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IT Experts say COP26 Must Prioritise Global Electronic Waste 

Ending the cycle of pushing new technology products should be a top target for the COP26 climate change conference, according to The Chartered Institute for...

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Chancellor Reveals Post-COVID Economy Plans in Autumn Budget

As Rishi Sunak sets out his departmental spending, new fiscal rules and public service plans – what are the main takeaways for the commercial property...

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Volvo and Lego Engineers Collaborate on Smart Construction Technology

Meet Volvo prototype LX03 – billed as the intelligent future of construction. LX03 is a fully autonomous, battery-electric prototype by Volvo Construction...

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Rachel Houghton Wins Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year

Rachel Houghton, Managing Director at Business Moves Group (BMG), has been named Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year at the...

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Heat & Buildings Strategy – The Industry Reacts

Following the Heat & Buildings Strategy publication, here are the latest reactions from the building services industry. The government is set to drive down the...

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UK’s Net-Zero Strategy Unveiled – What do FMs Need to Know?

The UK’s path to net-zero has been published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The plans detail how the UK will secure...

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High Performing Buildings – October's Roundup

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Spotlight Interview – JobOppO

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UK’s Net-Zero Strategy Unveiled – What do FMs Need to Know?

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COVID-19
What Does the PM's COVID-19 Winter Plan Mean for Employers?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently laid out his COVID-19 winter response plan to the public, but how will it impact existing working policies? The winter...

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Building Services
Managing Breakdowns in Buildings With Virtual Engineers

Managing mechanical failures in commercial buildings could be made easier for facilities managers by using a virtual engineer. To help FMs manage automatic...

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Contract Wins
Bouygues UK Appointed for Pentre Awel Development

Carmarthenshire County Council has appointed Bouygues UK to design and build Zone One of its prestigious Pentre Awel development. Pentre Awel is the first development...

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Videos
High Performing Buildings – October's Roundup

This month, we are focussing on high-performing warehouses and industrial spaces. The growth of e-commerce could drive demand for 92 million sq ft of warehouse space...

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Facilities Management
Nominate a Worthy Cause for Novus’ Build Back Better Challenge

Novus Property Solutions is offering support for a good cause, community project or charity. Throughout 2021, the construction contractor is choosing community...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Schoolboy Designs Quiet Hand Dryer for Global Handwashing Day

A hand drying manufacturer has unveiled a new model inspired by the design of a 12-year old schoolboy. Zach Cosham, a budding engineer from Hove, approached Handy...

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Environment & Sustainability
Digital Twins to Help Achieve COP26 Goals

Experts and industry leaders want digital twin technology to be top of the agenda for this year's UK COP26 event. Digital twins are being named as a potential aid...

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Education & Training
Apprenticeships in FM – What’s Available?

As new research suggests ambitious job creation targets in the green and clean sector could transform prospects for young people - what apprenticeship opportunities are...

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Technology
Data-Based Platform Helps to Quantify ESG

ESG risk management provider Alcumus has launched a first of its kind, standards-based ESG product solution for businesses. This comes as the UK Chancellor sets new...

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Products & Projects
Spider Rope Access – Industrial Abseiling for Maintenance

When it comes to maintaining tall buildings, whether it's leak investigation, exterior painting or pest control, professional industrial abseiling can be a great...

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Fleet & Transportation
Are Businesses Ready for Clean Air Zones?

On the eve of the extension of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on 25 October, new data suggests not all businesses are ready, or are even aware of all the...

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Safety & Health
Survey Finds Lone Worker Injuries are Commonplace

The majority of companies, 68 per cent of the study group, have experienced an incident involving a lone worker in the past three years – a fifth of these incidents...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – October 2021

ISS, Firenso and Corps Security are amongst the organisations that welcomed new appointments this October. Here are some of the latest staff changes...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
UK’s First Store Detective Qualification Launches

Mitie has launched the UK’s first specialist store detective qualification, equivalent to an A-Level. The five mandatory modules include gathering evidence and...

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Property
Building Awarded IMMUNE Certification

Navana has secured the world’s first certification for a residential building under the IMMUNE standard which supports the design and management of healthier...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Contractor Concerns for Skills Shortage in Hard FM

Rising costs and a shortage of skilled people are giving building services contractors sleepless nights, according to a new business survey. Members of the Building...

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Energy Management
UK’s Largest Smart City Energy Regeneration Scheme

Plans for Peterborough, one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, to adopt a smart energy system have reached their halfway point. The Mayor of Peterborough,...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Embracing Social Media in the Workplace

No matter your thoughts on social media, it’s here to stay and very much a part of business life. It’s often the bane of line and HR managers, trying to...

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