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BESA warns of mental health ‘second wave’

As more sites and buildings reopen, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that there could be another surge in mental health problems across the construction and building engineering sectors. It said Mental Health Awareness Week was an opportunity ...

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New award announced by LECS UK & University of Northampton in memory of young colleague

The University of Northampton in association with LECS (UK) is proud to announce the introduction of the Alex MacDonald Award for Lift Engineering. The award, for MSc Lift Engineering students, will be presented every year to the highest quality and ...

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Mitie stays in top gear at BMW Group

Mitie has expanded its service offering for BMW Group with a new five-year engineering and energy contract as well as securing a five-year extension of its cleaning and landscaping contract with the premium car manufacturer. Mitie’s Engineering division will provide ...

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Skanska secures £240m project in Central London

Project development and construction group, Skanska, has won a £240 million contract to construct 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London. Skanska will also install mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services in the 25-storey commercial project, due to start construction in ...

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Eastwood Park releases April 2020-March 2021 training calendar

Eastwood Park’s new training calendar for April 2020-March 2021 has been published this month, with details of its specialist engineering and estates and facilities management courses. Following a busy 2019 celebrating 50 years of training delivery, 2020 looks to be ...

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Technical talent

Engineering is crucial to the UK economy, but the skills gap is growing. FMJ asked building services provider JCA how it finds, trains and motivates its staff Engineering is a critical part of the UK economy, employing around 20 per ...

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Women in engineering – an engineer’s perspective

Frankie Laugier – Davies MSc CIWFM Account Manager at Pareto FM I’ve worked in the FM sector for just over seven years. I graduated from St Andrews University and then went into an FM Apprenticeship in 2012. Since that point ...

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BESA launches Outstanding Woman in Building Engineer Services award

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting the campaign to attract more women into engineering professions by launching an award to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). BESA believes engineering professions in general – and building ...

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Konecranes Demag UK partners with WES

Konecranes Demag UK Ltd has become a partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Lifting equipment manufacturer and service provider, Konecranes Demag UK Limited, has reaffirmed its commitment to providing equal employment opportunities by entering into partnership with the WES. ...

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FM: The skills gap and responsibility

The UK’s ongoing skills shortage is nothing new, yet the ‘gap’ also shows no sign of closing any time soon. Bryan McLaggan, MD at corporate building services maintenance specialist CTS, looks at how the FM industry can align with wider ...

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