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S. Property Group in Swedish Smart Community Collaboration

Serendipity’s property company, the Stockholm-based S. Property Group, has confirmed the involvement of smart infrastructure providers Vattenfall and Three Sweden, Samsung Electronics and ABB (via an existing partnership with Samsung) in a new smart urban environment it is developing in Stockholm’s commuter belt. The developer expects implementation of the Brobyholm project which will be located…

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Veolia Boosts Maintenance and Industrial Capabilities with Technology

Veolia, has extended the capabilities of its Industrial Site Services (ISS) team with the introduction of the latest vehicle technologies. By limiting any process downtime these will also help industrial sites to boost cost-efficient productivity. Designed to tackle complex site process cleaning projects in sectors such as petrochemical, water utility, chemical, food and beverage and…

FM Magazine

Clearing the Air

Mark Bouldin, environmental specialist at Johnson Controls, explains why indoor air quality (IAQ) ought to be as important a political narrative as the health and wellbeing of building users is imperative. The importance of clean air is finally being recognised. In the United Kingdom, a new clean air law will be serve as a fitting…

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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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Are we Returning to Smaller Hybrid Offices?

Ian Ellis, Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager at Siemens Building Products, consider the impact of office downsizing on hybrid working. At the height of the lockdowns during COVID-19 technology helped us to carry on seamlessly working from the home.  We met our work colleagues virtually on videoconferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and…

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The Future Lands for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Accompanied by a New Hotel Opening

An attraction that has been years in the making has finally been cleared for takeoff at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) in Florida. Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Complex formally opened to the public Wednesday with a grand opening ceremony attended by Delaware North CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr., KSCVC Chief Operating Officer Therrin Protze and…

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Ecolab Unveils Global Intelligence Center

Ecolab’s latest customer initiative, the Ecolab Global Intelligence Center, has been launched to help companies enhance data-driven performance and sustainability. As companies adopt digital technology including IoT-connected devices to better manage operational performance and advance their productivity and sustainability goals, they are producing a large amount of data with the most critical—data that supplies insights…

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Bringing Flexibility to Hospital Infection Control

Diversey Holdings consider the wide range of solutions that can be deployed to prevent infection in healthcare facilities. Healthcare housekeeping and infection prevention teams have increased the frequency of hand hygiene and surface disinfection since the start of the pandemic. These are both key to breaking the chain of infection but, with cleaning done more…

FM Magazine

The Changing Face of Retail Security

Brendan Musgrove, managing director of G4S business Total Security Services (TSS), discusses the retail sector’s response to emerging security threats including an increase in reported incidents of abuse of frontline workers and losses caused by shoplifting – as well as his company’s recent acquisition by Allied Universal. According to the British Retail Consortium Crime Survey…

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Peace of Mind in Harsh Industrial Environments

Pfannenberg is marketing its PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder which is suitable for multiple audible alarm applications, including cranes, mining, milling and manufacturing. According to the manufacturer, PA 1 PATROL Series Sounders reach a 105 dB (A) Max sound pressure level through a user controlled rotary volume switch and offer 80 pre-programmed alarm tones with…

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Hull City Rolls Out Risk Management Platform Across Estate

EFL Championship football club Hull City is deploying the Risk Manager software solution from Sypro to manage its main stadium and training sites on the estate. Risk Manager allows organisations to identify, review and manage the areas that are most at risk within their operations – and to allocate any work required as part of…

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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,”…

FM Magazine

The Science of Air: Installing Modular Structures in Manufacturing Facilities

Paul Jakse, VP Sales for industrial solutions supplier AeroGo explains how largely redundant hovercraft transport technology is being used to resolve obstacles to erecting modular structures within factories. Construction of modular structures in many manufacturing facilities has historically proven challenging, especially the material handling process. Space available tends to be too restricting and the modular…

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Queen Elizabeth II Centre Awards Security Contract

