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Building services articles

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


  • In Focus: Face the changeThe issue: The changing nature of hard FM services delivery The interviewee: Keith Chanter, chief executive at Emcor UK 16/07/2013
  • In Focus: A question of zero-carbonThe issue: The de-carbonisation of cities The interviewee: George Adams, the newly elected president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 20/06/2013
  • BIM4FM creates online discussion groupThe BIM4FM group has created an online discussion group to stimulate the conversation around the engagement of facilities managers, owners and occupiers in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Government Soft Landings (GSL). 12/06/2013
  • Pow wowThe role of FM in informing the design of a building prior to its construction may have been peripheral in the past, but that's all changing. 04/06/2013
  • BS EN 15780 'Ventilation for Buildings Ductwork Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems'A new British Standard for cleanliness levels in the HVAC sector has been designed to reduce confusion within the industry, explains George Friend. 04/06/2013
  • BBC completes northern move under budgetThe final cost of the BBC's controversial move from London to Salford should be £9 million below the £233 million budget approved by the BBC Trust. 15/05/2013
  • FM World hosts roundtable debateFM World and its sister title Supply Management are seeking participants for a roundtable discussion on the common issues faced by facilities managers and procurement professionals. 14/05/2013
  • Workplace Law FM survey closes May 20thThose considering taking part in the joint BIFM / Workplace Law survey on leadership in FM have until May 20th to add their voice. 14/05/2013
  • New CIBSE president calls for urgent rethinkBuilding service engineers have an urgent responsibility to help reduce energy consumption and to adapt buildings to respond to the challenges of climate change. 13/05/2013
  • Mountjoy docks at PortsmouthSupport services group Mountjoy has won a £3 million contract at Portsmouth International Port. 08/05/2013
  • Eric Wright joins north west frameworkEric Wright Facilities Management (EWFM) has secured a place on a four-year social housing framework for north west England. 08/05/2013
  • Bottling it upThe case for plumbed-in vs. delivered bottles of drinking water has moved on a step with refillable water bottles that can be branded, as Paul Proctor explains. 03/05/2013
  • The burning issueHas the FM sector realised the true energy potential of biomass? Mark Harrison asks whether a wood-burning system can really be an alternative for energy buyers. 03/05/2013
  • Vat navFor VAT-exempt organisations, the decision to outsource services can add a tax liability that is difficult to justify. Here, Nick Martindale looks at why some organisations are revisiting the issue. 03/05/2013
  • BIFM sets up Channel Islands branchThe BIFM has opened a branch in the Channel Islands, after research showed a high level of interest for a way to sere FMs on the Islands. 26/04/2013
  • Costain pulls out of battle for May GurneyCostain will not make another offer for May Gurney, leaving the way clear for rival bidder Kier. 26/04/2013
  • Construction sector faces further fallCommercial construction is set to fall by 6.6 per cent this year, according to a report. 25/04/2013
  • Electrical safety at workJim Wallace finds that the new IET Code of Practice for maintaining the safety of electrical equipment will require a more robust approach to risk assessment. 22/04/2013
  • BIM4FM asks FMs for feedback on BIMA recently formed group championing the FM sector's involvement with building information modelling is asking FMs to complete a survey on the topic. 18/04/2013
  • Kier comes full Circle in £200m dealKier Services has signed two five-year, repair and maintenance contracts with Circle Housing Group, valued in excess of £200 million. 17/04/2013
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