Laing O'Rourke closes on Yorkshire schools deal
The building group has reached financial close on a seven-school contract that will see it delivering design, construction and ongoing FM services.
Balfour Beatty closes on Glasgow student project
Balfour Beatty has reached financial close on its first 'one stop shop' student accommodation project, in which it will handle everything from securing the site to ongoing operation.
Cordant doubles up at National Express
Transport services group National Express has awarded a three-year contract to Cordant for security services at locations throughout the UK.
IoT: coming soon to a loo near you
Kimberly-Clark Professional, suppliers of a huge range of consumables, has built an Internet of Things app enabling FMs to monitor toilet facilities and the equipment within them.
Easyfairs sells FM and maintenance events
Easyfairs UK & Global has announced the sale of two of its major UK exhibitions, Facilities Management and Maintec.
Sodexo extends Hampden Park partnership
The catering services provider's deal at Scotland's national stadium, held since 1999, will now run until 2020.
MBO for Temco UK
The facilities services business has struck out on its own following completion of a management buyout last week.
Strong start for EMEA outsourcing
The outsourcing market in the EMEA region got off to a strong start in 2016, with double-digit growth in both contract value and volume, according to new data from tracking company Information Services Group.
Energy efficiency: neglected opportunities?
Cutting consumption seems to be the default position for much of the pro-sustainability argument and certainly much of government policy and regulation. But simply turning things off could mean opportunities to run more efficiently are missed.
Sykes promoted to regional role at ISS
Richard Sykes, currently CEO ISS UK & Ireland, is to join the ISS Executive Group Management as Regional CEO Western Europe.
CBRE logs in at Sony
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has appointed the property services group to provide hard FM support at its UK headquarters in London.
ABM buys Talkington Bates Midlands business
The latest significant move in the independent, mid-market sector of the catering industry sees Talkington Bates selling the contracts and trade of its Midlands operations.
Making energy efficiency work
Energy consumption is increasingly being understood but efficiency is the poor relation, often with only simple measures being deployed. Sunil Shah makes the case for a change of focus.
People vs technology: do we need both?
Ever since the development of the first mechanical lock, the question has been asked as to whether it is better to rely on people or technology for one's security. Stephen Green says the answer is self-evident.
Technology change: what it can mean for FM
Ian Campbell explains how the move from legacy systems to newer digital technologies is benefiting the FM industry.
New technologies such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are changing the way companies are doing business. The potential effect on the facilities management industry is an exciting prospect but FMs need to first understand them and then embrace them.
One year after ISS's acquisition of GSH, Simon Iatrou sits down with Gary Kidd and Kath Fontana to discuss the growth of its technical services business and how this is informing the organisation's evolving approach to service.
From Commodity to Strategy
The commoditisation of facilities management services can be reversed. But FM organisations like Mitie must first ask their customers far more thoughtful questions, says Martyn Freeman. He explains his philosophy to Simon Iatrou.
Does the BFG's demise demonstrate that FM will be just fine without a trade association? Simon Iatrou finds out from CEO Sarah Bentley where it all went wrong, and whether the sector's future may be shaped with no corporate membership representation.
Doing Things Differently
Are existing facilities management service models meeting the challenges set by a changing FM market landscape? Simon Iatrou speaks to Mike Cant, who believes he has a solution that just might contribute to the mix.
Uncertain times in FM
The 2016 FM Business Confidence Monitor provided us with a window into an industry less confident than it was 12 months ago.
Vacancy for a trade association
I enjoyed Andrew Brown's critical appraisal of the facilities service industry's failed love affair with trade associations, but I want to offer a few words of warning to anyone thinking of jumping into the empty seat left by the demise of the BFG.
FM in an international marketplace
With sad predictability, the response from the UK to Tuesday's announcement of the IFMA/RICS collaboration has been, at best, inward looking.
FM industry representation: who cares anyway?
Does the UK facilities management sector deserve to have a representative body? Does it need one? Does it care enough to deserve one?
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