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FM sought for evidence on construction product information

The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) has extended its Call for Evidence on construction product information to 23 April 2019, and in particular is seeking responses from the facilities management sector. The survey forms a critical part of the construction industry’s ...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women in Property – Regeneration of the Ascot Estate

In a special piece to mark International Women’s Day (8th March), Jo Sutherland, Associate Director of Magenta Associates reports from a recent Women in Property event. With only a season to go until the return of Royal Ascot 2019, Women ...

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FM’s role in helping to reduce single-use plastic across the built environment

According to Sky Ocean Rescue, more plastic was made in the first decade of the 21st century than the whole of the 20th. Eight million tonnes of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea, causing untold ...

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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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Positive thinking

The built environment has improved its record in terms of physical health and safety. Sara Bean finds out how charity Mates in Mind and VINCI FM are working to promote mental wellbeing Russell Stilwell is a successful businessman and founder ...

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UKGBC launches consultation on net zero carbon buildings definition

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a consultation paper inviting feedback on a proposed definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. The consultation sets out the initial proposals from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Task Group ...

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UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group will bring together over 30 experts from across the building value chain and is ...

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Report analyses role of FM in sustainability and social value

Active Workplace Solutions, a bespoke workplace specialist, has launched ‘Sustainability in facilities management: A Holistic View’, a report exploring sustainability within the built environment. The report analyses how the FM sector can impact wider environmental, social and economic goals, and ...

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Royal visit for RICS at 150

The Queen visited the RICS London headquarters yesterday (20 November), as part of the organisation’s 150th year anniversary celebrations. During the visit the Queen, Patron of the RICS, toured the building meeting with members of the profession; RICS staff including ...

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White paper reports on the demise of the commercial office lease

A new white paper from Magenta Associates, the communications specialist for the built environment, explores the fate of the traditional commercial property lease in the context of deep social, political and economic changes. Earlier this year, a group of senior ...

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