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17 January 2017
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Building services articles

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


  • BSRIA publishes new guide to BIM Level 2A building owner's guide to implementing new Building Information Modelling (BIM) within the assets they run has been published by the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA). 17/06/2015
  • Data centres blow too much cash on cold airDespite rising energy costs, not enough is being done to manage airflow correctly, according to research by a technical cleaning and data centre healthcare business. 08/06/2015
  • Winner of The Workplace Conversation revealedA 'workplace Wikipedia' for professionals has been selected as the winning idea in The Workplace Conversation launched three months ago. 14/05/2015
  • Why BIM could be a boon for us allBIM Level 3 could turn out to be a pivotal moment for the FM profession, but will we seize the opportunity, asks John Bowen. 07/05/2015
  • 'Sleepwalking into danger' alert over fire doorsDespite a heightened awareness of fire door safety among facilities managers, fire doors inspected in many organisations are still not up to standard, according to research by a certificated fire door inspector body. 07/05/2015
  • Resilience for critical cooling systemsWith summer on its way, Gareth Holden offers advice on keeping the heat off through deployment of a critical cooling systems strategy. 06/05/2015
  • Investment in energy management is on the upMore companies are investing in solutions to gather energy data, with nearly 50 per cent of respondents to a survey indicating that they have energy or building management systems in place. 06/05/2015
  • Bellrock to keep Hugo Boss performing in styleProperty and facilities management provider Bellrock has been awarded a new contract with premium fashion retailer Hugo Boss UK. 05/05/2015
  • Wilson Vale extends dealings with Lafarge TarmacWilson Vale has been awarded a catering contract with Lafarge Tarmac at Stancombe Quarry near Bristol. 29/04/2015
  • Eric Wright provides FM for Chester health centrePreston-based Eric Wright Facilities Management (EWFM), part of the Eric Wright Group, has been awarded a contract to provide FM services for a new 4,500 square metre health centre in Chester for Fountains Property Management. 29/04/2015
  • New regulations change mean FMs need checkupThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 requires medical surveillance for workers undertaking licensed asbestos work, and from 1st May 2015 it will also cover workers carrying out Notifiable Non-Licensed Work (NNLW) on asbestos. 28/04/2015
  • BIM use 'falling' ahead of 2016 adoption deadlineThe use and awareness of building information modelling (BIM) has decreased since last year, according to the NBS National BIM Survey. 27/04/2015
  • CIBSE symposium tackles climate change challengeEnvironmental challenges such as climate change will affect the work of building services engineers, delegates to CIBSE's 2015 Technical Symposium in London heard this week. 23/04/2015
  • ISS scores hole in one with North Inch Golf CourseISS Facility Services has been awarded a new landscaping contract with Perth & Kinross Council to deliver golf course maintenance services at the North Inch Golf Course in Perth. 22/04/2015
  • Arthur McKay wins FM contract with MoogBuilding support services company Arthur McKay has announced a contract win with Moog, a global designer and manufacturer of aircraft components and systems. 22/04/2015
  • BAM's Kath Fontana named RICS FM board chairThe Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has named Kath Fontana as the new chair of its Facilities Management board. 16/04/2015
  • Parliament to flee to QEII centre as Palace sinksMPs and peers are set to move from the Palace of Westminster to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre when the Houses of Parliament undergo essential renovation, according to a news report. 13/04/2015
  • Mears carries on partnership in GatesheadGateshead Council has extended its home repairs and maintenance contract with Mears for a further two years. 09/04/2015
  • M&E in education facilitiesCarrying out mechanical and electrical engineering during a school day requires a clear strategy so do your homework, says David Davis. 07/04/2015
  • A new era of maintenanceBuilding Information Modelling and initiatives such as CIBSE Guide M and SFG20 herald a new era for building maintenance. Tony Luck and Geoff Prudence explain why. 07/04/2015
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