Best Practice


Case Study: Freeing Clients to Focus


Optimum Group Services specializes in stress-free building services management but found clients asking for more transparency over statutory compliance and maintenance matters across premises. A dial-up solution was implemented with help from IBM ...


Financing for Sustainable Buildings

Poor access to funding is a barrier FM companies seeking more energy-efficient solutions for clients must overcome, writes Siemens Financial Services UK's Energy Finance sales manager, Richard Baker.


And One Fell Out

Nick Oettinger explains how The Furniture Recycling Group has adopted a "circular economy" approach to mattress disposal which exchanges landfill for bulk waste recycling.


Point of Adoption

Implementing and evaluating Building Information Modelling (BIM) requires a unified approach to determining organisational readiness as well as tools for BIM adoption, write the authors of a ground-breaking White Paper and BIM adoption model for c...


Bucking the Trend

Despite the decades-old fashion for outsourcing manufacturing to low-cost overseas centres, a growing number of American corporations are now retaining—and even expanding, their existing domestic plant. Jim McMahon, visited the 25-acre New Jersey ...


Case Study: Shanghai's First Smart Urban Centre

The mixed-use landmark Lilacs International Commercial Centre in Shanghai’s Pudong business district which was completed in January, is the first smart building complex in the City to install a total Siemens building management system package.


Remodelling FM

A partnership between Citibank and customer contact management company Sykes underlines how FM models are evolving to meet changed customer demand.


Third-Party Financing Helps Corporates to "Go Solar"

GTM Research Senior Analyst Omar Saadeh argues ready access to third-party financing is influencing the adoption of solar energy sources by many of the largest corporates in an article that establishes a link between facility ownership and on-site...