Technology

Amey Culham driverless cars

A consortium led by Amey to explore the public perceptions of driverless cars has published its findings, with plans now being made for the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire to become a major test site for the vehicles.   In 2016, Amey and partners RACE, Oxbotica, Siemens and Westbourne Communications embarked on a research project to explore what infrastructure experts and the public thought about autonomous vehicle technology. This was

Engie - Nationwide IoT network reaches 95% coverage

At UnaBiz’s inaugural UnaDay, ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz today jointly announced that they have reached an important milestone in the deployment of the first Internet of Things (IoT) network in Singapore, achieving 95 percent outdoor coverage across the island.   This network, which is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, will help improve energy efficiency, facility management and customer-centred solutions for businesses in the region with the capacity

SWG appoints Group CIO

Service Works Group (SWG) has announced the appointment of new board member, Richard Newell. Taking the role of Group Chief Information Officer, Richard will lead Service Works strategic plans to deliver product innovation and flexibility, ensuring that the company continues to meet the needs of its FM clients in a rapidly changing industry.   Leaving leading law firm Clifford Chance after almost 10 years, Richard was primarily responsible for leveraging

FM News - BIM Guide

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has today published a new Good Practice Guide to help facilities management professionals involved in construction and refurbishment projects understand Building Information Modelling (BIM).                                       In addition to covering the fundamentals of the BIM process, The Role of FM in BIM Projects guide, supported by professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend, aims to support FMs in their role as productive members of

FMVoice News Future Workplace

Global report shows connectivity, innovations and uncertainty are rewriting the rules of the workplace; next-generation working styles are being defined by individuality, inclusiveness and techno-literacy; and we can expect to see more robots as colleagues.   A workplace where people and robots collaborate, employees’ personal brands are bigger than their employers’ and the office is a destination for wellness. These emerging trends and others are set to transform the way

Facilities Management News - 2017 Trends

New advances and innovations in technology are paving the way for many businesses and industries; Facilities Management is no exception.   Technology is modernising the way we look at our industries and this exciting revolution has only just begun. Smarter technologies are enhancing business and investment more so than ever before, and improved connections and automations are having a crucial impact on all aspects of business. Let’s see what technological

Digital Construction Week DWC

Chair of the UK BIM Alliance and Director and Fellow of Atkins, Anne Kemp will present the keynote speech, ‘The Future of BIM Level 2’ on day 1 of Digital Construction Week at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London on the 26th October.    In her presentation, Anne will offer a roadmap to the continued development of BIM Level 2 and the Government Mandate for all companies and sectors within

7 Differences Between SCADA and EMS That Every Facility Manager Should Know

Whether you are a seasoned facility manager or brand new to the FM world, it’s likely that you have encountered the terms SCADA and EMS before. This is especially true if you are working in the heavy industry or manufacturing sector. For those of you unfamiliar with EMS (also known as automatic Monitoring and Targeting or aM&T) software, check out this article that offers a basic introduction to each building

Airflow ventilation

Leading ventilation manufacturer Airflow Developments has added Variable Air Volume (VAV) dampers to its Duplexvent range of commercial Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) units. The VAV systems constantly monitor the air volume supplied and share this information with the ventilation unit. As such, the systems ensure optimum air quality and comfort by allowing the ventilation to respond effectively to the demands of each area of the building.   Commercial

UBA Civil Engineers BIM Conference

UK BIM Alliance, the industry led body established to respond to the challenges set by the Government to achieve BIM Level 2, is to host six sector specific, afternoon workshops at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Annual BIM Conference at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London on the 19th October.   Each of the six workshops, focusing on the Small Medium Enterprise (SME), public client, private client, designers, contractors