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FMIndustry.com covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.
  • News

    Firestone Launches Self-adhered Gutter Repair Solution

    Firestone Building Products, part of the Holcim Group, has launched RubberGutter™ – an EPDM gutter repair and upgrade system it claims can extend the service life of gutters and protect buildings from leaks. Suitable for refurbishment projects or new-builds, RubberGutter™ can be used on metal, concrete, plywood lined, and valley gutters. As part of Firestone’s EPDM roofing product range, RubberGutter™…

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  • Events

    Webinar: An Exercise in Building Cybersecurity into Your Compliance Program (May 25, 1PM ET/11AM PT/6PM BST)

    A webinar designed to examine some of the challenges and solutions to adding cyber regulatory compliance to your supply chain risk management program, including cyber overlays on traditional compliance approaches, cross-departmental involvement, framework selection, execution of framework questionnaires, and evidence gathering, procedural best practices, and real-world snags along the way.   SPEAKERS   Matthew Ancelin, Sales Engineering DirectorSecurity Scorecard Kristin…

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    Markzware Announces Pre-Release Launch of FlightCheck 2022 for Mac

    Document data conversion and print quality control software developer Marketzware has announced the pre-release launch of FlightCheck 2022 for Mac, a stand-alone application for preflighting digital files. The company is offering graphic designers, desktop publishers, print production specialists, and prepress professionals a 35 per cent discount as part of the pre-launch promotion – with IDMarkz which allows users to export…

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    Leadec UK Certified to ISO 41001:2018 – Facility Management

    Following an intensive audit, Leadec Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based global industrial facility servics and engineering infrastructure provider, Leadec Holding, has achieved certification to ISO 41001:2018 – the first standard of its kind for facilities management. “We are delighted to be one of the very few organizations who have achieved this standard. It demonstrates that we are operating…

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    MRI Expands Global Executive Team

    MRI Software has named three experienced technology leaders to key senior vice president roles in sales, services and revenue operations, and expanded company president John Ensign’s role to Executive Managing Director for North America. The software developer has also appointed Sherry Lautenbach as Senior Vice President (SVP) of North America Sales, Eric Walsh as SVP of Global Services, and Jamie…

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    Cushman & Wakefield Acquires LA Occupier Project Support Services Provider

    Cushman & Wakefield has acquired Cresa Partners of Los Angeles, Inc., which provides commercial real estate services to clients in diverse industries, including entertainment, technology, interactive entertainment, professional services, biotech and transportation from locations in West Los Angeles, Woodland Hills and Westlake Village. Representing occupiers exclusively, the Cresa team comprises over 40 professionals, made up of occupier representatives and project…

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    The Emirates FA Cup Scores for Sustainability

    Chelsea in blue, Liverpool in red – but green was the colour of Saturday’s 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup Final as sustainability took centre stage (literally) with a world first recycled pitch banner. Liverpool and Chelsea might have thought they were the only ones taking to Wembley Stadium’s legendary grass on Saturday, but Veolia, The Football Association (The FA) and Wembley…

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    Reckitt Appointed Official Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Partner

    Dettol science-led protocols and products will enhance hygiene during the Games in Birmingham whilst Durex condoms will be available for athletes

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    Building Compliance in Hospitality Under Fire

    The hospitality sector in the United Kingdom is facing fresh warnings following the release of data from Cloudfm suggesting that only 30 per cent of restaurant estates meet the required standards. Building testing and certification is a legal requirement with non-conformity resulting in fines and even the imprisonment and disqualification of company directors. Companies also have a duty of care…

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    Meet CHAS at Safety & Health Expo 2022

    Visitors to Safety & Health Expo 2022 are invited to visit Stand SH1254 where they can meet the CHAS team and find out more about how CHAS can help you work safer and more efficiently while safeguarding your reputation. Businesses can also visit the CHAS stand to learn about new risk management standards, such as CHAS Elite which helps organisations…

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    SOCOTEC Acquires Quantity Surveying Practice

    SOCOTEC Group has acquired Base Quantum, a Quantity Surveying, Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness practice, based in the UK. Base Quantum is a fast-growing organisation dedicated to the provision of Quantity Surveying services in relation to the pre and post contract commercial management of construction and infrastructure projects, and Expert Witness services involving the evaluation of change, loss, damages and…

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    BAM FM Awarded Contracts by Merseyside Police

    Merseyside Police have appointed BAM FM, the facilities management business of BAM UK and Ireland, to provide hard FM services at their state-of-the-art headquarters in Liverpool, and a further 78 buildings in and around Merseyside. Under the terms of two separate three-year contracts (extendable by an additional two years) BAM FM will deliver 24/7 electrical and mechanical maintenance services including…

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  • Corporate

    A New Vision of a Better World at Work

    EMCOR UK’s latest business report sets out the company’s vision to create a better world at work for people, communities and the planet. The report acknowledges and echoes the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as general corporate objectives going forward: Global Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing: Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Global…

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    CE Dealer Team Announces World-first Gender Equal World RX Line-up

    For the first time in FIA World Rallycross Championship history, a gender equal full-season driver line-up will be represented on the 2022 grid by Construction Equipment Dealer Team. The talented duo of Klara Andersson and Niclas Grönholm will drive for the Swedish team in the world’s most exciting electric motorsport category – a team headed by the experienced Team Manager…

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    Johnson Controls Inaugurates OpenBlue Innovation Centre at Global HQ in Cork

    Johnson Controls has opened an OpenBlue Innovation Centre in its global headquarter’s building at One Albert Quay in Cork, Ireland to provide a future-ready built environment to showcase to customers. The new centre belongs to an international network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres which are pioneering new ways of providing smart, healthy and sustainable spaces for customers. “We are very pleased…

