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Thursday, 6 August

News
Anthony Walker Joins Topscan Board

Anthony Walker has joined the board of Topscan, a surveying, CAD and scanning company. Walker joins from PropTech specialist GoReport, and prior to that, he led the...

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One & Five Bank Street Named as One of London’s Most Sustainable Buildings

Canary Wharf Group has completed its first BREEAM Outstanding office development, One & Five Bank Street. The building achieved an overall score of 87 per cent,...

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News
Sewage Testing to Detect COVID Outbreak Begins

Sewage monitoring is being established in the UK as part of research into an advance warning system to detect new outbreaks of coronavirus. This is based on recent...

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News
Mitie Wins Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award

Mitie has been accredited with the Gold Award on the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme. This comes after last year’s Silver Award and is...

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BESA to Collaborate with ThisWeekinFM 

ThisWeekinFM has formed a strategic partnership with BESA, the voice of firms active within the building services and FM industry. Through this partnership, the...

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News
Mitie Appoints Integration Director to Support Interserve Merger

Mitie has today announced that Karen Thomas-Bland will take up a newly created role as Programme Integration Director for Mitie’s merger with Interserve’s...

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Has COVID-19 Impacted Corporate Social Responsibility?

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More Female Executives Means Greater Profit Margin, New Research Suggests 

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Spotlight Interview – Daniel Hawkins | JLL

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Lidar Technology Could Speed up FM’s COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19
CICV Forum Animations Remind Construction Workers to be COVID-19 Smart

Using two animations, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum is calling on staff to persist in safeguarding colleagues by following physical distancing...

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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
Exclusive Contracts Appointed to Clean H&M Stores

Fashion retailer H&M has appointed Exclusive Contract Services to provide cleaning services to stores in the east and south-east of England. Exclusive Contracts...

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Environment & Sustainability
Has COVID-19 Impacted Corporate Social Responsibility?

Coronavirus may have forced businesses to review their social accountability, but has CSR in general taken a backseat throughout the pandemic? Prioritising CSR...

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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
HSE Annual Figures Show Drop in Work-Related Fatal Accidents

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20. The provisional annual data for...

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People
More Female Executives Means Greater Profit Margin, New Research Suggests 

A new report suggests that profit margins are 10 times greater in firms where at least one-third of the executive committee are women, compared to those with less female...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Thermal Temperature Monitoring Keeping Key Workers Safe

The ability to monitor employees’ temperatures using contactless technology is helping to keep essential industries operating safely through the COVID-19...

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Property
British Land Continues to Prioritise Mixed-Use Real Estate in Annual Report

As part of their “Places People Prefer” approach, British Land plans to focus on developing their mixed-use offering, to drive demand for their...

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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
Finance Sector May Lead the Way in Shaping the New Normal for Employees

After the CEO of Barclays said the firm would look at a more “de-centralised approach to staff working”, the finance sector and beyond looks likely to...

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