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25 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


  • FMs to evaluate companies for 'Fairplace Award'Five assessors including facilities managers have been appointed by the Ethical Property Foundation to evaluate the new 'ethical' workplace accreditation, the Fairplace Award. 16/03/2015
  • Galliford Try wins £56.6m schools maintenance dealHouse building group Galliford Try's facilities management division has been awarded a 25-year maintenance and life cycle contract for a school buildings programme in north-east England and Wales. 13/03/2015
  • Cordant acquires UKFMCordant Services has acquired two specialist companies from the UKFM Group. The acquisition is of air conditioning businesses Thermotech Engineering Services and G8 Environmental Solutions both businesses will become part of Cordant's new technical projects division, enhancing its HVAC engineering capacity. 11/03/2015
  • Kingdom buys CDO GroupSecurity group Kingdom Security has acquired the business CDO Group Ltd. 10/03/2015
  • CBRE offers £1bn for Johnson Control's workplace solutions armGlobal real estate group CBRE is in talks to buy Johnson Controls Inc's global workplace solutions business for an estimated $1 billion, according to news reports. 10/03/2015
  • Bilfinger suits retailer McArthurGlen for cleaning dealA new multi-million pound contract has been agreed for Bilfinger Europa to extend its relationship with McArthurGlen designer outlets. 09/03/2015
  • Guide to maintaining guttersMark de Rozarieux explains why it is in the best interests of facilities managers to carefully maintain the gutters of their properties, and offers advice on how best to do soark de Rozarieux explains why it is in the best interests of facilities managers to carefully maintain the gutters of their properties, and offers advice on how best to do so 09/03/2015
  • Façade access body publishes safety guidanceSAEMA, the trade body representing the façade access systems sector, has published new guidance aimed at anyone using components of existing building maintenance units (BMUs) as anchorage points for industrial rope access equipment. 06/03/2015
  • FM sees drop-off in merger and acquisition movesMerger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the UK facilities management sector slackened in the final quarter of 2014, following two quarters of robust activity. 05/03/2015
  • Central heating additive wins M&S challengeAn energy-saving additive for heating systems has won a commitment by Marks & Spencer that it will be assessed for potential applications across the retailer's estate. 05/03/2015
  • Bid to scrap DECs sends mixed message, says BSRIAThere could be a fall in the levels of information available on the efficient operation of public buildings if government proposals to scrap Display Energy Certificates (DECs) go ahead, warns BSRIA. 04/03/2015
  • Carillion tasked with £1.5bn FM frameworkCarillion has been appointed by Scape Group as the sole framework provider on a new facilities management framework, with a value of up to £1.5 billion over six years. 04/03/2015
  • Ground Control to maintain Sainsbury's UK estateGround Control is to undertake landscaping and grounds maintenance works across Sainsbury's entire portfolio more than 500 UK stores. 02/03/2015
  • Aramark wins key Irish bank and pharma contractsAramark has won a major contract with Tesco Ireland to provide mechanical, electrical and building fabric maintenance at 26 stores across the west of Ireland. 02/03/2015
  • Atlas muscles in on two London cleaning venturesCleaning firm Atlas Contractors will be supplying cleaning services to Waltham Forest Schools in a three-year extendable contract worth £700,000 a year. 02/03/2015
  • Carillion retains £5m air and rail contractsCarillion has signed contracts worth more than £5 million in the transport and aviation markets, including one at Heathrow Airport. 02/03/2015
  • JVs attributed to Norse Group successNorse Commercial Services has announced strong sales figures of more than £37 million. 27/02/2015
  • Interserve makes impact on core outsourcing marketOutsourcing support services group Interserve saw organic growth of its revenue increase by 10 per cent in 2014, according to its annual results. 26/02/2015
  • Carbon footprint:using servers/computers to heat officesWith appropriate regulation and contractual packages unlocking investment, tomorrow's world could actually be a golden age for building efficiency, says Simon Hobday. 26/02/2015
  • Identifying and dealing with asbestoss 20 people, on average, still die every week from asbestos-related diseases, the HSE's 'Beware Asbestos' campaign reminds those working on commercial properties that asbestos is still a very real threat facing trades people and maintenance workers 26/02/2015
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