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A leading and well-known provider of hire services and equipment for the Facilities Management sector, Nationwide Hire has changed its name to WowNow Hire. The new name reflects the company’s focus on providing customers with a ‘Wow’ through its wide range of services while the ‘Now’ represents its speed of response. .
The FM sector has been working hard to meet the challenges of dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 crisis. Together with FMJ magazine, we’ve launched a poll which aims to offer us a useful snapshot of where we are now, and where we’re headed - take part now.
Empty offices, employees working from home and governmental regulations on how to cope with the current pandemic crisis require many businesses to reinvent themselves. To ensure business continuity and recovery, real estate and facilities management teams need to provide a business recovery plan to prepare for the ‘new now.’ Planon has released 40 use cases to support businesses with launching safer and healthier business operations after the first COVID-19 peak.
It has been two years since the collapse of Carillion and near collapse of Interserve and a number of other FM providers. What followed in the aftermath was a series of recommendations and lessons learnt to avoid a similar scenario by both Government and the industry towards rectifying problems.
Outsourced facilities management isn’t any more complicated than it sounds: it simply refers to transferring FM responsibilities and decision-making powers to a third party, rather than keeping it in-house. If managed effectively, this can result in substantial efficiency savings through economies of scale. But there are dangers, too.
On the face of it, there’s little that workplaces and tourist attractions have in common. If anything, we may think of them as opposites: holiday hotspots like the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls are where we go to take a break from our desks in polished glass buildings.
Registration is now open for Facilities Show 2020, the largest dedicated facilities management show in the United Kingdom, and a globally-respected hub for facilities excellence.
As a Facilities Manager for a major commercial building, responsible for providing a pleasant environment for potentially hundreds of employees, you’re the first to feel the heat when the system fails to function properly. Here Steve Simmonds from Spirotech looks at some of the underlying reasons for problems with legacy heating systems, and suggests how they can be resolved.
Phil Brown of Pilkington believes that glazing can play an important role in the government’s plans for moving towards a carbon-neutral economy. In a bid to tackle climate change, the government recently announced that greenhouse gas emissions in the UK should be cut to net zero by 2050.
We asked one simple question: “Wouldn’t it be great if we were able to inform our customers of a problem, where it was precisely and above all else notify them before they even knew about it?”
This month marked the 17th year of Recycle Week, which runs from the 23-29 September, and aims to persuade consumers and businesses to review their recycling habits and so increase recycling rates.
Advertised vacancies have increased by 4.2% YoY in Q1 (2019) but job applications have dropped 4.8%. Employers are attempting to pull out all the stops to entice workers out of current jobs into new by increasing salaries - which have, on average, increased by 16.7% YoY.
A round-up of some of the big stories in facilities management and workplace wellbeing over the past seven days. Co-working spaces are lauded for introducing flexibility to the workplace, and the latest figures show no let-up in their expansion.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) came into force on 6 April 2015, replacing the CDM Regulations 2007.CDM 2015 covers the design and management of all construction projects in the UK, and applies to all new projects from this date.
Get to grips with talking points in Facilities Management in this free eBook outlining the profession’s key trends from 22/05/2019, including how cleaning can reduce sickness in the workplace, CAFM, technology and why sitting is bad for us.