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Call for the built environment to lead the charge against climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and warned that limiting global warming will require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, ...

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Smart Buildings Show 2018 announces industry-leading conference programme

Smart Buildings Show 2018 which takes place on the 7-8 November at the Barbican, London is the largest UK event dedicated to smart commercial buildings. After last year’s inaugural event, Smart Buildings Show has doubled in size and is set ...

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RICS tackles ‘unfair’ property service charges

RICS has launched new mandatory requirements to ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases. The launch of the RICS professional Statement ...

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Trade associations secure historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA); SELECT and ...

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LEGO, JustGiving and TransferWise confirmed to support Workplace Week 2018 in aid of Children in Need

Marking its seventh consecutive year, Workplace Week London 2018 – brainchild of global change management firm Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) – will take place the week commencing 12th November 2018. More than 20 organisations, including 10 debutants, have confirmed their ...

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UKGBC launches Sustainable Innovation Manual for construction and property industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has  launched its Sustainable Innovation Manual to help built environment professionals put sustainability and innovation at the heart of planning, decision-making, and project work. The step-by-step guide includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help ...

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Unprecedented support by MPs to prevent another Carillion

Following the collapse of Carillion in January, the Aldous Bill, the largest fair payments campaign ever formed in the UK, now has support from over 200 MPs. The backing comes alongside an unprecedented coalition of over 80 industry bodies and ...

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RICS launches its first UK procurement of FM professional statement

Today sees RICS launch its professional statement to reduce risk, increase transparency, and further trust in procurement in facilities management. The RICS Procurement of facility management, professional statement, UK 1st edition, was worked on in collaboration with IMFA, and also the ...

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Central London investment volumes reach £7.7bn

Overall Investment into Central London offices totalled £5.3 billion in Q2 2018, taking the aggregate transacted for the year-to-date across Central London to £7.7 billion, according to the latest figures from JLL. According to JLL’s findings the strong figures for ...

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Dawson lands new commercial director role at BSRIA

BSRIA has appointed Krystyna Dawson to the newly created role of Commercial Director. To fulfil BSRIA’s vision of becoming strategic partner in delivering improvement and growth for the construction industry stakeholders, the position of Commercial Director has been fashioned to shape ...

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