technology

Cleaning

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for New Cleaning Standards Following Pandemic

A new report by MPs in the United Kingdom into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemic has recommeended the introduction of minimum standards for hand and other hygiene infrastructure and cleaning of venues to prepare the country for future public health emergencies. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and…

FM

Appointment Enhances Atalian Servest Digital Capabilities

Atalian Servest has appointed Andy Porter as digital solutions manager with the remit of extending its technology offering across its FM services portfolio. Porter, who brings over a decade of experience in project management, data analytics, logistics, innovation and process development to the role, will implement new solutions focused on elevating efficiencies and services to…

News

NHS Property Services Awards Consultancy Contract for National Smarter Buildings Programme

NHS Property Services are working with Leeds-based energy analytics and industrial IoT business Hark Systems to design a smarter building programme for 3,600 National Health Service facilities. The contract which has been confirmed for an initial period of three months will focus on designing an “Eco-System of technology” to enable the connectivity of buildings and…

News

Disruptive Technologies Named CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

Disruptive Technologies (DT) has been named as a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Desk Occupancy Sensor. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record number of over 2,100 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of the CES 2023 technology event which will take place in Las Vegas from 5th to 8th January.…

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…

News

Extending BIM to Doors

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions have launced an app-based custom configuration tool for creating, visualising, modifying and managing door openings. The Openings Studio™ BIM application provides access to complete doorset information at all stages from product concept to product care, helping builders and architects to design and specify doors and hardware with live BIM connectivity –…

News

PPDS Selects Former Samsung Director to Spearhead North American Growth

PPDS has appointed Nick Begleries as Commercial VP North America as parent company TPV Group strengthens its position as the world’s largest manufacturer of LCD displays by expanding the regional market for Philips-branded professional display solutions. During an illustrious career spanning a quarter of a century, Begleries has spurred some of the world’s largest and…

EMEA

Driving the Future of the Connected Workplace

Utelogy Corporation is continuing to unveil platform enhancements, forge new partnerships and expand internationally as it redefines the user experience in increasingly connected global workplaces. The company has been increasing headcount across EMEA and the US, and has also grown its US presence with new headquarters in Petaluma, California, and additional offices in Seattle, WA,…

design

Rochford Unveils New Fleet Under New Partnership with Norse

Bin collection in Rochford won’t look the same for at least the next eight years following the delivery of a new refuse collection fleet as part of a waste and street cleansing partnership launched between Rochford District Council and Norse Group in July.  Now out on the streets on bin collection days, the newly branded…

ESG

Acquisition Strengthens Infogrid ESG Commercial Real Estate Reporting Capabilities

SaaS building intelligence provider Infogrid has acquired Aquicore, a leading ESG data and analytics company that empowers real estate institutions to take the actions necessary to achieve net zero carbon.  The announcement comes off the back of a period of high growth for Infogrid. In response to increasing demand from customers grappling with rising energy…

News

Apple’s Glasgow Workers First in UK to Secure Union Recognition

Apple retail workers in Glasgow have made history by becoming the first store to win trade union recognition.Workers will celebrate their success with a rally and photo call outside the Buchanan Street store this at 19.00 hours on 2nd November, having secured a clear majority of two-thirds support for recognition following a statutory ACAS ballot.…

Australia

MRI to Acquire PropTech Group for A$93.4 Million

MRI Software has signed a binding Scheme Implementation Deed to acquire 100 per cent of the share capital of PropTech Group Limited which develops and sells real estate software, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The A$0.60 cash per share offer, equating to an implied equity value of approximately A$93.4 million on…

Blog

Transforming Public Toilets into Zen Temples

In advance of World Toilet Day on 19th November, Laura Cayless, Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks to Japan for lessons on managing public toilets successfully. With a World Toilet Day taking place in November, and a high-tech bathroom gallery at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, it’s safe to say that people in Japan take…

Blog

Why Washroom Users Deserve Better Hand Drying Solutions

Dr Salomé Giao, Lead Scientist at Dyson for Business, says many existing hand drying solutions are ineffective despite there never having been greater need for good hygiene practices. Every year, Global Handwashing Day champions and campaigns for the critical importance of regular hand washing with soap. The message is a simple one: hand washing can…

Fire

Wireless Fire Protection Installed at Historic Country Home in Scotland

Wireless fire technology from Hyfire is protecting The House of the Binns, a historic house in West Lothian that is under care of the National Trust for Scotland.  The House of the Binns, or simply The Binns, has been the seat of the Dalyell family since it was first built. Despite being donated to the…

News

Hybrid Hotchpotch Impacting UK Workers Negatively

According to a recent study from Landsec, businesses and workers across the UK are floundering under a “Hybrid Hotchpotch”, with just one in five white collar workers agreeing on a definition of hybrid working. ‘The Future Office: Rising expectations in a hybrid world’ report which was commissioned in partnership with Censuswide, polled over 800 UK…

