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Wednesday, 21 February

News
Engie Snaffles Carillion NI Housing Contracts

Engie has reached an agreement to acquire Carillion's long-term heating and building maintenance contracts with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The...

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Big Brother Watch 19 Million Local Authority Cyber Attacks

  Local authorities face 19 million cyber attacks a year, an investigation by a civil liberties campaign group has revealed. UK councils have been subjected to...

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Doors Open On Billion Pound Servest-Aktrion Acquisition

Servest Group has acquired Aktrion, an international specialist in manufacturing support services - running critical parts of clients’ operations on a contract...

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Bilfinger Supervisory Board To Seek Damages Against Former Executive Board Members

On February 20, 2018, the Supervisory Board of Bilfinger SE has asserted claims for damages against former members of the Executive Board - this statement is taken...

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Cambridge Dons Living Wage Pledge

The University of Cambridge has signed up to the Living Wage - and we have a blog from Cambridge City Council - Championing the real Living Wage since...

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Undercover in Premier Inn - ISS Misadventure Starts Here

When a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary reporter went undercover as an ISS housekeeper at a London Premier Inn, she found some uncomfortable truths about hygiene...

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Time to Get Out of the Office

Managers who demand constant action from their teams actually prevent new ideas from being generated and implemented and people need to get out of the office to be innovative, new research says

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Employers And Employees Show New Year Optimism

Salary increases and optimism prevail over Brexit uncertainty says the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2018 guide

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Working 8 To 4 - What A Way To Make A Living

Two thirds of employed Brits would prefer to start and end work earlier than the traditional 9 to 5 says a YouGov report

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Machines Get Better Healthcare Than Humans By 2020

A new study from Vanson Bourne has found that 75% of IT and field service professionals believe that machines will receive better, preventative healthcare than human beings by 2020. Will this also be true of building services?

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Facilities Management
All In One Place - Yippee - It's FM Digest Time

Servest goes down the canal; Horbury healthy at NHS; Arcus in the aisles at Sainsbury's; Salisbury at Aylesbury; Wates Smartspace FM lands Horder...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
The Strife, Cook, Thieves & The Cover

After the strife of a competitive tender Steve Cook, Director of Facilities at the British Arab Commercial Bank has appointed Ward Security - who are unlikely to be...

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Safety & Health
Public Liabilities & Crown Sensures

Company fined after falling scaffold clips hits pedestrian; MoD receives crown censure following royal navy technician death; Companies fined after scaffolder struck by...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Swanky Move In Swanky Time

Less than 10 months after placing the contract for a relocation, design and fit-out of new swanky offices, wealth management firm, L&C have moved in. The project...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
We're All Off To Sunny Spain - Y Viva Interserve

Troubled Interserve has said Y Viva España as it takes a £10 million facilities services contract with Groundforce for aircraft cleaning services across...

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Environment
A Refreshing Idea - Will You Provide A Public Fountain

Tens of thousands of water refill stations are being created by publicly minded organisations to help reduce a dependence on plastic bottles.   People will be...

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Energy
1+1 Makes A Sharp Project Sharper

PPSPower has provided a slick N+1+1 UPS solution for the Sharp Project, an unusual office space recently acquired by Manchester City Council. The space previously...

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People
No Fuzzing On Ethics And Service For Global Top Table

ISS Germany has been awarded Best Service Provider for Medium-Sized Companies 2018; and JLL has been voted one of the World’s Most Ethical...

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Education & Training
Shining A Light On Code L

The latest advantages in lighting technologies and controls are addressed in the new edition of Lighting Commissioning Code L, published by CIBSE.   The latest...

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Property
Sumitomo Climbs To City Summit

British Land has signed an agreement for lease with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE) Limited for 161,000sq.ft at the 100 Liverpool Street redevelopment...

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Technology
Getting Gfast To Bristol

Bristol will be one of the first cities to benefit from proposals by Openreach for a major acceleration of its ultrafast fibre broadband network assisted by Gfast...

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Products & Projects
Countering Terrorism The Hard Way

A new type of concrete, which could significantly lower the number of deaths during bomb blasts, earthquakes and other disasters, is being developed by an expert from...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Putting A Lid On It - Top Floor DC Build OUt

On February 8, Next Generation Data (NGD) announced the build of an additional 250,000sq.ft of capacity at its mega data centre campus near Cardiff - on the top...

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Fleet & Transportation
Motor Insurance In Overdrive

The relentless rise in the cost of motor insurance continues with the Association of British Insurers' latest Motor Insurance Premium Tracker showing that the costs...

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