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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

    UKCA Certification for Baldwin Boxall

    Baldwin Boxall has achieved UKCA certification for its VIGIL2 and VIGIL3 voice alarm products and systems. The UKCA product marking will eventually replace CE marking and requires certification of construction products to be performed by a “UK based Approved Body”. The manufacturer’s new certificate is available to view at baldwinboxall.co.uk/ukca-certificate-for-vigil2-vigil3-voice-alarm. Visit gov.uk/guidance/placing-manufactured-goods-on-the-market-in-great-britain for information about…

  • Whitepapers

    Building Safety: Why You Should Care

    A new white paper from ASSA ABLOY focuses on leadership in building safety, challenging the ‘tick box’ approach to compliance that is prevalent within the built environment. The white paper uses the same framework as a series of reports on building safety from Dame Judith Hackitt and the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) to examine…

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    Letters: Cheaper Bills, Warmer Homes

    Tony Beer, managing director of community and supply change co-operative RetrofitWorks, comments on a recent proposal for ‘future-fitting’ homes to tackle climate change and the UK’s cost of living crisis by a cross-selection of industry experts. Dear Editor, RetrofitWorks is proud to have been contributors to the insightful Cheaper Bills, Warmer Homes Strategy which was…

  • News

    HR Director of the Year

    Elior UK HR Director Justin Johnson has been named ‘HR Director of the Year’ at a Personnel Today Awards ceremony at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Johnson joined Elior UK in 2005 as HR Manager, progressing to Head of HR Operations and People Services before being promoted to HR Director in 2018. He devised…

  • News

    FIS and Worshipful Company of Plaisterers 2022 Training Award Winners

    FIS and The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the winners of their annual Training Awards at a gala lunch which was held at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London. The Awards are a collaboration between FIS and The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers to recognise outstanding apprentices, students, individuals and organisations who have made…

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    Fortifying Your Defences Against Ransomware

    A new whitepaper from encrypted storage solutions provider iStorage urges businesses to adopt more robust measures to protect data from ransomware attacks. The company highlights the emergence of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), which sees ransomware authors offering clients off-the-shelf malware variants, expertise from the cybercrime community and databases full of credentials as a particular threat that is…

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    Software Identifies Opportunities for Decarbonizing Buildings

    Cushman & Wakefield has launched C&W Green Buildings, a proprietary digital software assessment tool that identifies custom decarbonization, retrofitting and cost savings opportunities for real estate investors and owners. Created through an exclusive partnership with CFP Green Buildings (CFP), a consultancy with a mission of making buildings and homes more sustainable, the tool offers Cushman…

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    CBRE Awards M&E Contract at 8 St James’s Square

    Jaguar Building Services has been selected to provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance services at 8 St James’s Square in the West End of London under a 3-year contract from CBRE. Under the terms of the agreement, the hard services contractor will deliver engineering requirements at the stunning 65,500 ft² building which provides occupiers with high…

  • FM

    Incentive FM Recognised for Contribution to Retail Shopping Centre Sector

    Atalian Servest brand Incentive FM has been recognised with SCEPTRE Awards for implementing best practices in security and customer service at shopping centres it manages in the UK. A ‘Security Team of the Year Award’ ackowledged initiatives introduced by the facility services provider at Beaumont Shopping Centre which have been credited with reducing anti-social behaviour…

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    MeteoViva Climate Becomes Qualifying Service for German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Certification

    The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) is now recognising installations of the MeteoViva Climate smart building and energy management platform as qualifying for silver certification under its “Building in Operation” scheme. In 2021, the platform became the first to be recognised as a service by DGNB. Following the most recent announcement, owners and operators of…

  • News

    NHS Property Services Awards Consultancy Contract for National Smarter Buildings Programme

    NHS Property Services are working with Leeds-based energy analytics and industrial IoT business Hark Systems to design a smarter building programme for 3,600 National Health Service facilities. The contract which has been confirmed for an initial period of three months will focus on designing an “Eco-System of technology” to enable the connectivity of buildings and…

  • News

    Completion of MEP Works at Sacred Heart Primary School in Ayrshire

    SPIE UK has completed a contract with Morrison Construction to deliver full mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works at the Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland. As part of the contract for hub South West on behalf of South Ayrshire Council., SPIE UK were responsible for installing state of the art renewable…

  • News

    Ian Williams Strengthens Leadership Team

    Privately owned UK property services company Ian Williams has announced several senior internal appointments from April 2023 as part of its succession planning. The new team led by Zane Poyner, as managing director, represents a wide range of talent and experience. Key members include Jayne Cox, Finance Director, Amy Boothman, Sales & Marketing Director, Jason…

  • News

    ASM Global Adds Volunteering Initiative to Sustainability and Equity Program

    ASM Global has launched a “Global Month of Giving” initiative which provides opportunities for team members to dedicate their time, talent and “treasure” through volunteering, and giving back and engaging in local community initiatives. The initiative extends the entertainment company’s CSR platform, ASM Global Acts, which was unveled last year, by elevating its commitment to…

  • FM Magazine

    Fire Destroys Iconic Roof and Damages Sustainable Bus Station

    Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), comments on a huge fire at a bus station in Slough to the west of London. Firefighters were called to a fire at a bus station in Slough in the early hours of October 29th. The devastating blaze spread from a bus to the station’s roof…

