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RICS announces wave of redundancies in response to the impact of Covid

Around 150 -170 RICS employees are at risk of redundancy Sean Tompkins, RICS Chief Executive Officer has announced. He said the decision followed: “An extensive review of the way RICS operates in order to chart a new way forward that ...

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UKGBC announces latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

To mark World Green Building Week 2020 (21-25 September), the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has named the latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. The new signatories to the Commitment were highlighted on Tuesday (22 September) during ...

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IWFM partners with other member organisations to launch “Resilience Alliance’

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) has announced the launch of the Resilience Alliance – a new professional relationship aimed at developing and promoting resilience globally. IWFM will work alongside member organisations – Airmic (risk management and insurance ...

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AWA unveils Workplace Week International 2020

Global workplace consultancy, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), has announced the forthcoming launch of Workplace Week International 2020, a virtual festival taking place 9-12 November to celebrate global workplace transformation. Following a year of rapid change in the global workplace industry, ...

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Pattenmakers opens nominations for 2021 Young Manager Award

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has opened nominations for its annual Young Manager Award. A unique career development opportunity, the award is open to managers aged 21-32 working in the FM sector, and there is no cost to ...

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Front of house; first impressions count webinar

FMJ has teamed up with leading outsourced communications provider, Moneypenny, to host a new webinar, Front of house; first impressions count, where we will discuss how organisations can maintain a seamless front of house service by employing the latest communications ...

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Proposed changes to 18th Edition Wiring Regulations now open for public comment

A raft of updates are being proposed to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations – BS 7671:2018, with a consultation opened today to engage with industry on the potential for a 2nd amendment. The changes, led by IET and ...

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World CleanUp Day: ISS urges employees to clean up their digital waste in the fight against reducing global CO2 emissions

ISS is encouraging thousands of its 400,000 employees world-wide to participate in a digital clean-up week in support of World CleanUp Day (19 September) through its ‘Drive to 100 Environmental Campaign’. Email, junk folders, obsolete archived digital files and old ...

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BCO competition challenges the next generation to reimagine the workplace post-pandemic

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has launched a competition for its ‘NextGen’ members, who will be asked to design an office fit for 2025.   The competition, now in its second iteration, is particularly timely given the huge change to ...

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BESA conference to be held online

This year’s annual BESA National Conference and Exhibition will take place online on November 4 and 5. The Building Engineering Services Association said it had taken the decision to “embrace technology and move to a virtual platform” in response to ...

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