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JLL acquires leading building operations technology company Building Engines

JLL has agreed to acquire Boston-based Building Engines, a market-leading building operations platform that transforms how properties are run, provides exceptional experiences for operators and tenants and improves net operating income (NOI) across the world’s most successful commercial real estate ...

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Strong construction demand but supply hit by perfect storm

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has revised construction output growth up for 2021 from 13.7 per cent to 14.3 per cent since its previous Forecasts, but also revised down growth for 2022 from 6.3 per cent to 4.8 per cent in ...

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Senior Hires boost environmental biotech business Advetec 

Environmental biotechnology company Advetec has made two high-profile senior hires as part of the business’s ambitious plans for growth. Dr Stephen Wise joins the business as Chief Product Officer after three years with independent environment and management consultants, Ceres EMC ...

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IWFM AGM determinedly upbeat despite membership concerns

Outgoing chair Martin G Bell admitted there has been a fall in membership numbers to around 12,000 during the Institute for Workplace and Facilities Management AGM which was held on Thursday. He also added that: “much needs to be done ...

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Nearly two thirds of FM still use spreadsheets to manage estates finds Idox survey

Facilities managers understand the value of innovative tech but 62 per cent remain tied to spreadsheets, according to a new survey from Idox, a leading developer of specialist Computer-aided Facility Management (CAFM) software. The new research identifies how Facilities Management ...

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BESA backs union’s calls for urgent action over ventilation in schools

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a call from six trade unions to take urgent action over ventilation in schools. In a letter to the Education Secretary, the unions have warned that there will be ...

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Sodexo announces three new appointments to strengthen Vital Spaces initiative

Sodexo has announced three senior appointments to bolster its Corporate Services leadership team as it strengthens its Vital Spaces proposition. Paula Stevenson has been appointed Managing Director, Libby Escolme has joined as Marketing Director & Brand Head, and Harpreet Cheema becomes Head of Workplace Services  For the past four years, Stevenson has worked in Sodexo’s ...

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Cluttons boosts public sector offering with place on crown commercial service framework

Cluttons has been named as a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Estate Management Services (EMS) framework for the first time, meaning it can take a share in an estimated £500m worth of contracts. The strategic property consultancy was appointed ...

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Artic awarded contract to provide FM services to The British Academy

Artic has won the contract to provide full hard FM at The British Academy following a competitive tender. Housed in the grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse at 10-11 Carlton Terrace, The British Academy is the United Kingdom’s national academy for ...

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Hybrid set to be future working model, while employers reluctant to mandate vaccination

Just three-in-ten employers expect to have their workforce fully back onsite in two years’ time, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson. While the vast majority (85 per cent) of businesses anticipate a return to the workplace for most ...

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