  • News

    SignageOS CMS Integration for Sony Professional BRAVIA Displays

    Sony Corporation is joining forces with signageOS, a leader in cloud digital signage infrastructure, who will provide streamlined integration to support Sony’s professional 4K BRAVIA displays and create a more connected digital signage and content management system (CMS) framework for the company and their partners across the globe. The new signageOS partnership will nearly double…

  • Canada

    Celebrating Native, Indigenous and Aboriginal Cultures

    With November designated as National Native American Heritage Month, Aramark employees are recognising the historical and cultural diversity of Indigenous and Aboriginal communities around the world. To help build and leverage a vibrant workplace inclusive of Indigenous people and to create impactful change throughout the organization and beyond, company employees launched the RISING SUN employee…

  • News

    Disruptive Technologies Named CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

    Disruptive Technologies (DT) has been named as a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Desk Occupancy Sensor. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record number of over 2,100 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of the CES 2023 technology event which will take place in Las Vegas from 5th to 8th January.…

  • Americas

    Denver Appointments Enhance Cushman & Wakefield Valuation Capabilities

    Mark Lodmill, MAI has joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Valuation and Advisory (V&A) Living Sectors practice in Denver as an Executive Director. With more than 25 years’ real estate appraisal and consulting experience, Lodmill focuses on multifamily valuations throughout Colorado’s front range, western slope and high-country regions including Denver, Boulder, Greeley, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Durango,…

  • News

    UK Power Networks Trialling Motorsport Generator Technology to Cut Emissions

    Three cleaner fuels are to be trialled in mobile electricity generators used to power homes, in a move towards cleaner air and transition to Net Zero emissions. UK Power Networks will use lower emission fuels to replace diesel in generators. The industry-first project will see homes and businesses in Kent use the alternative fuel in…

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    Cistermiser Scoops Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) Sustainability Award

    Cistermiser‘s EasyflushEVO product has been praised for introducing a “new and novel approach” to tackling water loss and eradicating the dreaded #leakyloo issue at the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) Sustainability Awards 2022 where it was selected for an award in the Water Efficiency category. Richard Braid, Managing Director, commented: “Cistermiser has spent more than a…

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    RS Announces Winner of Global Engineering Talent Competition

    RS Group has named the winner of its Air Quality Project which was launched last year as part of a wider DesignSpark #ActivistEngineering programme to cultivate new engineering talent across the globe.The initiative was created to engage and inspire design engineers to create new ideas and technology to help deal with the vast challenges presented…

  • News

    U.S. Health and Human Services Department Recognition for Harris Health Homeless Program

    Harris Health System, the public healthcare provider in Harris County, Texas, has received a silver badge award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department in recognition of its Healthcare for the Homeless Program. The award in the ‘Health Center Quality Leader’ category follows national…

  • News

    ASM Global Announces Senior Internal Appointment

    ASM Global has promoted Alex Merchán to the position of chief marketing officer with responsibility for its portfolio of 20,000 events across 350 venues hosting more than 164 million guests worldwide. In his new role, Merchán, who served most recently as EVP Marketing, will spearhead the company’s branding and positioning across key areas including global…

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    BCC Calls on Cleaning Sector to Pay Real Living Wage

    To mark Living Wage Week in the United Kingdom, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) is renewing calls for cleaning and hygiene sector businesses to pay the real Living Wage – a voluntary salary scale that is higher than the government’s ‘National Living Wage’. Supporting the real Living Wage means committing to paying employees a wage…

  • News

    Maximising Security at One of Warsaw’s Tallest Buildings

    Global identity solutions provider HID has iplemented a mobile access solution and mobile-enabled Bluetooth® readers at the Skyliner skyscraper development in Warsaw, Poland.   Located in the vibrant Wola business district, Skyliner is one of the tallest buildings in the capital at 195 metres high. It is the first skyscraper commissioned by the developer, Karimpol…

  • News

    RS Group Supports ‘The Washing Machine’ Refugee Project at electronica 2022

    RS Group has launched the ‘Big Step Challenge’ at electronica 2022 to help create awareness about charity initiative The Washing Machine Project which supports refugees across the globe. Visitors to the world’s largest electronics trade fair which is taking place in Munich can take part in the challenge – simply by walking. The supplier of…

  • News

    London Homeless Organisation Joins Forces with PropTech Developer to Ease Housing Crisis

    Not-for-profit company Capital Letters has made a major move in its work to tackle the homelessness crisis by partnering with unique property maintenance company EVO Digital Technologies (EVO) to digitalise its repairs, maintenance and compliance services through a unique tenant-driven platform. By automating a large part of the administration process related to the management of…

  • Corporate

    Planet Mark Accreditation

    UK refurbishment contractor Pexhurst has achieved Planet Mark sustainability certification. Planet Mark is a certification that recognises continuous improvement, encourages action and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals who make a world of difference. The construction sector is one of the greatest contributors to waste, making sustainability a high-priority for the industry. As a…

  • Government

    Former England Rugby Captain Supports Campaign for ‘Washroom Dignity’ Over Male Incontinence

    Lewis Moody MBE has joined the ‘Stalls for All’ campaign which aims to break long-held taboos surrounding continence-related issues. Launched by Initial Washroom Hygiene and charity Bladder & Bowel UK, the campaign is working to deliver ‘washroom dignity’ for everyone regardless of age, gender or need, by ensuring that they have access to the washroom…

  • News

    Extending BIM to Doors

    ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions have launced an app-based custom configuration tool for creating, visualising, modifying and managing door openings. The Openings Studio™ BIM application provides access to complete doorset information at all stages from product concept to product care, helping builders and architects to design and specify doors and hardware with live BIM connectivity –…

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