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What Can FM Learn from F1?

Rogier Roelvink, Customer Strategy Director with Oracle Construction and Engineering, explains how processes and technologies from Formula One motorsport can accelerate performance in facilities management. Formula 1 is a sport often described as being driven by data; teams are obsessed with analysis and minute details that could give them a competitive advantage on the track.…

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Developer Bringing Cold Storage Space to Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor

Local developer Weston, Inc., has started construction of a much-needed 156,000 SF temperature-controlled warehouse space in Cleveland, Ohio, with opening scheduled for the third quarter of 2023. Located along the Opportunity Corridor and classified as a Public Refrigerated Warehouse, the Cleveland Cold Storage project will provide customers with a full range of temperature-controlled storage and…

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Preparing a Chapel for the 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War

A collaboration between Mitie and several partner organisations has transformed the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel ahead of the 40th anniversary of the conflict. Opened in 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen as a memorial to those who fought and died in the South Atlantic in 1982, the chapel stands in the 230-acre grounds of Pangbourne…

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Trelleborg Launches Earthmover Tire for Loading Operations

Trelleborg has taken on the challenge to improve earthmoving operations with the release of its newest radial tire, the EMR1031, designed to perform on the most demanding terrain, from sand to rock or extra hard surfaces. Manufactured using a cut-resistant compound, the tire features a premium sidewall protector for damage protection and longer tire life,…

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Knowledge at your Fingertips

Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has taken a major step towards achieving greater openness, transparency and information exchange within the construction industry in Scotland following its launch of a revolutionary new data dashboard. Available via its own website, the dashboard will benefit the sector, companies and individuals by collecting and disseminating…

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Harris Health System Begins US $16 Million Makeover of Casa de Amigos Health Center

Harris Health System will soon begin a $16 million renovation and expansion project to transform Harris Health Casa de Amigos Health Center into a ‘healthcare beacon’ in Houston’s historic Northside. Once completed, the 29,000-square-foot facility will include 3,000 more square feet of space, a new entrance and exterior. The three-phase construction project will touch nearly…

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CICV Calls for UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) Mark Intervention

The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene and help address concerns raised by Scottish construction businesses over the introduction of the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. The unique trades organisation’s Post-Brexit and Trade Group has written to Business Minister Ivan McKee requesting assistance as CICV businesses grapple…

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Tackling Waste with BRE

Charlotte Harris, sustainability administrator at Pexhurst, explains why BRE Group’s SmartWaste tool has prompted the reimagining of the UK fit-out specialist’s waste management strategy. Harris joined Pexhurst just over a year ago as an assistant buyer and the company’s sustainability administrator when she was charged with overseeing the implementation and management of a new sustainability…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Republic Services and Archaea Energy to Develop U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Projects

Republic Services, Inc., and renewable natural gas (RNG) producer have announced a new joint venture to develop 39 RNG projects across the United States. The partnership, the country’s largest RNG portfolio build-out to date, will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality RNG that can be used for a variety of applications to displace gas from fossil…

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Focusing on Non-combustible Cavity Solutions

In a new video, building expert and Skill Builder YouTuber Roger Bisby demonstrates the Keyfix Non-Combustible Cavity Tray System which is described by its manufacturer as a ‘Fix & Forget’ self-supporting, single-piece tray which clips together for fast and easy installation without the use of tapes or mastic. Increasing demand for non-combustible materials for buildings…

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Pioneering Biodiversity Units Marketplace Launching in Cambridge

Developers will soon be securing biodiversity units ‘off the shelf’ from a habitat bank in South Cambridgeshire under a partnership between property consultancy Bidwells and Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC).  It’s the first scheme of its kind to be delivered in England and will be a one-stop-shop for developers seeking to offset impacts on biodiversity in…

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Non-combustible Cavity Tray System Wins Housebuilder Product Award

An innovative cavity tray system from Keystone Group subsidiary Keyfix has been recognised with a 2022 Housebuilder Product award. Selected for an award in the “Best Site Product” category by an independent panel of judges, the Keyfix Non-Combustible Cavity Tray System creates watertight joints without tape and mastics, therefore eliminating a primary cause of seal…

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Mace Consult Appoints New COO

Mace has appointed Richard Green to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer of its Consult business. Green will report to Mace Consult’s CEO, Jason Millett, working alongside the managing director of International Consultancy, Davendra Dabasia, and Dan Easthope, managing director for Property UK and Europe, to support Consult in achieving its 2026 Business…

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Sanctuary Award for Landmarc and Partners

Landmarc Support Services has been awarded a Net Zero and Resource Efficiency Award at the annual UK Ministry of Defence’s Sanctuary Awards for its Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP), in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and modular construction specialist, Reds10 The Sanctuary Awards, which are celebrating their 30th anniversary, showcase environmental efforts by…

