Fusion21 Announces £250 Million Energy Efficiency Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Energy Efficiency Framework – worth up to £250 Million over a four-year period. Specifically designed to meet the needs of the public sector – including housing associations, NHS trusts, bluelight organisations, education providers, local authorities and central government – the framework offers external and internal wall insulation,…

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DIO awards contract worth £17m for next phase of work at Bassingbourn Barracks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a contract worth £17 million to Kier Graham Defence Ltd to ready Bassingbourn Barracks for the relocation of the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC). The MTMC delivers crucial pre-deployment training for approximately 12,500 personnel every year and has recently trained a battlegroup heading out to Afghanistan on Operation Toral. This operation…

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Lift Breakdowns – Our top 5 recommendations for prevention

Lift breakdowns are troublesome for both building owners and the users of the lift. They are an important means of transporting passengers and goods and are fundamental to maintaining efficient traffic flows inside some of the largest and most complex buildings. When a lift breaks down, building operations can grind to a halt. Every building suffers considerable disruption when a…

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HERALD INTRODUCES ITS BAGASSE RANGE

Quality disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald is expanding the variety of products it offers in its biodegradable product range by launching a choice of bagasse goods, to sit alongside its selection of biodegradable, paper, single and double wall, 8 oz and 12 oz hot cups, completing its green selection. The bagasse range includes square, round and rectangle plates, in varying…

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3D Breast Imaging Catches Cancer Early

Artic help unveil the new 3D Breast Scanner at Darent Valley Hospital. The £74k technologically advanced piece of equipment was purchased thanks to money raised through Valley Hospital Charity’s Cancer Fighting Fund, part of which was the challenging ‘Cycle to Amsterdam’ charity fundraise that Artic were part of, raising over £56,000 on its own. The digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) will provide…

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NEBOSH qualified!

Congratulations to Lizzie Lowe and Nicola Bilewicz for passing their recent NEBOSH, National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety qualification. NEBOSH is a leading global organisation which provides health, safety and environmental qualifications. As holders of this accredited qualification, Lizzie and Nicola are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of construction workplace hazards. The qualification encourages a…

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Can solar power survive in a world without feed-in tarrifs?

Since 2010, Government feed-in tariffs (FiTS) have provided a financial incentive for generating energy from renewable sources. Overall, the scheme has been credited with increasing demand for clean energy which, in turn, helped to stimulate investment into research and development. It’s perhaps not surprising, therefore, that many in the renewable energy sector were dismayed by the Government’s abolition of FiTS…

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BigChange Provides a Fire-Proof Digital Solution for Target Maintenance

Target Maintenance has rolled out a new generation mobile workforce system using tablets linked in real time to a central management software as part of a 5 in 1 cloud-based solution from BigChange. Target Maintenance is a fast-expanding UK company that specialises in ensuring buildings are fire safe with retrospective building modifications involving fire compartmentation. BigChange has provided Target Maintenance with a completely…

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Join the entire facilities management profession at Facilities Show 2019

18-20 June 2019, ExCeL London Taking place at ExCeL London on 18-20 June, Facilities Show is the global hub for facilities and field service management professionals. It brings together the entire facilities management profession, showcases of thousands of innovative, cutting-edge facilities management solutions from more than 280 leading exhibitors, and gives you the chance to source and trial cost-effective solutions…

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