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Smart Buildings

Why is the Smart Office Lagging Behind the Smart Home?

“Alexa, I’m home!” Alexa then locks the front door, activates the lights to my present scenes, sets the oven to 180 degrees, boosts the heating to 21 degrees (lower in the bedrooms), the coffee...
university halls

Student Accommodation: The Demand for Community-Focused Design

18/09/2019 Health & Wellbeing
With 96% of students saying they have felt stressed at university and 56% feeing stressed constantly*, all aspects of the student experience need to have student mental wellbeing at the heart. We are...
office nutrition

Why is Office Nutrition so Important?

12/09/2019 Health & Wellbeing
Adults that work full-time spend 60% of the hours that they are awake in their place of work. During this time, on average, these workers will consume a third of their daily calorie intake. Consuming...
4 day work week

Why are Companies Turning to a Four-Day Week?

05/09/2019 Health & Wellbeing
In 1973, British workers were haunted by the spectre of the three-day week, a measure introduced by the Conservative government to conserve electricity. Now, reaction to fewer working hours is much...
Facilities management news

Facilities Management News Bulletin: September 5th

05/09/2019 FM Services
Get up to speed with FM news by subscribing to Facilities Management News, brought to you by Facilities Show. Struggles to fill vacancies continues Advertised vacancies have increased by 4.2% YoY in...
Biophilic Design

How Biophilic Design can Transform Workspaces Forever

30/08/2019 Health & Wellbeing
Biophilic design might seem like a pretentious name for a simple concept – sticking a few plants in an office – but significant evidence and research suggests carefully planning a workspace or urban...
hot desking

Hot Desking Advantages and Disadvantages

28/08/2019 Health & Wellbeing
Hot desking anxiety is one of the most searched for terms when it comes to the topic of hot desking. With the rise of WeWork, Hubble and other flexible working environments that operate on a hot...
Flexible Working

Your Guide to Flexible Working: Examples, Benefits and Challenges

28/08/2019 Health & Wellbeing
Advances in technology along with the overhead costs of managing an office and the increasing importance of sustainable buildings has resulted into an increased shift towards flexible working. We...
Workplace Wellbeing

FM Roundup: Co-Working, Mental Health, and Britain's Power Storage

19/08/2019 FM Services
A round-up of some of the big stories in facilities management and workplace wellbeing over the past seven days. Co-working spaces opening in London every five days Co-working spaces are lauded for...
Driverless cars

Driverless Cars 101: The Good, The Bad And The Tech

On December 8 th 1926, readers of the Milwaukee Sentinel newspaper will have gaped at the following self-driving car article: “A phantom motor car will haunt the streets of Milwaukee today...
Smart Offices

From Smart Buildings to Intelligent Buildings

How can we turn a smart building into a truly intelligent one? Tony Buckingham, Regional Director at AECOM’s Smart Buildings Group explained how the very latest technology can help us improve...
Workplace Wellbeing Across Generations

How to Promote Workplace Wellbeing Across Generations

02/08/2019 Health & Wellbeing
Generational conflict is nothing new, and the competing needs of each has implications for our workplace wellbeing strategies, explained Nichola Ebbern, Associate Director, Capita Real Estate and...