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Johnson Controls Named as Microsoft Global Sustainability Changemaker and US IoT Partner of the Year

Johnson Controls has been named Global Sustainability Changemaker and as U.S. IoT Partner of the Year at the 2022 Microsoft Awards. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honourees chosen…

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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…

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£4 Billion Legal & General-Oxford University Partnership to Deliver Postgrad Accommodation

Legal & General and the University of Oxford have agreed the development of Court Place Gardens, an estate containing new postgraduate homes specifically designed for families, under a £4 billion partnership. The development of Court Place Gardens in Iffley, Oxfordshire is the first residential site to be delivered through the Partnership and will deliver 84…

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Aramark Recognises Black Leadership and Excellence

Aramark has announced the recipients of its 2022 Leaders & Employees of African Descent (LEAD) Awards which recognize the commitment, and contributions, of exceptional Black and African American employees. The 2022 LEAD Awards recipients were honored at the second annual LEAD Summit, “LEADing the Way—Black Excellence Personified Through Established and Emerging Leaders,” which occurred last…

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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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SPIE Awarded School M&E Contract

McLaughlin and Harvey have selected SPIE UK as the Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) contractor for the Boclair Academy, a new state-of-the-art learning environment for 1,050 pupils under construction in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The project encompasses a range of mechanical and electrical work throughout a new two-storey building which is set for completion by summer…

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British Cleaning Council Consultation on Sector-wide Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers, training operatives and providers and assessment organisations operating in the cleaning and hygiene sector to have their say on proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy accredited industry-wide training programme and apprenticeship. Consultation on proposals for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative apprenticeship opens today, Wednesday 26 January, and runs to…

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UBS Arena to Offer “New York” Flavors

04.11.2021, 18:07 UBS Arena to Offer “New York” Flavors UBS Arena, the metropolitan New York area’s most anticipated live entertainment venue and future home of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, will feature distinctive menu choices when it opens later this month.   Global hospitality company Delaware North has partnered with an array of New…

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Prioritising Fire Safety in Schools

01.11.2021, 12:59 Prioritising Fire Safety in Schools Karen Trigg explains why ongoing assessments and maintenance periods in schools are essential requirements of the UK’s fire safety regulations. The UK Fire Service is called out to extinguish fires in approximately 1,500 UK schools per year. Each year, these incidents – regardless of magnitude – disrupt the…

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Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego

29.10.2021, 01:33 Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego Tenant advisory and occupier services veterans Andrew Ewald and Sean Fitzmaurice have joined Cushman & Wakefield’s San Diego office from CBRE. Ewald, who joins as executive director and Fitzmaurice who joins as managing director, will focus on advising occupiers in the life sciences, medical device and…

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Improving the Leasing Experience

28.10.2021, 11:06 Improving the Leasing Experience the University of Oxford has expanded its use of MRI Software solutions, further streamlining tenant leasing operations and improving the experience for staff and customers.   As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford owns and manages a diverse property portfolio, including commercial, residential and…

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Cushman & Wakefield Poaches Senior Savills Tenant Reps

05.10.2021, 17:45 Cushman & Wakefield Poaches Senior Savills Tenant Reps Cushman & Wakefield has added veteran occupier services specialists Matt Hart as Vice Chairman and Alex Phillips as Executive Managing Director of its San Francisco office. Hart and Phillips were previously with Savills, where Hart was consistently recognized as a ‘Top Producer’ in the Bay…

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Going Back to School with J.E.E.P.

28.09.2021, 16:57 Going Back to School with J.E.E.P. ABM has relaunched its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme in the United Kingdom following school reopenings.   The programme, which was suspended by national Covid-19 lockdowns, aims to tackle misperceptions of the facilities management (FM) industry amongst young people and their parents and create a pipeline of future…

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London Metropolitan University Catering Contract

23.09.2021, 17:29 London Metropolitan University Catering Contract London Metropolitan University has awarded a new catering and hospitality contract to Gather & Gather. The two-year contract which commenced on 1st August 2021 is worth £1.5 million and will see Gather & Gather introduce fresh and innovative menus at multiple outlets within the university’s campuses on Holloway…

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Work to Commence on Maybole Community Education Campus

22.09.2021, 13:42 Work to Commence on Maybole Community Education Campus hub South West – a public-private partnership between local authorities, the NHS, blue light services and multiple contractors, has concluded financial terms with Morgan Sindall for the construction of a £55 million Community Education Campus in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.   Scheduled to open in…

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British Food Fortnight 2021

20.09.2021, 11:35 British Food Fortnight 2021 The annual celebration of Britain’s diverse culinary talent is underway with multiple communities and organisations participating in festivities until 3rd October. Organiser, Love British Food, is being supported by commercial and in-house caterering providers, trade associations and community organisations with a range of activities, including: Foodie lessons and special…

