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2021

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  • News Editor  - 14.05.2021, 16:29

    How're You Testing Your Security Cameras?

    Triplett Test Equipment's innovative CamView5 IP Pro portable all-in-one-camera tester is set to become an essential tool for CCTV installers and technicians.

  • Vijay Sankaran (photo: Johnson Controls)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 16:27

    Vijay Sankaran Appointed to New Role at Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls has appointed former TD Ameritrade and Ford Motor Company executive Vijay Sankaran to the newly created role of vice president and chief technology officer with responsibility for its OpenBlue digital platform.

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    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 15:23

    Angus Council Speed Warning Sign Installation

    A series of intelligent Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) is helping to keep drivers safe by warning them if they are driving too fast and advising them of the speed limits in place throughout the county of Angus in Scotland.

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    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 14:34

    The Future of Office Parking

    A new report highlights the impact of Covid-19 on the future of office parking.

  • Carpe diem: EMCOR UK CEO, Keith Chanter (pictured) says now is the time for organisations to refocus. (photo: EMCOR UK)
    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 12:34

    A New Vision for the Post-pandemic Environment

    EMCOR UK has set out a new 'Vision 10' framework to help leaders reassess and reinvent effective, people-centric and sustainable workplace strategies and cultures.

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    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 12:02

    First Aid for Mental Health

    ABM has introduced a mental health training programme across its business, industry and aviation divisions in a first-of-its-kind partnership with change and development platform, TalkOut.

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    News Editor  - 13.05.2021, 04:20

    Managing Lockers Smartly

    Digital visitor management solutions company Vpod is offering innovative smart locker solutions in partnership with locker manufacturer Gantner and intelligent storage infrastructure developer TZ SMArt Lockers.

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    News Editor  - 12.05.2021, 23:22

    Certifying Logistics Talent

    Prologis and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) have unveiled plans for a new industry certificate targeted at logistics professionals.

  • Wilshire Courtyard. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 12.05.2021, 22:46

    LA Office Campus Signs 27,500 SF Tenant

    Onni Group’s Wilshire Courtyard office campus in Los Angeles, California has signed a new long-term lease with CO Architects, a Los Angeles-based architecture firm, for 27,461 square feet of space at the Class A office project.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 15:37

    Championing Young Talent

    The inaugural Aramark Young Professionals 40 Under 40 Awards have recognised the talent and commitment of individuals nominated by leadership teams across the enterprise.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 12:49

    Compass Commits to Net Zero by 2030

    Compass Group UK&I has announced its commitment to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across its own operations and value chain by 2030.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 13:16

    Hertfordshire NHS Trust Contracts

    Mitie has been awarded four multi-service contracts by the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 14:28

    Supporting France's Urban Renewal Programme

    Sodexo has launched La Passerelle which it describes as a "new economic model" for the promotion of employability, health through food, and social cohesion in priority neighbourhoods identified by France's National Urban Renewal Agency.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 11:53

    Renters Face Significantly Higher Housing Costs

    Housing costs are felt more by households that rent, according to new research by Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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    News Editor  - 11.05.2021, 00:18

    Seventh Consecutive EcoVadis Award

    Sustainability and CSR rating company EcoVadis has ranked SPIE in Gold position for a seventh consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 10.05.2021, 23:27

    London Docklands Guest Services Contract

    Bennett Hay has secured a 3-year contract to manage the guest services and workplace experience at Harbour Exchange, HX, the London Dockland's home of more than 70 diverse businesses.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 13:44

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Terminix is celebrating the work of educators in schools across the United States during Teacher Appreciation Week.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 10:27

    Supporting the Springboard Charity

    UK caterer CH&CO is supporting the 'Springboard to 2022' initiative from Springboard, a charity operating in the hospitality sector which helps people from all backgrounds find employment.

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    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 09:39

    Thrive Homes Grounds Maintenance Contract

    Social and affordable UK housing provider Thrive Homes has awarded Churchill Group business Chequers a contract to provide grounds maintenance services across 104 of its schemes.

  • Electric Avenue, London. (photo: Siemens AG)
    News Editor  - 07.05.2021, 08:51

    Westminster Goes Electric

    Westminster City Council and Siemens have installed more than 1,000 on-street Electric Vehicle Charging Points in the City of Westminster, making Westminster the first local authority in the UK to reach this milestone.

  • The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech. (photo: Jonah Jackalope)
    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 20:48

    Living Building Challenge Certification

    The Georgia Institute of Technology's Kendeda Building has earned Living Building Challenge certification for Innovative Sustainable Design confirming it to be one of the world's greenest.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 18:14

    Respecting Human Rights in Security

    The International SOS Group of Companies has become one of 51 "Observer" organisations of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) which ensures respect for human rights by private security providers.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 17:33

    Unlocking Women's Potential to Lead Safely

    In a bid to support what they consider to be an underrepresented group in Health & Safety, RoSPA and L’Oréal have partnered for the launch of a dedicated Leading Safely for Women training programme.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 13:14

    Eliminating Indoor Airborne Pathogens

    A new filterless air purification system from Genano Oy eliminates bacteria and viruses carried by indoor air.

  • Matt Sturgess, Lighting Industry Association CEO. (photo: LIA)
    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 12:44

    LIA Appoints Matt Sturgess as CEO

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has welcomed Matt Sturgess as its new CEO

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 12:18

    Terminix Reports Q1 2021 Revenue Growth of Three Per Cent

    Terminix has announced unaudited first-quarter 2021 results, reporting a year-over-year revenue increase of three percent to US $471 million.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 12:04

    From Office to Social Hub

    More than a third of office workers in the United States and the United Kingdom compare the prospect of a return to the workplace with going out to meet friends according to a new OnePoll survey of 1,500 employees.

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 10:05

    ISS Turnaround 'Progressing as Planned'

    ISS has issued a positive trading update for the first Quarter of 2021, reporting organic growth of 5.6 per cent under its new OneISS recovery strategy, and the acceleration of its divestment programme.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 22:38

    Facilitating Rapid Responses to Legionella

    BBI Solutions is claiming several world firsts with its new mobile Legionella test.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 20:04

    Merger to Create US $5.5 billion REIT Powerhouse

    The Equity Commonwealth Real Estate Investment Trust and Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will see the former acquire Monmouth in an all-share transaction valued at approximately US $3.4 billion including assumed debt.

  • Cori English, Cushman & Wakefield's new Managing Principal for the San Francisco East Bay Area. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 19:38

    Industry Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield's Oakland Team

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Cori English as Managing Principal for the San Francisco East Bay Area market.

  • (L to R): Steve Parr, managing director and Phillip McGee, operations director, Parr Facilities Management, at the newly opened store. (photo: Parr Facilities Management)
    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 19:07

    Supporting Home Bargains in Northern Ireland

    Belfast-based Parr Facilities Management is delivering fit out works and FM support at a newly opened 30,000SF Home Bargains store location in Newtownabbey, County Antrim.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 12:17

    Championing Workplace Mental Health

    Aramark Northern Europe is introducing Mental Health Champions as part of its long-standing effort to support employees struggling with mental health difficulties.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 11:12

    How did I Escape?

    Serco has successfully trialled an innovative electronic system to manage prisoners’ property at HMP Dovegate, a Category B adult male facility near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, England.

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    News Editor  - 05.05.2021, 10:06

    International Receptionists' Day 2021

    Rapport, Compass Group's managed front and back of house guest services business, is calling on all organisations to acknowledge the work of their receptionists on International Receptionists' Day (12th May).

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 14:25

    Mental Health Training for the Security Industry

    The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has teamed up with learning and development specialists Ethos Farm to create an avatar-led online programme for security personnel called ‘Being Human’.

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 14:01

    Overcoming COVID-19 Front-of-House Challenges

    Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) has published new research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on front of house strategies in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 13:06

    All New TORSUS PRAETORIAN

    TORSUS has announced the specifications of its all-new 2021 TORSUS PRAETORIAN off-road bus for logistics applications in extreme environments.

  •  (photo: Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA))
    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 12:41

    Moving to Zero Carbon Insulation

    A new online CPD-certified presentation from the Insulation Manufacturers Association (IMA) explains how fabric-first approaches can achieve net zero emissions.

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    News Editor  - 04.05.2021, 12:21

    Veolia UK to Double Renewable Energy Delivery

    Ahead of COP 26, Veolia has announced plans to double its capacity to generate renewable electricity working in partnership with various technology providers.

  • Pictured: Chris O’Shea, Centrica PLC Group Chief Executive. (photo: Centrica PLC)
    News Editor  - 30.04.2021, 11:29

    Creating a More Inclusive and Sustainable Future

    Centrica has launched a new People & Planet plan underpinned by the refreshed purpose, ‘to help our customers live sustainably, simply and affordably’.

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    News Editor  - 30.04.2021, 10:31

    Backing the 'Mow Way' Biodiversity Campaign

    Mitie is supporting the ‘Mow May’ campaign which encourages businesses and members of the public to pause some of their mowing and weeding.

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    News Editor  - 29.04.2021, 13:59

    Terminix Announces Major Recruitment Drive

    Terminix has announced plans to hire 500 sales and service professionals over the next month.

  • Butlin's Bognor Regis resort. (photo: Bourne Leisure)
    News Editor  - 29.04.2021, 13:37

    Butlin's Invests in Air Purification System for Covid Safe Reopening

    Butlin’s, Britain’s iconic holiday brand, is to introduce a pioneering air purification system as part of extensive measures to ensure a safe reopening this summer.

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    News Editor  - 29.04.2021, 10:27

    Supporting Energy Usage Monitoring

    A video wall installation is helping commercial energy optimisers manage multiple data feeds and diagnose faults in commercial electricity supply.

  • The Quartier der Generationen in Hamburg. (photo: Bloomimages)
    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 18:51

    GWG Group IFM Contract

    The Gesellschaft für Wohnungs- und Gewerbebau Baden-Württemberg (GWG Group) has awarded STRABAG PFS an integrated facilities management contract at the "Quartier der Generations" development in Hamburg's HafenCity.

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    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 14:44

    Guide to UK Biowaste Environmental Permitting Regulations

    Environmental consultant WRM has produced a downloadable guide to Regulation 61 Notices which are being issued by the Environment Agency (EA) to operators of Biowaste treatment facilities in England.

  •  (photo: Cori-Seal Systems Ltd)
    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 14:10

    Addressing the Hidden Fire Safety Danger in Schools

    An innovative new solution addresses safety issues caused by missing smoke stoppers in schools and other buildings where trapezoidal perforated decks and beams are commonly specified.

  • Chris Garside has joined Aramark International in the newly created role of Head of Sales and Business Development. (photo: Aramark International)
    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 12:00

    Chris Garside Joins Aramark

    Chris Garside, the former CEO of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has been appointed as Head of Sales and Business Development by Aramark International with effect from May 17.

