Maintenance

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CBRE Awards M&E Contract for The Bureau Building

CBRE has selected Jaguar Building Services for a three-year mechanical and electrical contract at 90 Fetter Lane in the City of London, which is also known as The Bureau Building. The 1980s the office building has recently been extensively redeveloped to provide 74,000 sq. ft of lettable space, with a stylish modern reception, five-star office…

Maintenance

FIS Brings Clarity to UK Suspended Ceiling Guidelines

The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has published guidance on supporting and the BS EN 13964 – Suspended Ceilings, Requirements and Test Methods standard. The  guidance note aims to break down the standard into bite-sized sections. This will make it easier to understand to those who aren’t already familiar, allowing anyone to isolate only the…

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…

Germany

QUIXX Launches Headlight Restoration Kit

Car headlights have been manufactured using transparent plastics for decades. However, sun, dirt, acid rain and salt cause them to yellow or tarnish and even prevent proper function. Severely fogged headlights can reduce vision by up to 50 per cent, making it difficult to see the roads and to respond to hazards at night. Oncoming…

Education

Evolution to Review Security Systems at Goldsmiths, University of London Under New Maintenance Contract

Evolution has been appointed to deliver security maintenance by Goldsmiths’ College under a contract that will see the fire and security systems business undertake a comprehensive review of all security systems at the member institution of the University of London. Goldsmiths teaches a range of subjects across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is…

Environment

OUTCO Builds Greener Fleet with Volkswagen Finance

UK outdoor compliance specialist OUTCO has signed a two-year deal with Volkswagen Financial Services Rent-A-Car as part of an initiative to modernise its fleet and reduce emissions with new vehicles that feature efficient and Euro 6 compliant engines. The leasing deal replaces an older fleet of owned and hired vehicles with 16 vehicles for OUTCO’s…

Maintenance

Ian Williams Expands Painting and Decorating Capabilities

Independent UK property services company Ian Williams has acquired E.R. Williams (Painting Contractors) Ltd, extending its services offering in the North of England. Announcing the acquisition, Ian Williams’ managing director, Andy Havard said: “We are delighted to welcome E.R. Williams to the ‘Ian Williams’ family.  E.R. Williams is a fantastic fit for our business, being…

Construction

Translocation Project Creates Flourishing Reptile Population

A project to translocate reptiles implemented by Ecological Planning & Research (EPR) during the construction of a new care home in Otterbourne Hill in Hampshire has delivered real benefits for the wider community and its wildlife. The residential care facility, completed in 2018 by developers Stepnell Construction and operated by Brendoncare, incorporated reptile habitat enhancements…

Maintenance

Scheduling Housing Repairs in Real Time

Amey Secure Infrastructure will be deploying FLS VISITOUR field management software to optimise repairs scheduling for 150 field operatives working on 22,500 homes located on UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) estates in central and northern England. The real-time scheduling platform caters for different building services, including heating, electrical works and general repairs – with better…

Automation & AI

Reimagining CMMS

17.11.2021, 13:26 Reimagining CMMS Facilio has launched an enterprise-level version of its AI-driven property operations and CMMS platform. The new platform reimagines the company’s legacy CMMS/CaFM (Computerized Maintenance Management System/Computer-Aided Facility Management) software offering by extending its capabilities beyond offering records of assets and maintenance schedule management to creating a unified solution which focuses on…

Contracts

Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings

21.10.2021, 19:48 Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings Two UK schools managed under a PFI contract by BAM FM have been assessed and ranked against the global GRESB Environmental, Social and Governance benchmark for real estate.   The schools in Somerset and West Dunbartonshire achieved fourth and seventh place respectively in the annual GRESB Infrastructure Asset Assessment…

Contracts

Saint-Gobain Glass Awards UK Plant Maintenance Contract

23.09.2021, 22:14 Saint-Gobain Glass Awards UK Plant Maintenance Contract Saint-Gobain Glass has awarded an electrical substation and power plant maintenance contract at its Eggborough, North Yorkshire manufacturing facility to turnkey electrical contractor, Smith Brothers.   The contract follows the announcement by Saint-Gobain Glass of a £30 million investment at the site which is expected to…

FM Magazine

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 insurance market that serves…

Environment

FCC Awards Scottish Grounds Maintenance Contract

27.07.2021, 14:11 FCC Awards Scottish Grounds Maintenance Contract FCC Environment has slected Complete Weed Control (CWC) to manage and maintain the environment around five waste recycling plants in Scotland. FCC Environment operates waste and material recycling facilities (MRF), energy from waste (EfW) plants and landfill sites across the United Kingdom, with some 200 facilities working…

Contracts

Extension of NHS Forth Valley Winter Maintenance Contract

06.07.2021, 11:50 Extension of NHS Forth Valley Winter Maintenance Contract NHS Forth Valley has extended a 12-month winter snow clearance and gritting contract with Complete Weed Control by a further year.   The contract covers NHS Forth Valley’s network of four community hospitals in Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Bo’ness, as well as a range of day…

Contracts

Thrive Homes Grounds Maintenance Contract

07.05.2021, 09:39 Thrive Homes Grounds Maintenance Contract Social and affordable UK housing provider Thrive Homes has awarded Churchill Group business Chequers a contract to provide grounds maintenance services across 104 of its schemes.   The contract will focus primarily on the Three Rivers District around Watford.    Thrive is a business built around the importance…

Automation & AI

Lift and Escalator Maintenance at London DLR Stations

23.03.2021, 21:51 Lift and Escalator Maintenance at London DLR Stations PropTech provider WeMaintain has signed a four-year contract with KeolisAmey Docklands (KAD) for the provision of lift and escalator maintenance solutions to all London Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations.      The agreement will see the Paris and London based company provide maintenance services covering…

