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On the road to extinction?

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Over the Easter period it would have been impossible not to notice the widespread demonstrations and public disruption caused by the Extinction Rebellion movement in London. The whole purpose of the movement ...

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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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Blockchain explained

Blockchain is a relatively new digital technology which is finding its way into the property sector. Polly Plunket-Checkemian, Property Management Director, Broadgate Estates explains what it is and how it could impact the built environment A leading light in the ...

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Smart buildings

The built environment is in a constant state of flux. Architectural styles change and new technologies bring in new structural possibilities. From simple cave dwelling to multi-storey skyscraper; wattle and daub hut to energy efficient Passivhaus; our man-made environment has ...

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Changing World

The RICS World Built Environment Forum Summit reconvened in London on 23rd and 24th April with a focus on the commercial strategies needed to harness the enormous potential of the 21st century’s people and places. Sara Bean reports The inaugural ...

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The M&E market is ripe for medium sized businesses

Ask building service industry leaders to name the biggest challenge currently facing the M&E sector and they will most likely lament the shortage of trained technical engineers. The problem surrounding the recruitment and retention of skilled operatives in the sector ...

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Powering ahead

Facilities managers can now choose from an array of advanced low-carbon technologies and energy storage solutions, says Robert Styles, business development manager at Norvento UK   The built environment is widely recognised as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, with ...

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