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26 March 2017
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Building services articles

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


  • FOI laws should cover firms paid taxpayers' cashSixty per cent of people want Freedom of Information (FOI) laws to be extended to companies receiving taxpayers' money to provide public services, according to a poll released this week. 08/02/2016
  • Government adopts IPMS to 'future-proof' its estateThe government will adopt the new International Property Measurement Standard introduced in January 2016 to future-proof the way it measures its buildings and to ensure consistency across the UK and internationally. 08/02/2016
  • Macro extends its UK deal with Citrix SystemsInternational facilities management company Macro has extended its three-year contract with global software provider Citrix with the addition of three further UK offices. 08/02/2016
  • Structural metalwork - are you breaking the law?It's now illegal to ignore the demands of EN 1090, a standard that regulates steel and aluminium structures, warns John Grenville. But what does the standard require? 26/01/2016
  • Dealing with corrosionAsset integrity management is essential for operators of all types of process plant. Marc Dabbs discusses best practice solutions for managing corrosion and aspects to consider 26/01/2016
  • Modernising properties with polyurethane foamAdvances in polyurethane foam solutions mean that they offer advantages beyond heat insulation, as Leonie Onslow explains 26/01/2016
  • 11 things FMs should know about liftsVarious regulations put obligations on 'owners' of lifts, lifting platforms, escalators and moving walks responsibilities often delegated to FMs, says Nick Mellor 19/01/2016
  • FM's critical involvement in BIMFacilities management's role in the maintenance of building information models (BIM) was always going to be a major talking point in 2016. 18/01/2016
  • Getting the best out of biomass heatingBiomass heating systems are a cost-effective and sustainable solution for many buildings, yet without the proper system design, ongoing care and maintenance, installations may not perform to the best of their potential. Paul Clark looks at how to maximise returns in the long term 18/01/2016
  • Fontana joins ISS from BAM FMISS Facility Services has appointed Kath Fontana as managing director of its Technical Services business. 08/01/2016
  • BIFM fire safety guide updatedBIFM has launched an updated Good Practice Guide to managing fire safety. 06/01/2016
  • Elevator efficiency's role in productivityThyssenkrupp Elevator's CEO Andreas Schierenbeck discusses how lift know-how is set not just to revolutionise the industry, but also to support global urbanisation and improve the quality of life for everyone in cities. 22/12/2015
  • Robertson takes £1.5m deal at Perth & KinrossRobertson Facilities Management has won a contract to provide services at Perth & Kinross Council's largest office building. 11/12/2015
  • Primer: Heating emittersAnother in a series of update articles on building services to support FM's, managing buildings. This edition focuses on the range of emitters providing heat. By Geoff Prudence. 09/12/2015
  • Expanding One Public Estate 'will boost economy'The One Public Estate programme, led by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Cabinet Office, is to expand and will receive another £31 million funding injection from the government. 07/12/2015
  • COP21: Business pledges huge building carbon cutsCarillion, Cofely and Camden Council among many other construction and FM companies have signed up to a series of pledges to cut carbon emissions from their buildings. 03/12/2015
  • Skanska UK nabs Level 2 BIM verificationSkanska UK has achieved company-wide Level 2 BIM Capability verification from BSI a requirement from April 2016 for new public sector contracts. 03/12/2015
  • AUDE appoints new executive officerJane White has taken up the role of executive officer at the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE). 03/12/2015
  • Trend to outsourcing government FM will carry onThe outsourced, bundled facilities management market in central and local government is estimated to have grown by around 3 per cent in 2015, compared with the market value in 2014, according to a report by AMA Research. 03/12/2015
  • Study highlights BREEAM's role in carbon cutsBREEAM-assessed buildings achieve an average 22 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared with buildings designed to regulatory minimum performance requirements, says a new briefing paper. 03/12/2015
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