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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.



  • 01 June 2020
  • Tech flex
    Digital technology enables greater flexibility, says James Bradley. 01 June 2020
  • Searching for clarity
    Tim Oldman looks at employee experience data during the initial lockdown period. 01 June 2020
  • Encourage personal growth
    FM could be more impactful as an industry if organisations prioritised structured personal growth, Shumon Choudhury opines. 01 June 2020
  • FM's impact highlighted
    FMs working in advanced manufacturing environments are well placed to deal with the demands for flexibility imposed by the pandemic, says Lee Price. 01 June 2020
  • Seconds out, it's the 'Death of Distance' Round Two
    This fresh new battle between technological capability and human nature, with its echoes of past predictions, has only just begun argues Martin Read 01 June 2020
  • Board in the house
    The placing of life-sized cardboard avatars of Borussia Mönchengladbach fans in the seats at the club's stadium is surely an inspired idea. In all of this pandemic-infused oddness, surely it's the kind of thing that could gain traction in the workplace too? 19 May 2020
  • World FM Day 2020 in celebration of our profession
    In celebration of World FM Day 2020, we've selected 16 standout operational workplace and facilities management professionals that have featured in previous 'Bit About You' features in the Facilitate print edition. 13 May 2020
  • FM's response to the pandemic
    The sector's speedy and effective response to the pandemic will surely boost FM's reputation, says Martin Read 04 May 2020
  • An unwelcome wake-up call
    Simon Burlison is business manager at outsourced communications provider Moneypenny 04 May 2020
  • People out, pests in
    Stopping pest control services during the pandemic could be disastrous, says Julia Pittman 04 May 2020

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.