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Looking for reliable information on the facilities market? On what FM companies do? On the priorities of frontline practitioners? Or their views on suppliers?

i-FM publishes a range of special reports that provide unique insights into the UK facilities management market. Our current and archived reports are listed below.

We can also help with bespoke research. If you would like to find out, for example, what the i-FM community thinks on a particular subject, please contact our editor to see how we can help.

Major surveys & reports

International FM Report
The demand for international support, whether it's in a handful of select markets or across continents, is growing - as is the supplier community's ability to deliver. We look at the trends, the implications and the challenges both in individual markets and around the globe.

i-FM Trends and Opportunities Report 2016/17
Our authoritative annual market overview provides clear and helpful analysis of the UK FM industry.

2015/162014/15 | 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 | 2010/11 | 
2009/10 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005  | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 |

The i-FM Brands Survey Report 2016
Which brands do FMs themselves perceive as market leaders? This survey asked that question on a whole series of different criteria, including service areas, policies and practices.

Brands Survey 2015 | Brands Survey 2014

FM Business Confidence Monitor 2017
These reports are produced in partnership with the BIFM and Barclays. Click here for 2016 and here for 2015. Earlier reports, from i-FM, are listed below:

20142013 | 2012 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 |

Market research & updates

News Reviews
Find out what's been happening over the past year (or over the past decade!).

20152014 | 2013 |  2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 |

10 years in FM: 1999 - 2009 (open access)

Changing Times in Facilities Management
Wide-ranging research from the team at Sheffield Hallam University based on an online survey of the UK FM sector. Published in 2016.


Audit of the UK FM Sector
This important study captures the views and experiences of frontline FMs through a bespoke online survey.

2012  |  2010  |  2008  |  2006  |  2005  |  2004 |

Contract Trends
Who buys what, how and why? Has the recession had an impact on buying decisions or on contract terms? Our survey looks at these issues and more.

Quick Issue Surveys 

We look at key issues and trends in the industry as they arise.

FM contract trends (2014)
The workplace and FM providers (2014)
FM and the workplace (2014)
Social media and FM (2013)
Views on FM bodies merger (2013)
Experience vs qualifications (2013)
Views on the Living Wage (2012)
Compliance gets top priority (2012)
The 2012 Olympic Games & FM (2012)
Lighting: focus on energy (2012)


Results from past quick issue surveys:

Sustainability: here to stay (2011)
Price and service drive M&E (2011)
New priority: waste management (2011)
Views on health & safety (2011)
Security services decisions (2011)
Catering contract trends (2010)
People vs service vs profit (2010)
Business outlook January 2010 (2010)
Chartered status for FMs (2009)





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