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Belzona International:

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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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 dial-up solution was implemented with help from IBM ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ground-breaking White Paper and BIM adoption model for c...

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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 plant. Jim McMahon, visited the 25-acre New Jersey ...

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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 total Siemens building management system package.

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Remodelling FM

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

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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 establishes a link between facility ownership and on-site...

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