buildings

News

BCIS Calls on UK to Prioritise Repair and Maintenance Sector

The Building Cost Information Service is asking the UK Government to address major issues in the repairs and maintenance (R&M)Read More »

News

Reimagining the Risk of Legionella

Harnessing the IoT and connected sensory devices facilitates monitoring of water systems for the Legionella pneumophila bacteria according to GarethRead More »

News

Savills Investment Management Outlook 2024

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has published its global forecast for real estate investment markets in 2024 highlighting key sectorsRead More »

News

Abloy UK Introduces Offline Access Control Management

Abloy UK has launched Incedo Offline, an extension to the Incedo ecosystem that allows access to be managed both inRead More »

Italy

BDR Thermea Group Strengthens Strategic Partnership with G.I. Holding

Baxi’s parent company BDR Thermea Group is acquiring a 25 per cent stake in G.I. Holding, a market leader inRead More »

News

Sale of Two-Tenant Pad Building in Northern Los Angeles County 

Hanley Investment Group has brokered the sale of a two-tenant retail pad building occupied by AutoZone and Precision Eyebrow Threading salon atRead More »

Environment

Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” atRead More »

Belgium

Johnson Controls Appoints New VP and President of Building Solutions EMEALA

Johnson Controls has named Marc Vandiepenbeeck as vice president and president, Building Solutions Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin AmericaRead More »

industry

CBRE Brokers Sale of Mixed-Use Multifamily and Retail Property in Costa Mesa

CBRE has arranged the sale of a mixed-use property comprising 12 residential apartment units and a street-front retail building inRead More »

Netherlands

Whitepaper: Transforming Smart Building Technology

A new whitepaper from Planon looks at how the adoption of smart building technology is changing expectations by placing newRead More »

fire safety

Port of Dover Extends Scope of DMA Group Contract

The Port of Dover has expanded a fire safety framework agreement with DMA Group to include repairs and improvements acrossRead More »

News

Safety with Electrically-controlled Escape Doors

Abloy UK has launched a new RIBA-approved CPD course, explaining the requirements of EN 13637:2015 for electrically controlled exit systemsRead More »

Best Practice

Protecting Restoration Projects from Fire

Cintec North America provides guidance on safeguarding against the risk of fire when buildings are being retrofitted, restored, or modernizedRead More »

News

abrdn Heathrow Regeneration Planning Application Backed by Sustainability-linked Credit

abrdn’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) fund has submitted a planning application at its London Heathrow Radius Park campusRead More »

FM Magazine

AI-Powered Energy Decisions for ‘Prosumers’

Philippe Rambach, SVP and Chief AI Officer (CAIO) at Schneider Electric, explains how cutting edge artificial intelligence and distributed powerRead More »

News

Consortium to Support Hamburg’s Carbon Neutral Ambition

The City of Hamburg has selected a consortium led by smart building data company MeteoViva and automation solutions provider Sauter-CumulusRead More »

News

Johnson Controls and Willow to Collaborate on Digital Twins

Johnson Controls and Willow have committed to jointly developing next-gen digital twin technology under a new global agreement. Digital twinsRead More »

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. TheRead More »

News

Pharma Company Leases 105,457 SF Building in San Diego

PCI Pharma Services, a provider of pharmaceutical development services to the global healthcare market, will lease a 105,457 SF buildingRead More »

Asia Pacific

Savills IM Acquires Japanese and Australian Properties for Pan-Asian Fund

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has completed investments in the office and residential sectors in Japan, as well as itsRead More »

ESG

Acquisition Strengthens Infogrid ESG Commercial Real Estate Reporting Capabilities

SaaS building intelligence provider Infogrid has acquired Aquicore, a leading ESG data and analytics company that empowers real estate institutionsRead More »

Fire

Wireless Fire Protection Installed at Historic Country Home in Scotland

Wireless fire technology from Hyfire is protecting The House of the Binns, a historic house in West Lothian that isRead More »

FM

SPIE UK Awarded FM Contract by Altrad Babcock

SPIE UK has been awarded a new contract to provide facilities management services at three buildings operated by Altrad BabcockRead More »

csr

Johnson Controls Named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List

Johnson Controls has been named to the 2022 Fortune Change the World list for its OpenBlue solutions and OpenBlue NetRead More »

Contracts

Momentum Group Expands Property Management Portfolio with Grade A Liverpool Office Building

The Momentum Group has been awarded the property management contract for Grade A office accommodation, Aviation House on the EstuaryRead More »

Europe

Comment on London’s Net Zero Targets

Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls, comments on a recent announcement by the Mayor of London that theRead More »

ESG

Mitie on Target for 2025 ESG Goals

Mitie’s most recent annual ESG report highlights the progress the facilities management outsourcer has made in incorporating 13 ambitious targetsRead More »

Cleaning

Cleaning Industry Calls for UK Government Support Ahead of Winter Flu and Covid-19 Resurgence

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is warning continuing staff shortages in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector will amplify theRead More »

Appointments

Cloudfm Makes Senior ESG Appointment

Cloudfm has appointed Katrina Christopoulos as head of ESG.Christopoulos will drive environmental and social policies within the company, working withRead More »

News

UAE Students Driving Demand for London Homes

Estate agency Chestertons Global reports that a record number of applicants to UK universities from the UAE is increasing demandRead More »

design

University of Arizona Revitalizes Campus with Addition of Student Success District

An interconnected ‘Student Success District’ designed by The Miller Hull Partnership in association with Poster Mirto McDonald has recently beenRead More »

Net Zero

Driving Innovation in East Birmingham with Digital Twin Modelling

A ‘digital twin’ which can model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham isRead More »

Construction

Launch of Cavity Wall Insulation with Low Lamda Rating

ROCKWOOL is claiming the UK’s lowest thermal conductivity rating for its new stone wool acoustic and fire insulation product forRead More »

Automation & AI

Harnessing AI to Meet the EU’s Gas Reduction Target for Member States

Adopting artificial intelligence can help EU member states reach the voluntary 15 per cent gas reduction target set by theRead More »

Fire

Green Light for Factory Rebuild Following Fire?