Contracts

Calor Gas Awards Port Clarence Maintenance Contract

16.03.2021, 23:13 Calor Gas Awards Port Clarence Maintenance Contract LPG supplier Calor Gas has appointed Spie UK to deliver long-term maintenance at its facility in Port Clarence, County Durham in a contract which provides for the design and build of upgrades to the plant’s filling hall safety systems.   The facility is one of the…

Energy Management

IoT-enhanced Energy Metering and Maintenance

15.03.2021, 07:22 IoT-enhanced Energy Metering and Maintenance Eaton’s latest smart digital moulded case circuit breaker (MCCB) combines IoT connectivity, predictive maintenance and Class 1 energy metering to enable building digitisation and decarbonisation platforms. The built environment is estimated to be responsible for around 40 per cent of the UK’s total carbon footprint, with almost half coming from…

Construction

Accolade for UK Apprentice

Apprentice Jude Kirkwood-Thompson has been named “Apprentice of the Year”, with her employer, property services company Ian Williams, also receiving an award for its training academy at this year’s National Housing Maintenance Forum (NHMF) Awards. The NHMF is a leading source of best practice for the social housing sector, with a focus on building maintenance…

Automation & AI

Acquisition Expands Smart Maintenance Capabilities

09.02.2021, 11:53 Acquisition Expands Smart Maintenance Capabilities Lift maintenance platform WeMaintain has acquired fellow PropTech startup and smart fire system maintenance platform Shokly.   WeMaintain’s state-of-the-art sensor technology captures rich data from buildings, and utilies sophisticated technology and highly skilled engineers to manage often ‘invisible’ maintenance operations more transparently. The company’s London launch in 2020…

Maintenance

Supporting Low Paid, Low Skilled Workers

04.02.2021, 17:39 Supporting Low Paid, Low Skilled Workers Churchill Group has committed £40k from its apprenticeship levy fund to the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) pilot scheme from the Institute for Public Policy Research and Greater London Authority.   The initiative is designed to get low paid, low skilled workers into better quality, higher paid roles. LPC’s…

Engineering

Election to Professional Fellowships

04.02.2021, 16:07 Election to Professional Fellowships Stephen Dunn, compliance director for hard services provider Commercial Maintenance Services UK (CMS), has been recognised with Fellowships of two professional bodies. Dunn has held various prestigious positions within the industry, including chairman of the North East Branch of CIPHE and member of the North East branch of IGEM,…

Energy Management

LEEDing the Green Revolution

13.01.2021, 16:21 LEEDing the Green Revolution Shannon Bergstrom, LEED Green Associate and TRUE zero waste system advisor, explains why facility managers are the key leaders of the green revolution. Now that we have entered what is considered crunch time in the global fight against climate change, the push for sustainability has really picked up speed.…

Education

Seed Funding for Maintenance Software Developer

12.01.2021, 17:21 Seed Funding for Maintenance Software Developer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform FaultFixers which helps building users report maintenance issues has raised £100,000 of funding via the University of Sussex’s incubator and investor matching service, Suss Ventures.   The investment is supporting a £270,000 grant the developer recently received from Innovate UK – the UK’s innovation…

Contracts

Winter Maintenance Contracts

10.12.2020, 16:46 Winter Maintenance Contracts Property specialist DMA Group has been been delivering critical maintenance, upgrade and compliance works at several educational institutions in the UK ahead of the Christmas break. Established in 1803, DMA has a proven track record of supporting schools, colleges and universities through its ‘Life of Building’ service. In the capital,…

Environment

Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19

19.11.2020, 22:56 Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19 Teams from Veolia have been providing essential water treatment services at wastewater treatment plants in Northern Ireland throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.   Implemented at all wastewater treatment it operates, the company’s Optimised Operations and Maintenance (VOOM) methodology is now showing how it can work effectively through the…

Maintenance

Doubling Down on Fuel Management

21.10.2020, 21:55 Doubling Down on Fuel Management Europump Maintenance have announced upgrades to the Jigsaw Eclipse fuel management system for commercial fuelling operations. The new features include doubling the capacity of programmable memory, additional storage capacity to facilitate on-site data backup, the inclusion of “door open” sensors, a modular modem for easy future upgrades to…

Events

Introducing the World’s Smallest 30000 Lumen Projector

19.10.2020, 14:45 Introducing the World’s Smallest 30000 Lumen Projector Panasonic will unveil its PT-RQ35K series of projectors during an online event on Tuesday, 27th October at 13:00hrs GMT. Featuring 4K picture quality and expanded colour gamut, compact body and simplified workflow, the PT-RQ35K Series is the ideal projector for location based entertainment venues such as…

Maintenance

BIM Maintenance “Gamechanger” Secures Seed Funding

09.10.2020, 14:37 BIM Maintenance “Gamechanger” Secures Seed Funding Two construction experts with a vision to revolutionise building maintenance by making Building Information Modelling more accessible, have raised £250,000 to bring their smart building solution to market. Ian Yeo and Scott Pilgrim launched Bimsense four years ago after becoming frustrated by the traditional approach to building…

Appointments

A Bright Future for Saudi Arabia

21.09.2020, 13:09 A Bright Future for Saudi Arabia Serco Middle East CEO, Phil Malem, has described the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 development blueprint as a catalyst for transformation in the wake of Covid-19. His upbeat assessment was delivered during a special podcast from the company in advance of Saudi National Day on 23 September, in which he…

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