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    DS Smith Appoints CBRE as Global Real Estate Advisor

    CBRE has been appointed global real estate advisor to sustainable packaging business DS Smith. Under the terms of the agreement, CBRE will provide account management, real estate strategy, portfolio services and transactions and estates management services across DS Smith’s portfolio of around 500 properties across 34 countries with a total built footprint of 5.3 million sqm (57.2 million square feet).…

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  • News

    Trei Real Estate Awards Apleona Berlin Integrated FM Contracts

    Trei Real Estate GmbH has selected Apleona to deliver integrated soft and hard FM services at two residential and commercial properties it is developing in Berlin. The contract covers a total of 304 apartments and retail stores with a total area of around 4,500 sq. m, and is due to start in summer 2022 six months before the projects are…

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    Elior UK Renews Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Commitment

    Elior UK has re-affirmed its support for The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant at a signing ceremony attended by CEO, Cathering Roe and Air Vice Marshal, Ranald Munro. The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives because of their…

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    Mayoral Summit to Discuss Decarbonisation in the British Isles

    SSE Energy Solutions supported by Green TV will host a Mayors’ Leadership Group from 7th to 8th June with participants invited from across the UK and Ireland to discuss the actions needed to decarbonise cities and entire regions.  Following the success of an inaugural summit last November, the two-day event at the Science and Industry Museum in  Manchester will bring…

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  • News

    BAM FM Secures Place on NHS Shared Business Services Framework

    BAM’s facilities management business has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM). BAM was awarded a place for eight main lots, and places on 23 sub lots. The full list is below. BAM’s healthcare credentials were also recently recognised by its appointment to the P22 healthcare framework for capital…

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  • News

    Wiltshire Development Secures New Tenants

    RO Real Estate, a subsidiary of UK family-owned business, The RO has successfully pre-let two food retail units on its development at Solstice Park in Amesbury, Wiltshire.  Work on the units is underway with completion expected over the summer and customer visits expected to commence later this year. Tenants include leading food retailer Greggs, the well-loved British bakery chain, which…

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  • News

    Aramark to Spin-off Uniform Services Business

    Aramark has announced plans to separate its Aramark Uniform Services (AUS) business into an independent, publicly traded company by the end of fiscal year 2023. The spin-off is expected to qualify as tax-free to Aramark and its stockholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Unveiling the plan, John Zillmer, Aramark Chief Executive Officer, said: ““Substantial improvements across the Company—including culture,…

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    Co-op Live Arena Signs Official Sponsor-Suppliers

    The Co-op Live which will open in Manchester as Britain’s largest outdoor arena in December 2023 has announced a raft of new sponsor-supplier partners taking total revenue generated from sponsorships to 50 per cent of its initial target, with supporting brands including Britvic, Elavon, Unilever, and Schneider Electric.   Britvic joins as official soft drink partner with exclusive rights to…

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  • News

    Mace Announces New Global Head of Responsible Business

    Mace has appointed James Low who has previously oversees its responsible business service offering for consultancy and facilities management as Global Head of Responsible Business. Low, who has been with Mace for eight years, has been instrumental in the company’s drive to reduce industry carbon emissions. He played a key role in the development of Mace’s net zero carbon strategy, ‘Steps…

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    USGBC Reports on IAQ in Schools

    A new report from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ASHRAE details how school districts in the United States have continued to manage air quality within their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Managing Air Quality in the Pandemic: How K-12 Schools Addressed Air Quality in the Second Year of COVID-19” builds on an April 2021 report,…

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  • Events

    FMANZ World FM Day Online Event (11 May, 5pm NZST)

    As the facility services sector commemorates World FM Day 2022, the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) is hosting an online Zoom event to celebrate the contribution of FM to the lives of New Zealanders. An initiative from Global FM, World FM Day (WFMD) showcases the achievements of individual professionals as well as the industry as a whole. In…

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  • News

    ENGIE to Certify Renewable Energy Sites in France with New Label Scheme

    An innovative labelling scheme developed by ENGIE in partnership with Bureau Veritas is to be rolled out across the company’s renewable energy sites in France, bringing greater transparency to its environmental commitments. The TED – Transition Energétique Durable (“Sustainable Energy Transition”) labelling scheme will be certified by Bureau Veritas and build on nine existing commitments made by ENGIE that include…

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    MSL Calls on Businesses to Reduce Energy Waste

    With the UK experiencing an on-going energy crisis, MSL Property Care Services has released recommendations to help businesses save an estimated £33.9 billion of wasted energy this year. Following the news surrounding the increasing energy bills for residents in the UK, businesses are also facing a crisis. Corporate energy doesn’t currently have a price cap in the UK, with some…

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  • News

    Aris Water Solutions Enters Full Cycle Water Management Agreement with Chevron U.S.A.

    Aris Water Solutions has signed a long-term full cycle water management agreement with Chevron in the Permian Basin, southwestern United States. Under the arrangement, Aris will provide produced water handling and recycling services in a portion of Chevron’s core position in the Delaware Basin, including acreage in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico and Culberson and Reeves Counties, Texas. The…

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  • Corporate

    European Divestments Pave Way for Rentokil Initial Takeover of Terminix

    Terminix has entered into a definite agreement to divest its pest management businesses in the United Kingdom and Norway in response to regulatory stipulations relating to its pending acquisition by Rentokil Initial plc. The Divestment is expected to close in the next 30 to 60 days, subject to limited closing conditions. Terminix expects to record a loss on the sale…

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  • News

    Triplett Launches Environmental Particle Counter for IAQ Monitoring

    Simultaneously measures 6 channels of particle sizes down to 0.3 microns

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