Facilities Management UK: January 2022 Contents

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The January 2022 issue of
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Getting Your Business Winter-Ready

FaGetting Your Business Winter-Ready With COVID-19 concerns very much still in the air, companies have added pressure to keep their employees safe this winter.

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Why Facilities Managers Must Take Responsibility For All Of Their Waste

Why Facilities Managers Must Take Responsibility For All Of Their Waste The public’s expectations of corporate responsibility are ever-increasing, as is the demand for operational transparency. Consequently, businesses are acknowledging the need to prioritise sustainability. Global events such as COP26 have brightened the spotlight further and inspired many businesses to ramp-up or revisit their sustainability goals and how they’re achieved.

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Sika Shows Aberdeen’s Future Building Surveyors Cutting-Edge Moisture Detection Technology

Sika Shows Aberdeen’s Future Building Surveyors Cutting-Edge Moisture Detection Technology In a bid to help foster learning among the next generation of building surveyors, Sika Roofing recently visited students from Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU)’s Building Surveying BSc (Hons) course to demonstrate Tramex Meters, the world’s first non-invasive moisture detectors.

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New Independent Research Reveals UK Employees’ Washroom Concerns And How To Resolve Them

New Independent Research Reveals UK Employees’ Washroom Concerns And How To Resolve Them New independent research has found that the majority of employees have concerns about using a workplace washroom and has revealed the washroom improvements that they would like their employers to make.

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Washroom Cleaning In The Wake Of A Pandemic: It’s More Than Just High Touch Points

Washroom Cleaning In The Wake Of A Pandemic: It’s More Than Just High Touch Points Daniel Took, Head of Professional Product Marketing at Kärcher UK talks touchpoint areas and the importance of keeping washrooms clean to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria.

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Heat Networks: It’s Time For A Reality Check

Heat Networks: It’s Time For A Reality Check The potential of heat networks to reduce carbon emissions is strong, but heating systems are only ever as good as they are built, operated and maintained to be. Too many are run sub-optimally, resulting in higher-than-necessary Bills and emissions or discomfort for building users, argues Andrew Leatherland, Installations Director at Insite Energy.

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Kleen-Tex Sets The Standard For Performance With New PolyCotton Entrance Mat

Kleen-Tex Sets The Standard For Performance With New PolyCotton Entrance Mat Kleen-Tex, one of the world’s leading floor mat manufacturers, has extended its commitment to product innovation with the launch of its new PolyCotton mat, which provides professionals with a best in class solution for moisture absorption and dirt control.

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Ensuring The Quality Of Your Air Has Become A Whole Lot Easier

Ensuring The Quality Of Your Air Has Become A Whole Lot Easier We originally thought that the Corona virus was spread via surfaces, then droplets, but the past 18 months of intensive study by top experts from around the world, has allowed scientists to develop a deeper understanding of the virus and its transmission. It has been repeatedly and conclusively proven (for the current Covid variants), that Covid transmission is primarily airborne.

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How To Prepare Your Commercial Premises In The Winter Months

How To Prepare Your Commercial Premises In The Winter Months The weather during the winter months can be harsh and unpredictable, leaving sites vulnerable to all Mother Nature has to throw at them. Here, Peter Jackson, Managing Director for Jacksons Fencing, provides advice on how to prepare and protect your commercial premises from the challenges of this winter. A recent study revealed that severe weather is the top cause of disruption to British businesses, but managers continue to underestimate it as a threat.

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PTSG’s Divisions Collaborate At White City Living

PTSG’s Divisions Collaborate At White City Living Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a specialist access project at White City Living, a spectacular new development in West London.

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How Can Facilities Managers Help Reduce The Reliance On Carbon Offsetting?

How Can Facilities Managers Help Reduce The Reliance On Carbon Offsetting? There is an increasing reliance on carbon offsetting but many are missing a vital way to reduce consumption and lessen this reliance, improving the energy performance of their buildings. Here, Don McLean, CEO of IES, discusses how digital technology can enable facilities managers to reduce the energy consumption of buildings under their management to lessen their impact on the environment.

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COP26: Smart Technology Is Our Saving Grace

COP26: Smart Technology Is Our Saving Grace Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, explores how smart technologies can help us to reduce emissions from our buildings, and hit sustainability targets in line with COP26.

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What Commercial Building FM’s Can Learn About Sustainability From Data Centres

What Commercial Building FM’s Can Learn About Sustainability From Data Centres For data centres the journey to carbon net zero operations began over ten years ago. With the pace now accelerating, Ed Ansett, Founder and Chairman, i3 Solutions Group, explains how the sector has built upon the imperative for energy efficiency and is today deploying strategies which put data centres at the heart of sustainable energy supply and distribution.

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Is Your Workspace Hygiene Up To Standard?

Is Your Workspace Hygiene Up To Standard? Following the widespread Omicron Covid variant outbreak in the UK, many companies and employees are becoming increasingly concerned about the cleanliness of their workspace and accessories. In an age where hot desking is usual office protocol, keyboards and mice are prime hotspots for collecting germs.

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How Should Facilities Managers Harness The Power Of Data Insights?

How Should Facilities Managers Harness The Power Of Data Insights? By Bartłomiej Michalski, Big Data Architect at Future Processing.

There is no denying that when data is transformed into knowledge, it provides real-time insights that can improve decision making and increase efficiency. Data has become one of the most valuable currencies of modern times.

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Accessibility Must Not Be An Afterthought In Workplace Design

Accessibility Must Not Be An Afterthought In Workplace Design By Lesley Kelly, Studio Lead and Principal, Design at workplace creation experts Unispace.

The government recently published its National Disability Strategy in July 2021, which outlined recommendations to create a more accessible workplace for employees with disabilities, including mental wellbeing considerations.

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Sika Launches New Low Odour Balcony Waterproofing Range

Sika Launches New Low Odour Balcony Waterproofing Range Responding to the continual growth in popularity of versatile liquid applied waterproofing solutions, Sika has launched Monoflex LO, an innovative low odour waterproofing range for balconies, walkways and terraces.

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