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    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 11:25

    Team HARD BTCC Racing Sponsorship

    Life safety business Evolution is sponsoring Team HARD Racing CUPRA Leon sports cars in this year's Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

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    News Editor  - 28.04.2021, 12:32

    Wolverhampton Modernises Road Traffic Management

    Wolverhampton City Council is replacing multiple existing traffic management systems with a modular solution that collects data on vehicle counts, pollution levels and journey times.

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    News Editor  - 26.04.2021, 15:23

    Practice Plus Group FM Contract

    England's largest independent provider of NHS services, Practice Plus Group, has awarded Emcor UK a multi-million-pound facilities management contract for its entire estate.

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    News Editor  - 26.04.2021, 14:40

    End-to-End Power Distribution Webinar Series

    A new series of live and on-demand webinars from Schneider Electric will focus on end-to-end power distribution.

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    News Editor  - 26.04.2021, 14:56

    Centre of Excellence for Healthy Buildings

    A global partnership between Johnson Controls and the International WELL Building Institute will create a new global centre of excellence for healthy buildings by promoting the WELL Building Standard.

  •  (photo: Mondo Toys)
    News Editor  - 23.04.2021, 14:44

    Making Sustainability Child's Play

    The eco-friendly BioBall and ReNewToys series from Italian toymaker Mondo provide a simple, fun and direct way to teach respect for the environment.

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    News Editor  - 23.04.2021, 14:07

    Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures

    New research from Wunderman Thompson suggest people have an appetite to change how they live, learn, work and do business but are looking to businesses to lead the way post-pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 23:17

    Costain Joins UK Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Group

    Costain has been appointed to the UK Government’s Hydrogen Advisory Council Working Group, and has announced its further appointment as Chair of industry initiative, the Decarbonised Gas Alliance (DGA).

  • Maisie's: the first community store to be launched by the partners. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 11:24

    Novel Self-Service Community Store Concept

    A collaboration between Compass Group subsidiary ESS, Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton and the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation has developed a new convenience outlet concept dedicated to supporting local supply chains and charities.

  • George Oliver, Johnson Controls' chairman and Chief Executive Officer. (photo: Johnson Controls)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 10:41

    Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit

    Johnson Controls chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change.

  • EUMETSAT headquarters in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. (photo: LSDSL)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 01:44

    EUMETSAT Contract Award

    Serco Germany has secured a six-year contract with an estimated value of £20 million to support the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

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    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 01:18

    Prologis Extends Green Building Leadership

    Logistics real estate investor Prologis, Inc, has announced the launch of the first LEED v4 for Core and Shell Volume Program for the U.S. logistics real estate sector.

  • Chris Capes, Director of Development (designate) for the Liverpool Waters project. (photo: Peel Group)
    News Editor  - 22.04.2021, 00:47

    New Director of Development for £5 Billion Liverpool Waters Project

    Peel L&P has appointed Chris Capes as Director of Development for the two million square metre Liverpool Waters regeneration project in Merseyside.

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    News Editor  - 21.04.2021, 15:38

    The World's Most Impactful Innovations

    As the United Nations marks World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, cross-border payments challenger, WorldRemit, shares its selection of the most "impactful" inventions.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 15:25

    Mitie Welcomes Zero Emission Large Van

    The addition of a Vauxhall Vivaro-e van to its fleet brings Mitie closer to its target of 2,021 EVs by the end of 2021.

  • Pictured: Jane Byrd (Left) and Bryn Williams (Right). (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 13:05

    Supporting the Hospitality Industry in Wales

    The launch of Compass Cymru by the UK's largest food and support services firm introduces a novel approach to developing regional talent and supply chains.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 12:22

    Renewal of Tower Place Contract

    Incentive QAS have been re-awarded a cleaning and environmental services contract at Tower Place, the Sir Norman Foster designed mixed use facility featuring Europe's largest public plaza.

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    News Editor  - 20.04.2021, 11:47

    Audi Renews Böllinger Höfe Hard FM Contract

    Audi has reappointed STRABAG PFS as the hard services contractor for the Böllinger Höfe facility in Heilbronn which produces the all-electric Gran Turismo Audi e-tron GT and Audi R8.

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    News Editor  - 19.04.2021, 14:04

    High Voltage Switchgear Contract

    Merseytravel, the strategic transport advisor to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, has awarded SPIE UK a new contract for the supply and installation of replacement high voltage switchgear.

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    News Editor  - 19.04.2021, 13:27

    Carel Adds European Manufacturing Capacity

    Carel has announced a 5,200 sq. metre expansion of its Labin site in Croatia which serves as the headquarters of its subsidiary in the Adriatic.

  •  (photo: Siemens AG)
    News Editor  - 19.04.2021, 12:43

    Enhancing Small Building Fire Protection

    Siemens Smart Infrastructure has upgraded Cerberus FIT, its addressable fire system for small and medium-sized buildings.

  •  (photo: Michael Taylor)
    News Editor  - 16.04.2021, 15:51

    Leeds Relocation Contract

    Commercial relocation specialist Business Moves Group (BMG) has been selected to deliver a relocation contract by Leeds Building Society, the UK's fifth largest building society which dates from 1875.

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    News Editor  - 16.04.2021, 15:11

    Johnson Controls Expands Electronic Security Capabilities

    Johnson Controls has added Esotec, a UK provider of security systems and managed services to government and high-profile facilities operators, to a list of recent electronic security acquisitions which includes WOT Security and NT Security.

  • Nurse Maria Ticas-Alcala administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Carmen Torres at home in Greenspoint. (photo: Harris Health)
    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 21:48

    Vaccinating Vulnerable Patients at Home

    Harris Health System, the public health system of Harris County, Texas, is delivering COVID-19 vaccines to bedridden patients at home through its House Call Service.

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    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 15:17

    Bidvest Noonan to Offer Waste Solutions

    Facility services provider Bidvest Noonan has acquired Dublin-based waste handling solutions distributor, Ancove Enterprises.

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    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 14:33

    Providing the Safest Imaginable Workplace

    Global portable storage company Mobile Mini has installed defibrillators across all sixteen of its sites in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 15.04.2021, 13:18

    Decarbonising LNG Production

    Total and Siemens Energy have expanded the scope of a technical collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for reducing CO2 emissions in natural gas liquefaction facilities and power generation.

  • Emily Booth, a nurse with Moore Medtech, delivering online training. (photo: Moore Medtech)
    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 22:13

    Sellafield Nuclear Workers Receive Home Covid Tests

    Following a pilot scheme, an innovative startup is providing Sellafield Ltd employees with at-home lateral flow Covid-19 testing and support.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 21:53

    Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging companies to ensure they are compliant with legislation and their premises are safe, clean and pest-free with the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 21:32

    Wearable Technology Reduces Back Strain

    Scaffolding supplier HAKI Denmark is pioneering smart harnesses to reduce injuries to the back suffered by employees of its two divisions.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 21:06

    Specifying Acoustic Absorbers

    The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has published new technical note, "Specifying Acoustic Absorbers where they will be installed against a wall".

  • Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. (photo: Kevin Scott)
    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 20:08

    Embodying a Building's Purpose

    Designed by Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, the University of Washington’s new Hans Rosling Center in Seattle supports the institution's aim of becoming the Global Center for Population Health.

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    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 18:51

    Smoker Detection in Residential Buildings

    Sensor manufacturer FreshAir has launched an innovative smoking and marijuana detection system for apartment buildings, public housing complexes and other high-occupancy residential settings.

  • Photo credit: Joe Shlabotnik. (photo: Joe Shlabotnik)
    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 17:48

    Adhering to U.S. Steel Sourcing Requirements

    Warren Controls procurement process have been adjusted to accommodate new "Buy American" requirements stipulated within the American Iron & Steel Act (AISA).

  • Hannah Vickers, Mace Group's Chief of Staff designate. (photo: Mace Group)
    News Editor  - 14.04.2021, 10:21

    Mace Announces Senior Appointments

    Mace has announced the appointment of Hannah Vickers as Chief of Staff, and also appointed Andrew Smart as Head of FM Consultancy within its facilities management business, Operate.

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    News Editor  - 13.04.2021, 10:53

    Staatskanzlei Rheinland-Pfalz Hard FM Contract

    Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung (LBB), the real estate and construction department of Rheinland-Pfalz, has appointed STRABAG PFS as hard services contractor for the State Chancellery Building in Mainz.

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    News Editor  - 12.04.2021, 10:03

    Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls Hyper-scale Data Centre Capabilities

    Johnson Controls has agreed to acquire Silent-Aire, a global leader in hyper-scale data centre cooling and infrastructure, in an all-cash transaction valued at up to US $870 million.

  • Southgate Shopping Centre. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 12.04.2021, 09:38

    British Land Renews Shopping Centre Contracts

    British Land has renewed three of its shopping centre contracts with Incentive FM, and awarded an additional contract for the provision of multiple soft FM services at a shopping park near Manchester.

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    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 23:37

    Delivering Smart, Healthy and Sustainable Buildings

    A partnership between IoT service provider Pelion and Johnson Controls is set to accelerate innovation in building connectivity, security and intelligence.

  •  (photo: Kwik Trip)
    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 20:36

    Revolutionizing In-store Marketing at Kwik Trip

    A popular stop on highways in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, retailer Kwik Trip has completed 1,000 Philips digital signage installations at 700 sites.

  • Delaware North CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr. (3rd from left) with Bob Castellini (3rd from right), owner of the Cincinnati Reds, with Delaware North colleagues Andy Worden, Jim Houser, Don Dierig and Ken Gaber.  (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 19:31

    Welcoming Fans Back to the Stands

    Four ballparks where Delaware North Sportservice provides hospitality services opened to baseball fans on Major League Baseball (MLB) Opening Day last Thursday.

  • Company employees in Fort Worth, Texas, join the family of Chief Warrant Officer 2, Eric Compton of the U.S. Marine Corps. (photo: Terminix Global Holdings/Business Wire)
    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 15:44

    Supporting a Children's Foundation with Bicycles

    Terminix is donating bicycles to A Soldier’s Child (ASC) Foundation which serves the offspring of fallen U.S. servicemen and women by supporting safe cycling.

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    News Editor  - 09.04.2021, 10:25

    Offering Uber Eats to Sodexo Employees

    Sodexo Pass Restaurant card holders in France will be the first beneficiaries of a global agreement that allows meals to be ordered and delivered through the Uber Eats app.

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    News Editor  - 08.04.2021, 11:47

    Preparing for Net-Zero

    An audit of UK sustainable energy provider Vital Energi's fleet has recorded vehicle emission levels of 20.7 Co2 g/km which are a quarter of those of other organisations assessed.

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    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 18:28

    2021 ACR News Awards

    Johnson Controls' YORK AMICHI YMPA air-cooled reversible heat pump has been named "Heat Pump Product of the Year" in the 2021 ACR News Awards competition.

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    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 13:16

    Kodak Alaris Acquires Spigraph Kodak Scanner and ibml Service Business

    Kodak Alaris has acquired a portion of Spigraph’s UK service business including the repair and maintenance of Kodak Alaris scanners, which were previously handled by Spigraph.