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Levelling-Up the Gender Imbalance

Paul Simpson, commercial director of roofing solutions provider, Gradient UK, explains why the European construction sector needs more women in managerial roles. Organised by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Women in Construction Week from March 6th to 12th highlighted the increasing role women are playing in the building sector, whilst emphasising the…

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Spotlight on Female Employees Building a Construction Career with Sika

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual commemoration of the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. Taking place on 8th March, this year’s event is designed to raise awareness against gender bias and calls for ‘action for equality’. Through a long-term commitment to equal opportunities and professional development of employees, Sika fully supports the…

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Improving Diversity within Scottish Construction

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting its work on a National Equity and Inclusion Plan for the sector. Funded by Scottish Government this latest initiative is part of the wider plan for the industry to develop a more diverse and inclusive workforce, giving the sector access to a…

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Translocation Project Creates Flourishing Reptile Population

A project to translocate reptiles implemented by Ecological Planning & Research (EPR) during the construction of a new care home in Otterbourne Hill in Hampshire has delivered real benefits for the wider community and its wildlife. The residential care facility, completed in 2018 by developers Stepnell Construction and operated by Brendoncare, incorporated reptile habitat enhancements…

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Solving the Recruitment Crisis in Asbestos

With reported recruitment shortages within the asbestos industry leading to delays and service cancellations, facilities managers would be wise to review their continuity planning, says OHS director, Aaron Dodd.   Over the last 12 years, Australia and New Zealand have worked hard at attracting expertise from the UK to solve their labour shortages in the…

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RPS Secures Place on CCS Construction Framework

RPS has been appointed by Crown Commercial Services (CCS) onto the Urban Regeneration Lot of the Construction Professional Services Framework (CPS).   CCS is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector in the UK to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21 CCS helped the public…

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Rating Action: Moody’s Upgrades Hammerson Outlook from Negative to Stable

Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has today affirmed the Baa3 issuer rating and the Baa3 senior unsecured ratings of Hammerson Plc (Hammerson). At the same time, the rating agency has affirmed the Baa3 backed senior unsecured rating of Hammerson Ireland Finance DAC. The outlook of both entities has been changed to stable from negative. Rating-Action-Moodys-changes-Hammersons-outlook-to-stable-from-negative-affirms-Baa3-ratings-04Feb22-1

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Scottish Minister Visits Community Campus

Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Children and Young People recently visited the construction site of the Maybole Community Campus. The Minister was given a tour of the South Ayrshire site as the £50 million learning campus starts to take shape. Work is progressing well, with one of the two all-weather pitches already in place and steelwork…

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Protecting an Award-winning School from the Weather

A high-performance hybrid roofing membrane from global building product manufacturer Sika is providing a watertight finish for a new school that was constructed using innovative offsite building techniques.   The King Edward VI Northfield School for Girls in Birmingham – the UK’s second largest city – which was designed by architect Atkins Global on behalf…

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Waterproofing a Prime City Centre Development

Eleven York Street, a 10-storey mixed-use development in Manchester city centre features a waterproof roofing system installed by BriggsAmasco. Combining prime office space, retail units and Grade A accommodation, the high-profile development which occupies an area of 26,000 square metres, was completed by Kier Construction on behalf of Aviva Investors to a design by AHR…

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National Commendation for UK Construction Site Manager

Genesis Homes’ construction site manager Joe Scully has received a commendation at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Warranty Site Manager Awards for the 55-home Becklestones development in Rheda North Park, Whitehaven, Cumbria. All finalists for the awards were assessed on a number of criteria that included general co-operation, health and safety, tidiness of the…

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TÜV SÜD Launches UK Academy

As part of a new global training initiative, TÜV SÜD has launched a training academy to offer safety compliance and business process optimisation courses to the UK’s construction and real estate sectors. The TÜV SÜD Academy will offer more than 60 knowledge transfer courses to individuals and entire organisations. A mix of instructor-led workshops and…

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Kier Recruitment Drive to Fill Over 1,200 Vacancies

Kier has launched a recruitment drive with over 1,200 jobs available across the Group. As one of the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure providers, the jobs will support new schools, hospitals, roads and rail projects in communities right across the UK. The recruitment drive will also help Kier to achieve its ambitions to bring a…

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Cold Creek Solutions Breaks Ground on Cold Storage Facility in San Antonio

Dallas-Fort Worth-based developer Cold Creek Solutions (CCS) has broken ground on a 300,500 SF cold storage facility in San Antonio, one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. The facility is located at the intersection of I-10 E and loop 410, which puts it in a prime position to service the explosive growth of the…

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