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The benefits of drones to FMs

15 December 2017

Several articles have been written recently to outline the value of drones in revolutionising the tasks of facilities managers (FMs).

Demand for the flexible office

15 December 2017

Over the past 10 years the global flexible office market has been growing at an average of 13% per annum, with the supply and demand for serviced and co-working work spaces both continuing to grow strongly.

Results of heat network consumer survey

15 December 2017

The Government has published the results of its first ever survey of customers who receive their heating through “heat networks”. The survey asked about levels of satisfaction with the heating systems, as well as the price and transparency of billing, and experience of customer service from suppliers.

New generation of electric vehicle batteries

15 December 2017

The Government has announced a £40 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment to help develop the next generation of automotive batteries in the UK.

“Next-generation” nuclear technology

14 December 2017

The Government has announced its ambition for the UK to become a world leader in developing “next-generation” advanced nuclear power. With its industrial strategy set to exploit new technologies of the future, the Government sees major opportunities in developing new reactor programmes that will build on the existing strengths of its nuclear industry and meet its sustainable power commitments.

Display food safety and hygiene ratings

14 December 2017

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a new science report which concludes that the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings is an effective tool in driving up food safety compliance.

Defra proposes cross-sector plan to tackle plastics waste

13 December 2017

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has called for a cross-sector plan to tackle the challenges posed by plastic packaging.

Cleaning market under pressure

12 December 2017

The contract cleaning market has been growing for the past three years but may now slow down under pressure from factors such as Brexit, the labour market and the National Minimum Wage.

Flexibility is important to employees

7 December 2017

The flexibility to work remotely is the “new norm” and is very important to employees according to a study in the USA and Canada of 1004 full-time employees and 200 office managers and facilities managers.

Terrorism advice for FMs

7 December 2017

Counter Terrorism Advice for FM is a new Guidance Note issued by the British Institute for Facilities Management (BIFM) to provide some key principles for facilities managers (FMs) who may face terrorism. The guide emphasises the importance of forward planning: “It is important that all facilities management professionals understand the threat they face and then take action to reduce their vulnerabilities. When a terrorist attack happens, it’s too late to do your planning… Businesses can and should do all they can to deter any terrorist from attacking their site”.