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Smart buildings

The built environment is in a constant state of flux. Architectural styles change and new technologies bring in new structural possibilities. From simple cave dwelling to multi-storey skyscraper; wattle and daub hut to energy efficient Passivhaus; our man-made environment has ...

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Changing World

The RICS World Built Environment Forum Summit reconvened in London on 23rd and 24th April with a focus on the commercial strategies needed to harness the enormous potential of the 21st century’s people and places. Sara Bean reports The inaugural ...

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The M&E market is ripe for medium sized businesses

Ask building service industry leaders to name the biggest challenge currently facing the M&E sector and they will most likely lament the shortage of trained technical engineers. The problem surrounding the recruitment and retention of skilled operatives in the sector ...

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Zero carbon buildings

David Clark, Partner at international engineering and sustainable building consultancy, Cundall in Sydney, and principal author of the first Green Star rating tool in Australia, suggests ways that office tenants can still aim to become a zero-carbon business This is ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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Power up at Energy 2017

The industry trade event dedicated to renewables, innovation and power solutions within the built environment returns this year – jam-packed with world leading content, CPD sessions and leading industry brands On 10th – 12th October, Energy 2017 will once again ...

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Together as one

Karl Walker of Beckhoff Automation explains how a building automation control platform can bring building functions together on one integrated system and simplify facilities management The International Energy Agency predicts that global energy consumption will rise by up to 30 ...

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Model buildings

Dr Kelly Watson explains how a new method of measuring and quantifying a building’s effect on its occupants’ wellbeing will help to promote people-friendly design In the commercial property sector, wellbeing is set to become increasingly important as organisations and ...

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Designed for Life

AECOM’s new London head office was designed by its own in-house interior designers in consultation with a multidisciplinary team of experts, and has achieved a SKA gold rating for its environmental performance and for enhancing the health and wellbeing of ...

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Saving daylight; losing energy? Shining a light on daylight saving time

David Willetts, Chairman of SerraLux Inc., discusses how capturing the power of daylight can help organisations save up to 60 per cent in electricity costs. Alongside the energy savings that can be reaped by harnessing natural light he explains the ...

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