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FMUK March - April 2019 Contents

1

Barbican moves to 100% renewable electricity

As part of an ongoing drive to maintain the Barbican’s status as a leading sustainable and environmentally conscious venue, all electricity consumed is now renewable.

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2

Putting Safety First With Effective Bird Management

Links to feral pigeons and their impact on public health have been widely reported recently. In this article, Dee Ward Thompson, Technical Manager at the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) gives a general overview of some of the health issues – and the steps organisations should consider to ensure they are protected professionally.

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3

The Facilities Event 2019 Show Preview

The Facilities Event, the leading exhibition dedicated to the UK’s facilities and workplace industry, has announced it will be tackling FMs biggest challenges, when the event returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 9-11 April 2019.

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4

The Value Of Digital Transformation For Facilities Managers

An increasing number of businesses in all industries are opting to implement a paper-free strategy to save costs, improve compliance and increase productivity. Here, Colin Yates, chief support officer of WorkMobile, discusses how digital transformation can also offer other significant benefits to facilities managers.

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5

Consistency in Compliance: Why Regulations Present a Round-the-Clock Challenge

Compliance is a round-the-clock job but someone has to do it. Jamie Tranter, Clearwater, explains how businesses can remove the stress associated with controlling the risks.

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6

The Rise of Green Technology in Construction

Green building technology has become one of the hottest trends in construction. The benefits of a green technology application in construction are far-reaching and comprehensive, offering significant advantages when used in new facilities as well as existing structures. Green technology makes buildings more energy-efficient and sustainable, so they have a lower carbon footprint and a reduced impact on the environment. Builders, building owners, and tenants all realize considerable benefits from the application of green construction technology.

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7

Managing risk – does the Hackitt report go far enough?

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, few would disagree with the main findings from the Independent Review of Building Regulations by Dame Judith Hackitt. Often referred to as the ‘Hackitt report’, the final copy highlights current flaws in the system, including non-exhaustive proposals, industry ignorance and indifference, lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities, as well as inadequate regulatory oversight.

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8

Why Installing In-Building Mobile Coverage Should Be One Of Your New Year’s Resolutions

The roles of facilities management professionals are only getting tougher, with new workplace designs, digital disruption and smart technology constantly impacting the demands of clients. These trends have significantly changed the role of FM from concentrating on assets and building-centred activity to a focus on end-users and outcomes.

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