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Building services articles

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


  • M&E sector must diversify, claims reportMechanical and electrical contractors need to diversify to combat difficult trading conditions, which have seen the market value of M&E contracting fall by almost a quarter since 2008, according to research. 11/04/2013
  • Mitie launches first security apprenticeship schemeOutsourcing firm Mitie has launched the security sector's first full-time apprenticeship scheme. 08/04/2013
  • Cofely powers ahead at Dow CorningTechnical facilities and energy services contractor Cofely has won a contract to operate and maintain the combined heat and power (CHP) energy centre at Dow Corning's facility in Barry, South Wales. 08/04/2013
  • Europa secures TFM deal with RSAEuropa has won a three-year contract, providing building maintenence and soft FM services to global insurer RSA. 08/04/2013
  • Property investors set for higher returnsInvestors are to enjoy greater returns on commercial property this year, according to predictions from Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL). 05/04/2013
  • Europa signs M&E deal with IETEuropa is to provide mechanical and electrical maintenance in a three-year deal with the Institution of Engineering and Technology. 05/04/2013
  • Green building costs tumbleDesign and construction costs associated with green building are falling, according to a report from the World Green Building Council. 05/04/2013
  • Pest intentionsGreg Pitcher finds that the UK pest control market is now worth almost £350 million, according to recent research . 05/04/2013
  • Trend gameIn January, BIFM chair Ismena Clout took the reins for the third of the institute's Leaders Forum events. The focus was on emerging trends likely to have an impact on the sector, from the continuing economic uncertainty through to IT, recruitment and legislation. 04/04/2013
  • 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 04/04/2013
  • HawkingThe ancient practice of hawking is providing today's FMs with a cost-effective, humane and entirely natural method to deal with pest birds. 04/04/2013
  • Bolton at Home deal goes to ForrestSocial housing provider Bolton at Home has appointed facilities management firm Forrest to refurbish around 18,000 homes. 16/01/2013
  • United House and Keepmoat win Circle repairs dealsCircle Housing Group has appointed Keepmoat and United House to provide responsive and planned repairs respectively in its southern region. 16/01/2013
  • Dow enlarges CBRE contractUS giant Dow Chemical has expanded its contract with property management firm CBRE to include FM in North America and the Asia-Pacific area. 15/01/2013
  • Vivark hits ground running with first contractNew facilities management company Vivark has secured its first contract with Knowsley Housing Trust. 10/01/2013
  • Mitie lands £30m London dealHammersmith & Fulham Council has awarded Mitie a £30 million contract for planned maintenance on more than 7,500 homes. 10/01/2013
  • London's public buildings set for RE:FIT workLondon has named 13 contractors to its procurement framework to upgrade the energy efficiency of public buildings in the capital, including schools, libraries and courts. 04/01/2013
  • Lovell appoints operations managersRepairs and maintenance specialist Lovell has appointed Richard Jackson and Ian Faul as operations managers. 04/01/2013
  • Morrison scoops Rotherham repair dealRotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has appointed Morrison for responsive repairs and maintenance services to public buildings. 03/01/2013
  • United Welsh puts Mears on the horizonHousing Association United Welsh has appointed Mears to a 15-year property repairs and maintenance contract in south Wales. 19/12/2012
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