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BIM practitioner clarification as RICS launches global kitemark

In response to industry need for a universal standard on which to assess the skills of construction professionals in using BIM (Building Information Modelling), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has developed its own BIM Manager Certification and also ...

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Interserve scoops starring role at the BBC

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a £15million, five year facilities management contract with the BBC, commencing in April 2014, which also boasts a provision to extend for up to four more years. The contract ...

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MOD estate’s natural capital resources to be mapped out

Two pilot locations in the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) estate are to be mapped out for  their natural capital benefits. Natural capital mapping is about recognising, securing and using the value of nature’s assets such as the wildlife, forests, water, carbon ...

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The FM Insider

Stepping into the FMJ facilities manager’s chair this month is Tony Angel, director of Edifice, which is an independent, award-winning FM consultancy offering clear and objective advice on the management of facilities and property. Facilities Management Journal: How does it ...

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UK workers spend 41 hours per year in the washroom

UK office workers are likely to spend an incredible 41 hours* in the company washroom each year, with men spending an extra four hours more than women using the bathroom facilities over the course of the year! The results of ...

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Clean as a whistle

Stuart Neilson, employment law specialist at Pinsent Masons, advises on new changes to whistleblowing laws and why the facilities management sector should use this timely opportunity to educate employees and proactively encourage policy that makes the work environment a safe ...

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This year’s winners announced in the BIFM Awards

The hotly anticipated BIFM Awards 2013 winners were announced last night (Monday 14 October), in front of 1,300 guests at The Grosvenor House Hotel by broadcaster, after-dinner speaker, and former MP, Gyles Brandreth. The British Institute of Facilities Management’s BIFM Awards, ...

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Whitehall to open its doors during Workplace Week 2013

For the first time, the Workplace Week visits programme includes two government offices, the Department for Education at Sanctuary Buildings in Great Smith Street and the Department for International Development on Whitehall. Workplace Week, which this year runs from 4th ...

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Space to room

Universities are living through challenging times. There is increased competition to attract the best students against a backdrop of rising fees and a growing expectation of service delivery. Peter Taylor, strategic development director for education at Sodexo, explains what this ...

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BIFM states ‘reason for being’ with refreshed mission, vision and values

At the glittering BIFM Awards ceremony last night the British Institute of Facilities Management’s chair, Ismena Clout introduced the industry body’s revised mission, vision and value statements, which were agreed by the association’s board in August this year. The announcement ...

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