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2021

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  • Behind the scenes: Jason Robinson participating in a promotional shoot. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 16:37

    Rugby World Cup Star Appointed as Brand Ambassador

    New regionally focused property portal wearethemarket.co.uk has appointed Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson as a brand ambassador.

  •  (photo: Mali Maeder)
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 14:10

    Scrap UK Reverse Charge VAT Proposals

    SELECT, Scotland's largest construction industry body, is joining other leading trade associations in again calling on UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak to withdraw 'damaging' Reverse Charge VAT legislation proposals.

  • David Frear (photo: Terminix Global Holdings)
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 13:18

    Teminix Enlarges Board

    Terminix has appointed David J. Frear to its board of directors and audit and environmental, health and safety committees.

  • Artist's rendering of the Ludhiana development. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 10:48

    Malhotra Group Announce Largest Ever Development

    Meenu Malhotra, chair of Newcastle based commercial and residential property company Malhotra Group, has unveiled plans to develop a £150 million site in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

  •  (photo: Sébastien Bertrand)
    News Editor  - 19.01.2021, 08:53

    Airbnb Distorting Rental Housing Market

    Short-term rentals on Airbnb and other online vacation rental marketplaces are causing rent increases in the longer term lettings market according to new research from the University of Cologne.

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    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 19:12

    Revisiting the Hundred Acre Wood on Winnie the Pooh Day

    On the birthday of the late author and playwright, A.A. Milne, whose characters continue to delight children (and adults) as they have done for almost a century, Knight Frank is offering a three bedroom cottage for sale near the location of the 'Hundred Acre Wood’.

  •  (photo: Breakspear Park)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 18:39

    Catering for a Multi-tenanted Commercial Site

    Hertfordshire office location Breakspear Park has appointed The Balanced Food Co. to provide catering services across its multi-tenanted site.

  • The Lumnia-Suspended range is designed for back-of-house and production environments. (photo: Rentokil Initial)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 18:17

    LED-Powered Fly Control

    Rentokil Pest Control has launched Lumnia Suspended, the latest innovation to its UV-LED-powered fly control range.

  • The Pareto FM team. (photo: Pareto Facilities Management Limited)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 17:27

    Sixth Year of Growth for Pareto FM

    UK facilities and engineering services provider Pareto FM has reported a sixth consecutive increase in its annual turnover sixth consecutive year to to £16.2 million in the year ending September 2020.

  •  (photo: British Safety Council)
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 16:02

    Sword of Honour 2021 Award

    EMCOR UK has received the prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.

  • Artist's rendering of Ebbsfleet Green Primary School. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 15:10

    First Phase of Modular Teaching Space Installation

    Kier has begun installing 98 modular units at Ebbsfleet Green Primary School in Ebbsfleet Garden City, its largest offsite construction project for Kent County Council to date.

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    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 17:11

    Supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities with Covid Security

    Aramark will donate face masks to Ronald McDonald House locations across the United States under a new charity initiative launched today.

  • Pictured (pre-Covid-19-lockdown): Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling with staff at Clarence Correctional Centre. (photo: Serco Asia Pacific)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 14:11

    Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day

    Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling has paid tribute to the dedication of his staff at several correctional facilities in the ANZ region as Australia commemorates National Corrections Day 2021.

  •  (photo: Matt Buck)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 04:00

    Ravensbourne University London Hygiene Contract

    Churchill Group has been awarded a three-year contract with Ravensbourne University London to provide cleaning services and implement its PRISM workplace hygiene programme.

  •  (photo: Construction Scotland)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:34

    COVID-Secure Construction Essential to Scotland

    Construction companies and workers in Scotland are being urged to follow updated guidance on operating safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Mitie's Global Security Operations service. (photo: Mitie Group PLC)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:35

    Keeping Communities Safe

    An innovative partnership between Mitie Security and UK charity Crimestoppers will analyse and share information from businesses on criminal behaviour and potentially support police investigations.

  •  (photo: Rene Asmussen)
    News Editor  - 15.01.2021, 03:35

    Raising the Bar for Drylining and Fixing

    FIS, the representative body for the UK's finishes and interior sector, has published new guidance on certifying professional competencies in drylining and ceiling fixing.

  •  (photo:  Michael Browning)
    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 22:06

    Celebrating Diverse Culinary Talent

    Aramark's new Chef Spotlight program will celebrate the diverse talent of chefs who make an impact on the organization and its guests.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 20:52

    IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year

    Johnson Controls' OpenBlue digital platform and implementation of a global network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres have been recognised with an "IoT Partner Ecosystem of the Year" Breakthrough award.

