.

Coping with summer heat

According to the Meteorological Office, 2022 is predicted to be one of the hottest years ever recorded.

How it started; how it’s going

Arcus FM was an innovative idea: create FM excellence in supporting a retail giant and then apply that knowledge to others. Fiona Perrin recently caught up with CEO Chris Green.

Corporate property: what now?

Developers, agents, landlords, architects, designers, real estate people and facilities managers united at the British Council for Offices Annual Conference earlier this month. Jo Sutherland looks back.

Thinking a bit more creatively

Steve Brewer reflects on this year’s IWFM ‘agents of change’ conference.

FM holds the key to net zero carbon

There are about 30 million buildings in the UK which, in total, are responsible for around 30% of our national emissions, giving buildings an integral role in the UK’s decarbonisation challenge.

FM for a sustainable future - ready, tech, go

What will it take to achieve a sustainable built environment? To support a hybrid workforce? To maintain resilience and agility?

Sustainability: it’s in our business DNA

Ecoserv is transforming from a cleaning specialist to a facilities management group with a focus on achieving net zero. Fiona Perrin talked with the management team.

Sustainability: the key role of your logistics partner

Now more than ever, businesses are facing serious pressure from all angles to reduce their carbon footprint, whether it be from their own staff and customers, or via new legislation.

Optimising the workplace with CAFM

The facilities management sector has undergone a transformational shift. Not only have we witnessed a transition to more digital ways of working, but the responsibilities placed on facilities managers have grown in scope.

Investigating the workplace

User experience expert Iain Shorthose is on the move. He joins Paragon Workplace Solutions next week, a change that is emblematic of the development of his expertise and his ambitions for applying it.

Four reasons to go digital for asset management

FM businesses can save time, money and hassle by fully digitising their asset management, says Dan Teare.

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