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A call to arms

The RICS Integrated Property Services Conference 2019, which took place in London on 1 July, focused on how to build trust in the facilities management profession With a change in name from ‘Strategic FM Conference’ to ‘Integrated Property Services Conference’, ...

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We must learn lessons from Grenfell

The golden thread of information must improve transparency and drive collaboration between project partners to make our buildings safer says James Connolly, Head of Partnerships at eviFile Today (14 June) marks the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire – ...

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Construction moves towards greater digitisation

NBS, who has been monitoring Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption in the UK for almost a decade has announced its 2019 BIM survey results which show that overall trends of BIM awareness and adoption have grown from little more than ...

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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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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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Social value guidance for LAs published by UKGBC

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has released its latest guidance document, detailing how local authorities can help ensure that new construction and property development in their area positively impacts people and communities by delivering social value. ‘Driving social value ...

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Wates reports increased profits and record order book

Family-owned construction, development and property services company, Wates Group, has reported increased profits for the year ending 31 December 2018, with a record order book of £5.4 billion heading into 2019. Turnover for 2018 was within one per cent of ...

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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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Constructive criticism

If Britain is going to achieve the aims of the Construction Sector deal then facilities managers MUST be involved in construction projects from the beginning says Mark Coates, Head of Strategic Asset Development at Viewpoint This October (12th) marked 100 ...

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Construction workers facing needless workplace dangers says research

Unite, the construction union, has called for employers to start taking workers’ safety seriously, in response to a survey published today (22 November) by Direct Line for Business which found that there were 196 fatal accidents and 26,196 non-fatal accidents ...

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