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Meeting the expectations for HVAC systems of all types

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Managing and meeting expectations are essential elements of many successful business transactions and partnerships, arguably even more relevant where the delivery of hard services is concerned.

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Time to start a clean energy movement in UK property

In July, the Mayor of London held the first London Climate Action Week. It followed hot on the heels of the UK Parliament declaring a national climate emer...
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Meeting the expectations for HVAC systems of all types

Managing and meeting expectations are essential elements of many successful business transactions and partnerships, arguably even more relevant where the d...
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Wider picture of risk in the modern workplace

With staff welfare emerging as an increasingly important factor to consider within FM delivery, the August 2019 issue of PFM looks at how this can lea...
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Air of authority

Having formed an Air Quality working group, CIBSE aims to document best practice and feed into its guidance publications, many of which are used extensivel...
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Measurable delivery of wellness in the workplace

PFM attended one of this year’s many Quadrilect courses to discover how to implement effective strategies and achieve the best results through engagement i...
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Appreciating the bigger picture of maintaining facilities

One of the most popular topics of discussion within meetings of the PFM Editorial Advisory Board is the application of technology within the FM sector and ...
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Continuing recognition for the University of Huddersfield

Further success has been recorded for the University of Huddersfield, following the winning of the PFM Awards 2018 Peter Middup Lifetime Achievement in FM ...
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Life safety fire risk assessments, assessing competence

It would be a brave FM who didn’t place fire safety high on their permanent ‘watch list’. Recent high profile fires include buildings such as Notre Dame; T...
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“I don’t understand the PFM Awards”

The information provided below is intended to provide the FM industry with more understanding of the industry’s oldest awards initiative, which continues t...
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Exploring all aspects of the smart FM journey

As choosing the most effective technology continues to be a major focus for FMs and service providers alike, PFM discussed the latest developments and reac...
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Sustainable business policies making good business sense

PFM examines how the alignment of sustainable practices are becoming an important element in the winning or continuation of contractual agreements....
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Making smart decisions when purchasing new technology

We asked industry experts if the implementation of new technology should be expected to reduce cost, in addition to improving the operation of facilities, ...
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Industry action confirmed to drive construction licensing scheme

Joint effort by industry bodies has been announced to create a mandatory licensing scheme for the UK construction sector with a view to raising quality and...
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New law guarantees payment for exporting electricity

Facilities of all types with renewable energy installations of up to 5MW will be paid for electricity exported to the grid following the introduction of a ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week begins

Today sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation charity and focusing on body image as this year's main fo...
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FM’s ‘bigger picture’ increasingly includes the need for inclusion of CSR activity

Following a notable increase in activities relating to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in recent years, PFM is continuing to engage with this topic i...
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Italian connection revealed by Mitsubishi Electric

Improved service delivery has been the driving force of the FM sector in many areas for a number of years and this can be seen to be a common denominator w...
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FM industry efforts increase to reduce use of plastic

With increasing awareness of the impact of plastic waste on the environment and wild life spreading throughout industry and society in general, the FM sect...
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Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
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Young Leader finalists announced by EWL

Four finalists have been announced by the Emerging Workplace Leaders (EWL) within the Young Leader of the Year (YLOTY) category within the PFM Awards 2019....
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Wireless key safe launched by Orbis Protect

An agreement between leading site protection provider Orbis Protect and the makers of the UK’s most secure smart key safe is set to significantly improve s...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
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California law predicted to impact on the wider gig economy

Industry experts are continuing to assess Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) passed by the Senate of the US state of California this week....
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BBC describes SF6 gas as 'electrical industry's dirty secret'

According to a recent BBC report, SF6 is the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity and emissions have increased due to raised levels of use for me...
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More initiatives emerging to reduce use of plastic

Alternative options to the use of plastic bottles are continuing to be implemented and discussed around the UK, including the impressive efforts of FM comp...
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Council aiming to outsource services by March 2020

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) is discussing outsourcing its cleaning and caretaking services as part of the aims of its property division to reduce costs...
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CMA approves move to create global FM business

Creation of an international FM and venue services business has received approval from the Competition and Markets Authority....
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Fire Door Safety Week 2019

Further growth in support is predicted for this year's Fire Door Safety Week, which runs from 23 to 29 September and celebrates its seventh year in 2019....
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Union Industries roll out a new door for Anglia Components

A high-speed roller door installation by Union Industries has increased energy efficiency at the production facility of a major electrical component distri...
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Carbon-neutral drive sees new project proposals around the UK

Cities and regions around the UK are stepping up their efforts to reduce or offset emissions as part of the government pledge to achieve net zero carbon st...