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FM News BIFM Cross Border FM Teams

BIFM publishes new guide to managing cross-border facilities management delivery Explores the growing trend to manage and procure FM services at a continental or global level BIFM has today (Wednesday) published a new Good Practice Guide exploring the growing trend for organisations to manage and procure facilities management services at a continental or global level. The Managing FM Teams Across Borders guide examines the challenges of managing FM teams in

FM Voice News World FM Day

A supporters’ pack with ideas and advice to help those working within facilities management mark World FM Day is now available to download from the BIFM website.   The pack contains everything those who support the delivery FM services need to take part in the international awareness day on 17 May, as well as help raise awareness of the vital work that facilities management professionals and the facilities management industry

FM News dormakaba_Trinity College Dublin_Front Square

As part of a recent accessibility upgrade at Trinity College Dublin, dormakaba was appointed to provide contemporary and discreet swing door operators and sliding door components for several buildings across the historic campus. As a global leader in smart access solutions, dormakaba could provide the necessary products and expertise to ensure the campus complied with Part M of the Irish Building Regulations – as well as achieve appropriate aesthetics. Notably,

FM News RICS Maternity

A YouGov survey commissioned by RICS has found that gender discrimination seems to culminate when women take a career break to have a family.   Half of British adults believe that women receive fewer opportunities, like promotion or pay rises at work, after returning from maternity leave than men in similar job roles. This sentiment is particularly prominent amongst women, with nearly two thirds (61%) believing there is less opportunity

FM News BIFM Economy

FM Business Confidence Monitor published from sector representing £121.8 billion to the UK economy   The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management, has today launched the findings from its Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor 2017, in partnership with i-FM and Barclays.   The survey of professionals from the facilities management sector in the UK found that 62 per cent describe the facilities management business

FM News Skanska DofE

Skanska has partnered with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) to enable more young people to complete their DofE Award and improve their life prospects.   The DofE is a charity that aims to give young people the opportunity to do their DofE, including through their employer to speed up development, make them better at their jobs, and help foster softer skills, attitudes and attributes. As part of Skanska’s apprenticeship programme,

FM News - Bilfinger Europe Apprentice Week

During National Apprenticeship Week (March 6th to 10th), Bilfinger Europa Facility Management is welcoming its 10th new apprentice to join the business in the past 12 months.   Clarisse James, 24 from Manchester, has been appointed as facilities manager apprentice to work on Bilfinger Europa’s partnership with RSA Insurance Group; delivering services including maintenance, electrical works, cleaning, catering and security. Clarisse is the 10th new apprentice to join Bilfinger Europa

FM News Emcor ISO 44001

Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK has become one of only six companies in the world – the first facilities management (FM) company – to become certificated to ISO 44001, the international standard for collaborative business relationship management systems. ISO 44001, which replaces BS 11000, provides guidance for identifying, developing, and managing collaborative business relationships within or between organisations.   This achievement is a culmination of a ten year strategic

FM Procurment - CEO:FM

There are many larger organisations that benefit from a diverse set of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualified professionals who they can got to for advice on topics ranging from specifications and tendering to contracts and relationship management.   But not all organisations are as lucky and this means that some FMs miss out on some of the key advice and support that procurement professionals bring. In some

Servest PPP Award

This week, Servest was announced as the winner of the SAFMA (South African Facilities Management Association) Public Private Partnership Facilities Management Award of the Year.   This accolade recognises Servest’s ability to exceed expectations, deliver measurable benefits and demonstrate a positive impact through the provision of an integrated facilities management service to the South African government’s Department of Statistics. More than 200 dedicated Servest employees offer a multifaceted FM solution