  • Ebony McKinley. (photo: Amazon.com Inc)
    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 11:50

    From Sisters to Small Entrepreneurs

    Amazon is sharing the stories of four dynamic women who are leading middle and last mile logistics teams serving its U.S. delivery stations.

  •  (photo: BAM Facility Services GmbH)
    News Editor  - 06.04.2021, 09:28

    Acquisition Strengthens STRABAG Hard FM Capabilities

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services has acquired BAM Facility Services GmbH, a specialist provider of building engineering and maintenance services to the Munich Metropolitan Region

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    News Editor  - 01.04.2021, 15:10

    Keeping Birds Under Control

    A new guide from the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) includes strategies for preventing corrosion and nuisance caused by birds occupying buildings, and public health advice.

  • ERCV travelling on Westminster Bridge. (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 01.04.2021, 14:40

    Westminster Showcases Upcycled Electric Refuse Collection Vehicle

    Westminster City Council and Veolia have showcased one of their upcycled electric refuse collection vehicles at the high profile SMMT Electrified 2021 parade in central London.

  • Milton Keynes University Hospital (photo: Compass Group)
    News Editor  - 01.04.2021, 11:50

    Serving Healthy Meals at Milton Keynes University Hospital

    Patients at Milton Keynes University Hospital will be served a new menu prepared with Compass Group's patented micro-steaming system, Steamplicity.

  • Holding a mirror up to the industry: Jeff Dewing, Cloudfm CEO. (photo: Cloudfm Group)
    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 17:25

    Exposing Widespread FM Failures in the UK

    A potentially explosive book by Cloudfm CEO, Jeff Dewing, contains allegations of widespread corporate failings in the UK's £120 billion market for facilities management services.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 16:52

    Innovative Key Holding Service

    Corps Monitoring has launched KeySafe, an integrated key holding solution which combines the sophistication of a Sentrikey safe with the convenience provided by a UK-wide network of accredited service partners to ensure quick site access.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 16:19

    Multi-service Engineering Management Contract

    UK facility services provider Polyteck has signed a new multi-service engineering management contract with McCann Worldgroup following a competitive tender.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 15:49

    Johnson Controls GHG Targets Independently Approved

    The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has approved Johnson Controls emissions reductions targets.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 15:35

    China Refrigeration 2021

    CAREL will be presented with Innovation Awards for its commercial refrigeration solutions, Heosone and Heos CO2, when it participates in this year's edition of China Refrigeration from 7 to 9 April in Shanghai.

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    News Editor  - 31.03.2021, 14:48

    Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Surges as Gold Loses Shine

    According to data from Finbold, bitcoin futures open interest on various exchanges grew by 133.74 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 from US $9.66 billion to $22.58 billion.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 21:22

    Wireless Modbus Data Concentrator for Ethernet Networking

    The new MDC-211-WF Modbus data concentrator from ICP DAS USA supports RS-232, RS-485 and Wi-Fi connectivity between Ethernet control and communication networks.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 18:59

    Security & Safety Things App Development Challenge (26 April Deadline)

    Security and Safety Things GmbH has launched its second App Challenge inviting developers of video analytic applications to create solutions for specific-use cases in retail, transportation, smart cities, healthcare, entertainment and the stadiums sector.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 11:38

    Automating Employment Tribunal Claims Reporting

    HR teams will be better placed to track and report on employment tribunal cases following FTSE 100 company, Entain's endorsement of an innovative caseload management Software-as-a-Solution.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 11:05

    Planon Identified as IWMS Leader

    Planon has been named a 'Leader' in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Workplace Management System 2020-2021 Vendor Assessment which provides an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 10:24

    International Safety Awards

    EMCOR UK has been presented with two International Safety Awards by the British Safety Council.

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    News Editor  - 30.03.2021, 09:58

    Grupo SUEZ Announces New FM Partner

    Grupo SUEZ has selected Cloudfm's European subsidiary to provide hard FM services at 900 sites in Spain under a multi-million Euro five-year contract.

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    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 18:37

    ISS North America and Genesys Works in Talent Partnership

    ISS Group Chief Commercial Officer and Americas Region CEO Dan Ryan has joined the board of Genesys Works, a social enterprise that provides students from underserved communities life-changing opportunities through corporate internships.

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    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 10:48

    Returning Workers Demand IAQ Assurances

    According to a recent Opinium survey for Rentokil Initial, the percentage of Brits concerned about airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has risen by 19 per cent since November 2020 to just over a quarter of the survey sample.

  • Terry Mills, Cloudfm's technical solutions director. (photo: Cloudfm)
    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 09:43

    Migrating to the Cloud

    Cloudfm Group have announced the appointment of Terry Mills as technical solutions director following a 15-year career with ISS as Group VP Enterprise & Corporate Development.

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    News Editor  - 28.03.2021, 16:32

    UAE Building Management Provider in Johnson Controls Partnership

    Sustainable UAE-based integrated building management service provider and SB Group subsidiary, ODS Global, and Johnson Controls have entered into a strategic partnership to promote better building operations reporting.

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    News Editor  - 29.03.2021, 09:08

    Healthy Building System

    Infogrid has launched workplace environmental data aggregator Healthy Building System, together with findings from a OnePoll survey suggesting half of UK adults are unsure about returning to their workplace.

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    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 13:41

    Following Ethical Best Practices in Procurement

    Atalian Servest has partnered with Alcumus, a provider of supply chain and EHSQ+ risk management solutions in the UK, to prequalify contractors.

  •  (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 13:04

    Delivering New Drinks Experiences at UK Sports and Music Events

    Levy, Compass Group's sports, leisure and hospitality subsidiary, has announced an exclusive partnership with Peppermint to provide premium bar solutions at sporting and music events across Levy venues in the UK.

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    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 12:19

    Digital Visitor Management System Installed in Care Homes

    Luxury UK care home and retirement development operator Cinnamon Care Collection has adopted an iPad-based, digital visitor logging solution for visitors, team members and contractors at 19 of its homes.

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    News Editor  - 25.03.2021, 14:33

    L'OCCITANE Awards UK Cleaning Contract

    L’OCCITANE en Provence has selected Indepth Managed Services to deliver window cleaning services to 85 retail stores in the United Kingdom, and daily cleaning services at its UK head office in London and flagship Regent Street store.

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    Efrat Fenigson  - 25.03.2021, 13:36

    Why Employees Need Better Options

    Efrat Fenigson, Mindspace VP Marketing, explains why decisions about remote work require companies to look beyond possible financial savings.

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    News Editor  - 25.03.2021, 12:35

    Inclusion in Euronext CAC 40 ESG Index

    Sodexo has been included on the first iteration of the Euronext CAC 40 ESG index which identifies the 40 companies within the CAC Large 60 Index that demonstrate the best Environmental, Social and Governance practices.

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    News Editor  - 26.03.2021, 12:41

    EMCOR Awarded Place on UK Public Procurement Framework

    EMCOR UK have been awarded a place on Fusion21's new £1.1 billion Workplace & Facilities Framework of prequalified suppliers, creating opportunities worth up to £750 million.

  • David Wolf (third from left), president and general manager of Southland Casino Racing, presents a check to representatives of Families in Transition.  (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 19:22

    A Game-changing Fundraiser

    A fundraising initiative involving Delaware North's gaming division recently raised US $47,604 for the Families in Transition (FIT) charity in West Memphis, Arkansas, which provides shelter, safety and related services to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other forms of abuse.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 17:16

    Turbo Services Acquisition

    Sulzer has completed the acquisition of Turbo Services Inc., a leading independent service provider for aero-derivative gas turbines, as part of its diversification into distributed power applications.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 12:04

    Bringing Infotainment and Collaborative Learning to Student Digs

    PPDS's range of Philips MediaSuite pro TVs have been installed in all 288 private bedrooms and communal areas within a new student housing complex in Nottingham.

  • Hitchingbrooke Hospital. (photo: Andy Parrett)
    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 11:41

    North West Anglia Hospitals Contract

    Mitie has been awarded a new five-year contract to deliver facilities management and catering services at hospitals operated by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 11:05

    The SIM Card Made from Recycled Refrigerators

    Thales and Veolia have joined forces to create the first eco-designed SIM card made from recycled plastic.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 10:44

    Derwent Joins North East Public Procurement Framework

    Derwent fm have been awarded a place on North East based public procurement consultancy, Prosper’s Dynamic Purchasing System for compliance and facilities management services worth an estimated £250 million.

  • Escalator at Tower Gateway DLR station in London. (photo: Chris McKenna)
    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 21:51

    Lift and Escalator Maintenance at London DLR Stations

    PropTech provider WeMaintain has signed a four-year contract with KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) for the provision of lift and escalator maintenance solutions to all London Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 21:37

    AVer Europe Extends Agreement with UKI Distribution

    Education technology and visual collaboration solutions manufacturer AVer Europe has extended its distribution agreement with Midwich Group, a specialist distributor of AV products in the United Kingdom.

  • The 1 Viper Way facility in  North County, San Diego. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 21:14

    Sale and Lease of San Diego Industrial Asset

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented private equity firm Stockbridge in the disposition of a 202,844 SF multi-functional industrial asset located at 1 Viper Way in Vista, San Diego, California.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 16:50

    The UK’s Most Security-conscious Cities

    Data collected from MoneySuperMarket customers has revealed the UK’s most security-conscious cities, comparing the percentages of homes with and without burglar alarms in each region as the country experiences one burglary every 108 seconds in the UK despite reported decreases since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 16:19

    Renewable Energy Engineering Firm Relocates to Central Leeds

    EV charging and photovoltaic solutions provider The Phoenix Works has moved into 18,209 SF premises owned and managed by Towngate PLC in Leeds.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 15:44

    Helping Businesses Manage Their Water

    Ecolab has upgraded its Smart Water Navigator tool which offers businesses a cost-free insight into the value of the water used by their operations and supports them in establishing corporate water goals.

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    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 15:12

    Springboard Awards for Excellence

    Medirest, Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare division, was the recipient of a 'Best National Support for Key Workers' award at this year's Springboard Awards for Excellence.

  • Members of the express testing team. (photo: ABM Industries Inc)
    News Editor  - 23.03.2021, 14:01

    Partnership to Support UK Covid-19 Express Testing

    ABM has partnered with Cignpost Diagnostics to provide 250 trained team members to service the manpower needs at COVID-19 testing sites at Heathrow, Gatwick and Edinburgh airports.

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    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 13:45

    Sustainable Future for Buckinghamshire

    Buckinghamshire Council’s recycling and waste contractor, Veolia is introducing improvements at the London Road East Depot in Amersham to help create a more sustainable waste contract.

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    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 13:31

    A Top UK Accredited Security Provider

    ABM UK’s annual Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) security audit has placed the company within the top 5 per cent of accredited UK security services providers.

