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Forward with BIM

Facilities management practice is changing as FMs find new ways to collect and use data for improved building management. BIM is central to this, as Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Group, explains BIM (building information modelling) has been hailed ...

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Pollution, politics and productivity hot topics at BESA Conference

The first Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference and awards event took on a wide range of political, technical and business issues at a top London hotel last week. The one-day event focussed in on the industry’s most topical ...

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Polyteck Group reports record growth

Independent construction and facilities management company, Polyteck Group, has reported a 32 per cent rise in revenue to £23.8 million for the 12 months to 31 December 2016 – the highest since its inception in 2005. The company attributes its ...

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Next generation and innovation top the agenda at UK Construction Week

Safe buildings, innovation, offsite and the next generation were just some of the buzz words that came out of a record first day at UK Construction Week, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham. One of the strongest themes to ...

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Meet the company revolutionising the construction hoardings industry

In his former life, Steve Matthews was a project manager for a large construction firm where he was overseeing major accounts for national retail brands such as Tesco. After identifying a gap in the market for a cost effective, sustainable, ...

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Interserve wins £70m accommodation project in Leeds

Interserve has been awarded a contract worth in excess of £70 million by Dandara Limited to design and build a residential development comprising 744 apartments in Leeds. The four-building development, located in the south side of Leeds city centre, will ...

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IAQ could become an issue for new buildings

Developers could soon be required to reach an agreed standard of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) if they are to gain planning permission for new buildings. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has made tackling pollution a key priority of his ...

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Built Environment Technology Association (BETA) is established

A new international organisation, the Built Environment Technology Association (BETA), has been launched to equip the real estate, construction, design, urban planning and facility management industries to better understand and utilise contemporary and developing technologies for the built environment. BETA will ...

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BESA and ECA issue industry manifesto

An engineering services manifesto has been launched by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), ahead of the upcoming general election on 8 June. The five-point industry manifesto, which adds to a recent submission by ...

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RICS warns historic buildings could be at risk from skills crisis

Historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of Britain’s best-known national treasures, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) following a recent survey it commissioned with YouGov. The survey ...

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