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Jim Pridham becomes new ECA President

Respected businessman and electrical engineer, Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services Limited, has been named as the new President of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). Pridham began his electrical training in the Royal Navy, where he held various roles as ...

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Do FM suppliers need a facilities management trade association to represent the sector?

  With the establishment of a UK IFMA chapter, FMs can now choose from three professional bodies; RICS, IFMA and IWFM to help them develop their skills and enhance their careers. However, with all the negativity around outsourcing which has ...

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Professionalising FM

There are a series of clear career pathways to professional development in facilities management available from RICS/IFMA, explains Paul Bagust, Global Property Standards Director, RICS The IFMA-RICS collaboration was established in 2016 to advance standards and professionalism in FM worldwide. ...

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IFMA publishes benchmark report for FM

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has released the latest product of its FM Research and Benchmarking Institute (RBI), the 2018 Operations and Maintenance: Qualitative Analysis Benchmarking Report. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the most recent operations and ...

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IFMA approves two new chapters in Europe

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced continued growth within Europe following the approval of two new chapters in France and Croatia, and enhanced the scope and service to existing component groups by renaming the Religious Facilities Council to the ...

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5 ways to maximise your building’s lifts   

If you are delegated with the responsibility for a building’s lifts or escalators, how can you maximise their lifespan and ensure their smooth running? ⇒  Maintenance – set up a good lift maintenance agreement for between three to five years ...

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OCS’ head of cleaning appointed to BICSc Council

Yvonne Taylor, Head of Cleaning for the OCS Group UK, Ireland and Middle East has been appointed to the Council of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc).   BICSc operates to raise standards of education and build awareness of ...

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Trade associations secure historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA); SELECT and ...

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IFMA’s World Workplace Europe heads to Amsterdam

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and its alliance partner Facility Management Netherlands (FMN) have announced that the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam will be the venue of Facility for Future and IFMA’s World Workplace Europe Conference and Expo, which will take ...

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BIFM serves up revised guidance on catering contracts

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a revised edition of its Good Practice Guide on Procuring and Managing Catering Contracts. The practical, stage-by-stage guidance provides a detailed background on the catering services contract market and then navigates those ...

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