  • Anne Bardot, Sodexo's new Group Chief Communications Officer. (photo: Sodexo SA)
    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 09:08

    Sodexo Announces New Chief Communications Officer

    Sodexo has appointed Anne Bardot as Group Chief Communications Officer.

  • Mike Winter, managing director of MIW Water Coolers. (photo: Made Blue)
    News Editor  - 22.03.2021, 08:38

    Saving Plastic and Lives

    On World Water Day, Dutch charity Made Blue and MIW have launched a water fountain offering UK consumers the option to donate 75p via a QR code to clean water projects in developing countries.

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    News Editor  - 19.03.2021, 15:44

    FIS Adopts RICS Conflict Avoidance Pledge

    FIS, the representative body for the UK's finishes sector, has committed to the RICS Conflict Avoidance Pledge which requires signatories to adopt proactive conflict avoidance measures and promote collaborative working.

  • Chris Ludeman, CBRE's Global President of Capital Markets (pictured), attributes the firm's success to a culture of collaboration and long-standing relations with key sources of capital. (photo: CBRE Group)
    News Editor  - 18.03.2021, 16:29

    Leading Real Estate Investment Sales

    Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has ranked CBRE in top place for global commercial real estate investment sales for a tenth successive year.

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    News Editor  - 18.03.2021, 15:40

    Sustainable Mobile Vacuum Cleaning

    Diversey have announced the launch of the TASKI AERO UP upright cordless vacuum cleaner which offers significant weight, energy utilisation, and noise reduction gains over the company's previous models.

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    News Editor  - 18.03.2021, 11:08

    Groupe Renault Joins EV Battery Recycling Coalition

    Groupe Renault has joined a global collaboration launched in September 2020 by Veolia and Solvay to support closed loop recycling of end-of-life electric vehicle batteries as part of the circular economy.

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    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 17:03

    Canadian DND Support Services Contract

    The Canadian Department of National Defense has awarded Serco a contract to provide support services at the 5 Wing Canadian Forces Base in Goose Bay following a competitive tender.

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    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 16:40

    Mitie Cleaning Team to Star on TV Show

    Mitie’s cleaning team based at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 will be featured in an upcoming episode of the ITV documentary series, Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport.

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    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 15:52

    Outstanding Contract Security Company of the Year

    UK manned guarding provider Axis Security has been recognised with a top national award.

  • Veteran sales professional and vice-Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield's Office Services team in Phoenix, Brad Anderson. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 17.03.2021, 00:19

    Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens Phoenix Office Services Team

    Cushman & Wakefield has welcomed veteran CBRE sales duo Brad Anderson and Michael Strittmatter as senior members of its Office Services team in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 23:38

    Hybrid Working and Mandating COVID Vaccines

    A majority of adults surveyed for a report on working preferences in the United States post-Covid-19, want employers to embrace hybrid work practices and enforce mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 23:13

    Calor Gas Awards Port Clarence Maintenance Contract

    LPG supplier Calor Gas has appointed Spie UK to deliver long-term maintenance at its facility in Port Clarence, County Durham in a contract which provides for the design and build of upgrades to the plant's filling hall safety systems.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 21:53

    Study Confirms Accuracy of Legionella Test Method

    An independent study supports claims from IDEXX about the efficacy of its Legiolert solution for detecting Legionella pneumophila in non-potable water.

  • Smart army accommodation: Westdown Camp building. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 21:22

    Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recognised the commitment of Landmarc Support Services, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Reds10 to sustainable construction.

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    Administrator  - 16.03.2021, 20:52

    Breaking Ground with the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca

    The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP, an internationally recognized architecture and planning firm, recently marked the groundbreaking of the new United States Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco.

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    News Editor  - 16.03.2021, 16:56

    ISS North America Launches Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

    ISS North America has unveiled a comprehensive strategy for better workplace inclusivity in the United States, following an extensive review by Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Eric Stallworth, who joined the group in March 2020.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 12:13

    Adler and Allan Announces Aquisitions

    Environmental risk business, Adler and Allan, has announced the acquisition of three companies into the group.

  • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. (photo: Andrey Filippov)
    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 09:07

    Bolshoi Theatre Printer Installation

    A roll-to-roll LED printer is supporting opera and ballet performances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 08:26

    Closing the Opportunity Gap

    Compass Group has unveiled an action plan to increase access to career opportunities in partnership with former United Kingdom Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 11:35

    Setting New Standards in Housing

    A series of standards documents from The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) identify seven desirable development and behavioural characteristics for housing professionals.

  •  (photo: Eaton Limited)
    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 07:22

    IoT-enhanced Energy Metering and Maintenance

    Eaton's latest smart digital moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB) combines IoT connectivity, predictive maintenance and Class 1 energy metering to enable building digitisation and decarbonisation platforms.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 06:55

    Three Wheeling into the Future

    Veolia is trialling innovative electric tricycles that have been designed for on-street waste collection as part of its contract with Westminster City Council.

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    News Editor  - 11.03.2021, 13:48

    Reimagining Wall Cabinet Design

    Grass America has launched Kinvaro T-Slim, an ingenious new lifter system for wooden flap doors that creates new opportunities for designers of overhead wall cabinets.

  •  (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 11.03.2021, 13:29

    Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework

    Veolia, has secured a place on the United Kingdom's new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector's carbon targets.

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    News Editor  - 09.03.2021, 15:34

    NVM Announces £18m Pareto MBO

    NVM Private Equity (NVM) has completed an £18 million management buy-out of UK facilities management business, Pareto FM.

  • 77 Coleman Street (photo: Axis Group)
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:58

    BNP Paribas Real Estate Security Contract

    BNP Paribas Real Estate has selected Axis Group to provide front-of house and security services at 77 Coleman Street, a striking new building, in the City of London.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:39

    Machine Learning Enhanced Energy Software

    Novel Automated Respond Command (ARC) energy efficiency software from Utility Team utilises AI and machine learning to optimise the cooling loads of commercial and industrial chiller plant.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:19

    Women in Construction Week

    FIS, the representative body for the UK's finishes and interiors sector, has launched a Fairness, Inclusivity and Respect (FIR) Toolkit as its membership marks Women in Construction Week and International Women’s Day 2021.

  • New Group Managing Director, Henrik Pederson. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 15:05

    Adler and Allan Announces Changes to Leadership Team

    Environmental risk reduction specialist, Adler and Allan, is announcing changes to its Senior Leadership Team effective 1 March

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 12:11

    Fire and Security Business Expands in Ireland

    Integrated fire and security business Evolution Europe has opened a new office in Cork in the Republic of Ireland to service existing clients and new business opportunities.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 11:52

    United for a Hunger-Free World (11 March)

    Stop Hunger, Sodexo's initiative to support charities tackling food poverty in more than 40 countries, will hold its first virtual event on 11 March at 7.00pm Central European Time (CET).

  • The Bailey, 16 Old Bailey, London. (photo: Jaguar Building Services)
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 11:27

    The Bailey Hard Services Contract

    Jaguar Building Services has been awarded a mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering services contract at The Bailey, 16 Old Bailey.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 11:05

    How Covid-19 has Changed Attitudes to Hygiene in the UK

    Over half of Britons believe businesses could be doing more to improve the hygiene of their premises and keep people safe from Covid-19 according to a new survey.

  • Championing success: Jade Collazo (left) and Carla Vieira from Cleanology. (photo: Cleanology Limited)
    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 10:48

    Strong Role Models Key to Female Advancement

    On International Women’s Day, women in the cleaning industry advocate the benefits of strong role models and sharing of experience. But at the end of the day, they say, success comes from hard work and excellence at work.

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    News Editor  - 08.03.2021, 10:31

    Why we Choose to Challenge

    Women from across the built environment sector are calling for a greater focus on investment in, and the development of, female role models on International Women’s Day 2021.

  • Dr. Arthur Bracey. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 16:31

    Harris Health System Announces New Chair

    Dr. Arthur Bracey has been elected chair of the Harris Health System Board of Trustees, the governing body for the public healthcare system in Harris County, Texas.

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    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 16:07

    Moore Kingston Smith Hard Services Contract

    UK accountancy firm Moore Kingston Smith have awarded Artic Building Services a contract to undertake planned preventative maintenance at six locations in London and the home counties.

  • Sarosh Mistry. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 15:35

    Appointment of Sarosh Mistry as Rentokil Non-Exec Director

    Rentokil Initial has appointed Sarosh Mistry to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2021.

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    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 13:41

    Advocating Better Safety for Vehicle Crews

    A new report commissioned from University College London (UCL) by Veolia recommends operators of waste collection vehicles to adopt enhanced safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    News Editor  - 03.03.2021, 12:39

    OneWISH Virtual Congress on International Women's Day

    OneWISH, the coalition recently established to promote "Women and Inclusion in Safety and Health", will host an inaugural virtual conference on 9 March.

  • 125 Old Broad Street. (photo: Picasa/Christine Matthews)
    News Editor  - 03.03.2021, 12:09

    Guest Services Contract

    Portico has been awarded the guest services contract for 125 Old Broad Street, formerly the Stock Exchange Tower, in the City of London.

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    News Editor  - 03.03.2021, 10:44

    Acquisition Expands Johnson Controls HVAC Capabilities

    Johnson Controls has acquired Cool Solution, a prominent service provider of air conditioning and refrigeration within the UK and Ireland.

  • Large-screen TV installed at the hospital. (photo: PPDS)
    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 13:19

    Redefining Hospital Hospitality

    Philips Pro TVs are supporting patient wellbeing and recovery at the new £162 million Clatterbridge Cancer Centre hospital in Liverpool.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 13:03

    Enabling Immersive Experiences

    The location-based entertainment industry can now bring audiences even closer to the action by using Panasonic’s new Zero-Offset Ultra Short Throw (UST) zoom lenses with its range of LCD laser projectors.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 11:54

    Facebook Facing Unsafe Working Practices Lawsuits

    Thirty content moderators who claim their mental health was harmed as a result of exposure to toxic visual content are suing Facebook and recruitment agencies, CPL Solutions, Accenture, Majorel and CCC.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 11:30

    Managing Mobile Cleaning

    Planon is partnering with Dutch startup developer of service digitalisation platforms AddOnn to enhance software support for mobile cleaning and similar processes.

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    News Editor  - 02.03.2021, 11:03

    Food Waste Action Week

    A partnership between Compass Group and WRAP is encouraging organisations across the food and drinks sector to work together to prevent food going to waste as the UK commemorates its inaugural "Food Waste Action Week".

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    News Editor  - 01.03.2021, 11:11

    Acquisition of Hospital Cleaning and Disinfection Provider

    The Dussmann Group has acquired Janus Group Vienna through its subsidiary, Dussmann Service Austria.

