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24 January 2019
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Feature articles

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


  • 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
  • Human touchThe rise of co-working may be making our big world feel a lot more intimate but is it really also the seedbed for the next wave of big tech giants? Anna King reports 19 May 2016
  • National treasureThe National Trust aims to cut energy use by 20 per cent and is investing £30 million into schemes to derive half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Carolyn Cross reports. 19 May 2016
  • Energy management: FM World's 2016 user guideFrom procurement to the behavioural change required to control its use, the management of energy is a key component in an FM's role. Here, Adam Leach explains the key energy issues of 2016. 19 May 2016
  • Public sector FM: a shared visionA recent university of Salford event, The Future of Facilities Management in the Public Sector, explored the problem of ineffective public facilities and had speakers proposing ideas to 'rationalise and transform' the sustainability of public sector FM operations. Jamie Harris picks out some of the day's key contributions 11 May 2016
  • Trust the processIt is a year since the CDM 2015 replaced CDM 2007 - changing the law for the whole construction process on all projects. So how has it been going? Health and safety consultant Louise Hosking reports. 11 May 2016
  • Orange revolution: How the Dutch do FMThe Netherlands is having no trouble luring an influx of young people into facilities management with innovations such as activity-based working and a service-led focus boosting its profile. Sara Bean finds out what it is that sets the Dutch art of FM apart 05 May 2016
  • How does it work? Access control by droneShared office space or large multi-tenanted sites mean that the front-of-house service must handle access control for visitors or delivery drivers. FM World spoke with Alex Shamy of Kisi about a true 21st century innovation that could make security and access control more streamlined process. 28 April 2016
  • 'Getting' CarterLord Carter of Coles' NHS review set out to show how savings could be made through collaboration and standardised FM procurement procedures. Nick Martindale asks those on the ground whether this vision is realistic or just a pipedream 25 April 2016
  • Raising the BarAt the Bar Council's City of London headquarters, Sam Forman is an FM with 20 years' experience having effectively introduced and developed the role herself. Martin Read reports. 21 April 2016
  • Working out new anglesThe National Living Wage is legislation with great significance for facilities service providers. Here, representatives of FM firms explain how they think the market will be affected and how organisations will need to work in different ways to make the sums add up. 07 April 2016
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