  • Matt Chatham, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield in Northern California. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 20:02

    Cushman & Wakefield Names New Managing Principal for Northern California

    Cushman & Wakefield has appointed veteran real estate professional Matt Chatham as Managing Principal of its operation in the Northern California market.

  •  (photo: Spie UK)
    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 13:20

    Kier Highways Awards A50 Meir Tunnel Refurbishment Contract

    Kier Highways has appointed SPIE UK to replace critical tunnel cladding, fire and radio rebroadcasting system as part of the refurbishment of the A50 Meir Tunnel in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 12:56

    Philips Professional Display Solutions Rebrands

    PPDS, the organisation behind Philips professional display and professional TV solutions, has launched a new website at ppds.com showcasing its new logo, visual identity and tagline, 'Powering evolution'.

  • The Phoenix Paver site. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 13.01.2021, 17:19

    Sale and Leaseback of Phoenix Manufacturer's Premises

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented Phoenix Paver, a privately-owned manufacturer of residential and commercial pavers, in the US $ 14 million sale and leaseback of its headquarters and production facilities in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 17:21

    Seed Funding for Maintenance Software Developer

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform FaultFixers which helps building users report maintenance issues has raised £100,000 of funding via the University of Sussex's incubator and investor matching service, Suss Ventures.

  •  (photo: Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS))
    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 14:06

    Poor Digital Infrastructure Hindering SIDS

    Poor internet access is hindering the development of Small Island Developing States according to the panelists in a virtual discussion organised by the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS).

  •  (photo: Veolia SA)
    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 12:55

    UK Launch of COVID-19 Test Kit Treatment Service

    Veolia has announced a new COVID-19 test kit treatment services to help organisations in the United Kingdom meet new safety and compliance requirements.

  •  (photo: Schneider Electric)
    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 12:30

    Digital Retrofit to Improve Safety and Facilitate Flexible Working

    Schneider Electric has announced it is deploying its innovative EcoStruxure™ Workplace Advisor system across its London, Warrington, and Coventry offices.

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    News Editor  - 12.01.2021, 11:53

    BSI Approved for UKCA

    BSI has been confirmed as an Approved Body for UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) marking which is replacing CE marking in England, Wales and Scotland following Brexit.

  • Pima Crossing in North Scottsdale, Arizona. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 22:53

    Acquisition of Arizona Shopping Center

    Retail real estate owner-operator YAM Properties has acquired the 238,275 sq. ft. Pima Crossing shopping center in Scottsdale, AZ for US $51.5 million in a transaction brokered by Cushman & Wakefield.

  •  (photo: Serco, Inc.)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 21:09

    Supporting the Fisher House Foundation

    A donations drive involving Serco, Inc, employees, and the sercoVets Employee Resource Group (ERG), has raised US $15,000 for military and veterans' support organization, the Fisher House Foundation.

  •  (photo: Equiniti Group plc)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 20:13

    Equiniti Extends TFM Contract

    Equiniti has extended its integrated facility services contract with Incentive FM by an additional two years.

  • Brendan McGarrity. (photo: )
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:44

    Fire and Security Business Announces Senior Appointment

    UK integrated fire and security business Evolution has promoted Brendan McGarrity to the role of Director for its risk and design business.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:20

    Removing Airborne Viruses from Indoor Air

    New study by leading research institute demonstrates the role of technology in making indoor air safer.

  •  (photo: LEEA)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 17:05

    LEEA Academy Awards

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) presented its Academy Awards for 2020 during a special Zoom event on the morning of 17 December 2020.

  •  (photo: Erik Mclean)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 16:19

    Work Dead Safely: Stay Alive

    Scottish electrical trade body SELECT has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of observing safe isolation practices for electricians and apprentices.

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    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 15:54

    EV Charging Enhances Renewable Microgrid

    Siemens business and manufacturer of commercial distributed energy and microgrid control systems, Russelectric, has added electrical vehicle charging capabilities at its Hingham, Massachusetts, facility.

  • Pictured: Compass Group PLC CEO, Dominic Blakemore. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 11.01.2021, 15:13

    Putting the Planet First

    Compass Group is among 25 companies to have confirmed support for the Terra Carta pledge launched by HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative.

  • Medirest’s National Domestic and Infection Control Manager, Anna Hallas. (photo: Compass Group UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 14:12

    Recognition for Medirest Infection Control Manager

    Anna Hallas, Medirest UK's Domestic and Infection Control Manager, has been named in The New Year Honours list for 2021 which recognises the extraordinary achievements of people in the United Kingdom

  •  (photo: Veolia UK & Ireland)
    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 09:18

    Wood Recycling Plant Opens Ahead of COP26

    A new facility in north west England expands Veolia's wood recycling capacity by 50,000 metric tonnes and bolsters biomass energy production.