Cleaning

ABM Secures LondonEnergy Cleaning and Security Brief

ABM has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide cleaning and security services at six sites operated by waste and resource management services provider LondonEnergy following a competitive pitch process. A team led by divisional director, Lee Fitzgerald, will deliver integrated cleaning and security services across several sites within the LondonEnergy estate. ABM will enhance the…

EMEA

MRI Unveils Next-Gen Real Estate Platform

MRI Software has presented its vision for the next generation of its open technology platform MRI Agora™ at the company’s Ascend users conference in New Orleans. According to the software developer, the new Agora platform will enable real estate businesses to make better decisions through connected data, automate mundane tasks, and differentiate through technology. “The…

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…

Case Studies

Securing the Öksüt Gold Mine in Turkey

G4S is tackling the challenges of providing security for the 15 square kilometre Öksüt gold mine in a remote region of Turkey with a solution which deploys mobile CCTV cameras as new sites for digging operations open. Protecting a site which is 15km squared and has a perimeter measuring 19km is quite an undertaking. Add…

News

New Level Transmitter for Powdery Industrial Applications from Krohne

KROHNE has unveiled OPTIWAVE 6500C, a radar transmitter for the accurate continuous level measurement of fine powders in dusty bulk storage, mining, and food and chemical process applications. Developed for use in silos, hoppers, and containers, the new transmitter delivers continuous level measurement by utilising 80 GHz (FMCW) band width radar and a 2 ¾”…

COP

Why the UN is Right to Call for Business to Act on Climate Change

With the United Nations urging businesses to recognise how they will meet the expectations and demands of stakeholders to reach net zero by 2050, David Lloyd, general manager of Connected Energy Performance at Johnson Controls UK&I, says technology is key. Across the world, businesses are battling to keep the lights on amid urgent calls for…

News

Atkins Leads on Road ‘Noise Camera’ Trials

A road camera which has been designed to identify and track drivers who rev-up engines and use modified exhausts in contravention of current rules is being installed at four UK locations as part of a trial to clampdown on antisocial driving. The Transport Secretary has confirmed the four locations, Bradford, Gloucestershire, Great Yarmouth and Birmingham,…

Automation & AI

Improving the Airport Experience with AI

Soul Machines is making significant progress in implementing and integrating its AI-powered Digital Iris “Digital Person” solution with IBM Watson Assistant at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Digital Iris is the newest member of the DFW team and the world’s first example of the “Digital Person” product for assisting airport visitors at information kiosks. Inspired…

India

Painting the Future

Indian startups HyperReality Technologies and Fluid AI have been named as winners of AkzoNobel initiative, Paint the Future, which oversees several global incubator programmes to accelerate innovation in the paint and coatings sector through collaboration. The winning submissions answered a call from AkzoNobel for innovative ways to enhance the digital consumer experience for its Dulux…

Net Zero

Supporting Sustainable Renting with Technology

Technology is reducing water and energy use and helping residents live more sustainablly at Quintain’s 85 acre Wembley Park development in north west London. Saving on utilities consumption is more important than ever, with individuals and businesses all needing to play their part. At Quintain Living, the award-winning management company overseeing the rental of more…

News

MRI Acquires South African Tenancy Credit Bureau

MRI Software has announced its acquisition of Johannesburg-based TPN Group, a registered credit bureau serving the residential, commercial and education markets in South Africa. TPN’s solution portfolio includes verification services for credit, employment, and criminal records, as well as legislation-compliant document packs, market reports, and toolkits. Founded in 2000, TPN serves more than 20,000 property…

industry

EFI at Printing United Expo 2022 (19-21 October, Las Vegas Convention Center)

Digital print technology provider Electronics For Imaging, Inc., is showcasing its expansive portfolio of innovative display graphics solutions this week at PRINTING United Expo 2022 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The range of EFI™ production LED inkjet, dye-sublimation inkjet, and Fiery® digital front end (DFE) and workflow offerings at the show highlights advanced, unique,…

Germany

Solarwatt Doubles Sales in First Three Quarters of 2022

Global solar-driven sector coupling manufacturer Solarwatt GmbH has announced a more than doubling of like-for-like sales for the first three quarters of 2022 to €250 million (£218 million). The Dresden-based company has sold almost 50,000 photovoltaic systems across Europe in the current financial year, including 24,500 systems in Germany. In the first three quarters of…

FM

Supporting Parr FM’s Digital Transformation

Radius has been helping Parr Facilities Management connect teams seamlessly as the facility services and fit-out specialist embraces technology to achieve productivity gains. Parr FM is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful FM companies with a roster of major clients including BOC, GLL, Triangle Housing, NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), Co-op, and Lidl. The…

News

MRI Announces Senior Appointments

MRI Software has recruited former PayPal executive Susan Avelluto as Chief People Officer and announced the appointment of business executive and author Jill Popelka to its Board. “I’m thrilled to welcome Susan to the MRI team,” said Patrick Ghilani, Chief Executive Officer of MRI Software. “She has an incredible track record of enhancing the employee…

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