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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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Take a chance

The theme of this year’s RICS Strategic Facility Management Conference in partnership with IFMA, was FM: A risky business? One of the biggest lessons to come out of the Carillion collapse was the necessity for the FM sector to mitigate ...

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Incentive FM joins BSA

Incentive FM Group has announced that it has become a member of the Business Services Association (BSA), and will support a number of its campaigns, particularly in promoting the benefits of outsourcing to the private sector.  Jeremy Waud, Chairman at Incentive FM ...

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Majority of councils are breaching rules on payment

Six months on from the collapse of Carillion, new data obtained by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has revealed that almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) local authorities are not monitoring if their supply ...

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BSA joins the BCC as new Council Member

The British Cleaning Council (BCC), which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors has welcomed the Business Services Association (BSA), the industry body for the UK’s business services sector  as ...

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