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Wednesday, 12 August

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

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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
Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitiser Offers Green Alternative to Hand Hygiene

Biotech innovators BioHygiene have once again bucked the trend and manufactured an accredited foam hand sanitiser that contains no alcohol or quats – taking the...

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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
Cleaning and Hygiene – Is it now Everyone's Responsibility?

The British Institute of Cleaning Science and Kimberly-Clark Professional are calling for robust hygiene training for all staff, not just the cleaning...

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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 Urges Employers to Ensure Workplace Temperatures are “Reasonable” During UK’s Heatwave

One of the most common workplace grievances is around comfortable working temperatures, and never more so when in the midst of a heatwave. As the UK looks set to...

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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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