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2020

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  • Mitie electric vehicle and charging infrastructure. (photo: Mitie Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 08.12.2020, 10:56

    EV Fleet Award

    Mitie is the recipient of a 'Private Sector Fleet of the Year' award in the medium to large category of this year's Green Fleet Awards.

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    News Editor  - 07.12.2020, 17:45

    Sunday Times Fast Track 100

    Pareto FM has been named on the 2020 Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list.

  •  (photo: Kensa Contracting)
    News Editor  - 01.12.2020, 13:20

    Regional GSHP Project Recognised with Global Award

    Together Housing and Kensa Contracting have received international acclaim for a ground source heat pump retrofit programme involving 770 homes in the North of England.

  •  (photo: Dow Jones)
    News Editor  - 27.11.2020, 15:11

    Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2020

    Ecolab and Sodexo have been named in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally.

  •  (photo: The 5% Club)
    News Editor  - 23.11.2020, 20:44

    Investing in a Generation

    UK hard services provider Artic Building Services is the latest organisation to join The 5% Club which promotes recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.

  • The University of Liverpool redevelopment project is finished with StoVentec R ventilated rainscreen cladding and the company's Lotusan external render. (photo: Sto UK)
    News Editor  - 19.11.2020, 13:39

    University of Liverpool Refurbishment Project

    A £90 million university redevelopment scheme on Merseyside has received a facelift following the installation of an innovative superhydrophobic façade cladding solution from Sto UK.

  •  (photo: British Broadcasting Corporation)
    News Editor  - 18.11.2020, 23:50

    Building Greener with 600,000 Heat Pumps a Year

    A BBC report on Oxford's pioneering smart-city project coincides with the launch of UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's 10-point plan for a green revolution.

  •  (photo: Kensa Contracting)
    News Editor  - 02.11.2020, 13:37

    Bringing the UK's First Smart City to You

    Kensa Contracting is hosting a free webinar to provide a virtual site tour and insights into the ground-breaking transport, power and energy superhub project in Oxford.

  •  (photo: Baldwin Boxall)
    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 10:12

    Baldwin Boxall Finance Director Retires

    Life safety systems manufacturer Baldwin Boxall has announced the retirement of Finance Director, Neil Williams, following thirteen years of service.

  • Uwe Großmann will combine new business development with championing smart building technologies. (photo: MateoViva)
    News Editor  - 30.10.2020, 01:19

    Siemens Veteran Joins MateoViva

    Uwe Großmann, former Head of Sales and Operations for Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Germany, has been appointed to the advisory board of smart building platform provider MateoViva GmbH.

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    News Editor  - 28.10.2020, 11:33

    Protecting a Tourism Project from Fire

    A specialist glazing installation is protecting the guests and staff of a hotel in the Red Sea resort of Ayla Marina Village in Aqaba, Jordan.

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    News Editor  - 27.10.2020, 22:20

    MRI Enhances Real Estate Software Portfolio

    MRI Software has announced multiple enhancements to its real estate software portfolio at the first virtual edition of its North American users conference, MRI 'Ascend Anywhere'.

  •  (photo: Mitie Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 23.10.2020, 14:22

    Green Fleet of the Year 2020

    Mitie has been crowned ‘Green Fleet of the Year’ at the Business Car Awards 2020,

  •  (photo: Elly Fairytale)
    News Editor  - 22.10.2020, 23:38

    Supporting Community Nutrition During Covid-19

    A video series from the "Healthy for Life" collaboration between the American Heart Association (AHA) and Aramark is making critical nutrition advice available to families impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Eighteen Capital Group's residential portfolio. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 20.10.2020, 18:17

    Refinancing of Eighteen Capital Group Residential Portfolios

    Cushman & Wakefield has refinanced a loan on a nine-property apartment portfolio totaling 1,969 units in Arkansas, Texas, South Carolina, Indiana and Missouri.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 23:23

    Additions to FRIIA Dispenser Range

    Marco Beverage Systems has announced new additions to the FRIIA range of hot and cold water dispensers.

  •  (photo: MazeMap)
    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 22:29

    Partnership Extends Planon IWMS Capabilities

    Planon will be integrating MazeMap’s digital wayfinding solutions into its real estate, space, and asset management software following the announcement of a new partnership.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 21:45

    Hygiene Essential to Getting Back to Business

    Over 75 per cent of returning workers in the United Kingdom feel unsafe according to a survey commissioned by Kimberly-Clark Professional from Harris Interactive.