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    News Editor  - 27.02.2021, 01:01

    Saving an Oil Refinery US $250,000 in Inspection Fees

    Premium Inspection & Testing (PIT) has performed a first-of-a-kind internal coke drum inspection of an oil refinery in Texas using drone technology combined in combination with manned rope access.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 15:06

    GRITIT Appoints Andrew Barry as Group Chief Executive

    Following the acquisition of surfacing and engineering business NMC Group Ltd., GRITIT Group has announced the appointment of Andrew (‘Andy’) Barry as Group Chief Executive with effect from 1 March 2021.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 14:39

    Mineral Insulating Materials Applied at Cardiff Schools

    A trio of Welsh schools are benefiting from major ugrades to their wall insulation.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 12:34

    Eighty-four Years of Dividend Payouts

    Ecolab has announced payment of a cash dividend of US $0.48 to holders of its ordinary shares.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 11:44

    JLL Managed Services Retail Contract Award

    ABM UK has been awarded a contract by JLL’s Managed Services UK team to provide services across a number of retail sites.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 09:40

    Green Energy Coalition Announces New Members

    Airbus, Bureau Veritas and PSA International are the latest companies to join the Coalition for the Energy of the Future whose members are committed to accelerating the development of sustainable energy to support new mobility models.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 08:03

    Optimising Workplaces Post-Covid-19

    With the United Kingdom hastily preparing for the reopening of the economy, The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and Ricoh have published new guidance for on optimising workspaces.

  • New research suggests hybrid working models make for happier employees but require careful management. (photo: Advanced Workplace Associates)
    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 07:27

    Flexible Working, Happy Employees and CO2 Emissions

    A new analysis of flexible working preferences in the UK post-lockdown points to a potential reduction of CO2 emissions by around a quarter, but also raises concerns over the quality of office environments.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:59

    Drop-in Mitsubishi EOL TFT LCD Replacements

    In a pickle after the Mitsubishi EOL announcement? Then look no further then the new range of drop-in replacements from CDS.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:32

    Second Virtual Showcase of Abloy Solutions

    Following the success of its virtual Keyvolution exhibition in July 2020, ABLOY UK has announced a virtual showcase of its security and access control solutions on 9th March.

  • StructureScan Mini XT  (photo: Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. )
    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:18

    GSSI Upgrades Concrete Inspection Solution

    Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., has updated the StructureScan™ Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system to include a new version of its software and a newly designed survey wheel for the Palm XT antenna.

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    News Editor  - 26.02.2021, 06:00

    Supporting the Future of Work

    With many companies adjusting working practices to accommodate a hybrid future, workplace platform Envoy is reporting a significant increase in integrations.

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    News Editor  - 25.02.2021, 13:00

    Back on Track

    Terminix has reported strong revenue growth for the fourth-quarter of 2020, and adjusted its Full-Year 2021 revenue forecast to between US $2,025 and US $2,050, in unaudited accounts released today.

  • Craig Brunt, projects manager, EJ Musk Process Services (Left) with client Max Vaughan, founder of White Peak Distillery. (photo: Edwin James Group)
    News Editor  - 25.02.2021, 12:36

    Edwin James Aligns Brands

    UK technical services company Edwin James Group has rebranded subsidiaries Jex Process Services as EJ Musk Process Services and Korrie Technical Services as EJ Parker Technical Services.

  •  Liquid Guard has been independently proven to be effective against a wide range of bacteria and enveloped viruses, including SARS CoV-2 and influenza A. (photo: AdobeStock_50106262 / 2 - G4S )
    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 19:18

    Protecting the Public Sector and General Public with Coatings

    G4S has invested in "constant kill" surface coating techology used to protect against SARS CoV-2.

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    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 18:52

    BLI Pick Award

    Keypoint Intelligence have recognised the Kodak S3000 Series Scanner a Buyers Lab (BLI) Winter 2021 Pick Award for "Outstanding Departmental Scanner".

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    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 18:38

    Lutron Adds Adaptable Phase Dimming

    Lutron Electronics has announced the launch of its Vive PowPak Phase Select dimming modules for commercial lighting projects.

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    News Editor  - 24.02.2021, 18:25

    A Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator

    Johnson Controls has been named a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator for the sixth straight year.

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    Kas Mohammed  - 24.02.2021, 12:58

    Is HSBC Jumping the Property Gun?

    Kas Mohammed, VP of Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK & Ireland, comments on a recent announcement committing HSBC to halve its office space.

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    News Editor  - 23.02.2021, 01:05

    Empowering Children Through Crisis and Conflict

    A partnership between SAVORTEX and Strong Gens recognises the importance of entrepreneurs of the future in supporing the global economy.

  •  (photo: Siemens AG)
    News Editor  - 23.02.2021, 00:41

    Seamlessly Integrating Distributed Energy Assets

    An Advanced Microgrid Control solution from Siemens subsidiary Russelectric allows facilities to participate in grid market transactions.

  • 1300 North Fiesta Blvd. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 19.02.2021, 15:49

    Prefab Manufacturer in Lease Relocation

    Commercial prefabricated building manufacturer Kapture Prefab is relocating to a 140,000SF industrial facility in Gilbert, Arizona in a deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

  • EETF Chair, Gordon McArthur. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 18.02.2021, 11:56

    EETF Announces Key Appointments

    The Electrical Engineering Training Foundation has appointed Gordon McArthur, managing director of family run contractor WMQ Building Services, as Chairman, and elected Atalian Servest AMK director Mike Stark to its board.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 15:00

    Johnson Controls Affirms Zero Carbon Commitment

    Johnson Controls has joined The Climate Pledge commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 14:30

    MRI Strengthens IWMS Capabilities

    MRI Software has entered into an agreement to acquire Manhattan, the real estate and workplace solutions division of Trimble.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 09:30

    Why Energy Resilience Matters

    Siemens UK is calling on manufacturers to bolster their energy resilience by addressing risks associated with ageing plant.

  • Derek Binnie. (photo: Business Moves Group)
    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 08:46

    Scottish Relocation Expert Joins Leading Agency

    Commercial relocation agency, Business Moves Group (BMG), have appointed Derek Binnie as a non-executive director.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 08:21

    Making Social Housing Safer

    Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has appointed Kier to deliver fire safety works across its housing stock under a programme which includes replacing 3,600 sets of fire doors.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 07:46

    Serco Acquires Whitney, Bradley & Brown

    Serco has acquired U.S. defence contractor Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc (WBB) from H.I.G. Capital in a deal worth $295 million.

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    News Editor  - 17.02.2021, 07:19

    Hospitality Employer of the Year

    The Trafford College Group has named Compass Group UK and Ireland 'Hospitality Employer of the Year' at its annual Apprenticeship of the Year Awards.

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    News Editor  - 12.02.2021, 13:18

    Educating Kids About Bugs

    Terminix has reimagined and relaunched the Harry’s Big Adventure educational program it developed with the Audubon Nature Institute to teach K-6 grade elementary school children in the United States about bugs.

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    News Editor  - 11.02.2021, 16:11

    Gold Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

    The SURE range of plant-based, 100 per cent biodegradable cleaning products from Diversey has been awarded Gold certificates by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

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    News Editor  - 11.02.2021, 14:04

    Covid Call Waiting Leaves Customers in the Cold

    A recent survey suggests customers remain wholly unimpressed by businesses attributing long call waiting times to demand created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Participants in the roundtable discussion. (photo: Umbrella Training)
    News Editor  - 11.02.2021, 13:20

    UK Levy Transfer Scheme Underutilised

    A recent virtual roundtable attended by several leading organisations concluded the United Kingdom's hospitality sector should be making better use of the levy transfer scheme for unused apprenticeship to tackle pending post-Covid-19 skills shortages.

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    News Editor  - 10.02.2021, 05:05

    Supporting an Injured Ice Hockey Player

    The Delaware North Chairman, Jeremy Jacobs-owned Boston Bruins ice hockey team and Boston Bruins Foundation, are donating US $100,000 towards rehabilitating recently injured high school player, A.J. Quetta.

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    News Editor  - 10.02.2021, 04:06

    NEC4 Facilities Management Contract

    NEC has launched a suite of new contracts designed specifically for the procurement of facilities management services.

  • Rick Ryan. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 10.02.2021, 02:32

    Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens North California Capital Markets Group

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed veteran investment sales professional Rick Ryan as an executive director of its Northern California Capital Markets Group.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 17:14

    Protecting Guest Workers in Singapore

    Universal Contact Tracing wearables supplied by Microshare in partnership with PwC have been protecting the lives and livelihoods of migrant workers in Singapore's migrant worker dormitories.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 13:29

    Accolade for UK Apprentice

    Apprentice Jude Kirkwood-Thompson has been named "Apprentice of the Year", with her employer, property services company Ian Williams, also receiving an award for its training academy at this year's National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) Awards.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 12:58

    Zero Emission Gritting

    Mitie Landscapes has launched the UK's first zero emission commercial gritting service by deploying an electric vehicle and battery-powered gritter.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 12:29

    Three UK Awards Relocation Contract

    Commercial relocation and change management company Business Moves Group (BMG) has won a major relocation contract with mobile phone operator, Three UK.

  • WeMaintain executive team, Jade Francine, Benoit Dupon and Tristan Foureur. (photo: Iannis G./REA)
    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 11:53

    Acquisition Expands Smart Maintenance Capabilities

    Lift maintenance platform WeMaintain has acquired fellow PropTech startup and smart fire system maintenance platform Shokly.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 08:41

    One of the World's Most Admired Companies

    Sodexo has been named to FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies List for an 11th consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 06:38

    A New Concept in Workplace Catering

    UK contract caterer Talkington Bates has introduced a flexible catering offer to support businesses planning post-Covid=19 returns to the office.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 06:12

    Wishing is Not Enough

    Leading safety and health professionals across the world have joined together to form 1WISH, the Global Coalition of Women in Safety and Health.

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    News Editor  - 08.02.2021, 12:03

    Covid-19 Impacts Apprenticeships

    A reported decline of 30 per cent in apprenticeships within the UK's construction sector during the coronavirus pandemic by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is confirmed by a recent survey of 500 tradespeople

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    News Editor  - 08.02.2021, 11:31

    Veolia Increases UK Apprenticeships

    Veolia is reporting a 115 per cent rise in intakes to its apprenticeships programme since 2017 as National Apprenticeship Week gets underway in the United Kingdom.

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    News Editor  - 07.02.2021, 00:22

    Procurement Framework Appointment

    ETL, the estate development subsidiary of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has named Mitie as a preferred supplier under its Net Zero Carbon Delivery framework.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 17:39

    Supporting Low Paid, Low Skilled Workers

    Churchill Group has committed £40k from its apprenticeship levy fund to the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) pilot scheme from the Institute for Public Policy Research and Greater London Authority.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 16:38

    Teminix Announces Publication Date for Unaudited Financial Results

    Terminix Global Holdings has confirmed plans to release its unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results after 6 a.m. Central Time (7 a.m. ET) on 25 February 2021.

