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Read in-depth facilties management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.


  • What can FM learn from improv comedy?What can FM learn from improvised comedy? Jamie Harris sat down with comedian Neil Mullarkey to find out. 13 October 2016
  • Ready for work?The launch earlier this year of the BIFM's operational readiness guide was the latest event seeking to ensure that FM is linked at every stage to the design and construction process. But, ask Martin Read and Jamie Harris, is the wider construction sector receptive to the FM's message? 15 September 2016
  • Automatic for the peopleWill robotics and artificial intelligence revolutionise the workplace? James Woudhuysen, visiting professor at London South Bank University, questions the logic behind the assumptions. 15 September 2016
  • Building a sustainable argumentThe way in which the sustainability performance of buildings is measured in the years ahead is likely to have a social as well as an environmental dimension. And that can only mean more involvement from FM in design, as Jamie Harris reports 15 September 2016
  • The smart future of FMTalk about smart buildings emphasises the value of the technology but it's in the use of the generated data that facilities managers can shine, as Nick Martindale reports. 15 September 2016
  • Where is FM in the BIM conversation?Paul Wilkinson explains how BIM has evolved over the past five years and looks at milestones in FM's involvement thus far. Is FM taking its theoretically rightful place in the construction project spotlight? 15 September 2016
  • Investor opportunitiesThe latest version of the Investors in People standard focuses on high performance through employee engagement across all departments in an organisation. With so much of FM linked to empowering people, it's a compelling message. Martin Read reports 12 August 2016
  • Planning for high performanceCreating a high performance environment for today's sports stars means putting players at the centre of the process and empowering those people tasked with supporting them. That's the philosophy of consultant Clive Reeves, and one that has the potential to put facilities management in the spotlight. Martin Read reports 12 August 2016
  • Partner in primeFM recognised at board level? A dream for many, an entirely undesirable ambition for others. But what if there was a third way? A professional status for FMs that could transform how they and their department's contribution are valued throughout an organisation? Ruffer's Emma Potter has achieved just such a status, as Martin Read reports 12 August 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - show us what you've gotIn an increasingly fluid jobs market, FMs are obliged to develop a portfolio career, presenting themselves as comprehensively trained, communications-savvy individuals able to take on any task, as our 2016 Pay & Prospects survey reveals. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - learning potentialThe highly technical skills framework that has been built up in recent years means that FM is no longer a sector that people just 'fall into'. Young entrants are now able to leapfrog into careers in FM if they also possess the right personal attributes. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - transforming expectationsFM is very much a practical discipline, which is why a typical FM once measured their worth more in experience than qualifications, but new breed of facilities management professional is coming to the fore possessed of strong life skills and with recourse to a wider range of experiences. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - schools of thoughtChoosing between in-house and outsourced service provider can put FMs on significantly different career trajectories. What should inform this decision-making process and how do such choices affect employability? 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - in numbersSome of the top line figures and statistics from this year's Pay & Prospects survey. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016Show us what you've got: from salary to benefits packages and beyond - how the FM profession is evolving. 12 July 2016
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