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FMJ enters into strategic alliance with the FMA

The facilities management industry’s leading publication, Facilities Management Journal (FMJ), has aligned with the Facilities Management Association (FMA) in a new strategic partnership. In recognition of the significant growth of the facilities management industry together with need and desire for ...

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Industry welcomes new dealer penalties to combat scrap metal theft

From today, 3 December, metal dealers will no longer be able to trade in cash and will face tougher sanctions for rogue trading. The new measures have been welcomed by industry, which has suffered at the hands of professional thieves ...

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Homes and businesses to benefit from £120m boost to UK flood defences

£120 million in new funding designed to speed up the delivery of flood defences, protect up to 60,000 homes and thousands of commercial properties and deliver up to £1 billion of economic benefits, has been announced by the Chief Secretary ...

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Norland checks in to facilities management contract at Birmingham Airport

Norland has been appointed by Birmingham Airport to provide facilities management services including mechanical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance work. With prospects for continued growth, Birmingham Airport is committed to providing quality facilities and services to meet the needs ...

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GSH seals two-year maintenance deal with OCS

Following a competitive tender process, GSH has been awarded preferred supplier status by leading facilities management company OCS Group UK, for its extensive UK property portfolio. The 2-year agreement will initially see GSH deliver planned and reactive maintenance across 53 ...

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Rush to protect at risk residents in Lincoln as legionella copper ban looms

As legionella is found in the water system of a sheltered accommodation block in Lincoln prompting the council to step in to protect its residents, the HSE has somewhat reluctantly reminded legionella prevention teams that due new rules originating from ...

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Warm welcome for district heating investment for Scottish properties

Cheaper fuel bills could be on the way for Scottish tenants, public buildings and local businesses thanks to greener heating systems being backed by the Scottish Government. First Minister Alex Salmond has announced £2.67 million investment in three demonstration “district ...

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Vinci called up to provide M&E services for The Royal Star & Garter

Vinci Facilities has won a 12 month M&E planned and reactive maintenance framework for The Royal Star & Garter, commencing in January 2013 with the option to extend this for three years. The Royal Star & Garter provides outstanding nursing ...

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New report highlights inadequacies of the energy EPC system

A new report that compares the energy efficiency performance of buildings holding good Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings versus those that have lower scoring energy ratings, has demonstrated surprising results. The research results suggest that EPCs alone are not sufficient ...

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Johnson Controls to deliver first Green Investment Bank projects

Building efficiency specialists, Johnson Controls will design and deliver the first two investment projects of the newly opened Green Investment Bank it was announced today by Business Secretary Vince Cable. Speaking in Edinburgh where the new bank is headquartered, Dr ...

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