  • CMS compliance director, Stephen Dunn. (photo: Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd )
    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 16:07

    Election to Professional Fellowships

    Stephen Dunn, compliance director for hard services provider Commercial Maintenance Services UK (CMS), has been recognised with Fellowships of two professional bodies.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 15:23

    Public Support Plastics Recycling

    According to new research, a majority of the UK's adult population believe recycling will assume greater importance in the next five years with a particular emphasis on plastics.

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    News Editor  - 04.02.2021, 15:02

    Reducing Our Impact on the Planet

    Aramark has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent from 2019 levels by the end of 2025.

  • Dr. Marion Henschel, Vice-Chairman and Martin Schenk, Chairman of the Management Board. (photo: STRABAG PFS)
    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 10:44

    Germany's Top Employer

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services STRABAG PFS) has received recognition as a "Top Employer Germany" for a third consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 09:45

    Ankerstjerne Joins Planon

    Planon has appointed Peter Ankerstjerne as Chief Strategy Officer under ambitious plans to accelerate the group's future growth.

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    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 09:17

    A New Era of Game-Changing Hospitality

    The Jan Heintze Kick Box function and hospitality suite at PSV Eindhoven's 35,000 capacity Philips stadium has received eight new advanced smart Philips professional displays from PPDS.

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    News Editor  - 02.02.2021, 08:53

    Launch of Professional Services Division

    A new Professional Services division from Evolution will provide security and life safety system clients and integrators with a range of specialist IT security and software support services.

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    News Editor  - 29.01.2021, 08:46

    Introducing Concrete Repair

    A new CPD module from Sika provides guidance on concrete repair and protection.

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    News Editor  - 29.01.2021, 08:21

    Cycling Towards Net Zero

    Valpak is celebrating a recycling award for its carbon-free battery collection service which uses cycle couriers to collect waste batteries from workplaces in Cambridge and London.

  • Glenwood Village Apartments. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 29.01.2021, 07:16

    Acquisition Finance Raised for Residential Complex

    Cushman & Wakefield has raised acquisition debt and joint venture equity financing for a 48-unit apartment complex in Boulder, Colorado.

  •  (photo: AMETEK Land)
    News Editor  - 28.01.2021, 13:08

    Temperature Screening E-Book

    A new e-book for facilities managers from AMETEK Land considers best practices in temperature screening, as well as technologies commonly used in screening systems.

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    News Editor  - 28.01.2021, 12:45

    Supporting the Plastic Circular Economy

    Veolia UK & Ireland has expanded its plastic recycling capacity in the United Kingdom by 8,000 tonnes, and extended processing to over 100 different grades of the material in line with new targets for reducing environmental leakage and returning plastic to the supply chain for reuse.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 19:42

    Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2021

    Ecolab have been included in Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index for a second consecutive year.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 19:08

    Gaining Fresh Insights Into Covid-19 and IAQ

    Cleaning management software-as-a-service (SaaS) developer Clenetix has partnered with indoor air quality monitoring specialist Airthings to address concerns over the impact of Covid-19 on the indoor environment.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 18:33

    Reimaging Real Estate Portfolio Management

    A partnership between AI-driven property operations platform Facilio and Evogy, Italy's leading Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) provider, promises IoT-led improvements in sustainability and operating efficiencies for operators of real estate portfolios.

  •  (photo: PSNI Global Alliance)
    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 14:37

    PSNI Global Alliance Expands

    Technology integrator network PSNI Global Alliance has added four new Certified Solution Providers (CSPs) from the Ukraine, Italy, Croatia and the United States.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 14:17

    MRI Extends Lease and FM Software Capabilities

    MRI Software has acquired AMTdirect (AMT), a North Carolina-based provider of lease accounting, lease administration and facilities management solutions for corporate occupiers and lessees.

  •  (photo: Panasonic Corporation)
    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 14:02

    Outstanding Images Under All Lighting Conditions

    Panasonic has announced March 2021 availability of its new ultra-bright 4K SQ1H Series of professional displays which will be launched with 75" and 86" IPS panel sizes.

  •  (photo: Laurent Vincenti)
    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 13:19

    Total E&P Awards IFM Contract

    Aramark Offshore has secured a new five-year contract with Total Exploration and Production (E&P) UK to provide integrated facilities management services across the United Kingdom's Continental Shelf.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 11:37

    Big Project Award

    Serco Middle East's inaugural graduate development programme has been recognised as "Skills Development Programme of the Year 2020" at the Big Project Awards.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 11:11

    Joining the ESG Elite

    Global environment, social and governance ratings agency Sustainalytics has upgraded Mitie's ESG score to 9.8, denoting 'negligible risk', in its latest assessment.

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    News Editor  - 26.01.2021, 16:25

    From Globalisation to Glocalisation

    A report from PwC and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) discusses the glocalisation of manufacturing in 2021.

  •  (photo: Peter Haas)
    News Editor  - 26.01.2021, 15:51

    Extension of Raiffeisen IFM Contract

    STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH Austria (STRABAG PFS Austria) has secured an extension to its integrated facilities management contract with financial services group, Raiffeisen Holding NÖ-Wien.

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    News Editor  - 25.01.2021, 23:58

    New Lift-Front Hood from Cementex

    Safety hand tool specialist Cementex has added a lift-front hood to its Ultralight Series of arc flash PPE

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    News Editor  - 25.01.2021, 23:02

    Roof Systems Manufacturer Increases Production Capacity

    UK offsite ‘room in roof’ systems manufacturer Smartroof has completed a £1.2 million investment in its production facility.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 10:20

    Fundraising to Support Mental Health Awareness

    Teams at Parr Group and Parr Facilities Management in East Belfast have raised £22,290 in support of mental health charities AWARE and Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues (TAMHI) following a very cold dip in the sea.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 08:46

    Driving Workplace Inclusivity

    INvolve, the global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion in business, has named Jonathan Foot, Compass Group Head of Apprenticeships and managing director Robin Mills in its annual lists.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 02:28

    Catering for Post-Covid Workplaces

    Westbury Street Holdings (WSH) has launched Mosaic, a subscription-based contract catering and FM model which will be delivered by recently acquired Bartlett Mitchell, in conjunction with its BaxterStorey, Benugo and Portico businesses.

  • Artist's rendering of 76 Freeze. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 01:28

    Speculative Cold Storage Project to Launch in 2021

    Completion of Denver’s first ever cold storage speculative development at 189 Bromley Business Parkway in Brighton, Colorado, has been scheduled for October 2021.

  • Andy Walsh, AV Services Director. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 00:53

    LMG Bolsters AV Capabilities

    Managed building infrastructure provider LMG has made new appointments within its AV division as it reports growing demand from property developers and main contractors to incorporate audio and visual solutions into design and build smart building solutions.

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    News Editor  - 22.01.2021, 00:25

    Anchoring the World’s Largest Indoor Aquarium

    Móz Designs has Columns Móz Designs teams up with PGAV Destinations for new Georgia Aquarium expansion

  •  (photo: Douglas Manufacturing Co)
    News Editor  - 21.01.2021, 23:44

    Reducing Downtime and Protecting Expensive Equipment

    Magnetic separators from Pell City, Alabama-based Douglas Manufacturing Co,. are helping to prevent downtime and protect expensive processing equipment used for purifying conveyed material.

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    News Editor  - 20.01.2021, 12:00

    Planon Extends Real Estate Portfolio Optimisation Capabilities

    Planon has taken a majority stake in Reasult B.V., a developer of software for real estate developers, asset managers and social housing corporations in Dutch and German speaking markets.

  •  (photo: TUV Sud)
    News Editor  - 20.01.2021, 09:58

    New Building Advisory Service from TÜV SÜD

    TÜV SÜD UK has launched a Building Advisory Service division to provide advanced data management and analytic services for owners of high-rise residential buildings.

  • Behind the scenes: Jason Robinson participating in a promotional shoot. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 16:37

    Rugby World Cup Star Appointed as Brand Ambassador

    New regionally focused property portal wearethemarket.co.uk has appointed Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson as a brand ambassador.

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    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 14:10

    Scrap UK Reverse Charge VAT Proposals

    SELECT, Scotland's largest construction industry body, is joining other leading trade associations in again calling on UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak to withdraw 'damaging' Reverse Charge VAT legislation proposals.

  • David Frear (photo: Terminix Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 13:18

    Teminix Enlarges Board

    Terminix has appointed David J. Frear to its board of directors and audit and environmental, health and safety committees.

  • Artist's rendering of the Ludhiana development. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 10:48

    Malhotra Group Announce Largest Ever Development

    Meenu Malhotra, chair of Newcastle based commercial and residential property company Malhotra Group, has unveiled plans to develop a £150 million site in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

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    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 08:53

    Airbnb Distorting Rental Housing Market

    Short-term rentals on Airbnb and other online vacation rental marketplaces are causing rent increases in the longer term lettings market according to new research from the University of Cologne.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 19:12

    Revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood on Winnie the Pooh Day

    On the birthday of the late author and playwright, A.A. Milne, whose characters continue to delight children (and adults) as they have done for almost a century, Knight Frank is offering a three bedroom cottage for sale near the location of the 'Hundred Acre Wood’.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 18:39

    Catering for a Multi-tenanted Commercial Site

    Hertfordshire office location Breakspear Park has appointed The Balanced Food Co. to provide catering services across its multi-tenanted site.

  • The Lumnia-Suspended range is designed for back-of-house and production environments. (photo: Rentokil Initial)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 18:17

    LED-Powered Fly Control

    Rentokil Pest Control has launched Lumnia Suspended, the latest innovation to its UV-LED-powered fly control range.

  • The Pareto FM team. (photo: Pareto Facilities Management Limited)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 17:27

    Sixth Year of Growth for Pareto FM

    UK facilities and engineering services provider Pareto FM has reported a sixth consecutive increase in its annual turnover sixth consecutive year to to £16.2 million in the year ending September 2020.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 16:02

    Sword of Honour 2021 Award

    EMCOR UK has received the prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.

  • Artist's rendering of Ebbsfleet Green Primary School. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 15:10

    First Phase of Modular Teaching Space Installation

    Kier has begun installing 98 modular units at Ebbsfleet Green Primary School in Ebbsfleet Garden City, its largest offsite construction project for Kent County Council to date.

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    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 17:11

    Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities with Covid Security

    Aramark will donate face masks to Ronald McDonald House locations across the United States under a new charity initiative launched today.

  • Pictured (pre-Covid-19-lockdown): Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling with staff at Clarence Correctional Centre. (photo: Serco Asia Pacific)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 14:11

    Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day

    Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling has paid tribute to the dedication of his staff at several correctional facilities in the ANZ region as Australia commemorates National Corrections Day 2021.

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    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 04:00

    Ravensbourne University London Hygiene Contract

    Churchill Group has been awarded a three-year contract with Ravensbourne University London to provide cleaning services and implement its PRISM workplace hygiene programme.

