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Can we keep the lights on?

BSRIA is a company in the know about the very real risks to the UK’s energy supplies, others, it says aren’t that fortunate. As an industry, it claims we should be educating and offering strategy plans for the worst case ...

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The effects of the recession on the FM sector

The season of Lent is traditionally a time for reflection and preparation, culminating in celebrations on Easter Sunday later this month. Looking back at the performance of the facilities management sector during the recession, what did we do well in ...

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Plugging the gap

The plumbing and sanitation systems within a building or facility may be installed out of sight, but they cannot remain out of mind for the facilities manager. Paul Angus, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers New South Wales chairman, looks ...

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Bob Taylor appointed OCS MD for healthcare and infrastructure

Bob Taylor has joined family-owned facilities management company OCS, as managing director for its infrastructure and healthcare division. Prior to his new role with international service provider OCS, Taylor worked for international support services firm G4S, as managing director of ...

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Bilfinger Europa wins Buckinghamshire County Council contract

Buckinghamshire County Council has appointed Bilfinger Europa to deliver planned and reactive mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance services across 200 sites. The three year contract, valued in excess of £4.5 million, keeps the maintenance of the council’s non-domestic properties, such ...

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Businesses issued profit warning over built environment shortcomings

In a dire profit warning to big business, a new report warns the UK will become less competitive if business leaders fail to ‘ramp-up’ their understanding of built environment and facilities management issues. According to the market survey commissioned by University ...

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Mitie fills up at Springfields Fuels

Mitie, the FTSE 250 facilities management and support services company, has been awarded a security contract with Preston-based Springfields Fuels Ltd. Springfields Fuels has provided nuclear fuel fabrication services since the mid-1940s and was the first plant in the world ...

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Poor take up of FM technology highlighted in recent webinar

A recent webinar has revealed the ‘poor state’ of take-up of facilities management (FM) technology by facilities managers. The webinar delegates were polled on their use of technology: Sixty per cent of the more than 200 delegates who signed up ...

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Oxford Health Trust calls on Vodafone to deliver £1m savings

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is hoping to save over £1 million in five years by replacing its four existing phone systems and additional exchange lines with a cloud-based service from Vodafone. The new  hosted telephony service based on off-site technology, will ...

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BIFM’s annual Sustainability in Facilities Management survey launched

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has today launched its annual survey to investigate how facilities management (FM) professionals are engaging with the sustainability agenda. The survey is led by the BIFM Sustainability Special Interest Group (SIG) in collaboration ...

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