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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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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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The right stuff

Construction and property companies need to take more responsibility for their recruitment processes to address the industries challenges, argues Simon Girling, Founder and Director of Girling Jones Recruitment As the property industry skills shortage deepens, now is the time that ...

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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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Meet the company revolutionising the construction hoardings industry

In his former life, Steve Matthews was a project manager for a large construction firm where he was overseeing major accounts for national retail brands such as Tesco. After identifying a gap in the market for a cost effective, sustainable, ...

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