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), questions recent press reports of planning permission being granted for aRead More »

Perspectives

Energy Crisis: Why Now’s the Time for UK Businesses to Act

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, comments on the need for businesses to reduce their expenditureRead More »

Automation & AI

Why the Commercial Property Sector Needs to Take Responsibility for Water Scarcity

With hose pipe bans coming into effect across the United Kingdom, Ross Sheil, SVP at AI powered building intelligence platformRead More »

Construction

UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation Launches Asset Information Management Common Data Environment

The United Kingdom Defence Infrastructure Organisation has launched the next phase of its Asset Information Management Common Data Environment (AIMRead More »

design

Summer School: A Fire Safety Curriculum

As educational facilities revel in a summertime of empty hallways and classrooms, Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager at Allegion UK,Read More »

Cleaning

Pinnacle Group Regains Community Housing Contract

Solihull Community Housing (SCH) which operates housing services on behalf of Solihull Council in England’s West Midlands has selected PinnacleRead More »

design

The Haunting Impact of Decisions Past

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) revisits a fire in a commercial laundry facility in the UnitedRead More »

News

Charitable Foundation to Donate Proceeds from US $37M Sale of North Hollywood Industrial Park

Cushman & Wakefield has advised charitable foundation, The Ben B. and Joyce E. Eisenberg Foundation, on the disposal of aRead More »

Education

Evolution to Review Security Systems at Goldsmiths, University of London Under New Maintenance Contract

Evolution has been appointed to deliver security maintenance by Goldsmiths’ College under a contract that will see the fire andRead More »

Best Practice

What FMs Need to Know About EV Charging at Client Locations

Clive MacKinnon, a project director with ABM Technical Solutions in the United Kingdom, considers the technical and operational challenges thatRead More »

Featured

The New Standard of Indoor Air Quality

John McPherson, managing director, ABM UK, explains why the absence of a consensus global standard for Indoor Air Quality presentsRead More »

Best Practice

Fire Crews Called Out to Bakery Fire on Same Street as Earlier West London Incident

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on the response of fire crews in West London to aRead More »

Net Zero

S. Property Group in Swedish Smart Community Collaboration

Serendipity’s property company, the Stockholm-based S. Property Group, has confirmed the involvement of smart infrastructure providers Vattenfall and Three Sweden,Read More »

FM Magazine

Clearing the Air

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why indoor air quality (IAQ) ought to be as important a politicalRead More »

design

The Science of Air: Installing Modular Structures in Manufacturing Facilities

Paul Jakse, VP Sales for industrial solutions supplier AeroGo explains how largely redundant hovercraft transport technology is being used toRead More »

Contracts

O2 Telefónica Deutschland Awards STRABAG Exclusive IFM Contract

O2 Telefónica Deutschland has appointed STRABAG PFS as the exclusive provider of integrated facilities management (IFM) services for its portfolioRead More »

Automation & AI

Honourable Mention for Schneider Electric IntenCity Net-zero Carbon Building Operation

Schneider Electric has achieved an Honourable Mention in the Architecture category of Fast Company’s 2022 ‘World Changing Ideas Awards’ for IntenCity,Read More »

Environment

Cloudfm Welcomes UK Net Zero Report

Cloudfm has welcomed a House of Commons Environment Audit Committee (EAC) report that calls for whole-life carbon assessments of largerRead More »

Environment

Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification

07.09.2021, 17:01 Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification MeteoViva Climate has been recognised as a service by the German Sustainable BuildingRead More »

Energy Management

Beware of MEES

Jonathan Rhodes, head of commercial valuations and Rob Burke, director of building consultancy at Cluttons, caution commercial property owners andRead More »

Blog

Decrypting the UK’s Sheltered Housing Fire Standards

With new fire safety legislations demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg, business development manager,Read More »

Blog

Beyond Document Q Compliance

Karen Trigg, business development manager, South East, at Allegion UK, considers Document Q approval requirements for security products used inRead More »

design

Driving Quality and Efficiency with Flexible Working

08.08.2019, 14:56 Driving Quality and Efficiency with Flexible Working Smart technology, a games area and bench desking are supporting flexibleRead More »

Engineering

Smart Building and City Security

09.07.2019, 18:44 Smart Building and City Security Axis Communications have published a white paper on the benefits and challenges ofRead More »

Construction

Managing Japanese Knotweed

02.07.2019, 13:11 Managing Japanese Knotweed Adam Brindle, managing director of UK grounds contractor, The Grounds Care Group, explains the challengesRead More »

construction industry

Improving Security in More Ways Than One

20.05.2019, 01:02 Improving Security in More Ways Than One Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion providesRead More »

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