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The New Standard of Indoor Air Quality

John McPherson, managing director, ABM UK, explains why the absence of a consensus global standard for Indoor Air Quality presents difficulties for facility managers, and the measures his company is taking to preventing sick building syndrome (SBS) in client locations. The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically disrupted life around the world, and most profoundly, our interactions outside…

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Fire Crews Called Out to Bakery Fire on Same Street as Earlier West London Incident

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on the response of fire crews in West London to a devastating industrial fire last month on the very same road that destroyed a similar business on the same road in Park Royal in London two years earlier. The major blaze at the Al Bahij bakery…

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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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FSI Rebrands as MRI Software

FSI has begun trading as MRI Software following its August 2021 acquisition, with the Concept Evolution CAFM/IWMS platform also rebranded as ‘MRI Evolution’. “Integrating FSI with MRI Software strengthens both organisations’ ability to support FM teams across a range of industry sectors by delivering an enhanced, scalable technology platform to manage and maintain facilities effectively,”…

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ABM Aviation Names New Managing Director

ABM has appointed Jim Niblock as Managing Director of its UK aviation business.   Previously the Operations Director at the company for almost four years, and with 25 years of aviation experience, Jim brings a deep understanding of the ABM business as well as a wealth of industry expertise.   Sean Bromfield, President, Aviation at…

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Schneider Electric Announces ETAP Digital Twin Integration

Schneider Electric has integrated its EcoStruxure Power Operation systems with ETAP’s Electrical Digital Twin on a continuous real-time basis to help operators understand power system behaviour under different real-world or plausible operating scenarios. New operating procedures may be designed and validated against contingencies utilising their familiar EcoStruxure Power Operation human-machine interface without the risk of affecting…

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Raymond Blanc Partners with British Apples and Pears to Create Cake for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend, British Apples and Pears (BAPL) are partnering with celebrated chef Raymond Blanc to bake a showstopping apple mousse cake that champions the UK’s national fruit, the apple. On the first weekend of June, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70…

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Aura Blockchain Consortium Welcomes Mercedes-Benz

The Aura Blockchain Consortium has announced Mercedes-Benz as its fifth and newest founding member. The consortium was established to realise a common ambition shared by its international players in the luxury industry to raise standards in relation to innovation transparency and blockchain technology, and increase customer trust in members’ sustainable practices and product sourcing. Mercedes-Benz…

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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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Rentokil Launches Novel Solution to Tackle Increase in Rats

Rentokil Pest Control is claiming an industry first following the launch of an intelligent rodent control monitoring system for use in internal settings. The Internal Dual Autogate (IDAG) is a slimline, robust, metal bait box, providing a professional and low-profile solution for internal rodent monitoring and control. The IDAG provides access for rats and mice,…

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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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Flyability Launches Indoor LiDAR Drone for Industry 4.0

Flyability has unveiled Elios 3, a collision-tolerant drone equipped with a LiDAR sensor for indoor 3D mapping. Powered by a new SLAM engine called FlyAware™, the new drone is capable of creating 3D models in the air and is being supported by a new versionfo the company’s software for inspectors, Inspector 4.0. Flyability was a…

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