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Changing places

Stewart McGillivray, from Guardian Water Treatment, looks at the changing face of UK commercial buildings and what needs to be considered to keep HVAC safe, efficient and operational Post-pandemic, the face of the working world has changed forever. Total home ...

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G&H Group in 12 Greek Street win

Asset manager, Catella APAM, has appointed G&H Group’s maintenance division to manage 12 Greek Street, a nine-story office in Leeds City Centre. The three-year maintenance contract to manage the 23,500 sq ft office asset was awarded to the mechanical, electrical and ...

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OCS takes five-year deal with SSEN

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has awarded OCS a five-year contract to support the upkeep of all its steel towers across its central southern England distribution area. The deal forms part of SSEN’s £10 million investment to ensure that ...

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Only one-fifth of businesses have embraced digital-led maintenance 

Only one in five UK businesses (20 per cent) are ‘wholeheartedly’ embracing digital-led building maintenance, according to a recent poll by SFG20, the industry standard for building maintenance specifications. The poll also revealed that from the remaining businesses, almost half of ...

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How building maintenance enhances aspiration and quality of life

The role buildings play in supporting local communities and wider society can often be forgotten when there is so much pressure to cut costs and environmental impact, but maintenance plans should never ignore the “human factor”, says Paul Bullard. At a ...

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Sunbelt Rentals launches new floor care and maintenance rental equipment offering to the UK

Sunbelt Rentals UK and Ireland is proud to announce the launch of their latest business unit, Flooring Solutions. This strategic move is designed to meet the needs of the Facilities Management (FM) and surface preparation industries, further strengthening their reputation ...

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NG Bailey in Inspiration Trust win

NG Bailey has landed a three-year deal to provide maintenance services for the Inspiration Trust, a multi-academy trust based in Norfolk and North Suffolk. The contract will see the independent services and engineering business providing a full range of planned ...

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On the inside

Sara Bean visited HMP Onley near Rugby to discover the particular challenges for Amey’s onsite Facilities Management team in maintaining a men’s prison According to figures published by the Parliamentary Justice Committee – as of 8th September 2023, there were ...

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Concrete scandal exposes true value of building maintenance

At a time when building maintenance budgets are under intense pressure, facilities managers could do worse than refer clients to the ongoing scandal over reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC). Hundreds of schools have had to close buildings and thousands of ...

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Five-year maintenance, cleaning and energy forecast revealed for FM sector

The latest quarterly forecast for the FM sector from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), reveals maintenance costs, as measured by the BCIS Private Sector Maintenance Cost Index, are set to rise by nearly 19 per cent in the next ...

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