Amey, facilities management services provider to the UK Defence and public sector, have received from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident (RoSPA) four gold awards, a President’s Award and a prestigious commendation in the Public Service and Local Government Sector.
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has expanded its team as part of a structural reorganisation which aims to provide improved member, technical and training services, while further raising the profile of the Association throughout the construction supply chain. The Association has enlarged its technical and marketing teams in order to support and augment its rapid growth and further develop the services it offers.
Bolton University will deliver the first dedicated degree apprenticeship in facilities management, having won approval as an IWFM Recognised Centre to deliver the IWFM Level 6 Extended Diploma as a dual award with its BSc (Hons) in Facilities and Built Asset Management programme.
New Competition Set To Deliver Significant Energy Savings In Commercial Buildings Launches In The UK
CUBE, an innovative competition that enables commercial buildings to make a genuine contribution to net zero, has launched in the UK today. Organised by Ampersand Partners alongside founders A4MT, the competition introduces gamification for energy consumption, cutting energy usage and equivalent costs by an average of 12% and up to 55% in a single year.
Public funding is urgently needed to ensure schools, hospitals and thousands of homes can benefit from improved awareness of the role played by mechanical ventilation systems in reducing the risk of airborne disease, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
Evolution, the integrated fire and security systems business, has continued to invest in the growth of its Risk & Design team, with two new appointments.
Two Chartered Members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
- Mitie’s first report into how the facilities management (FM) industry supports armed forces veterans shows the sector is a good career fit, with over two thirds (70%) of former servicemen and women saying FM roles match their skill set
- More than three quarters (77%) of veterans would recommend a career in FM to other armed forces leavers
- Though 50% of veterans say it was a challenge to find work after leaving the military, four in five (84%) managers say veterans are likely to possess the skills most urgently needed in the sector
It has been four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 72 lives. The inquiry is continuing, and the English building regulations are still largely unchanged. Many in the fire door industry, including DHF, are feeling frustrated at what appears to be slow progress, although with some of the systemic problems that are being addressed, there is hope.
The Chartered Institute of Building welcomes Mike Foy OBE as its new President for 2021/22.
In his opening address at CIOB’s second virtual Members’ Forum, Mike said: “Clients are key to all our big challenges as an industry whether that is achieving net zero, improving building safety and quality, adopting digital technologies, enhancing training and apprenticeships, or opening the door wider to a career in this industry. Clients can be a force for positive change.”