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Scrubbing up on security
Wednesday 18th January 2017

Are the personnel who clean your facilities really who they claim to be? There may be more chance that they're not than you think. Security vetting needs to be improved across the professional cleaning industry, says Chris Parkes.

Is FM bulletproof in 2017?
Tuesday 10th January 2017

Happy New Year! In some ways, it feels particularly good to be moving on from 2016, which brought with it a few changes and challenges that many of us may be happy to see recede into the past.

Improving maintenance standards in our buildings
Monday 19th December 2016

To safeguard the future of our cities, conserve resources and meet environmental demands, a radically improved focus on building maintenance and operations is necessary, says George Adams.

Should we be confident?
Thursday 15th December 2016

2016 has been rough.

Is facilities management ready for change?
Thursday 1st December 2016

Disruption of traditional industry has been a buzz-phrase for a while now. Is FM ripe for disruption? Dave Wilson looks at some of the possibilities.

Triggering a reaction
Tuesday 22nd November 2016

There's a lot of knowledge and experience behind the idea that certain words catch our interest almost automatically, conjuring up a variety of associations and/or spurring us to action. The history of advertising is the history of key word development.

In defence of the middle man
Thursday 10th November 2016

Chris MacDonald makes the case for a long maligned position in the facilities management world.

Fad or future
Monday 7th November 2016

History has a funny habit of repeating itself. Trends emerge, die and are sometimes inexplicably resurrected.

BIFM: déjà vu
Wednesday 2nd November 2016

With reference to David Emanuel's pertinent article 'Where next for the BIFM', I have a couple of observations from my own experience, writes Lionel Prodgers.

Where next for the BIFM?
Thursday 27th October 2016

With the swift exit of new CEO Ray Perry and IFMA and RICS now collaborating to focus on the development of the FM profession around the world, BIFM has some major issues on its plate. I addressed this last spring, but agreed not to publish.

Predicting the future
Thursday 20th October 2016

We seem to have entered an age in which crystal balls are particularly cloudy, at least in parts. And it is in those parts, where we are less sure of events and their implications, that risk lies.

It's all in the name
Friday 9th September 2016

Whenever someone wants to talk about branding, I'm immediately reminded of Sigmund Freud's nephew and his work in the tobacco industry.

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