Facilities Management UK: September 2021 Contents

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The September 2021 issue of
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Detector-Activated CCTV Systems Realise Protective Potential Through Updated British Standard

Detector-Activated CCTV Systems Realise Protective Potential Through Updated British Standard Matthew Holliday, Head of Approval Schemes at the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), describes how a newly revised British Standard should improve facilities’ protection, using detector-activated surveillance alarm systems that provide police response.

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Designer Contracts Pulls Out All The Stops To Beat Pandemic Delay

Designer Contracts Pulls Out All The Stops To Beat Pandemic Delay Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has supplied and fitted a leading West Midlands specialist dementia care living home with safety floorcoverings – despite major delays caused by the second national lockdown.

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Built Environment Must Accelerate Decarbonisation To Support Net Zero Goal

Built Environment Must Accelerate Decarbonisation To Support Net Zero Goal While the built environment is going in the right direction, it is still not moving fast enough to decarbonise building stock, according to the latest annual sustainability report produced by RICS and World Built Environment Forum.

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Conren Celebrate Half Century

SConren Celebrate Half Century 50 years of trading is an impressive milestone and specialist manufacturer and installer of resin systems, Conren Limited, proudly celebrate this achievement in September 2021.

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Securing Small Retail Units Effectively And Economically With Shopshield

Securing Small Retail Units Effectively And Economically With Shopshield It’s not just stores with familiar brand names that have disappeared from our high streets over the difficult past year; countless small, independent shops have also had to shut their doors. Business districts in our city centres are still unnaturally quiet and nothing like the bustling streets they were before as office workers continue to work from home, part or even full-time.

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CENTIEL Launches UPS to Protect the Power for Medical Imaging Equipment

CENTIEL Launches UPS to Protect the Power for Medical Imaging Equipment Leading UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL, has launched a stand-alone UPS specifically to provide back-up power for medical imaging equipment in the healthcare sector. The solution called PremiumTowerTM Medical Special, is designed with the capability to condition the power to devices such as MRI scanners, which experience increased currents during the start-up phase.

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How Facilities Managers Can Support Better Mental Health In The Workplace

How Facilities Managers Can Support Better Mental Health In The Workplace By Darren Hockley, Managing Director at DeltaNet International

According to CIPD’s health and wellbeing at work 2021 report, employee wellbeing continues to climb up the corporate agenda, with 50% of respondents claiming their organisation has a formal wellbeing strategy.

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Virus Elimination Is The Key To Future Business Protection And Growth

Virus Elimination Is The Key To Future Business Protection And Growth Protect your staff, your customers and your business by closing the infection control loop. The virus causing Covid-19 is airborne – fact. The latest Delta variant in particular, is more easily transmitted and contracted than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. Washing your hands, surfaces, opening a window and distancing will not safely, effectively and constantly disinfect the air indoors.

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PTSG’s Steeplejack Service

PTSG’s Steeplejack Service PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd has diversified its steeplejack service from traditional “cloth cap” techniques into a modern, high-tech engineering company, providing height work solutions to a vast array of structures. Today, it leads the high-level maintenance industry, serving clients worldwide and carrying out work to chimney stacks, cooling towers, flare stack and a host of other high and unconventional structures.

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Positive Energy: Why Smart Buildings Are The Key To Decarbonisation

Positive Energy: Why Smart Buildings Are The Key To Decarbonisation Digital technologies are making buildings more secure, more comfortable and more energy-efficient, while reducing CO2 emissions, as Oliver Iltisberger, division president, ABB Smart Buildings, explains.

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Maintaining The Office Post-COVID

Maintaining The Office Post-COVID By Allan Wood, Managing Director, Optima Systems.

The pandemic has certainly disrupted all aspects of society and the economy, and we’ll no doubt be feeling the ripple effects for years to come. One aspect of daily life which has changed irrevocably is the role, and very nature, of the physical workspace, from the way it will be used, to how it’s planned, designed and fitted out.

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The Floorbrite Group

The Floorbrite Group Floorbrite is a leading commercial cleaning and facilities management company providing a diverse range of services to businesses of all sizes across all industry sectors.

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Lincoln Medical School’s ‘Most Sustainable Building on Campus’, Lit by Zumtobel Group

Lincoln Medical School’s ‘Most Sustainable Building on Campus’, lit by Zumtobel Group Zumtobel Group, with its lighting brands Zumtobel, Thorn, and acdc has supplied a highly efficient new lighting solution to help meet the requirements of the University of Lincoln’s most sustainable building on campus and comply with tough carbon and energy reducing measures for the new Lincoln Medical School.

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The Map Is Not The Territory

The Map Is Not The Territory By Louis McGarry, Sales and Marketing Director, CENTIEL UK

How many times have you purchased something then later, it’s not turned out quite like you’d hoped or anticipated? We are often called in to see organisations in this situation where a UPS has been installed by others and it’s not delivering on its promises. However, for many years we have been on a mission to change this around.

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How Keeping Floorcare Easy Can Result In Higher Performance

How Keeping Floorcare Easy Can Result In Higher Performance Daniel Took, Head of Product at Kärcher UK, discusses Kärcher’s latest Classic floorcare range, which is easy to use, highly efficient and robust making it a must for businesses.

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The Changing Expectations Of Commercial Cleaning Routines

The Changing Expectations Of Commercial Cleaning Routines With the majority of restrictions being removed in England, the vaccination programme continuing to make pace and the government encouraging a gradual return to work, there is much to be positive about following a challenging last 16 months. However, as case numbers continue to rise, employees still feel concerned about their safety and well-being, with over half of British workers stating they would happily never return to the office environment.

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The Cleaning Show Returns To Highlight New Cleaning And Sanitation Practices

The Cleaning Show Returns To Highlight New Cleaning And Sanitation Practices Helping showcase the latest advancements in cleaning practices and technologies, The Cleaning Show returns to ExCeL, London from 2-4 November 2021. The show will welcome more than 7,000 senior cleaning professionals from across the contract cleaning, facilities management, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and public services sectors.

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Safety And Quality Assurances For Fireproofing Solutions

Safety And Quality Assurances For Fireproofing Solutions The price of fire damage is high. Without sufficient preventative measures and protective solutions in place, the tiniest flame or spark can turn from localised damage to a highly preventable large-scale catastrophe like the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Sika’s New Monotop® System Raises Standards In Sustainable, Long-Term Concrete Repair

Sika’s New Monotop® System Raises Standards In Sustainable, Long-Term Concrete Repair Global building products manufacturer, Sika, has launched a new concrete repair solution that provides greater long-term protection for buildings and sets a new standard for low environmental impact concrete by significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

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