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Fatal impact

Simon Slade, Principal Technologist at Pilkington UK, discusses the role of glass and glazing in making buildings more bird-friendly Bird protection is becoming an important consideration in building design. Some estimates suggest that collisions with buildings are responsible for the ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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Forward with BIM

Facilities management practice is changing as FMs find new ways to collect and use data for improved building management. BIM is central to this, as Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Group, explains BIM (building information modelling) has been hailed ...

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University of York selects Interserve for £17m design and build contract

Interserve has been awarded a £17 million contract to design and build a three-storey development at the University of York’s Campus East. The ‘Piazza Learning Centre’ will house teaching facilities and learning spaces, as part of a £27 million scheme ...

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Dealing with disaster

‘Disaster’, namely flooding, is high on the agenda for many businesses as we enter 2016. The Christmas period spelled devastating levels of rain, leaving much of the Northern part of the UK under water. Mark Calvert, MD for flood response experts, Adler ...

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Making an entrance

As the floor is the largest area in a building, the choice of floor coverings available and therefore the investment, can be substantial. For facility managers, making the right decisions in terms of product at the beginning of the design ...

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Commercial building projects offered free support package to build to latest sustainable standard

Developers interested in building a small commercial project to cutting-edge sustainable design levels can benefit from a substantial support package from Saint-Gobain. The company has developed the Multi-Comfort standard, based on Passive House standards, which has a holistic approach to ...

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Sustainability built to last

John McMullan, commercial manager from EPDM roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses why a ‘built to last’ culture should be at the heart of an FM’s sustainability strategy Whether tasked with improving the sustainability of a legacy building or maximising ...

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Knauf’s artful expertise speeds Merseyside college build

Technical support and acoustic expertise from Knauf has enabled architects BDP and contractor Vinci to deliver a school that provides an exciting mix of learning environments and social spaces despite being built to a tight budget. Built on a budget ...

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Growing green

All FMs, at least every single FM that FMJ has spoken to is convinced that facilities managers should have a much greater say in the design stage of new buildings. There is a persistent urban legend that an architect once ...

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