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01 July 2016
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Articles on building services, including fire protection, HVAC, lifts/escalators, M&E maintenance, mechanical & electrical, utilities


  • Hold off on post-Brexit company shake-upsBusinesses should take a couple of weeks before considering any company restructures following the UK's Brexit vote, according to Richard Masser, president of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). 29/06/2016
  • Brexit will open up opportunities, says CIBSE chiefThe president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers believes that there will be life after Brexit. 28/06/2016
  • CIBSE to create BIM retrofit guideGeoff Prudence told attendees at the Facilities Show this week that he is intending on producing BIM retrofit guidance. 22/06/2016
  • Wall covering maintenanceSimon Bennett, international sales manager for Saint-Gobain Adfors, discusses the principles behind an effective wall covering maintenance strategy 15/06/2016
  • Kingdom purchases Luton-based FM firm OceanSecurity, cleaning and environmental protection service provider Kingdom has acquired an FM company based in Luton, Bedfordshire. 14/06/2016
  • UK office take-up slow but still robust in Q1Investment transaction volumes in Q1 2016 of offices across the UK were 26 per cent lower than that in the same period last year, according to a briefing by commercial real estate firm Avison Young. 26/05/2016
  • Engie forms energy JV with Cheshire East CouncilEngie (formerly Cofely GDF SUEZ) has been selected to form a joint venture (JV) with Cheshire East Council to create a new flagship company to promote eco-efficient district heating networks in the Borough. 20/05/2016
  • Green group gives five tips to optimise energy useAdopting a simpler metric target for measuring energy use is one of five key steps recommended to tackle the gap between building design and building performance, says a report by the UK Green Building Council. 20/05/2016
  • The irreplaceable Chris StoddartFM World managing editor Martin Read pays tribute to Chris Stoddart, who passed away yesterday. 19/05/2016
  • Poor school buildings hinder education, says RIBAOne in five teachers has considered quitting because of the wretched condition of the school buildings they have to teach in, according to a report by the professional body for architects. 12/05/2016
  • CIBSE boss promises engineers an inspiring yearThe new president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), John Field has urged engineers to raise the profile of the vital work the industry does by making buildings perform better. 10/05/2016
  • Birmingham's bid to help poor estates save energyMaking low-income estates in Birmingham more energy-efficient through low-carbon retrofit is one of the ways to deal with the city's built environment challenges, says a report by campaign body the UK Green Building Council (GBC). 09/05/2016
  • Legionella: the ticking time bombChris Northey explains the emerging threat posed by rising temperatures in cold water systems particularly in modern buildings and looks at possible solutions 04/05/2016
  • Edinburgh schools due to reopen for new termThree schools affected by the recent closures in Edinburgh will reopen next month once full remediation work has been completed, says the council. 04/05/2016
  • PAT testingFacilities managers should regularly get electrical appliances reviewed to safeguard employees from shocks and reduce fire risk, says Richard Galvin 25/04/2016
  • Maintaining hospital drainageStaff training and awareness campaigns with patients and visitors are vital to keep hospital drains clear, says Richard Leigh 20/04/2016
  • All 17 Edinburgh PPP schools 'show faults'Edinburgh City Council has announced that early findings of building surveys shows "evidence of faults across all 17 affected schools" to varying degrees after safety issues forced their closure last week. 15/04/2016
  • Amey vows to make Edinburgh school buildings safeAmey has announced that it is working closely with the Edinburgh Schools Partnership to identify and help with additional repairs to allow 17 schools in the city to be reopened after safety issues. 13/04/2016
  • Galliford Try admits liability for four ESP schoolsHouse builder Galliford Try has said it takes contractual responsibility for only four of the 17 Edinburgh schools affected by closure after technical faults were found in the buildings. 13/04/2016
  • NG Bailey lands £20m retail dealNG Bailey has secured a three-year, £20 million maintenance deal, covering eight shopping centres owned by Land Securities. 13/04/2016
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