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University of Leicester Data Centre FM Contract

14.09.2021, 13:00 University of Leicester Data Centre FM Contract The University of Leicester has appointed Keysource on a three-year extendable contract to provide critical facilities management services for its data centre. Under the terms of the contract which was awarded through the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Framework for the provision of Data Centre…

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The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces

08.09.2021, 00:20 The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces A collaboration between UK trade body, Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Supply Chain Sustainability School, is working to deliver Net Zero carbon emissions within the finishes and interiors sector. Following the establishment of a virtual training portal that is being hosted on the Supply…

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Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners

02.09.2021, 14:04 Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners Sodexo’s education catering brand Alliance in Partnership (AiP) is drawing inspiration for its latest school menu offerings in the UK from TikTok and Instagram. The food services brand which was acquired in 2018 serves more than 75,000 freshly cooked, nutritious and locally sourced meals a day at…

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Giving Back to Communities

24.08.2021, 17:17 Giving Back to Communities Terminix employees and customers in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are participating in week-long volunteering activities during Terminix Cares Week 2021. For an eighth consecutive year, the company is supporting national and local community partners and organizations involved with causes as diverse as healthcare and…

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Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens California Investment Sales

19.08.2021, 08:31 Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens California Investment Sales Veteran commercial land and investment sales professional John Kaufman has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director of its Sacramento office. During the last two decades, Kaufman has brokered numerous transactions throughout California and Nevada. He has worked with many high-profile clients and dozens of…

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Coffee Partnership to Support the Homeless

A partnership at Southend University Hospital between social enterprise Change Please and Compass Group UK&I – Healthcare will help reduce local levels of homelessness. Change Please raises money for charitable causes through the sales of its award-winning coffee. Originally launched in London to train homeless people to serve its coffee as a means of getting…

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BCC Elects Chairman and Deputy Chair

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. Jim Melvin, Group Chief Executive of Exclusive Services Group who has served as Deputy BCC Chairman for two years takes over as Chair from Paul Thrupp. The meeting also elected a new Deputy Chair, Delia Cannings,…

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Coventry University to Future-proof Key Building

19.07.2021, 10:26 Coventry University to Future-proof Key Building Coventry University is implementing an integrated workplace management system (IWMS) and enhanced building analytics monitoring solution at its Engineering and Computing Building. The IWMS from Planon will enable facilities managers to plan, execute and monitor all activities involved in reactive and planned preventative maintenance (PPM), space and…

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Rightmove Partnership Attracts Investors in Real Estate Auction Platform

14.07.2021, 10:05 Rightmove Partnership Attracts Investors in Real Estate Auction Platform RO Capital Partners, the recently launched PropTech investment division of the RO Group, has co-led a £1.1m funding round alongside the Cass Enterprise Fund in online property auction technology platform for estate agents and auction houses, Bamboo Auctions.   The investment has been supported…

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Terminix Announces Senior Appointments

06.07.2021, 13:12 Terminix Announces Senior Appointments Terminix has appointed Deidre Richardson as senior vice president and general counsel, and Joy Wald as senior vice president and chief information officer. Richardson joins Terminix from Chico’s FAS, where she was chief legal and compliance officer and corporate secretary for the publicly traded retailer and operator of the…

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Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics

05.07.2021, 13:30 Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 cleaning robots to support cleaning operations at several NHS hospitals. Developed in partnership with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, the innovative technology which is suited to large open areas in hospitals has been successfully trialling…

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Retail Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield Las Vegas Team

29.06.2021, 21:31 Retail Veteran Joins Cushman & Wakefield Las Vegas Team Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Scot Marker, a retail specialist with over 25 years’ experience, as a Director of its office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marker has more than 25 years of experience as a retail broker and has successfully negotiated many transactions with…

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Napier University Edinburgh Recognises Glass Czarina

28.06.2021, 14:41 Napier University Edinburgh Recognises Glass Czarina The creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Indeglass founder Jeanette MacIntyre has been recognised by her induction into the University of Edinburgh’s Hall of Fame.   The School of Arts and Creative Industries (SACI) at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) – MacIntyre’s alma mater, awarded the rare accolade to Jeanette in tribute to her creative…

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A Leader in IoT Predictive Maintenance

28.06.2021, 08:51 A Leader in IoT Predictive Maintenance Gartner has named Cloudfm a global leader in IoT enabled predictive maintenance in a new report on the benefits of the technology and its role in digital transformation across different industries.   Gartner highlights Cloudfm’s role in disrupting and innovating in this market space. Cloudfm has led…

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Celebrating Extraordinary Female Engineering Talent

23.06.2021, 09:51 Celebrating Extraordinary Female Engineering Talent On International Women in Engineering Day 2021 water safety specialist WCS Group shines a light on two of its talented engineers, Holly Waterman and Mónica Rodrigues. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the…

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