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24 October 2016
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Building services articles

Articles on building services, including fire protection, HVAC, lifts/escalators, M&E maintenance, mechanical & electrical, utilities


  • Disabled suffer obstacles in accessing public buildingsA lack of access to public buildings and open spaces is one of the concerns raised in the submitted evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee's inquiry into disability and the built environment. 20/10/2016
  • Construction sector must 'modernise or die', says reportBritain's construction industry faces inexorable decline unless radical steps are taken to address its longstanding problems, according to an independent review commissioned by two government departments. 19/10/2016
  • International deal struck to eliminate HFC coolant gasesA global deal has been agreed to phase out the use of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), the gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration. 18/10/2016
  • Mitie lands £60m airports FM dealMitie has won a £60 million facilities management contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG). 17/10/2016
  • Interserve signs £37.5m retail deal with Land SecuritiesLand Securities is to have Interserve providing security, cleaning, customer service support and waste management across eight of its shopping centres. 17/10/2016
  • Changing prison design could aid rehabilitation of offendersDesigning and operating prison buildings in specific ways could halve assaults on staff and significantly reduce the stress under which staff work, says a panel of experts including prison managers, psychologists and criminologists. 13/10/2016
  • ''Remedial works'' required at Coventry PFI hospital"Remedial works" required at Coventry PFI hospital 13/10/2016
  • Ready for work?The launch earlier this year of the BIFM's operational readiness guide was the latest event seeking to ensure that FM is linked at every stage to the design and construction process. But, ask Martin Read and Jamie Harris, is the wider construction sector receptive to the FM's message? 03/10/2016
  • Where is FM in the BIM conversation?Paul Wilkinson explains how BIM has evolved over the past five years and looks at milestones in FM's involvement thus far. Is FM taking its theoretically rightful place in the construction project spotlight? 03/10/2016
  • Light workOn average, 25 per cent of an organisation's electricity costs come from lighting. Simon Fisher explains how FMs are switching on to LEDs and finding significant cost-reductions 22/09/2016
  • Pest intentionsGreg Pitcher finds that the UK pest control market is now worth almost £350 million, according to recent research . 22/09/2016
  • The burning issueHas the FM sector realised the true energy potential of biomass? Mark Harrison asks whether a wood-burning system can really be an alternative for energy buyers. 22/09/2016
  • Vat navFor VAT-exempt organisations, the decision to outsource services can add a tax liability that is difficult to justify. Here, Nick Martindale looks at why some organisations are revisiting the issue. 22/09/2016
  • Bottling it upThe case for plumbed-in vs. delivered bottles of drinking water has moved on a step with refillable water bottles that can be branded, as Paul Proctor explains. 22/09/2016
  • The flame gameNot all fires are accidental, and the risk posed by arsonists - those who set fires out of sheer malice - needs to be managed. 22/09/2016
  • Pow wowThe role of FM in informing the design of a building prior to its construction may have been peripheral in the past, but that's all changing. 22/09/2016
  • The soft sellAre the principles of soft landings a 'graduated handover' of a building project to its occupiers once complete fully accepted? And is FM ready for its role in the project spotlight? Our round table, sponsored by Gardiner & Theobald, considered the issues. 22/09/2016
  • Team playersWhen BT Sport moved into the former Olympic International Broadcast Centre in Stratford, staff at BT Facilities Services had to deal with supporting live TV studios as major media complex redevelopment work carried on around them. Jamie Harris reports. 22/09/2016
  • A higher planeAirbus UK's project to re-shape its 118-acre aerospace engineering site and transform the working lives of the more than 4,000 people working there had the FM team at its heart, reports Martin Read. 22/09/2016
  • Central intelligenceData centre construction projects are imperfect, with a traditional project team structure limiting transfer of essential knowledge to operations team that's the view of David Cameron (no relation) of risk management consultancy Operational Intelligence. Here he puts the case for those operating the centres to have more input. 22/09/2016
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