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    Sarah Bentley ,  The Building Futures Group  - 08.06.2015, 15:32

    Racing Back On Top

    The facilities management sector must be more visible says the CEO of The Building Futures Group Sarah Bentley, as her organisation prepares to launch the first ever "FM Manifesto".

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    Phil Hooper ,  FM Magazine ,  Sodexo S.A.  - 04.06.2015, 22:37

    The New Social Contract

    FM Magazine spoke with Phil Hooper, corporate affairs director, Sodexo (UK and Ireland) about the company’s recent public service pledge.

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    Ian Bottrell  - 05.08.2014, 16:15

    Tailoring FM

    Ian Bottrell, Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management, North Asia for JLL, argues challenges faced delivering facilities management (FM) services to international standards within China and the Asia-Pacific region, hold valuable lessons for companies that need to tailor best practice to local market needs.

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    Johnny Dunford  - 07.06.2014, 18:54

    Strategic FM from the RICS Perspective

    There has been a widely acknowledged drive within the facilities management industry to act strategically and professionally. Johnny Dunford, Global Commercial Property Director at RICS explains how the organisation is leveraging its global expertise to develop tools that will enable FMs to support best practice.

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    Bernard Pratley  - 06.06.2014, 14:16

    Regaining Control

    Although it has been recognised since the invention of the candle snuffer that lighting systems require control mechanisms to regulate how much lighting is emitted and when, in recent years the installation of lighting controls in building projects has become synonymous with saving energy. Bernard Pratley, Senior Technical Manager with the United Kingdom’s Lighting Industry Association (LIA) believes this focus detracts from their wider benefits.

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    Dianna Steinbach ,  ISSA  - 06.06.2014, 13:25

    A Clean State of Mind

    Dianna Steinbach, Director of Industry Outreach & Marketing at ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, discusses the link between international cleaning standards and maintaining a facility’s brand equity.

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    Patricia Delaney & Martin Von Hauff ,  FM Magazine  - 06.06.2014, 13:25

    A Certain Level of Knowledge

    Patricia Delaney, Secretary General of FIABCI – The International Real Estate Federation and Martin Von Hauff, President, FIABCI World Council of Managers, discuss the relationship between property management and facilities management, and the underlying dynamics of international property markets with FM Magazine.

  • Natural selection: leaf of the Lotus plant with water droplets. (Photography by G J Bulte). (photo: GJ Bulte)
    Sure Step/CSTC Qatar  - 07.04.2014, 08:31

    The Lotus Effect

    The "self-cleansing" mechanism of the Lotus plant leaf has inspired a new generation of Nano cleaning and maintenance coating which binds with substrates at the molecular level. In this sponsored feature the Middle East distributor of the Sure Step brand explains the science behind these new coatings.

  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) (photo: )
    Mahmud Merali  - 07.04.2014, 08:31

    Look Who's Counting

    Historically, accounting methods used in portfolio asset evaluation across the Gulf have been less sophisticated than those of more developed economies. Mahmud Merali, Chairman of The Merali’s Group and Executive Partner in multi-jurisdictional practice, Baker Tilly Merali’s, argues this is changing as international accounting protocols are adapted to the region’s needs.

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    George Adams  - 07.04.2014, 08:31

    Solving Tomorrow's Problems

    George Adams, President of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), identifies the opportunities for greater integration of building services engineers within facilities management and the wider community of built environment professionals.