See clearly now

See clearly now

Transparency has become something of a buzzword in facilities management of late. That’s not surprising in a sector characterised by opaque contracts and commercial structures, and lax data capture and management. Customer demand for transparency has been there for...
Energy boost

Energy boost

The revision of the global standard for energy management isn’t groundbreaking news for most business leaders. Even for those with a particular interest in environmental issues, this isn’t a particularly interesting story – the BSI specifically stated in its...
Short sighted decision

Short sighted decision

One of the most heartening aspects of the Carillion collapse, if there were any, has been the speed and ease with which so many of the company’s employees have been taken on by other organisations, as contracts have been transferred to new providers. Sadly, this has...
Statement of intent

Statement of intent

In the wake of the Carillion debacle, the heightened interest in the facilities management sector of an institution such as The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors should not be a surprise. It’s guidance statement for the procurement of FM services, released this...