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Friday, 14 August

News
BP Considers Reducing Property Portfolio By Half in Flexible Working Move

The multinational oil company is considering closing half of its properties in some locations, in a move towards flexible working for 50,000+ office-based...

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News
Platform to Connect SMEs with Leading Contractors Launches

Work Radar, a new platform connecting individual tradespeople, SMEs and social enterprises with leading contractors, has launched today.  The service will help...

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TFL Sanitiser Supplier Zoono Withdraws 30 Day Germ Protection Claim

Zoono UK is withdrawing claims that its sanitising product, used by Transport for London and Govia Thameslink, can protect surfaces against germs for 30 days. Chief...

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Government Confirms Funding for Facilities Upgrades at 117 NHS Trusts

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today announce that £300 million will be awarded to 117 NHS Trusts, as part of the government’s “build back...

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Majority of Furloughed Workers in UK Continued With Jobs 

Research shows that the majority of people furloughed during lockdown continued to work for their employer, with men more likely to do so than women. The research,...

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News
Government Building Fund Invests in Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

£10.8 million of investment has been allocated to Birmingham Health Innovation Campus, an upcoming development which will create high-quality lab, office,...

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COVID-19 Contingency Planning Guide For Facilities Managers – Part Three

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Draft Building Safety Bill - What Does it Mean For FM?

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Product Focus | How Can the Revolving Green Fund Help FM Teams?

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Has COVID-19 Impacted Corporate Social Responsibility?

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COVID-19
Sodexo Adds Extra 40 COVID Testing Units

Sodexo has added 40 mobile testing units to its existing portfolio of COVID-19 testing sites across the UK. The global services provider is now responsible for a total...

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Videos
Spotlight Interview – Daniel Hawkins | JLL

Daniel Hawkins has spent his career leading, delivering and developing commercial workplace operations and solutions. He is currently the EMEA Account Director for...

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Facilities Management
ISS Launches Back to Work Catering Solution

ISS Food Services has launched Simply MADE to encourage the confidence to return to workplace restaurants. The scheme is a new take on ISS’ established MADE...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Samsic to Provide Cleaning Services in Clarion Offices 

Clarion Housing Group has appointed Samsic UK to provide cleaning services to its offices in central and south-east England. The contractor is supplying 70...

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Environment & Sustainability
Mitie Maintains Sustainability Accreditation

Mitie has continued in strength with the FTSE4Good Index Series, following the June 2020 index review – they accompany 103 other UK businesses proving their...

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Education & Training
FMs of the Future – The Skills Needed to Manage Home Workers

Making buildings safe, efficient and effective to meet the needs of the people working within them is the essence of an FM’s remit – but how useful is this...

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Technology
Digital Twin Technology and FM

Digital twins have been described as being able to provide “previously unthinkable” levels of operational control, asset performance management and...

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Products & Projects
The Changing Landscape of Underfloor Heating and Smart Technology 

A new guide shows that the role of smart control technology in creating sustainable space heating methods should not be underestimated. The built environment sector...

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Fleet & Transportation
Europcar Introduces Safety Programme

Europcar has put special measures in place to provide customers with a safe and flexible travel experience, as explained in a recent video. Their group-wide Safety...

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Safety & Health
ABM Forms Expert Advisory Council to Support COVID Response

ABM has established an Expert Advisory Council, composed of external leading experts in infectious disease and industrial hygiene.  The advisory board will...

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People
AECOM Announces Job Losses

As the CEO steps down, AECOM is also cutting up to 500 jobs in the UK and Ireland. It was widely reported in early August that the multinational engineering firm was...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Commercial Property Fires See 46 Per Cent Spike Over Lockdown 

Commercial property owners and their tenants are being urged not to neglect fire risk assessments during the pandemic. The warning comes as property insurance...

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Property
As COVID-19 Knocks Sentiment, What's Next for Global Commercial Property?

Paul Bagust, Global Property Standards Director at RICS looks to the future of global real estate's occupiers and investors. Bagust has delivered many...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
European Building Sector Policies “Not Enough” to Reach Zero Carbon by 2050

A roadmap of policies to deliver essential carbon reductions in the residential building sector by 2050 has been published. The report, released today by the European...

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Energy Management
Product Focus | How Can the Revolving Green Fund Help FM Teams?

Energy management initiatives are key in achieving long-term carbon reduction goals but, in the current economic climate, companies may struggle to find the capital...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
No Budget For Adequate Indoor Air Quality Precautions in Schools

When schools re-open fully in September, only very basic indoor air quality precautions will be taken due to tight budget constraints, according to BESA.  This is...

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