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    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 16:11

    M&E Contractor Announces Senior Appointments

    Atalian Servest UK mechanical and electrical (M&E) services subsidiary, Arthur McKay, has appointed David Prendergast and Justin Wolvin as Regional Directors.

  •  (photo: Barnet Homes)
    News Editor  - 14.10.2020, 15:03

    Supporting Maintenance of Social Housing

    Barnet Homes, a subsidiary of Barnet Council in North London, has launched an in-house repairs service with field service management software from Belfast-based Totalmobile.

  •  (photo: MRI Software)
    News Editor  - 13.10.2020, 15:36

    Acquisition of CheckpointID

    MRI Software has acquired CheckpointID, LLC, a Carrolton, Texas-based provider of ID verification and fraud prevention technology solutions to the multifamily real estate sector.

  • WeMaintain executive team, Jade Francine, Benoit Dupon and Tristan Foureur. (photo: Iannis G./REA)
    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 15:59

    Innovative Lift Maintenance Solution Expands to UK

    French PropTech company WeMaintain has launched its proprietary lift maintenance platform and service in London.

  •  (photo: Stark Group)
    News Editor  - 17.09.2020, 13:50

    Stark Group Selects IFRS 16 Lease Accounting Solution

    Stark Group, the largest retailer and distributor of building materials in the Nordic region, is implementing Planon Universe for Financial Professioanls to help it comply with IFRS 16 lease accounting standards.

  • Workers on the fuelling machine at Hunterston B. (photo: EDF Energy)
    News Editor  - 08.09.2020, 13:27

    EDF to Restart Nuclear Reactor at Hunterston B

    EDF has received approval to start generating low carbon power again from one of the reactors at the Hunterston B power station in Ayrshire, Scotland.

  •  (photo: Kensa Contracting)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 19:54

    Smart Heating Scheme Re-emerges from Lockdown

    A smart renewable heating scheme forming part of the £41 million Energy Superhub Oxford project is being permitted to proceed following lockdown disruption.

  •  (photo: Retha Ferguson)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 17:05

    UK Approval for Legionnaires' Testing Culture

    The Legiolert culture testing method for Legionella pneumophila developed by IDEXX Laboratories has been accepted by the UK’s Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA).

  • 240 Blackfriars. (photo: Artic Building Services)
    News Editor  - 26.08.2020, 16:34

    Square Enix Awards Hard Services Contract

    Artic Building Services have been appointed to deliver Hard FM services at the European headquarters of global video games developer, Square Enix.

  • Procession House. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 03.08.2020, 15:09

    Hard Services Contract Awarded at 55 Ludgate

    Jaguar Building Services has won a contract to provide mechanical, electrical and fabric maintenance services at Procession House which is located at 55 Ludgate near London's City Thameslink Station.

  • Quoted: David Bowie, MRI's SVP and managing director for Asia Pacific. (photo: MRI Software)
    News Editor  - 30.07.2020, 10:43

    MRI Software Announces New Solutions for APAC

    MRI Software has launched new residential and commercial property management software in the wake of last week's virtual MRI Ascend APAC users' conference.

  • Technologiepark Bergisch Gladbach (TBG). (photo: )
    News Editor  - 22.07.2020, 11:52

    Technologiepark Bergisch Gladbach (TBG) Awards IFM Contract

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has secured a three-year contract from Beos AG to provide integrated facilities management services at Technologiepark Bergisch Gladbach (TBG), approximately 10km east of Cologne.

  •  (photo: Welbeck Health Partners)
    News Editor  - 08.07.2020, 18:54

    One Welbeck PPM Contract Award

    Hard services contractor Artic has been awarded a planned preventative maintenance contract at the One Welbeck day surgery and outpatient facility in Mayfair, London.

  •  (photo: MRI Software, Inc.)
    News Editor  - 06.07.2020, 20:22

    Technology Veterans Join MRI

    MRI Software has appointed Scott Bartlett as Vice President of Occupier Solutions and Sean Slack as its Vice President of Partnerships.

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    News Editor  - 06.07.2020, 10:05

    Raiffeisen IFM Contract

    Raiffeisen Holding, the parent company of Raiffeisen Bank, has awarded the integrated facilities management contract for its portfolio of offices and Austrian data centre to STRABAG PFS.

  • Belgrave House in Victoria. (photo: Peter Cook)
    News Editor  - 02.07.2020, 12:17

    BNP Paribas Contract

    Jaguar Building Services has been awarded the hard services contract for the 270,000 square foot Belgrave House office development in London Victoria by BNP Paribas.

