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16 January 2019
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Opinions on facilities management from all corners of the sector. Want to get something off your chest? We're happy to consider any relevant comment that is topical, inspirational, angry or amusing.



  • 09 January 2019
  • Implanting microchips a digital step too far?
    Herpreet Kaur Grewal presents the findings from this month's Think Tank on organisations monitoring employee behaviours through IoT technology. 09 January 2019
  • Workplace: embracing the opportunity
    We must embrace workplace and the challenges that come with it, argues Chris Moriarty. 09 January 2019
  • Insight beats foresight and hindsight
    Peter Brogan discusses the importance of research and insight at the IWFM. 09 January 2019
  • Better customer experience
    IWFM members can expect a better customer experience, says Sofia Erleigh. 09 January 2019
  • The IWFM professional standards
    Fraser Talbot explains the professional standards the IWFM has adopted. 07 January 2019
  • What will 2019 bring for the FM sector?
    It was a turbulent 2018, with prominent business failures and profit warnings from some of the largest integrated service providers in the UK. Alongside this we saw increasing operating costs triggered by legislative pensions changes and the apprentice levy, not to mention the reduction in capital spend triggered by uncertainty around Brexit. 07 January 2019
  • Goodbye FM World, Hello Facilitate
    Martin Read explains the reasons for rebranding FM World as Faciltate 03 December 2018
  • Go for gold
    Many fire risk assessors will just hand over the fire risk assessment (FRA) document to a client and walk away. This is often all that the contract demands. But both parties will gain far more if you provide a comprehensive package that explains the significant findings and the risks their company faces if they go unheeded. 06 November 2018
  • Principles for autonomy
    As leaders, it's vital that we create the right environment for the right people to make the right decision at the right time and then allow them to deploy that decision for the best result. 06 November 2018
  • UX for the physical world
    Nick Whiteley offers advice on how to create good first impressions of your organisation to visitors. 06 November 2018

IWFM Columns

  • 09 June 2016
  • Important changes to the delivery of Apprenticeships in England
    Apprenticeships are government-funded, work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. The BIFM's Fraser Talbot details the institute's work with employer groups in developing new standards for apprenticeships in FM.
  • Reaching across borders
    Meeting with FM professionals and members, in both the UK and further afield is always the best part of my job, writes Lee Grant.
  • Evolution
    FM World has been a cornerstone of the Institute's offering for many years, having recently celebrated its 12th birthday and this is its 279th issue. It provides a range of news, analysis, case studies and insights to support the facilities management profession and the Institute's membership, writes James Sutton.
  • A gold standard for FM excellence
    The BIFM Facilities Management Awards are always a highlight of the facilities management calendar and over the past few years we have been on a development journey to further enhance the Awards programme for the profession and to reflect the institute's new mission and strategic intent.