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Totaljobs Awards Hard FM Contract

Totaljobs has selected Pareto FM to deliver hard services across its offices in London and Belfast, and project support at locations in Birmingham, Havant, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Glasgow. Under the contract, Pareto FM will assume responsibility for all mechanical and electrical (M&E), and building fabric-related planned and reactive maintenance. UK job board Totaljobs…

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ABM Expands Junior Engineering Engagement Programme

ABM UK has opened its doors to a fifth cohort of participants on its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.), and added another school to its roster.  The 2022 programme kicked off at Bobby Moore Academy in London with the immersive course then touring schools in Bradford, Manchester and London between September and December. While previous years have focused primarily on the engineering side of…

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Enabling an Ultra-efficient and Sustainable Smart University Campus

Schneider Electric is supporting the development of the University of Birmingham’s Smart Campus with a suite of digital tools and services which will be delivered with the implementation of a range of smart IoT technologies. As the original ‘red brick university’, part of the prestigious Russell Group and among the world’s top 100 universities, the…

Case Studies

Supporting Container Operations with a Refurbished Doosan Forklift

J Hayward & Sons of Walsall Ltd (Hayward Transport) is a well-trusted name in transport and road haulage incorporated in 1952. Today, the business operates a fleet of 82 Euro 6 compliant 44-tonne vehicles from sites in Walsall, Leeds and Liverpool. Although known as a general haulier, 80 per cent of the company’s business is…

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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…

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Young Entrepreneur Launches New Engineering Academy

Clyne Albertelli, 25, who founded start-up Co-Lab Engineering in June, has launched an Engineering Academy to encourage collaboration between industry and SMEs in developing solutions to real-life challenges using rapid approaches to problem solving he learnt in the nuclear sector. The Academy’s first six-week ‘sprint’ project is scheduled for October, with the programme focusing on…

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AMP&RSAND Signs Achitectural Firm as Tenant for San Diego Campus Redevelopment

AMP&RSAND has signed a lease with Harley Ellis Devereaux Corp (HED) at its creative office redevelopment on the site of the former San Diego Union-Tribune Publishing Company campus in San Diego’s Mission Valley area in a deal brokered by Cushman & Wakefield. The national architecture design, engineering, and planning firm is leasing 10,549 square feet…

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SSEN Transmission Launches Digital Journey with IBM Maximo and Peacock Engineering

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission has appointed Peacock Engineering, a class-leading specialist in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, as part of its digital investment strategy, aligned with Ofgem’s RIIO-T2 price controls for electricity providers to deliver world-class service and reliability.    Using an IBM Maximo cloud-based solution fully managed by Peacock Engineering, the new…

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Musk Process Services Welcomes its First Managing Director

David Mallinson has been appointed to the newly created role of managing director at Musk Process Services, a subsidiary of UK asset engineering solutions provider, Edwin James Group.  The new position has been created to focus on growth in process engineering and maintenance, and to support collaboration with other group companies.  Mallinson was previously group…

FM Magazine

International Women in Engineering Day 2022: My Career in Engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day, Rocio Roldan Aguayo, CEng MIChemE and Veolia Process Engineer, discusses her route into the profession with FM Magazine. Why/what made you choose a career in engineering? At high school, I was good at STEM subjects and so it made sense to study a related degree. When thinking about what…

Events

Webinar: An Exercise in Building Cybersecurity into Your Compliance Program (May 25, 1PM ET/11AM PT/6PM BST)

A webinar designed to examine some of the challenges and solutions to adding cyber regulatory compliance to your supply chain risk management program, including cyber overlays on traditional compliance approaches, cross-departmental involvement, framework selection, execution of framework questionnaires, and evidence gathering, procedural best practices, and real-world snags along the way.   SPEAKERS   Matthew Ancelin,…

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BAM FM Awarded Merseyside Police Contracts

Merseyside Police have appointed BAM FM, the facilities management business of BAM UK and Ireland, to deliver hard FM services at their state-of-the-art headquarters in Liverpool, and a further 78 buildings in and around Merseyside. Under the terms of two separate three-year contracts (extendable by an additional two years) BAM FM will deliver 24/7 electrical…

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Johnson Controls Inaugurates OpenBlue Innovation Centre at Global HQ in Cork

Johnson Controls has opened an OpenBlue Innovation Centre in its global headquarter’s building at One Albert Quay in Cork, Ireland to provide a future-ready built environment to showcase to customers. The new centre belongs to an international network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres which are pioneering new ways of providing smart, healthy and sustainable spaces for…

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Siemens Offers Female University Students Early Career Opportunities