  • Pictured: Dr. Stefan Hardt and Dr. Jan Scheffler (both MeteoViva) with Herbert Merkens (TÜV Rheinland). (photo: Daniel Elke)
    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 15:44

    Smart Building Systems Provider Certified to ISO 27001

    MeteoViva GmbH's information security management system (ISMS) has been certified by TÜV Rheinland to ISO 27001.

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    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 16:50

    Keyvolution Virtual Exhibition

    Abloy UK will hold its first virtual exhibition, Keyvolution, on 8 July to showcase its access control solutions for the built environment.

  •  (photo: Galliford Try Highways)
    News Editor  - 25.06.2020, 14:22

    Combatting Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

    Galliford Try Highways is mandating use of on-site active hearing protection from 1 July 2020 as part of a clampdown on noise induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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    News Editor  - 23.06.2020, 18:21

    Television Centre M&E Contract

    Savills has selected Jaguar Building Services to deliver mechanical and electrical (M&E) services at the Television Centre in White City, London, following a competitive tender.

  •  (photo: CLS Holdings)
    News Editor  - 18.06.2020, 09:01

    CLS Holdings Adopts MRI Property Portfolio Solution

    FTSE 250 commercial property investment company CLS Holdings is deploying MRI’s property management platform across its operations in the UK, Germany and France.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 16:15

    Smart City Energy Scheme Pilot

    A local energy system to demonstrate how ground source heat pumps with smart heating controls reduce heating costs and carbon emissions is being piloted in Oxford by UK housing provider Stonewater and Kensa Contracting.

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    News Editor  - 15.06.2020, 13:33

    Increase in Video Wall Enquiries

    Video wall manufacturer and supplier Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) is reporting a rise in requests for detailed quotes and system proposals.

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    News Editor  - 10.06.2020, 09:48

    TÜV SÜD Launches Business Assurance Service

    A new Business Assurance service from TÜV SÜD UK offers management systems certification for over 40 standards, including ISO 41001 (Facility Management), ISO 55001 (Asset Management), and ISO 9001 (QMS).

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    News Editor  - 29.05.2020, 13:53

    Saving the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara

    Engineers from Cintec's Newport office have helped rescue the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara on the outskirts of Cairo from earthquake damage.

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    Staff Reporter  - 26.05.2020, 18:12

    Flexible Supply Chains for the New Reality

    Findings from a white paper from Bis Henderson Space suggest logistics professionals will develop more flexible and resilient supply chains in response to the 'new reality' emerging out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • TÜV SÜD’s LOLER Inspection Service provides a systematic examination and risk assessment. (photo: UHLENDORF)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2020, 12:46

    Industry Veteran to Lead TÜV SÜD Lift Inspection Service

    TÜV SÜD has appointed Michael Hargreaves as Technical Director of its new Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) inspection service.

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    Staff Reporter  - 06.05.2020, 01:07

    Clorox Appoints President

    Clorox, the global manufacturer of consumer and professional cleaning products, has announced the promotion of Linda Rendle to the role of president.

  • The iconic Dancing Towers development in Hamburg. (photo: Martina Nolte)
    News Editor  - 06.05.2020, 05:10

    Making the Dancing Towers Even Greener

    Hamburg's iconic Dancing Towers are being retrofitted with MeteoViva’s intelligent building control platform under an initiative to reduce CO2 emissions across the HANSAINVEST Real Assets portfolio.

  •  (photo: MRI Software, Inc.)
    News Editor  - 23.04.2020, 20:33

    MRI Announces Senior Appointments

    MRI Software has promoted Roman Telerman to Chief Financial Officer and appointed software executive, David Bowie, as SVP and Managing Director for Asia Pacific.

  •  (photo: Paul Farmer)
    News Editor  - 15.04.2020, 15:06

    MRI Extends Acquisitions Spree

    MRI Software has announced the acquisition of Castleton Technology PLC for £82.2 million, its second acquisition of a UK-based social housing software provider since March.

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    News Editor  - 10.04.2020, 15:16

    Communicating with Furloughed Employees

    Magenta Associates has created a guide to communicating with furloughed employees.

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    News Editor  - 09.04.2020, 16:10

    Supporting the NHS

    Artic Building Services are supporting the NHS's fightback against the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to undertake repairs and provide essential maintenance support in hospitals.

