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One of the biggest challenges in building maintenance compliance is, frankly, keeping up. All those hours spent creating the perfect maintenance plan count for nothing when legislation and regulations change yet again. This is why the SFG20, the industry standard ...

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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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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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Amulet signs Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

Churchill Group’s specialist security division, Amulet, has signed up as a Supporter of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. Founded in 2019 as an initiative from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the voluntary membership and assessment scheme is for the ...

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First British Standard for indoor environmental quality welcomed by BESA

The creation of the first British Standard for health and wellbeing in buildings has been welcomed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). BS40102 (part one) gives recommendations for measuring, monitoring, and reporting indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in all types ...

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Common Assessment Standard and PAS 91 become best practice for public sector procurement

Contracting authorities in the public sector must prepare to assess their supply chains using the Common Assessment Standard (CHAS Elite) or PAS 91 (CHAS Advanced) following the release of Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 03/23 which updates the Selection Questionnaire and replaces PPN 08/16.   The changes, ...

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BRE to partner with the Security Institute to bring the SABRE standard to a wider audience

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is entering into a partnership with The Security Institute – the UK’s largest professional membership body for security professionals – in relation to its SABRE certification scheme, an award-winning security risk management standard for new ...

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EMCOR UK recognised with Pioneers in Collaboration Award as re-elected corporate member of ICW

EMCOR UK has been recognised as ‘Pioneers in Collaboration’ by the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) and has been re-elected as a corporate member of the ICW’s Advisory Council. Established in 1990, the Institute’s role is to establish collaborative working ...

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HFD Offices is first to achieve new global standard for FM

The serviced offices arm of HFD Group – Scotland’s leading commercial property and investment company – has become the first organisation in the UK to achieve a new global standard for facilities management. Awarded by the British Standards Institution (BSI), ...

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CIBSE adds to UKAS suite with ISO14001 certification

CIBSE Certification is now UKAS accredited to award ISO14001 certification. This adds to CIBSE’s existing accreditations for ISO 9001 and ISO 50001, providing a one stop shop for organisations looking for a single certification provider.  CIBSE Certification was set up ...

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