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Hey, good looking! How McCue gave the bollard a makeover

Bollards are a functional item, their sentinel-like presence a warning to pedestrians and drivers, their inherent strength offering protection to people and equipment. And that’s it, right? An essential, but rather mundane product – and certainly not one to be ...

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Norse Building appoints operations director

Gary Atkins has been named as the new Operations Dirctor of Norse’s building services. Atkins, who was previously with Norse’s partnership with Norwich City Council, NPS Norwich, has responsibility for the day-to-day running of both Norwich Norse Building and Great ...

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BESA names new CEO

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed David Frise to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Frise has been combining the roles of Head of Sustainability at BESA and Chief Executive of the construction fit-out body FIS for seven years. ...

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SPIE awarded £2.5m building services contract at Arlington’s Gloucester Business Park

SPIE UK has begun work at Arlington’s Gloucester Business Park, for a building services contract worth close to £2.5 million. Arlington is a specialist property company owning, developing and managing business parks across the UK. SPIE provide early stage concepts ...

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Brakel Group acquired by Kingspan

Brakel Group, parent of UK smoke control specialist Brakel Airvent – and one of the biggest names in European ventilation, fire safety and daylight access for 40 years – has been acquired by Kingspan, to sit within the Kingspan Light ...

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Lanes wins contract with Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has selected Lanes Group to maintain the drainage systems at all its police stations. The force has awarded Lanes a contract to carry out planned and reactive maintenance for the next three years covering all drain and sewer blockage ...

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White paper published to raise standards across property guardianship industry

A white paper which sets out the legal & safety obligations for guardians and property owners has been published to drive up standards, and to help inform and safeguard the interests of both property owners and guardians. Issued by seven leading ...

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BESA launches ventilation hygiene elite scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a scheme to help ventilation hygiene specialists demonstrate their competence, quality and standards. With building owners and operators becoming more aware of the fire risks posed by poorly cleaned and maintained systems, ...

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Mixed signals

If you’re finding it tricky to get a mobile phone signal in your office building you’re not alone, says Ian Smith, IBC Business Manager at Redstone Connect in London. But just who is responsible for mobile coverage in your workplace ...

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Public buildings and electrical compliance

Tim Beardsmore, Commercial Director of Calbarrie Compliance Services, explains the particular challenges faced when managing the electrical compliance of public buildings Electrical safety testing in the public sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that the public are safe the services ...

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