Atalian Servest has been awarded a three-year manned guarding contract by the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre, central London’s largest conference and exhibition venue. The contract which mobilised on the 25th April 2022, employs a team of 21 colleagues to provide manned guarding and front of house solutions. Underpinned by technology to enhance resilience and…

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Cloudfm Welcomes UK Net Zero Report

Cloudfm has welcomed a House of Commons Environment Audit Committee (EAC) report that calls for whole-life carbon assessments of larger buildings. ‘Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction’ criticises the government for focusing too much on reporting energy efficiency and lacking the impetus to mandate reporting on embodied carbon emissions for the whole life…

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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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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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Intelligent Fire Detection Replaces Waking Watch Scheme in North London High-rise Blocks

Ekho, the newest hybrid wireless fire detection solution from Hochiki, has been installed in six blocks of apartment buildings operated by a North London borough. EN54-25 approved and RED compliant, the solution uses the latest in radio networking technology and provides a robust ‘always on’ network of devices which automatically adapt to changing environmental conditions.…

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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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Heylo Housing Selects MRI Solution for Property Part Ownership Programme

UK part buy-part rent housing provider heylo has installed the MRI LivingTM software suite to help manage its portfolio. The deployment of MRI Living allows the company to leverage a flexible set of tools that encompass property management, sales and lettings, and resident portals, as well as MRI’s fixed asset accounting and strategic planning solutions.…

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Protecting Hotel Guests from Infection

Diversey’s new Degragerm 24 Shield helps hotels prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other infections by enabling on-going surface disinfection for up to 24 hours from application. The innovative, ready-to-use product meets numerous disinfection standards, including BSI PAS22424 and EPA RSS that specifically assure its ongoing performance properties. It is ideal for frequent touch surfaces…

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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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Red Dot Recognizes Google Meet Series One by Avocor

Global interactive display and video conferencing solutions oprovicer Avocor has received two Red Dots for the Google Meet Series One all-in-one devices at the Red DotA Awards 2022. The Red Dot Award is an international design competition, whose renowned jury rewards products that feature an outstanding design. Each year thousands of companies from across the…

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Schneider Electric and RIB back Industry-leading Carbon Calculator Technology

Schneider Electric- and RIB have partnered with Building Transparency, a non-profit organization that has developed a free and open access tool targeted at reducing the impact of embodied carbon and making the AEC industry more efficient and sustainable.Following its recent acquisition of RIB, the partnership further strengthens Schneider Electric’s expertise in smart and carbon-free buildings. …

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Aircuity Installed at SOM’s 7 World Trade Center Headquarters

Aircuity has installed its ventilation optimization platform in the new headquarters of global architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), at 7 World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. SOM selected the Aircuity platform for its ability to optimize ventilation and deliver a healthier and more productive indoor environment, along with Aircuity’s continuous indoor…

Case Studies

Tackling Waste with BRE

Charlotte Harris, sustainability administrator at Pexhurst, explains why BRE Group’s SmartWaste tool has prompted the reimagining of the UK fit-out specialist’s waste management strategy. Harris joined Pexhurst just over a year ago as an assistant buyer and the company’s sustainability administrator when she was charged with overseeing the implementation and management of a new sustainability…

Events

Siemens to Host Innovation Event at Manchester Central in June

Siemens will host a two-day conference and exhibition in Manchester on July 12th and 13th, 2022. Transform 2022 will be held at the city’s iconic Manchester Central venue, bringing together hundreds of industry leaders, influencers and regulators from across the UK and Ireland to collaborate and solve some of the most pressing organisational challenges. From…

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HID Global Acquires Vizinex RFID

Expand Portfolio of High-Performance Passive RFID Tags

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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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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…

Perspectives

How Security is Changing in the Real Estate Sector

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the changing security landscape in commercial property and advances in technology that are helping business stay ahead of threats whilst supporting their wider sustainability goals. The Impact of Covid Covid is accelerating changes in work patterns and locations. Fewer workers, and potentially more lone…

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