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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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Heat & Buildings Strategy – Preparing for a National Shift in Heating

By 2035, natural gas boilers will be replaced with heat pumps and hydrogen-fuelled boilers. In order to lower the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels, low carbon...

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Workplaces in South West Could be Affected by Incorrect PCR COVID Results  

COVID-19 testing has been suspended at a centre in Wolverhampton, after reports that up to 43,000 people may have been wrongly given negative results. The errors were...

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Sodexo Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2025

Sodexo has raised its sustainability targets after cutting its carbon footprint by 34 per cent, ahead of schedule. Sodexo has laid out its net-zero roadmap after...

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TfL Fines Thames Water for Unsafe Streetworks

Thames Water has been fined £100,000 for four safety streetworks related offences committed on the Transport for London Road...

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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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The EnviroKlenz Air System Plus Applied

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The British Antarctic Survey – Is this the Coolest Job in Facilities Management?

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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
Spotlight Interview – JobOppO

JobOppO is an employment community, connecting experienced veterans with employers who appreciate and value the skills, knowledge and attitude of those who have...

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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
Coldplay Prepares for Net-Zero Music Tour

Coldplay’s 2022 tour will have a net-zero carbon footprint, working in conjunction with direct air capture specialists, Climeworks. The British band is...

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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
Evolving Touchless Controls – Gesture-Based Feedback

Access controls have come under heavy scrutiny throughout the pandemic. Touchpoints deemed unnecessary have often been removed or replaced, and at the very least been...

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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
The Cost of Slips by Not Planning for Your Commercial Winter Services

As colder weather approaches, what are the potential costs of neglecting maintenance planning for winter? Dean Harvey, Co-Founder and Managing Director of...

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People
Greg Mace Appointed as Riverstone’s Chief Experience Officer

Riverstone, a developer offering London living to over 65s, has announced the appointment of Greg Mace as its new Chief Experience Officer. Greg will have...

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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
How Long Does it Take to Heat the World’s Grandest Buildings?

As the temperature dips and energy prices rise, Britain’s households aren’t the only ones feeling the pinch. According to The Telegraph,...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
£15 Million Technology Hub Opens in Leeds

A new landmark development at 4 Wellington Place brings 1,700 employees under one roof in what is one of the largest technology hubs in Leeds. Flutter...

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