A new report says improved workplaces could improve business productivity by as much as 3.5% and deliver a £70m boost to UK productivity. The report, entitled 'The Workplace Advantage', was issued by the Stoddart Review, a not-for-profit initiative bringing together business leaders and workplace professionals to look at workplace strategies.
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has announced the immediate departure of Chief Executive Brian Perry.
The Board of the Building Futures Group has announced that the company has ceased trading.
A statement on the organisation’s website, entitled “The Building Futures Group announces business closure after two successful years”, gives no reason for the closure.
Six industry shows relevant for charities facilities managers will be combined into one big event at London's ExCeL exhibition centre in June.
"Protection and Management 2014" is the new combined event for:
• The Facilities Show
• Safety & Health Expo
• FIREX International
• IFSEC International
• The Energy & Environment Expo, and
The President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has called for a debate on Chartered status for Facilities Managers.
A survey has revealed more than a third of facilities management professionals are unfamiliar with building information modeling, or BIM.
The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) is hosting a free one-day conference on Gas Safety on July 11th in Derby. IGEM is running the conference as part of its campaign to prevent deaths, injuries and suffering caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.
The target audience includes all landlords, educational establishments, emergency responders, contractors, and operatives.
Some diary dates for facilities managers:
The Charity Facilities Management spring meeting will be on May 22nd in London.