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25 Hanover Square Refurbishment to Go Ahead

Westminster City Council has approved a plan for a full refurbishment of 25 Hanover Square in Mayfair. 25 Hanover Square is a seven-storey office building on a...

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Driverless Car Parks to Expand in Germany

Bosch and APCOA Parking have expanded their automated valet parking technology in car parks across Germany. Driverless car parking technology was approved for...

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Mace Teams up with George Clarke on Retrofit Proposal Challenge for Vacant Buildings

MOBIE, Grimshaw and Mace are inviting young people to submit ideas on how to upgrade homes and re-use old or vacant buildings, to help us reduce our need for energy and...

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The Brixton Academy Crush – Crowd Management

An investigation has been launched into the security operation at the O2 Brixton Academy, currently suspended to the public, after a crowd incident in late December saw...

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Inadequate IT Systems, Incomplete Data and High-Cost Leases  – Inside the Report That Criticises Government Property Management

Reforms to manage the government’s vast property estate are based on “incomplete data” that risks them being locked into long-term, high-cost...

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Public Transport Campaign Teaches Commuters How to Intervene to Stop Sexual Harassment

A new London campaign has set out guidance on how commuters can safely intervene if they witness incidents of sexual harassment on the public transport...

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Top 5 Smart Technology Trends for Buildings in 2023

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New Appointments in Facilities Management – January 2023

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High Performing Buildings – January’s Roundup

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Inadequate IT Systems, Incomplete Data and High-Cost Leases  – Inside the Report That Criticises Government Property Management

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EMEX 2022
EQUANS  – EMEX 2022 | Focus Interview

EQUANS enables businesses to transition to net-zero carbon through their EV Solutions business, whether it’s a few chargers for the workplace or the installation of...

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Building Services
In-Person BESA Conference and Awards Returns After 3 Years

This year’s Building Engineering Services Association’s conference saw its highest-ever attendance, with 270 delegates and more than 400 guests gathering at...

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Contract Wins
Virgin Media O2 Extends FM Contract With ISS

ISS UK & Ireland’s facilities management contract with Virgin Media O2 has been extended. The total facilities management contract spans the entirety of...

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Videos
Top 5 Smart Technology Trends for Buildings in 2023

Ahead of the return of their IFM Tour, Infraspeak has laid out their predictions for 2023 smart technology trends for buildings.   Watch the...

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Facilities Management
How Can FMs Avoid Food Waste and Reduce Carbon Emissions in 2023?

Organisations are striving to reduce their carbon footprint, and with food waste topping waste streams, the reduction and prevention of food waste should be a priority...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
BCIS Forecasts Maintenance and Cleaning Costs are Set to Rise in 2023

Building maintenance and cleaning costs are to rise by 4.8 per cent and 7.7 per cent respectively this year.  The Building Cost Information Service...

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Environment & Sustainability
Planet Mark Awards 2022

The Planet Mark Awards ceremony returned for a fourth year on Thursday 19 January at The Royal Institution to celebrate sustainable business.  Every year, Planet...

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Education & Training
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – BGES Welcomes BEMS Apprentices

Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, BGES Group has enrolled three school leavers on an apprenticeship aimed at delivering smart, low-carbon...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
What is 2022’s Smartest City?

A study from a PropTech platform has revealed the ten European cities that are best prepared for a smart future – but which city has topped the list? Using...

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Products & Projects
LEDs in Major Eco Revamp at Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston has launched a new phase of a major low-energy lighting switchover that will see LED fittings and strips installed across parts of the 25,000-seater...

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Fleet & Transportation
First Ammonia Semi-Truck Competes with EV Fleets

Amogy, a pioneer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions, has announced the successful testing of the first-ever ammonia-powered, zero-emission semi-truck....

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Safety & Health
The Impact of Cold Stress This Winter

With extreme weather events on the increase, Alex Minett, Head of Products & Markets at CHAS, looks at the impact of cold weather on outdoor workers and discusses...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – January 2023

The first new appointments roundup of 2023 includes new starters at DMA Group, Leeds College of Building, Wates Property Services and more.   Picture: a...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
IWFM Calls on FMs to Update Fire Safety Knowledge for 2023

IWFM and PlanRadar have released a newly updated fire safety management good practice guide for its members. The document covers the changes to fire safety from 23...

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Property
Inside Milton Keynes' First Fossil Fuel Free School

Take a look inside Glebe Farm School in the parish of Wavendon in Milton Keynes – a completely gas-free site. On a site larger than 13 football pitches, the...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Inside Europe Arab Bank’s First Recycled Office Fit-Out  

Take a look inside one of the UK's first recycled office fit-out projects, at London’s Europe Arab Bank in Park Lane. Workplace design, strategy...

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Energy Management
Reforms for Britain's Energy Capacity Market

Improved energy security and a more secure transition to net-zero are set to be delivered through the UK government’s significant proposals to reform Great...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Studies Show Home Workers Suffer Higher Rates of Back Pain

An independent study of over a thousand workers shows that the rate of chronic sufferers of back pain is highest among those working from home full-time. Conducted by...

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