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FM Magazine

Protecting Recycling Centres From Fire

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), explains why recycling centres are often a source of ignitable material. It is well documented that at Christmas time, household waste in the UK increases by 30 per cent placing recycling centres under pressure in January from the vast amounts of paper, plastic, cardboard and mixed…

Education

42nd GAI Education Awards

Allegion brand Briton will is co-sponsoring this year’s Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards at iconic London sporting venue The Oval on Thursday 17th November 2022. The 42nd GAI Education Awards will celebrate the outstanding educational achievements of architectural ironmongery professionals and will award a new class of GAI Diploma holders before showcasing the…

News

Veolia Unveils Industrial Resins for the Circular Economy at K 2022

Veolia have launched PlastiLoop, a new range of resins for industrial packaging, manufacturing and construction applications at K 2022, the global trade fair for plastics and rubber in Düsseldorf, Germany. Developed by the company’s network of materials’ experts and its 37 plastic recycling plants around the world, the new product offering provides its customers with…

News

Sculptor Transforms Westminster’s Waste into Beautiful Installation

Renowed 3D artist and sculptor Faith Bebbington supported by Veolia has unveiled ‘Tree Goddess’, the latest installation to be exhibited as part of the cultural art initiative from Art of London, ‘Brighter Future’, which features interpretations by up-and-coming artists of the theme, ‘building a better, brighter future in the city’. The installation at The Londoner…

Construction

FIS Announces New Insurance Offering for Members

To help members manage risk, UK body The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS), has partnered with insurance consultants Construction Shield and AWL Homeproof to launch a service that promises competitive insurance cover. The new service offers exclusive access to specialist insurance products at highly competitive prices – including support with professional indemnity, “contractors all risk”,…

COP27

Food4Climate Pavilion Launches COP27 Agenda

Food systems transformation will take centre stage at Food4Climate’s first Pavilion at the UN climate summit in Egypt next month. The Food4Climate Pavilion which is supported by ProVeg International, Compassion in World Farming, Food Tank, FOUR PAWS, IPES-Food, A Well-Fed World, and 16 other NGOs, think-tanks – as well as commercial organisations, plans to highlight…

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 demand for new homes in Central London. Data from the UCAS university admission service confirms a record number of students from the UAE have applied to UK universities in 2022. The UK is highly regarded as…

Net Zero

Lowering Energy Costs for Tenants with Solar

Greater Manchester property business George Moss & Sons Ltd which celebrated its centenary in 2020 has pledged support for commercial tenants struggling with energy bills by investing £500k in new solar panel installations. The family business owns and manages 620,000 sq.ft. of prime industrial property on the Moss Industrial Estate on St. Helen’s Road in…

fire safety

BSA at CABE 2022

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) will be at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual Conference and Exhibition from 13-14th October at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. Attracting expert panels interacting with a wide range of construction professionals, this year’s event will focus on the theme of Embedding Sustainability and how building…

design

LightArt Expands Small Profile Acoustic Lighting Offering

The Acoustic Stratta and Acoustic Baffle ranges from LightArt meets the need of designers for minimalist architectural lighting fixtures with nrrow appertures and linear sound-dampening. Described as the company’s “most slender and sophisticated” designs to date, both product lines have been imagined for high-traffic commercial spaces and can be specified as individual pieces or in…

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 the EU Council in July 2022 according to Arloid Automation, which advocades coupling AI with building management systems to control and save on energy and coolant use. According to the Council of the EU’s press release…

Energy Management

Wealthcap Tackles Energy Crisis with New MeteoViva Building Sustainability as a Service Model

Leading German real asset and investment manager Wealthcap is using MeteoViva’s predictive building control system to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions in a commercial location at Ganghoferstrasse 27-29 in Munich. To finance the transformation in how it monitors and controls energy usage, Wealthcap is utilising a new Sustainable Buildings as a Service model introduced…

Kuwait

Start Living Chooses MRI Residential Property Management Solution

Start Living, a single-family build-to-rent joint venture between TPG Real Estate Partners and Gatehouse Bank PLC, is implementing the MRI Living suite of solutions to drive operational efficiencies for their property management portfolio. Start Living offers two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in areas that provide family-focused amenities such as schools and leisure facilities, typically as…

Net Zero

Accelerating the Race to Net Zero

Johnson Controls has announced a collaboration with 3Degrees which helps organisations around the world achieve renewable energy and decarbonisation goals. The new collaboration aims to accelerate building owners’ and operators’ progress toward net zero by leveraging 3Degrees’ large-scale environmental commodity solutions, including Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) transactions, long-term renewable energy procurement, carbon credit portfolio management, transportation…

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 platform Infogrid asks why so much of the onus for reducing water consumption is falling on consumers rather than the commercial real estate sector. With rivers drying up around the world and droughts being declared across…

Government

Bis Henderson Space Named on CCS Storage Distribution Framework

Bis Henderson Space has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (RM6282) Framework Agreement for public sector procurement. Launched in February 2022, the commercial agreement will last for four years and offers public sector organisations in the UK, such as central and local government authorities,…

Education

First-of-its-Kind Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Pinnacle Group subsidiary Pinnacle Power is claiming a UK first following the development of a new Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship programme. The new 36-month apprenticeship aims to support the UK’s journey to net zero, building on the sustainable energy expertise that Pinnacle provides its private and public sector commercial and residential property clients. Initial approval…

News

Tiny Gaps in Doors Facilitating Rodent Infestation

New research by Rentokil Pest Control confirms how rodents can squeeze through even the smallest gaps and highlights the need for businesses to shore up their defences to deter these unwanted furry visitors. A flexible rib cage allows house mice to fit through a hole a quarter their heigh, or the size of an average…

Cleaning

Green Cleaning Products Manufacturer Appoints Alliance Scotland as Exclusive Country Distributor

GreenTeck Global have signed a five-year partnership with Alliance Scotland for distribution of its  innovative range of natural cleaning solutions throughout Scotland. As part of the relationship, Alliance Scotland will represent GreenTeck Global’s COSHH-free products across all sectors, from local authorities and public transport bodies to hospitality companies. The move will see more of Alliance’s…

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 United Kingdom to argue building operators must look beyond current safety regulations. Recent years have highlighted the impact of design decisions on fire safety during the construction of buildings and the ensuing need for remediation. It…

FM Magazine

Supporting the UK’s Transition to Net Zero

Gavin Graveson, EVP Veolia UK&I and Chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), comments on the UK government’s white paper on transitioning to net zero by 2050. The UK government has today set out ambitious plans to clean up our energy system, support up to 220,000 British jobs, and keep bills affordable as the country…

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