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Tetra Tech Acquires Hoare Lea

Engineering consultant Tetra Tech has added M&E consultancy firm Hoare Lea to its group. Hoare Lea will be joining Tetra Tech’s High Performance...

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New Appointments in Facilities Management – July 2021

Bidvest Noonan, ISS, and Alcumus have all appointed new members of staff this July.   Picture: a graphic showing headshots of Cormac Sheils, Paul...

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Smart Office Building Next to Shard Gains Planning Consent

Edge London Bridge, a multi-tenant 27-storey smart building, will go ahead at 60-68 St Thomas Street, next to The Shard.  Dutch developer Edge has...

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News
Engie Rebrands FM Arm to Equans

Engie's facilities management and technical services will fall under the new Equans brand. Equans will operate as an autonomous subsidiary of Engie,...

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Development Means Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status

Liverpool has lost its World Heritage status, in part due to the construction of Liverpool Waters, a massive redevelopment of the historic docklands north of the...

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News
Five Tips for Working in a Heatwave

As the UK enjoys a week of warm weather, Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at CHAS, shares some tips for working comfortably in a heatwave. Alex...

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How Can You Make a Building More Like a Tree?

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Spotlight Interview | Clenzair

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The Best Co-Working Spaces in the UK

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From Smart Tech to Sustainability – UK Building Standards

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COVID-19
University Spin-Out Launches Pathogen Capturing Technology

Working in conjunction with the Defence Forces Ireland and the Czech University of Defence, an Irish medical technology company has developed an innovative Pathogen...

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Building Services
Long COVID and Skills Shortages Means a Tough Winter for Construction Industry 

The lifting of lockdown restrictions has been greeted with much excitement, yet construction experts claim COVID continues to cast a dark shadow on their industry...

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Contract Wins
Cadent Gas Chooses 14forty for TFM Contract

14forty has won a £15 million total facilities management contract with Cadent Gas, the UK’s largest gas distribution network. The...

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Videos
In Pictures – The UK’s Biggest Design and Build Project on Record

Office design and build company Oktra has delivered the refurbishment to One Portsoken Street – the UK’s biggest design and build project on...

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Facilities Management
Compass Group Prioritises Sustainable Eating Habits

Compass Group, the UK’s largest food and services provider, brought together several climate experts to discuss building a sustainable food system. As...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Tackling the Crisis in the UK's Public Toilet Provision

The British Toilet Association has called for improved legislation and more government funding to address the current "appalling" lack of public toilet...

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Environment & Sustainability
How Can You Make a Building More Like a Tree?

Sourced from pure carbon, Graphene is the strongest material now known to science. It's now being used to make carbon-absorbing paint for the built...

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Education & Training
FM Internship for Young People With Disabilities Launches

Unify by Bruntwood has partnered with Pure Innovations to offer young people with disabilities a route into working in the FM industry.  Unify will...

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Technology
Report Suggests Knowledge of Smart Windows Amongst FMs is Lacking

One of the biggest growth barriers for the smart windows and glass market is a lack of end-user experience and education, according to trend analysis...

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Products & Projects
CMD Completes Electrical Fit-Out at Gwent Police HQ

CMD's plug and play power distribution solution has provided flexibility for office layouts and future adaptations at the new Gwent Police headquarters building...

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Fleet & Transportation
Ubeeqo Delivers Sustainable Mobility Solution

A new, dedicated car sharing offering from Ubeeqo, Europcar’s car sharing brand, is helping housing developers to meet planning obligations and reduce the...

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Safety & Health
Hospitality Sector Must Now Prioritise Compliance, Say Experts

With the end of lockdown, those within the hospitality sector will be preparing for full capacity once again. However, facilities experts are urging businesses to pay...

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People
Disability Pride Month – The Business Case for Equality

July marks Disability Pride Month, an international event that shines a light on physical, learning, hidden disabilities and mental health conditions, enabling open...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Martyn's Law – The Future of Event Security and Counter-Terrorism

Following the changes to public space counter-terrorism legislation, Service Excellence Director at Expeditious Services, Jason Pope, explains what the new "Protect...

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Property
Commercial Evictions Ban Extension – A Tenant's View 

Some feel the recent extension of the commercial property eviction moratorium was unnecessary, but what is the commercial tenant's perspective? Peter...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Inside Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Refurbishment

Manchester Airport's newly fitted terminal, which the airport has described as a “major milestone” in its history, now boasts new shops, cafes, bars and...

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Energy Management
A Landlord’s Guide to EPC Ratings for Commercial Buildings

For commercial real estate landlords, the incoming Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations mean energy-efficient buildings will go from being a “nice to...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Five Things Every FM Needs to Know About Workplace Wellbeing

Psychotherapist and Change Facilitator Noam Sagi defines the employee wellbeing priorities every facilities manager should know about. In this opinion piece,...

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