Maintaining performance: new CIBSE Guide M

A substantial update of Guide M with a focus on controls, competence and energy and wellbeing, among many other areas, has taken place. Lead author Joanna Harris offers an overview of this key document

Breathing space: managing and assessing indoor air quality

New guidance designed to assess and improve indoor air quality has been published by the Institute of Air Quality Management, with input from CIBSE. Co-authors Emma Gibbons and Chris Rush explain how a new assessment approach aims to identify issues affecting air quality

The challenge of maintaining Covid-secure buildings

To protect staff from the risk of being infected by Covid-19 as they return to workplaces, buildings managers will have to adopt rigorous maintenance regimes to ensure the virus can’t take hold. Alex Smith finds out why facilities managers will be key to creating Covid-secure buildings

Maintaining buildings in lockdown

Buildings left empty by the lockdown must be maintained properly to avoid risks such as legionella, corrosion and mould. Liza Young reports

On the right track: services retrofit saves TfL’s Palestra £400,000

Like most large offices, TfL’s Palestra building is complex. To realise its true potential, it underwent significant interventions resulting in £400,000 of energy savings. Andy Pearson explains how an energy performance contract made the building 6% better than good practice

Why we need more skilled FMs

With the collapse of Carillion, attention has turned to the industry’s outsourcing practices. Liza Young speaks to facilities management consultant Jo Harris about the value of skilled maintainers to businesses