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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, Sales Engineering DirectorSecurity Scorecard Kristin…

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BAM FM Awarded Contracts by Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have appointed BAM FM, the facilities management business of BAM UK and Ireland, to provide 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 and mechanical maintenance services including…

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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 customers. “We are very pleased…

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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 been fast tracked for early…

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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 want to begin a career…

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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, specialist project works and cleaning…

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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 buyout by Pareto’s senior 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 between. Paul Crowley MCIPS, Crosscountry’s…

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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 girls to a more sustainable…

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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 sector to achieve commercial benefits…

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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 new generation of talent into…

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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 is approaching retirement while the…

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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 end of 2021, to more…

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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 specifically to work in conjunction…

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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 on the Islands. BIH, the…

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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 shared focus and willingness to…

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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 can select from among these…

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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 at Aplein Ingenieros. Carmen, who…

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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 forcing industrial producers in North…

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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 quality apprenticeships, champions progress into…

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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 data tracking software, artificial intelligence…

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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 technical talent. It has had…

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Global Publisher Awards Hard Services Contract

09.09.2021, 09:28 Global Publisher Awards Hard Services Contract Penguin Random House has awarded a contract to Artic Building Services to deliver electromechanical services and HVAC maintenance across its portfolio of properties in the United Kingdom. The publisher operates a network of offices across the country that includes two locations in Central London. Penguin Random House’s UK portfolio additionally includes archives…

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Keeping Track of Healthcare Compliance

02.09.2021, 15:51 Keeping Track of Healthcare Compliance NHS Blood and Transplant is using an online software tool to help ensure its maintenance and service programmes conform with a range of legislative requirements. Launched in 1990 by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), SFG20 is recognised as the industry standard for building maintenance specifications and utilises a web-based interface which has…

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Protecting Scotland’s Construction Workers Post-lockdown

12.08.2021, 16:06 Protecting Scotland’s Construction Workers Post-lockdown The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has published a video reminding construction professionals in Scotland of the need to continue to keep themselves and others safe as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.   The 90-second animation is the latest in a string of easy-to-follow Forum films designed to help construction workers protect themselves and…

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Building Maintenance, Insurance and the ‘New Normal’

04.08.2021, 11:39 Building Maintenance, Insurance and the ‘New Normal’ Cluttons’ Head of Project and Building Consultancy Robert Burke and Ben Warman, Partner, Real Estate & Construction at Lockton, discuss the implications of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdowns on building maintenance and insurance practices. Covid-19 has caused, and continues to cause, extraordinary levels of disruption to the real estate sector and the…

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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 move management, asset management, operational facility…

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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 amazing career opportunities available to…

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Supporting Regulation of the Electrical Industry in Scotland

21.06.2021, 08:37 Supporting Regulation of the Electrical Industry in Scotland Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT has welcomed several new additions to its Wall of Support for better regulation of the electrical industry.   Electrical businesses and individual electricians that have added a digital ‘brick’ to the online resource in support of the campaign, include:  Atalian Servest AMK Stensons John Noble Electrical…

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Sugar House Island Engineering Contract

14.06.2021, 09:00 Sugar House Island Engineering Contract Vastint has appointed Dizaja, a subsidiary of Baltic engineering and FM services group Civinity, as an engineering contractor for its Sugar House Island mixed-use development in Stratford, East London. Under the agreement, the Lithuanian company’s UK team will design and install engineering systems for the neighbourhood’s largest commercial buildings. Sugar House Island is…

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FM Magazine

Securing a Sustainable Future with Hydrogen

06.05.2021, 16:42 Securing a Sustainable Future with Hydrogen George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering for SPIE UK, presents the case for green hydrogen in the UK energy mix. The future of sustainability in the UK is critical to showing the way forward with others across the globe and demonstrate that 2050 is too late. The truth is, there is…

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