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Omicron Variant – What are the Facts?

It remains unclear how much of a threat the new Omicron COVID-19 variant poses, so what are the definitive facts? On 26 November 2021, the World Health Organisation...

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Sustainability Excellence – 2021 Planet Mark Award Winners

Where can you find organisations that are succeeding when it comes to carbon reduction, supply chain engagement and social responsibility? The Planet Mark Awards is the...

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Samsung to Build New Manufacturing Facility to Tackle Microchip Shortage

Samsung is making its largest-ever investment in US real estate with a new facility that will boost the production of advanced semiconductors. The $17 billion...

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Government Scraps Leeds Leg of HS2

HS2’s Eastern leg has been scrapped as part of cost-cutting measures in the government’s Integrated Rail Plan. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, writing for...

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What Went Wrong With London’s Tulip Skyscraper?

The high-tech skyscraper next to the Gherkin was supposed to be a new urban square for Londoners, but the government has rejected plans for its construction. The Tulip...

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Heat and Buildings Strategy – Experts Reveal How to Tackle the Skills Shortage

The government’s Heat and Buildings strategy pledged huge investment in heat pump innovation, but how can we re-skill and recruit to make this happen? We spoke...

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What do you buy a Facilities Manager for Christmas?

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SUNAMP – EMEX 2021 | Focus Interview

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High Performing Buildings – November's Roundup

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COP26 – Five Takeaways for FMs

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COVID-19
What is Plan B and What Does it Mean For Workplaces?

Detailed in the UK Governments Autumn and Winter Plan, option B could see the re-introduction of masks and other restrictions. What does this mean for the newly...

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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
Mitie Wins £92.5m John Radcliffe Hospital Contract

Mitie has been awarded a new contract to provide cleaning, portering services, and catering for patients and staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Worth...

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Videos
Executives Invited to Join the World's-First Antarctic Climate Expedition

Aurora Expeditions is calling for applications to join the world-first Antarctic Climate Expedition in 2023, led by renowned oceanographer, marine biologist, explorer and...

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Facilities Management
Is This the Perfect Advent Calendar for FMs?

If you know a facilities manager who is trying to cut out the chocolate, or is just looking for something a little different, this advent calendar may be the...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Sodexo Introduces Cleaning Robot to Children's Ward

Sodexo’s cleaning team at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, has a new recruit of the robot variety who has been named Chloe...

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Environment & Sustainability
COP26 – Five Takeaways for FMs

A host of announcements that will affect how UK businesses address climate change coincided with COP26. As the dust settles on Glasgow-hosted summit, let's take a...

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Education & Training
Boiler Replacements, Ventilation and Solar panels – Managing Facilities in a School

With UK students back at school full-time after over 18 months of interruption, contractors are also back, making sure facilities within school buildings are up to...

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Technology
Facilio Launches Connected CMMS

Facilio has announced the launch of Connected CMMS, reportedly the only software platform to consolidate all property maintenance, client engagement, vendor management,...

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Products & Projects
Improving Indoor Air Quality This Winter

During the pandemic, COVID has raised the profile of the quality of the air we breathe in our buildings – how do we maintain this priority throughout the winter...

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Fleet & Transportation
China and Norway to be First Petrol-Free Countries

Both China and Norway have pledged to phase out petrol vehicles by 2050. According to new research from commercial vehicle finance company, Asset...

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Safety & Health
1 in 5 British Frontline Workers Fear Job Losses as a Result of Reporting Safety Issues

Additionally, more than 3/4 (78 per cent) of British frontline workers don’t feel they’re always listened to by management on topics that matter to them the...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – November 2021

Let's take a look at the latest new appointments and promotions this month, in the facilities and workplace management...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
The Importance of Screening and Vetting

Screening and vetting is an essential part of the pre-employment process. Chloe Jehu from Expeditious Services explains how to conduct it correctly. Chloe Jehu is...

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Property
Welput's Farringdon Road Estate Refurbishment

Welput receives planning consent for the refurbishment and extension of the Farringdon Road Estate to deliver high quality, sustainable commercial...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Floating Scaffolding for Construction

In an industry first, floating scaffolding has been used to complete a specialist contract lift on the River Severn. The job further expands the capabilities of the...

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Energy Management
Global Investment Piles High into Hydrogen

Hydrogen is attracting huge levels of worldwide investment running into the billions and trillions and UK end users should be aware that this pattern of financing is...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
HSE Launches Working Minds Campaign

Construction is one of five sectors that will be specifically targeted in a new campaign aimed at helping businesses recognise the signs of work-related stress. The...

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