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Honeydew Health calls Olympics the “Ultimate Stress Test for London Facilities Management companies”

Honeydew Health, an attendance management service provider, believes G4S's understaffing problem is just the beginning of expensive problems facing London-based facilities management companies which could cost the industry over

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JLP enlists the aid of Weatherite for listed building

Weatherite Building Services (WBS) has fulfilled a contract to improve the heating system at Leckford Abbas, Manor House Hotel. Located in Hampshire, Leckford Abbas is a large manor house belonging to the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) and was built in 1900.

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Thinking differently

More than 300 delegates attended this year's ThinkFM conference at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Cathy Hayward was there to see if the new one-day format worked and whether the conference kept to its promise of generating ideas for change.

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Kier’s FM division wins

Kier's facilities management business has added to its growing list of clients in the education sector after winning a new three-year contract to provide total FM services to Westminster Kingsway College in London.

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Green walls shown to be superior at reducing air pollutants

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster argue that by 'greening up' our streets a massive 30% reduction in pollution could be achieved, according to research published yesterday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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Councils to outsource a third of all services by 2015

Local authorities plan to outsource 32 per cent of all services by 2014/15, according to the latest research by YouGov, for support services and construction company, Interserve.

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Mustang hygiene solution showcases its barcode monitoring system

As a facilities manager, do you know exactly when your company washrooms have been serviced, and by whom? Are you confident that every soap dispenser has been filled, every sanitary bin emptied and every air freshener unit replaced, so your business creates the right impression? And does your current washroom service provider not only log the date and time of all of these actions, but email a sign-off document to you when the job has been completed?

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Saville signage for Bath Visitor Centre

Saville Audio Visual has supplied digital signage screens in the newly redesigned Bath Visitor Information Centre. Located on the ground floor of Abbey Chambers alongside the spa town's famous baths, the centre has become the second busiest in the country, welcoming around 535,000 visitors annually.

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Is your waste hazardous?

Adrian Witherow of recycling and waste management company, Biffa, considers the importance of dealing with the many different materials classed as hazardous waste in a cost-effective way and without falling foul of complex legislation.

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Does one size really fit all?

Door closer specialist, Astra, is calling on the door and hardware industry and the architects that specify products to take a more realistic approach to selecting and sizing door closers. The company believes that the universal adherence to selecting a size three closer not only stifles innovation but also means that many doors are not actually complying with UK Building Regulations.

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