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Cognito to support up to 100 engineers in FM deal

VINCI Facilities, a facilities management company, has signed an agreement with Cognito, to provide a workforce management system to a 100 strong engineering team.

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Health and safety pays, even in difficult times

In its latest annual report, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work continues to argue for investment in workplace health and safety, for economic as well as ethical reasons.

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30 miles of Games lanes ring-marked

Transport for London (TfL) has over the weekend, began works to ensure the Olympic Route Network (ORN) is ready to begin operation on 25 July. Overnight from Sunday (1 July) TfL started painting the white lines and Olympic Rings that mark out the 30 miles of Games lanes along the ORN.

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Survey finds majority of hospitals lack robust disaster recovery plans

A healthcare software provider has released the full results from its second-annual Healthcare Data Management (HDM) survey which determined that healthcare IT leaders around the world consider disaster recovery and business continuity their most pressing data management need. Of the survey responders, 65% said their data volumes had increased over the previous year, yet only 26% said they had "robust, tried-and-tested" disaster recovery plans in place.

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Trade body launches white paper on flood risk, resilience and resistance

National trade body The Property Care Association has launched a timely White Paper, offering a detailed look at flooding issues in the UK.

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Global energy management interest reaches all-time high

Around 85% of building owners and operators globally depend on energy management to drive operational efficiency, according to a survey released today by Johnson Controls, global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings.

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RICS to stimulate lending on new and self build homes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has recently published its Valuation of Individual New Build Homes Guidance, which aims to increase lending on new and self build houses by encouraging greater confidence in valuations.

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Savills and Carbon Trust work together to boost energy efficiency

Carbon Trust Implementation Services and international real estate advisor, Savills, have joined forces to deliver a groundbreaking new service for implementing energy efficiency in commercial property.

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People power delivers fairer business energy bills

A milestone has been reached in a campaign being waged to make business energy bills fairer, with several suppliers agreeing to adopt improvements to their customer communications.

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OCS to provide total FM to the NEC Group

The NEC Group has selected total FM provider OCS to deliver major facilities management services across its venues.  The contract will start on 1 July 2012 and includes security and event stewarding, traffic and car park management, portering, cleaning, waste management and helpdesk services.

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