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Is your open-plan office making you sick?

Certain types of office layouts can have a negative effect on the health of their occupants, new research has found. Four Stockholm University scientists examined data from nearly 2000 employees working in seven different types of office. Key to their ...

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Brits admit ‘spit personality’ over home / office energy habits

New research into energy behaviour across the UK reveals ‘huge’ differences between energy habits at home compared to work. It found people are more inclined to waste energy in the workplace than at home. Not only that, the research found employees actively ...

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Yorkon delivers 99.7% of projects on time and on budget and launches new Customer Charter

Research carried out by Yorkon, a member of the Portakabin Group, shows that it is performing well ahead of the construction industry, having consistently delivered 99.7 per cent of building projects on time and on budget over the last decade. ...

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New whitepaper seeks to define service excellence in FM

It seems that going the extra mile, above and beyond what is promised or expected continues to define the act of ‘service excellence’ in facilities management (FM), new research reveals. The research is the result of a collaboration between and Sheffield Hallam University. The whitepaper ...

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Big data creates more buzz as gov’t pledges £73m to unlock its potential

The Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has unveiled £73 million of new funding to help unlock the potential of ‘big data’. Although it’s been around for a while in various guises, we have noticed here at FMJ the emergence of ...

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The burning debate over the UK’s sprinkler laws

A new study has revealed the true costs of commercial warehouse fires to business, the economy and the UK public. According to the research, the British economy has lost £1 billion in GDP (gross domestic product) and 5,000 full-time jobs ...

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Majority of LAs flout EU energy laws, and lose £millions in the process

New research showing the majority of the UK’s local authorities (LAs) are in breach of European regulations, and needlessly wasting energy has been announced. The Property and Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) has found that over 50% of LAs are failing ...

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Research finds higher levels of bacteria in aerated hospital taps

A new study published in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, has uncovered that significant higher levels of infectious pathogens are found in water from faucet taps with aerators compared ...

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Regulatory uncertainty hinders corporate investment in supply chain sustainability

Companies are increasingly recognising climate risk in their supply chains, but investment in emission reduction programs is going down, according to new research . Importantly, a clear link is established between stalling progress on emission reductions within supply chains and ...

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Don’t let the January blues colour your workplace

Whether you felt it or not on 6 January or today 20 January, ‘Blue Monday’ is one of those gimmicky labels dreamed up by commentators that hides a kernel of truth – the winter months can be depressing and hard ...

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