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KBR acquires Carillion's share of Aspire Defence

KBR is now the sole backer of the former joint venture that has supported the Ministry of Defence on Project Allenby Connaught since 2006.

RICS publishes new guidance on strategic FM

The Strategic Facility Management Framework, launched in Dubai during the annual IFMA-RICS World Workplace Forum Middle East, promises a holistic approach to strategic FM best practice.

BCO highlights London's best workplaces

Bloomberg, White Collar Factory, Havas UK, Here East and 10 Lower James Street have all been recognised as some of the best workplaces in the capital at the British Council for Offices regional awards.

Workplace Week New York plans confirmed

Following a successful six years in the UK, Workplace Week will arrive in New York this summer. The Advanced Workplace Associates fundraising event, supported by the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries Group, takes place 18 – 22 June.

OCS in five-year MoJ win

The Ministry of Justice has awarded the new multi-service contract as part of the government department's integrator service delivery model.

ESS lands three-year off-shore deal

ESS Support Service Worldwide Offshore, the offshore specialists of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has secured a three-year framework agreement with COSL Drilling Europe AS to deliver hotel and catering services on its drilling rigs.

CBRE in

The latest move at the property services group illustrates two things: the importance of energy in the landscape of business issues and the growing role of technology-weighted solutions.

ENGIE takes on Portsmouth Carillion contract

ENGIE is in the process of taking over as FM services provider at Queen Alexandra Hospital, replacing the collapsed Carillion.

Sodexo commits to social targets with Public Service Pledge

Sodexo has published its second Public Service Pledge, a strategic and ethical set of commitments to its customers, employees and communities.

Sodexo reports mixed results for first half

Group figures for the six months ending February 28 show organic growth up, but both revenue and operating profit are down.

Smart data, efficient schools, improved performance

George Adams and Liam Rock explore some of the complexity of applying big data principles in an education setting, a challenge that promises significant benefits.

Why FM is investing in technology to deliver efficiencies

The facilities management sector continues to face the challenges of low profit margins, decreasing budgets and increased client expectations. 

The changing role of FM in universities

Facilities management has become a critical factor for students when choosing their university. We talked to the experts at Bouygues E&S about this.

Talking the industry up

I think it’s very easy to talk down the FM industry right now; but more than ever I am seeing a real movement behind positive change and some urgency in creating a conversation that elevates the perception of the value of what FM does.

The outsourcing debate: do they mean us?

Outsourcing has always been a touchy subject. It’s a good, sound business practice, widely used and time-proven; but it can also be an easy target for criticism, a magnet for hot-button claims around jobs, costs, quality, accountability and more.

Compliance: simpler than it sounds

Harrison Briggs discusses the ever-changing requirements around compliance in the built environment.

Putting the patient first

Public healthcare in the UK is facing extreme financial pressure, with NHS trusts struggling to fund vital services. James Taylor tells i-FM how facilities services companies can help to ease the burden.

A hub of knowledge

Graham Perry has played a pivotal role in the development of FM software since he moved to the UK from South Africa six years ago. Here, he talks about that journey and what might come next.

Enterprise-to-Enterprise: the next step in FM outsourcing

Juergen Kulka introduces i-FM to a new outsourcing model and explains why this could represent a step-change in facilities services.

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