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Belzona International  - 21.06.2017

Retail Therapy

Welcoming thousands of visitors and hundreds of vehicles, shopping centres often require complex and exhaustive facilities maintenance. A case-study by Belzona focuses on the repair of flooring and...

(Photography by Elliott Brown). (photo: Elliott Brown)
Tony Wilkes  - 15.06.2017

Creating a Better Environment for Retailers

Tony Wilkes, Facilities Manager with Lee Baron, tells FM Magazine how partnering with retailers at Nuneaton's Ropewalk Shopping Centre has reduced electricity consumption, water consumption and...

(Image credit: Daniel van der Steen). (photo: Daniel van der Steen)
Jane Embury  - 24.05.2017

The Light Fantastic

Earlier this year, the USA marked Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Jane Embury, marketing director at advanced glazing system supplier Wrightstyle, looks at light in the UK workplace.

(Photography by Jamie Hooper). (photo: Jamie Hooper)
Dane McGraw  - 10.05.2017

Safety in Lead Abatement

Dane McGraw, director of business development at Thomas Industrial Coatings, highlights the key resources that are available in the United States for asset owners and contractors battling lead.

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Móz Designs  - 03.05.2017

Unveiling 1,200 Perforated Aluminum Panels

The Gilead Sciences Parking Garage in Foster City, California, showcases the fabrication of aluminum panels for large-scale corporate projects.

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Philippe Heim  - 02.05.2017

Adding Value to Colo Data Centres

Philippe Heim, Global Portfolio Manager DCIM with Siemens Building Technologies, explains how Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) achieves operating efficiencies in an era when colocation...

Microbial colonisation presents itself as a jelly-like mass that can block filters in fuel dispensing equipment and vehicle engines. (photo: Cameron Forecourt)
Cameron Forecourt  - 18.04.2017

Preventing Microbacterial Growth in Diesel Fuel

The introduction of bio products into modern diesel fuels has created a need for fuel storage systems that combat hgroscopic (water absorbing) properties which might otherwise support...

View of the Shah Jahan Mosque and its spectacular dome. (photo: Belzona International)
Belzona International  - 27.03.2017

Case-study: Dome and Dusted

Composite roof coatings were used for the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking which is the oldest in Western Europe.

Understanding the needs of interior designers Mitsubishi Electric produces its Jet Towel hand dryers in white, black and silver. (photo: Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.)
Garry Lewis  - 20.01.2017

Creating the Right Ambience

Bathroom décor can make a major contribution to the perceived ambience of a public building and the image of its occupants, writes Garry Lewis, Marketing & Communications Manager for Mitsubishi...

(Photography by Dennis Bos). (photo: Dennis Bos)
Steve Fountaine  - 04.01.2017

Pardon Our Dust!

Commercial remodeling (renovation) projects are often a catalyst for a wider range of business improvement processes, according to Steve Fountaine who is the President of specialist Washington DC...

Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum. (Photography: Gilles Paire/Dreamstime.com). (photo: Gilles Paire/Dreamstime.com)
Siemens AG ,  Siemens Building Technologies  - 15.12.2016

Case Study: Protecting Valuable Works of Art

An intelligent Siemens fire system combining the highest safety standards with cutting-edge technology, has been installed and subjected to rigorous testing at The Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum...

Training your employees on control measures such as hand hygiene is an effective remedy against infections. (photo: Pat Herman)
Maggie Hammond  - 08.12.2016

Tips for Effective Infection Control

Influenza and norovirus can easily spread within an organization and affect several employees at the same time if proper control measures are not in place. However, there are measures organizations...

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Belzona International  - 25.10.2016

Industrial Maintenance and Repair Coatings & Composites

Polymeric repair composites and coatings were almost unheard of when they entered the industrial maintenance and repair market but are now materials of choice, according to Belzona International.

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Belzona International  - 19.10.2016

The Evolution of Roofing Maintenance

With up to 90 per cent of roofing problems typically associated with 10 per cent of a roof's surface area, Belzona argue traditional maintenance techniques and materials have definitely had their day.

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BPD Zenith  - 05.10.2016

Case Study: Freeing Clients to Focus

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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...

Historically, finance has presented a significant challenge for energy- (and efficiency-) conscientious FM companies. (photo: Siemens Financial Services)
Richard Baker ,  Siemens Financial Services  - 21.09.2016

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.

(Photography by Justin Aymer). (photo: Justin Aymer)
Nick Oettinger  - 14.07.2016

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.

Figure 1: The BIM framework conceptual reactor. (photo: Bilal Succar, Mohamad Kassem)
Bilal Succar ,  Mohamad Kassem  - 01.07.2016

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...

Technician assembling an iBOT robotic vehicle. (photo: OPEX Corporation)
Jim McMahon  - 08.06.2016

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...

Lilacs International Commercial Centre. (photo: Siemens)
Siemens Building Technologies ,  Siemens AG  - 31.05.2016

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...

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FM Magazine  - 27.04.2016

Remodelling FM

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

Photography: Patrick Moore. (photo: Patrick Moore)
Omar Saadeh  - 15.04.2016

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...