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Dinner date

Sebastian Gray, Director at energy management consultancy 2EA and incoming Chair of the Rumford Club explains the benefits for those working within the built environment and engineering services sector of joining the social dining and debate club For professionals working ...

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UKGBC launches social value consultation

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a consultation to canvas views of property and construction professionals on a definition of social value for the built environment sector. The definition will help to set a standard of ambition for ...

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Government publishes landmark Bill to improve building safety

Yesterday (20 July), saw the government publish its landmark Bill, which is set to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years. Published in draft form, the Building Safety Bill will improve regulations as the government seeks to ...

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UKGBC sets up task group to define social value

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has announced a new task group which will develop a definition of social value for the built environment sector. Despite growing interest, there is still significant confusion around social value in the context of ...

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Blazing the trail

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is taking on the mantle of applied learning, with its wholehearted support of the new Trailblazer apprenticeships. Angela Ringguth, Professional Development Consultant to CIBSE explains why In this strange new world, where building ...

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Construction firms join forces to drive change for site wellbeing

National framework organisation Pagabo has partnered with health technology brand Moodbeam to look after and promote the wellbeing of everyone working on projects in the built environment through the use of wearable technology. Moodbeam One is the world’s first wearable device, ...

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UKGBC publishes social value measurement guidance

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance for the built environment sector to help de-mystify the practice of measuring the social value of buildings and places. After the world recovers from the current crisis, social value is ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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UKGBC publishes circular economy guides to encourage reuse and products as a service in the buildings industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published two new Implementation Packs to support project teams in applying circular principles in relation to reuse and Products as a Service (PaaS). The impetus to reduce waste and maximise resources by transitioning to a circular economy is being ...

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Communicating with furloughed employees in the FM sector

Communications experts in the built environment, Magenta Associates, has published a guide to communicating with furloughed employees. Prior to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s launch in March of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, many had never used the word furlough before. ...

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