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    News Editor  - 08.04.2020, 14:21

    Keeping Britain Moving

    Teams from Adler and Allan are undertaking fuel deliveries, and maintaining fleet fuel infrastructure for emergency services, the military, supermarkets and utilities suppliers, during the COVID-19 crisis.

  •  (photo: Pranidchakan Boonrom)
    FM Editor  - 24.03.2020, 15:05

    Accessing Wages Ahead of Pay Day

    Earnings on Demand App Hastee is offering all employees in the UK, including key workers from the utilities and facilities management sectors, free access to their earned wages before pay day for the next three months.

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    FM Editor  - 19.03.2020, 11:51

    Business as Usual

    In response to the Coronavirus crisis, talent-to-solutions supply chain company Bis Henderson Group, is implementing precautionary measures recommended by the UK government and stressing it's 'business as usual' for its operating divisions.

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2020, 12:47

    Integration of Data Centre Design and Build Subsidiary

    STULZ Group is integrating its data centre design and build subsidiary STULZ TI into its operations after buying out the minority stakeholder in the joint-venture which was previously called in Technology Space Integration (TSI).

  •  (photo: Adrianna Calvo)
    FM Editor  - 18.03.2020, 10:35

    Communicating with Remote Teams

    Communications agency Magenta Associates has launched a guide to support organisations communicating with remote workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    FM Editor  - 18.03.2020, 10:19

    Helping Families in Need During the COVID-19 Crisis

    With schools shut across the United States, Expensify is redirecting charitable funds from its "lunch debt" fund (www.expensify.org/hunger) to a new program that matches up to US $50 of SNAP card grocery purchases made by families in need.

  • Pictured (L-R): Phill Whitehead (UVS Technical Director), Steve Murphy and Dave Hesketh (Operations Director). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 17.03.2020, 11:22

    UVS Relocates to New Burnley HQ

    Global video wall and visual display solutions company Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has relocated to a new HQ and demo facility in Burnley, Lancashire.

  • Kensa Shoebox heat pump install. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 24.02.2020, 12:27

    Ground Source Heating Project Shortlisted for Award

    Kensa Contracting and Together Housing have been shortlisted for the H&V News ‘Renewable Project of the Year’ Award for their multi-site renewable heating upgrade programme in social housing across Yorkshire and Lancashire.

  • United Communities Shaldon Road (view of the site from the South). (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 12.02.2020, 19:10

    Empowering Communities With Sustainable Development

    The City of Bristol in South West England is building on its ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030 by developing a community of 50 affordable homes.

  • Andrew Dowsett (left) and Steve Murphy at UVS UK's headquarters building. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 11.02.2020, 13:07

    UVS Adds Barco as Manufacturing Supply Partner

    Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has added Barco to the portfolio of key manufacturers it works with after using Barco LCD display technology alongside its Lucidity video wall controllers on several control room projects.

  • Massey Hall was completed in 1894 and closed for refurbishment in 2018. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 10.02.2020, 22:34

    Anchoring an Historic Toronto Concert Venue

    CINTEC North America has been assisting with the restoration of historic Canadian concert venue Massey Hall in downtown Toronto.

  • Bristol City Council's control room. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 06.01.2020, 12:42

    Celebrating 25,000 Hours of Operation

    Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) video wall installations in Bristol City Council’s security operations centre have completed 25,000 hours of continuous operation.

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  •  (photo: China International Furniture Fair (CIFF))
    News Editor  - 20.11.2020, 12:35

    China International Furniture Fair 2021

    The 47th edition of FM Industry partner event - and the world's largest furniture exhibition, CIFF, will take place in Guangzhou from 18-21 March and 28 to 31 March, 2021.

  •  (photo: China International Furniture Fair (CIFF))
    News Editor  - 10.08.2020, 12:49

    CIFF Guangzhou Attracts 145,363 Visitors

    The first major furniture exhibition to be held during the Covid-19 pandemic and FM Industry partner event, CIFF Guangzhou 2020, attracted 1,607 exhibitors and 145,363 visitors.

  •  (photo: China International Furniture Fair (CIFF))
    News Editor  - 07.07.2020, 11:09

    CIFF Guangzhou to Open on 27 July

    Asia's first major design event since the Covid-19 pandemic and FM Industry partner exhibition, The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), will take place from 27th to 30th July in Guangzhou.

  •  (photo: dmg events)
    News Editor  - 01.06.2020, 14:04

    Big 5 Postponed to 2021 (Dubai WTC)

    The Big 5, the Middle East's largest construction event, has been rescheduled for 12-15 September 2021.

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