  •  (photo: Construction Scotland)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:34

    COVID-Secure Construction Essential to Scotland

    Construction companies and workers in Scotland are being urged to follow updated guidance on operating safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Mitie's Global Security Operations service. (photo: Mitie Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:35

    Keeping Communities Safe

    An innovative partnership between Mitie Security and UK charity Crimestoppers will analyse and share information from businesses on criminal behaviour and potentially support police investigations.

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    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:35

    Raising the Bar for Drylining and Fixing

    FIS, the representative body for the UK's finishes and interior sector, has published new guidance on certifying professional competencies in drylining and ceiling fixing.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 22:06

    Celebrating Diverse Culinary Talent

    Aramark's new Chef Spotlight program will celebrate the diverse talent of chefs who make an impact on the organization and its guests.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 20:52

    IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year

    Johnson Controls' OpenBlue digital platform and implementation of a global network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres have been recognised with an "IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year" Breakthrough award.

  • Matt Chatham, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield in Northern California. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 20:02

    Cushman & Wakefield Names New Managing Principal for Northern California

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed veteran real estate professional Matt Chatham as Managing Principal of its operation in the Northern California market.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 13:20

    Kier Highways Awards A50 Meir Tunnel Refurbishment Contract

    Kier Highways has appointed SPIE UK to replace critical tunnel cladding, fire and radio rebroadcasting system as part of the refurbishment of the A50 Meir Tunnel in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 12:56

    Philips Professional Display Solutions Rebrands

    PPDS, the organisation behind Philips professional display and professional TV solutions, has launched a new website at ppds.com showcasing its new logo, visual identity and tagline, 'Powering evolution'.

  • The Phoenix Paver site. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 13.01.2021, 17:19

    Sale and Leaseback of Phoenix Manufacturer's Premises

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented Phoenix Paver, a privately-owned manufacturer of residential and commercial pavers, in the US $ 14 million sale and leaseback of its headquarters and production facilities in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 17:21

    Seed Funding for Maintenance Software Developer

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform FaultFixers which helps building users report maintenance issues has raised £100,000 of funding via the University of Sussex's incubator and investor matching service, Suss Ventures.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 14:06

    Poor Digital Infrastructure Hindering SIDS

    Poor internet access is hindering the development of Small Island Developing States according to the panelists in a virtual discussion organised by the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS).

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 12:55

    UK Launch of COVID-19 Test Kit Treatment Service

    Veolia has announced a new COVID-19 test kit treatment services to help organisations in the United Kingdom meet new safety and compliance requirements.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 12:30

    Digital Retrofit to Improve Safety and Facilitate Flexible Working

    Schneider Electric has announced it is deploying its innovative EcoStruxure™ Workplace Advisor system across its London, Warrington, and Coventry offices.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 11:53

    BSI Approved for UKCA

    BSI has been confirmed as an Approved Body for UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking which is replacing CE marking in England, Wales and Scotland following Brexit.

  • Pima Crossing in North Scottsdale, Arizona. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 22:53

    Acquisition of Arizona Shopping Center

    Retail real estate owner-operator YAM Properties has acquired the 238,275 sq. ft. Pima Crossing shopping center in Scottsdale, AZ for US $51.5 million in a transaction brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 21:09

    Supporting the Fisher House Foundation

    A donations drive involving Serco, Inc, employees, and the sercoVets Employee Resource Group (ERG), has raised US $15,000 for military and veterans' support organization, the Fisher House Foundation.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 20:13

    Equiniti Extends TFM Contract

    Equiniti has extended its integrated facility services contract with Incentive FM by an additional two years.

  • Brendan McGarrity. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:44

    Fire and Security Business Announces Senior Appointment

    UK integrated fire and security business Evolution has promoted Brendan McGarrity to the role of Director for its risk and design business.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:20

    Removing Airborne Viruses from Indoor Air

    New study by leading research institute demonstrates the role of technology in making indoor air safer.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:05

    LEEA Academy Awards

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) presented its Academy Awards for 2020 during a special Zoom event on the morning of 17 December 2020.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 16:19

    Work Dead Safely: Stay Alive

    Scottish electrical trade body SELECT has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of observing safe isolation practices for electricians and apprentices.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 15:54

    EV Charging Enhances Renewable Microgrid

    Siemens business and manufacturer of commercial distributed energy and microgrid control systems, Russelectric, has added electrical vehicle charging capabilities at its Hingham, Massachusetts, facility.

  • Pictured: Compass Group PLC CEO, Dominic Blakemore. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 15:13

    Putting the Planet First

    Compass Group is among 25 companies to have confirmed support for the Terra Carta pledge launched by HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative.

  • Medirest’s National Domestic and Infection Control Manager, Anna Hallas. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 14:12

    Recognition for Medirest Infection Control Manager

    Anna Hallas, Medirest UK's Domestic and Infection Control Manager, has been named in The New Year Honours list for 2021 which recognises the extraordinary achievements of people in the United Kingdom

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    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 09:18

    Wood Recycling Plant Opens Ahead of COP26

    A new facility in north west England expands Veolia's wood recycling capacity by 50,000 metric tonnes and bolsters biomass energy production.

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    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 08:31

    Environmental Pest Service Acquisition

    Rentokil Initial has acquired Environmental Pest Service (EPS), a Tampa, Florida-based commercial and residential pest control company with revenues of US $82 million (£60 million) in 2020.

  • Computer-generated rendering of 3960-3980-Fabian-Way. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 17:41

    Repurposing a Former Medical Device Company's HQ

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented commercial real estate firm Graymark Capital estate firm during the acquisition of a vacant single-story office/R&D asset in Palo Alto, California.

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    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 18:41

    Hailing Building Materials Testing

    A specialised testing service from TÜV Rheinland can prevent damage to buildings, cars and caravans caused by hailsontes.

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    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 19:05

    The Polish Expansion

    Video wall manufacturer Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has secured its first contract in Poland following a post-Brexit sales drive into Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Delware North team at Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel on Express Drive North Islandia, NY. (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 21:49

    Supporting Local Communities with Charity Donations

    Delaware North teams at gaming locations in the United States are continuing to engage in community fundraising activities.

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    News Editor  - 07.01.2021, 00:21

    Bringing Contrast and Brightness to LED Displays

    Sony is heralding the wider availability of modular direct view display systems following the launch of its C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) Crystal LED models.

Perspectives

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    Mark Bouldin  - 11.05.2021, 16:09

    Why Occupancy is the Foundation of Healthy Buildings

    Mark Bouldin, a healthy buildings specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why Covid-19 is changing attitudes to healthy buildings forever.

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    Tom Roche  - 13.05.2021, 14:59

    Two Unsprinklered Factory Fires, Same Outcome

    Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains why operators of industrial facilities in the United Kingdom need to look well beyond the Fire Safety Order to protect people and property.

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    Dan Harding  - 05.05.2021, 10:41

    Is GDPR a casualty of Covid-19?

    With a return to the workplace on the cards and hospitality opening back up, Dan Harding, CEO of Sign In App, discusses the need for businesses to tighten their security and champion GDPR whilst ensuring safety and wellbeing remain a priority.

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    Miguel Aguado  - 06.04.2021, 10:52

    Retrofitting Lighting to Net-Zero

    Miguel Aguado, Marketing & Technology Manager at Luton (and LightingEurope executive board member), explains how policymakers can do more to support the UK's commitment to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Donna Mitchell  - 26.03.2021, 11:32

    Infection Control in Care Homes

    Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager, Healthcare, Diversey, UK & Ireland, provides guidance to care home operators on keeping residents, families and staff safe inside communal areas as many countries begin to lift restrictions on visits.

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    Efrat Fenigson  - 25.03.2021, 13:44

    Why Employees Need Better Options

    Efrat Fenigson, Mindspace VP Marketing, explains why decisions about remote work require companies to look beyond possible financial savings.

  •  (photo: Ant Rozetsky)
    Jamie Cameron  - 23.03.2021, 17:11

    Comment on UK Government Commercial Building Energy Proposals

    Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK & Ireland, comments on UK government proposals for a performance-based framework for measuring commercial energy consumption in buildings.

  • Concrete Canvas® is used for a wide range of erosion control and weed suppression applications. (photo: Concrete Canvas)
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    Dominic Ponniah  - 09.03.2021, 15:03

    Quality of Service Underpins Resilience for Office Working

    Despite lockdown-related office closures and reports of businesses experiencing tough times, Dominic Ponniah, CEO of London-based Cleanology, says recent contract wins point to the emergence of new and significant commercial trends.

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    Hannah Koole-Browne  - 04.03.2021, 13:21

    Building Successful Working Relationships in CRE

    Hannah Koole-Browne, associate director at CRE consultancy Incendium, discusses the growing importance of collaborative approaches in developing corporate real estate strategy.

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    Rufus Grig  - 24.02.2021, 18:06

    Going Past the Point of No Return

    Rufus Grig, Chief Strategy Officer with managed SIP trunk services provider Maintel, comments on HSBC's announcement of a significant reduction in the office space it occupies.

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    Kimberly-Clark Professional  - 09.02.2021, 15:44

    Why Not All Germ Spreaders Wear Masks

    With science taking the lead in the battle against Covid-19, Kimberly-Clark Professional is making a stance against claims made by many global hand dryer manufacturers about their products.

FM Magazine

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    Steven Fox  - 10.05.2021, 22:14

    Leveraging PropTech to Safeguard the Future of the Office

    Steven Fox, MRI Software's director for occupier solutions, explains how facilities managers are using PropTech to reimagining office spaces in the post-Covid-19 environment.

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    George Adams  - 06.05.2021, 16:42

    Securing a Sustainable Future with Hydrogen

    George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering for SPIE UK, presents the case for green hydrogen in the UK energy mix.

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    Sanjeevv Bhatia  - 12.04.2021, 15:38

    Saving Trillions on Building Operating Costs

    Sanjeevv Bhatia, CEO of IoT and AI based building automation solutions provider Netix Global, explains how Building Management Systems can optimise operational expenditure from day one.

  • Burkhard Dallosch, Deka Immobilien managing director. (photo: )
    FM Magazine  - 24.03.2021, 13:21

    Reducing Building Carbon Footprints with Automation

    Burkhard Dallosch, managing director of global real estate portfolio operator Deka Immobilien, explains why an intelligent building partnership with MeteoViva is delivering above expected carbon reductions.

  • Measuring progress: Morris says it's unacceptable always to be asked why she's doing the job she does. (photo: )
    FM Magazine  - 08.03.2021, 13:29

    What Women Really Want

    Sophie Morris, Head of Customer Success at construction management automation startup Buildots, discusses the importance of workplace inclusivity and equality.

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    Shannon Bergstrom  - 13.01.2021, 16:21

    LEEDing the Green Revolution

    Shannon Bergstrom, LEED Green Associate and TRUE zero waste system advisor, explains why facility managers are the key leaders of the green revolution.

Best Practice

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 21:32

    From Invention to Injection

    Ecolab has been providing vital support to pharmaceutical companies developing Covid-19 vaccines.

