March 2017

Distributor Road - Balfour Beatty

  This week (Monday 27th March – Saturday 1st April) Balfour Beatty welcomes members of the public to its construction sites across the UK to support Build UK’s Open Doors event. This popular annual event welcomes members of the public from all age ranges and professions including students, those seeking guidance on alternative career paths and those who are interested in the built environment, to visit a construction site in

FM News Post Brexit skills Balfour Beatty

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive and founder of The 5% Club, has called for the construction industry to play its part in addressing the skills crisis post-Brexit. Founded three years ago, The 5% Club seeks to have its member companies pledge to achieving at least 5% of their employee base consist of apprentices, sponsored students or graduate trainees within 5 years of joining, demonstrating their commitment to training

FM News BIFM Cross Border FM Teams

BIFM publishes new guide to managing cross-border facilities management delivery Explores the growing trend to manage and procure FM services at a continental or global level BIFM has today (Wednesday) published a new Good Practice Guide exploring the growing trend for organisations to manage and procure facilities management services at a continental or global level. The Managing FM Teams Across Borders guide examines the challenges of managing FM teams in

FM Voice News World FM Day

A supporters’ pack with ideas and advice to help those working within facilities management mark World FM Day is now available to download from the BIFM website.   The pack contains everything those who support the delivery FM services need to take part in the international awareness day on 17 May, as well as help raise awareness of the vital work that facilities management professionals and the facilities management industry

FM News dormakaba_Trinity College Dublin_Front Square

As part of a recent accessibility upgrade at Trinity College Dublin, dormakaba was appointed to provide contemporary and discreet swing door operators and sliding door components for several buildings across the historic campus. As a global leader in smart access solutions, dormakaba could provide the necessary products and expertise to ensure the campus complied with Part M of the Irish Building Regulations – as well as achieve appropriate aesthetics. Notably,

FM News RICS Maternity

A YouGov survey commissioned by RICS has found that gender discrimination seems to culminate when women take a career break to have a family.   Half of British adults believe that women receive fewer opportunities, like promotion or pay rises at work, after returning from maternity leave than men in similar job roles. This sentiment is particularly prominent amongst women, with nearly two thirds (61%) believing there is less opportunity

FM News Cardiff University BRE

Academics partner with BRE to forecast Wales’s future carbon emissions Scientists from Cardiff University are developing a tool to forecast Wales’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years.   Together with world-leading multi-disciplinary building science centre, BRE, the academics are developing the tool on behalf of Welsh Government, who will use it to inform the setting of appropriate targets and carbon budgets for the entire country and quantify policies

FM News BIFM Economy

FM Business Confidence Monitor published from sector representing £121.8 billion to the UK economy   The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the professional body for facilities management, has today launched the findings from its Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor 2017, in partnership with i-FM and Barclays.   The survey of professionals from the facilities management sector in the UK found that 62 per cent describe the facilities management business

FM News Skanska DofE

Skanska has partnered with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) to enable more young people to complete their DofE Award and improve their life prospects.   The DofE is a charity that aims to give young people the opportunity to do their DofE, including through their employer to speed up development, make them better at their jobs, and help foster softer skills, attitudes and attributes. As part of Skanska’s apprenticeship programme,

FM News - Bilfinger Europe Apprentice Week

During National Apprenticeship Week (March 6th to 10th), Bilfinger Europa Facility Management is welcoming its 10th new apprentice to join the business in the past 12 months.   Clarisse James, 24 from Manchester, has been appointed as facilities manager apprentice to work on Bilfinger Europa’s partnership with RSA Insurance Group; delivering services including maintenance, electrical works, cleaning, catering and security. Clarisse is the 10th new apprentice to join Bilfinger Europa