Engineering

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Investment Manager Selects Polyteck for Hard Services Contract

Polyteck will deliver integrated hard services under a 12-month contract with UK asset and investment management firm, APML Estate, From January 2023, the construction and facility services provider will oversee two of APML’s portfolios, covering a total of 16 buildings with more than 100 tenants. Services will include plumbing and gas, lighting, building and fabric, HVAC, drainage and water hygiene, as well as fire safety, mechanical, electrical and roof safety systems. …

News

SPIE UK Awarded Pharma Lab M&E Contract

SPIE UK has won a new contract to deliver mechanical and electrical works in a building on life science company Evotec’s Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Campus in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The 33-week project relates to second-floor laboratories at the campus following the completion of a laboratory construction project earlier this year. Working in a now active building…

News

Legal Firm Selects Pareto FM for Hard Services Contract

Personal injury legal firm Fletchers Group has appointed Pareto FM to deliver hard services and associated compliance services across its property portfolio in the northern United Kingdom. Fletchers employes over 550 partners and support staff across its sites, with headquarters in Manchester and Southport, and new locations coming onboard in Leeds and Liverpool. Although the…

Engineering

What Can the FM Industry Expect in 2023?

John McPherson, Managing Director of ABM in the United Kingdom, shares his thoughts on what ‘s in store for the facilities management sector this year. At the beginning of a new year, it’s always useful to consider what will influence the facilities management industry during the next 12 months and prepare for what could challenge…

FM

Cazoo Awards Hard Services Contract

Online car retailer Cazoo has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services across its UK estate. Under the contract, Pareto will deliver all associated compliance and engineering services across Cazoo’s 40+ UK locations which includes supporting of all 22 national Customer Care Centres. Cazoo’s mission is to transform the car buying and selling experience across…

M&E

CBRE Awards M&E Contract at 8 St James’s Square

Jaguar Building Services has been selected to provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance services at 8 St James’s Square in the West End of London under a 3-year contract from CBRE. Under the terms of the agreement, the hard services contractor will deliver engineering requirements at the stunning 65,500 ft² building which provides occupiers with high…

design

RS Announces Winner of Global Engineering Talent Competition

RS Group has named the winner of its Air Quality Project which was launched last year as part of a wider DesignSpark #ActivistEngineering programme to cultivate new engineering talent across the globe.The initiative was created to engage and inspire design engineers to create new ideas and technology to help deal with the vast challenges presented…

Engineering

Edwin James Reports Strong Results

UK Engineering services provider Edwin James Group has reported a 6 per cent increase in revenue to £144m and 2 per cent improvement in EBITDA margin for the year ended February 2022. The group maintains a strong cash position. Several high-profile contract wins, including Sellafield and Northumbrian Water, and significant growth in the forward order…

Contracts

University of Reading Hard Services Contract

The University of Reading has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at the Gateway Building on its Thames Valley Science Park campus. The contract will see the facility services provider deliver all associated mechanical, electrical and fabric related planned and reactive maintenance to the innovative building. Reading, which ranks consistently as one of the…

Contracts

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…

Education

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…

Engineering

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…

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…

design

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…

design

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…

Contracts

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…

Appointments

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…

Engineering

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…

Engineering

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,…

Contracts

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…

Engineering

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…

Engineering

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…

Engineering

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…

Appointments

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,…

Engineering

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…

Contracts

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…

Engineering

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…

Construction

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…

Construction

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…

Engineering

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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