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    Simon Green  - 06.01.2021, 19:50

    Smoke Bombing or Air Sanitisation Units?

    Simon Green, Head of Value Engineering, Sourcing & Quality for the Airdri Group, explains why air sanitisation units are preferable to the practice of smoke bombing in workplaces post-Covid-19.

Events

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    News Editor  - 06.05.2021, 09:17

    LiftEx Bahrain Rescheduled to 2022

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has postponed LiftEx from 27-28 September 2021 to 21-22 March 2022 when the annual event will be held at the Gulf Hotel and Convention Centre in Manama, Bahrain.

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    News Editor  - 15.03.2021, 12:53

    A Preview of CIFF Guangzhou 2021 (18-21 March and 28-31 March)

    Guangzhou's Canton Fair Complex is preparing to welcome 4,000 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors on 18th March when the 47th edition of CIFF - the world's largest furniture event, and FM Industry partner, opens its doors.

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    News Editor  - 04.03.2021, 12:53

    GMIS2021 to Co-locate with EXPO Dubai

    This year's edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) will be held alongside EXPO Dubai from 22 to 27 November.

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    News Editor  - 09.02.2021, 07:23

    47th Edition of CIFF Guangzhou

    CIFF, the world's largest furniture exhibition and FM Magazine partner event, will welcome an estimated 300,000 visitors in Guangzhou from March 18th to 21st and 28th to 30th.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 12:29

    Sussex Village to Become Zero Carbon Model

    As the UK moves towards net zero, residents in Barcombe, East Sussex, are helping their local electricity network operator establish a replicable blueprint for greener home heating.

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    News Editor  - 27.01.2021, 12:06

    Facilities Show Announces New Plans for 2021

    Facilities Show, the UK's largest gathering of FM professionals, has announced it will now take place from 12th to 14 July ExCeL London.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 15:40

    LiftEx 2021 Relocates to Bahrain

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced LiftEx 2021 and its annual awards ceremony will be held at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain & Convention Centre in Manama from 27 to 28 November.

Blog

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    Jamie Cameron  - 14.05.2021, 15:33

    Achieving Better IAQ

    Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK & Ireland, comments on recent calls for a post-Covid 'revolution' in building indoor air quality.

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    The SOCOTEC Group  - 13.05.2021, 00:28

    Getting the UK Back on Track

    With rail operators preparing for an increase in passenger footfall as the UK eases out of its third national lockdown, SOCOTEC provides timely guidance for operators of 'mothballed' rolling stock and station facilities.

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    Cathy Spears  - 11.05.2021, 00:35

    Packaging Automation and The Food Industry

    The global food packaging industry is becoming a key benefactor of the migration of automation technology and innovation.

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    Dan Shields  - 06.05.2021, 08:41

    Optimising Building Operations with the IoT

    Dan Shields, CEO of Shields Energy, extolls the virtues of the IoT as a platform for optimising services and achieving efficiency savings in buildings.

  •  (photo: Malte Luk)
    Iain McIlwee  - 04.05.2021, 13:25

    Welcoming the UK's Sector-Wide Construction Skills Plan

    Iain McIlwee, Chief Executive of representative body for the UK's finishes sector, the FIS, explains why his organisation welcomes the recently published sector-wide construction skills plan - with some caveats.

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    Dominic Ponniah  - 27.04.2021, 18:43

    Why We've Gone Electric

    Dominic Ponniah, CEO of UK cleaning and facilities management provider Cleanology, explains why his company has taken delivery of a new all-electric Nissan vehicle fleet in London.

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    Matt Whittaker  - 23.04.2021, 18:45

    Where's the Flexibility in Warehousing?

    Matt Whittaker, commercial director at Bis Henderson Space, explains how a shortage of storage space might derail forecasts from UK economists of a dramatic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Cathy Spears  - 30.04.2021, 13:43

    Branding Your Business

    Branding helps businesses establish a positive and powerful reputation.

  •  (photo: Adrianna Calvo)
    Klaus Allion  - 21.04.2021, 14:54

    Achieving Competitiveness with Communication

    Klaus Allion, ANT Telecom managing director, explains how effective communication can unlock productivity gains for organisations operating with fewer onsite staff post-Covid-19.

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    Paul Sear  - 21.04.2021, 13:22

    Derailing Legionnaires

    Paul Sear, a technical manager within SOCOTEC's Water Hygiene team, considers Legionella management in the UK's rail industry.

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    Cathy Spears  - 21.04.2021, 13:21

    Covid-Safe Office Cleaning

    With more and more people returning to work, it’s important to keep office facilities as Covid-safe as possible.

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    Dan Davies  - 19.04.2021, 11:50

    Why it's Time to Make Room for Collaborative Working

    Dan Davies, Maintel CTO, comments on HSBC's decision to replace the executive floor of its global HQ in Canary Wharf with a collaborative workspace.

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    Karen Trigg  - 12.04.2021, 15:38

    Decrypting UK Sheltered Housing Fire Standards

    With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explains why care home and sheltered housing associations must prioritise fire door maintenance.

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    News Editor  - 24.03.2021, 14:09

    Making a Career of Construction

    Rachael Groves, a newly appointed contracts manager with UK metal fabricator Ambar Kelly, explains why she loves her career in construction.

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    Cathy Spears  - 12.04.2021, 14:52

    In-sourcing for Business Growth

    Although predicting the post-Covid-19 trading environment is anything but an exact science, many businesses can achieve greater control by reducing their reliance on third-party service providers.

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    Cal Lee  - 19.03.2021, 13:22

    Flex Space and London's 'Doughnut' Boroughs

    Cal Lee, global head of Savills venture Workthere, comments on predictions from UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak of a rise in hybrid and flexible working in London's local hubs when the pandemic ends.

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    The SOCOTEC Group  - 17.03.2021, 16:18

    Monitoring Railway Lighting

    Ensuring the safety and security of employees and passengers is a key priority for every railway operator. The SOCOTEC Group explains why lighting has a crucial role to play.

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    David Newton  - 16.03.2021, 13:20

    Why Pocket Doors are Featuring in Home Project Extensions

    David Newton, general manager of Allegion subsidiary, Brio UK, considers the rising use of 'pocket' doors by employees and families adjusting to the demands of remote working.

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    Cathy Spears  - 29.03.2021, 17:54

    Getting Paid Faster as a Smaller Business

    Securing a contract is often the easiest stage in negotiations with clients who later choose to delay payment to smaller companies and service providers.

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    Mark Harper  - 08.03.2021, 14:51

    Hybrid Working and Desk Data

    Mark Harper explains why businesses and their remote workers must remain vigilant when it comes to physical document security in homes.

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    Adam Wells  - 08.03.2021, 14:37

    Selecting Packaged Standalone Chillers

    Solutions engineer Adam Wells discusses sizing, liquid media and controls in packaged chiller integrations.

  •  (photo: Matt Hardy)
    Stacey Lucas  - 08.03.2021, 13:54

    The Road Less Travelled

    Stacey Lucas, commercial and marketing director at Sontay, on why International Women's Day is important to her.

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    Cathy Spears  - 16.03.2021, 20:03

    DIY Tips for Making Your Home Your Own

    With Covid-19 transforming how we work and live, the importance of our homes as comfortable, multifunctional spaces capable of accommodating the requirements of of our employers as well as our families, has never been greater.

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    David Coleman  - 09.09.2019, 14:07

    Bringing Environmental Technology to Warehouse Spaces

    David Coleman, HSM UK operations director, explains why disruption from Covid-19 is accelerating the implementation of new technologies within retail supply chains.

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    Simon Downe  - 15.02.2021, 11:58

    Creating a Sound Roof

    Ahead of the launch of a new webinar series, Simon Downe, an area business manager with IKO Group Plc, compares the performance of mastic asphalt against cementitious screeds used in roofing applications.

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    Cathy Spears  - 26.02.2021, 05:36

    Reviewing the Safety of Your Facility

    Although maintaining a safe workplace is a requirement for all employers, the prevalence of hazards which are specific to certain industries and verticals must not be overlooked by facility and building managers.

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    Marta Kalas  - 10.02.2021, 09:26

    Covid-19 Screening and SMEs

    Thomson Screening co-founder Marta Kalas comments on plans by the UK government to expand Covid-19 testing to staff who cannot work from home during lockdown.

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    Jonathan Foot  - 09.02.2021, 08:59

    Hiring the Smile, Training the Skill

    Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships & Early Careers at Compass Group UK & Ireland, considers some of the benefits of apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week.

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    Del Williams  - 02.02.2021, 08:23

    Smart Moisture Measurement in Manufacturing Facilities

    As "smart" technologies migrate from consumer products to the world of manufacturing and processing, condition monitoring is increasingly being left to sensors, robots and the Industrial IoT.

  •  (photo: Tima Miroshnichenko)
    Cathy Spears  - 22.02.2021, 19:17

    How to Keep Common Areas Clean Post COVID

    The propensity of SARS-CoV-2 to lurk on doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons and keyboards is making decontamination of workplace surfaces an essential part of facility management.

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    Karen Trigg  - 27.01.2021, 13:01

    Beyond Document Q Compliance

    Karen Trigg, business development manager South East at Allegion UK, considers Document Q approval requirements for security products used in dwellings.

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    Shaon Shahnewaz  - 15.01.2021, 12:59

    CMMS and the Business of Managing Facilities

    Shaon Shahnewaz, marketing lead at CloudApper, explains why computerized maintenance management systems are becoming increasingly popular.

  •  (photo: Bernard Hermant)
    Johan Paulsson  - 14.01.2021, 14:16

    Covid-19 and The Future of Physical Security

    Johan Paulsson, Axis Communications CTO, highlights the smart applications that are re-shaping service delivery within the physical security industry in the post-Covid-19 environment.

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    Cathy Spears  - 26.01.2021, 16:48

    Why your Business Should Embrace HR Software

    Regardless of their stage of development, most businesses can implement or tweak HR software to improve efficiencies and transparency across operations.

  •  (photo: Mika Baumeister)
    Cathy Spears  - 18.01.2021, 10:25

    Tips For Risk Managers Assessing Automation Hazards

    Despite allowing manufacturers to replace people with robots in high risk and hazardous processes, automation can create new and often unforeseeable work risks which need to be managed.

  •  (photo: Georg Arthur Pflueger)
    Karen Trigg  - 13.01.2021, 12:52

    Reviewing Building Safety in Specialised Housing

    Karen Trigg looks at the safety and environmental measures operators of sheltered, extra care or supported housing in the UK are required to adhere to.

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    Clare Snaith  - 08.01.2021, 15:13

    The Alternative Market for Warehouse Space

    Companies with underutilised warehouse space are ignoring a potentially significant, and effort-free, revenue stream says Clare Snaith, Head of Business Development at Bis Henderson Space.

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    Cathy Spears  - 07.01.2021, 22:10

    When You Need a Trailer

    A thorough needs assessment is essential for trailer or commercial vehicle selection.

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