Siemens has continued its drive to increase the number of women in engineering with a recruitment event to spot future STEM talent. Female students from universities across the UK attended Siemens’ UK headquarters in Manchester where they met inspirational women engineers at various stages of their careers. Of the 42 students who attended, 33 have…

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ABM Supports Secure Futures Employability Programme

ABM is supporting the‘Secure Futures’ programme, highlighting the vast number of roles available in the security sector and introducing young people to the opportunities which the industry affords them.   Created through a collaboration between the Security Institute and the EY Foundation, the employability programme is designed to help break down barriers to employment for young people from low-income backgrounds who…

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JLL Announces New Leader for UK Engineering and Facilities Services Business

JLL has appointed Peter Jones as Managing Director of Integral, its engineering and facilities services business in the United Kingdom. With more than 3,000 staff across the UK, Integral provides a broad scope of mechanical and electrical (M&E) property maintenance solutions including mobile engineering, fire and life safety, HVAC and gas services, critical environment management,…

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Pareto FM Reports Seventh Year of Growth

UK facilities and engineering services provider, Pareto FM, has reported a 12 per cent increase in turnover to £18.1 million for a seventh consecutive year for the year ending September 2021. The company expects to expand a further 50 per cent in 2022 after factoring in the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. A 2021 management…

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CrossCountry Trains Awards Hard Services Contract

UK long-distance train operator, CrossCountry, has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services to its portfolio of 27 properties. The contract will see Pareto FM deliver all associated hard services including water, fire, air-conditioning and general H&S planned maintenance. The contract runs across the rail network from Bournemouth to Birmingham to Edinburgh and locations in…

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ABM UK: Readdressing the Gender Balance

On International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022), Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s divisional director for Scotland, tells FM Magazine fostering gender diversity is crucial to the future of facilities management. Q. The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022) is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” – in recognition of the contribution of women and…

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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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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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Why Collaboration is Key to Solving the UK’s Technical Skills Gap

ABM UK managing director, John McPherson, explains how collaboration can plug a widely reported technical skills gap in the UK. The events of the past 18 months have changed many things, but one which remains is the acute skills gap which the facilities management industry faces. There is no denying that the sector’s technical workforce…

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Mitie Reaches 30 Per Cent EV Target

Mitie has reached its target of converting 30 per cent of its fleet to zero emission electric vehicles (EVs) by March 2022 ahead of schedule, and increased the target to 35 per cent. The facility services provider now operates a range of electric cars, vans, and even a gritter, taking its total, as of the…

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Dura Composites Announces Partnership with Anderton Concrete

Dura Composites and Anderton Concrete are teaming up to help Energy and Infrastructure customers access the best in pre-cast concrete troughs and GRP composite trench covers from a single supply chain source partner. It is the first time a heavy duty precision pultruded GRP technology solution has been designed holistically, with both the lid and trough manufactured…

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G3 Systems supports Falklands Helicopter Search and Rescue

Global engineering and service solutions provider G3 Systems has completed its first field service visit to British International Helicopters (BIH) at Mount Pleasant Airfield in the Falkland Islands. The purpose of the visit was to provide condition assessment surveys and servicing of essential Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for two Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopters based…

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New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on other issues its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future.  The unique alliance of trade associations and professional bodies has been rebranded as the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), putting more emphasis on its…

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New GROB-NET4Industry Web Applications

GROB Systems has launched a suite of modular GROB-NET4Industry web applications for manufacturers seeking to network and digitalize production processes across multiple plant.  Offering an all-round package for modern production in the Industry 4.0 era, GROB provides 12 modules ranging from planning to engineering to maintenance. Each GROB-NET4Industry module is designed to increase productivity. Users…

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Datapath Expands European Business Development Team

Video wall display and control solutions brand Datapath has expanded its business development team with two senior European appointments. For Southern Europe, covering Spain, Portugal and Italy, the company welcomes Carmen Jerez as regional sales manager. Based in Madrid, Carmen brings extensive experience in AV technical support and management following a strong history of success…

Blog

Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again

02.12.2021, 19:18 Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again Robert Presser, vice-president of Montreal-based Acme Engineering Products, explains why electric stream and hot water boilers are the logical choice in the race to achieve net zero The threat of global warming and government-level commitments to the Paris Accord on Climate Change are…

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Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London

17.11.2021, 11:24 Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London ABM has pledged £192,000 of unspent Apprenticeship Levy funding as part of a new initiative with the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) to support small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises with low paid workers.   LPC, an innovative project that supports Londoners with starting high…

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Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption. The new OpenBlue Performance Advisor application expands on the rich capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager solution, supporting organisations seeking to achieve clean air and sustainability targets through…

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