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    News Editor  - 08.01.2021, 08:31

    Environmental Pest Service Acquisition

    Rentokil Initial has acquired Environmental Pest Service (EPS), a Tampa, Florida-based commercial and residential pest control company with revenues of US $82 million (£60 million) in 2020.

  • Computer-generated rendering of 3960-3980-Fabian-Way. (photo: Cushman & Wakefield)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 17:41

    Repurposing a Former Medical Device Company's HQ

    Cushman & Wakefield has represented commercial real estate firm Graymark Capital estate firm during the acquisition of a vacant single-story office/R&D asset in Palo Alto, California.

  •  (photo: TUV Rheinland)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 18:41

    Hailing Building Materials Testing

    A specialised testing service from TÜV Rheinland can prevent damage to buildings, cars and caravans caused by hailsontes.

  •  (photo: Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS))
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 19:05

    The Polish Expansion

    Video wall manufacturer Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has secured its first contract in Poland following a post-Brexit sales drive into Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Delware North team at Jake’s 58 Casino Hotel on Express Drive North Islandia, NY. (photo: Delaware North)
    News Editor  - 06.01.2021, 21:49

    Supporting Local Communities with Charity Donations

    Delaware North teams at gaming locations in the United States are continuing to engage in community fundraising activities.

  •  (photo: Sony Corporation)
    News Editor  - 07.01.2021, 00:21

    Bringing Contrast and Brightness to LED Displays

    Sony is heralding the wider availability of modular direct view display systems following the launch of its C-series (ZRD-C12A/C15A) and B-series (ZRD-B12A/B15A) Crystal LED models.

Perspectives

FM Magazine

  •  (photo: Alex Presa)
    Shannon Bergstrom  - 13.01.2021, 16:21

    LEEDing the Green Revolution

    Shannon Bergstrom, LEED Green Associate and TRUE zero waste system advisor, explains why facility managers are the key leaders of the green revolution.

Best Practice

  •  (photo: Steven Cornfield)
    News Editor  - 14.01.2021, 21:32

    From Invention to Injection

    Ecolab has been providing vital support to pharmaceutical companies developing Covid-19 vaccines.

  •  (photo: Meritt Thomas)
    Simon Green  - 06.01.2021, 19:50

    Smoke Bombing or Air Sanitisation Units?

    Simon Green, Head of Value Engineering, Sourcing & Quality for the Airdri Group, explains why air sanitisation units are preferable to the practice of smoke bombing in workplaces post-Covid-19.

Events

  •  (photo: The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) )
    News Editor  - 18.01.2021, 15:40

    LiftEx 2021 Relocates to Bahrain

    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced LiftEx 2021 and its annual awards ceremony will be held at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain & Convention Centre in Manama from 27 to 28 November.

Blog

  •  (photo: Mika Baumeister)
    Cathy Spears  - 18.01.2021, 10:25

    Tips For Risk Managers Assessing Automation Hazards

    Despite allowing manufacturers to replace people with robots in high risk and hazardous processes, automation can create new and often unforeseeable work risks which need to be managed.

  •  (photo: RF Studio)
    Shaon Shahnewaz  - 15.01.2021, 12:59

    CMMS and the Business of Managing Facilities

    Shaon Shahnewaz, marketing lead at CloudApper, explains why computerized maintenance management systems are becoming increasingly popular.

  •  (photo: Bernard Hermant)
    Johan Paulsson  - 14.01.2021, 14:16

    Covid-19 and The Future of Physical Security

    Johan Paulsson, Axis Communications CTO, highlights the smart applications that are re-shaping service delivery within the physical security industry in the post-Covid-19 environment.

  •  (photo: Georg Arthur Pflueger)
    Karen Trigg  - 13.01.2021, 12:52

    Reviewing Building Safety in Specialised Housing

    Karen Trigg looks at the safety and environmental measures operators of sheltered, extra care or supported housing in the UK are required to adhere to.

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    Clare Snaith  - 08.01.2021, 15:13

    The Alternative Market for Warehouse Space

    Companies with underutilised warehouse space are ignoring a potentially significant, and effort-free, revenue stream says Clare Snaith, Head of Business Development at Bis Henderson Space.

  •  (photo: Timcompound)
    Cathy Spears  - 07.01.2021, 22:10

    When You Need a Trailer

    A thorough needs assessment is essential for trailer or commercial vehicle selection.

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