A news round-up of stories in the FM sector
Initial Washroom Hygiene has today launched self-cleaning hygienic door handles and push-pads to help break the chain of infection and reduce the spread of coronavirus and other illnesses indoors. The push pads work by releasing a small amount of ethanol gel under the fingers and hands when pressed, which rapidly disinfects the area touched, ready for the next user. The door handles work in a similar fashion, releasing a small amount of alcohol gel from an internal bottle to self-clean the handle for the next user.
Business Moves Group (BMG) has joined Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK) as a corporate member. The membership will help BMG to achieve its diversity goals through access to the most diverse network of ethnic minority-owned businesses (EMBs) in the UK. BMG says it will now be in a position to develop a strong supplier diversity programme. and assess the progress made by its practices with the MSDUK Supplier Diversity Benchmarking tool.
IoT service provider Pelion has announced a partnership with Johnson Controls to accelerate innovation in connectivity, security and intelligence at the edge for its OpenBlue technology. Johnson Controls is applying the concept to the built environment to unite diverse device types and application layers to feed AI models that respond to dynamic workloads. This secure, open and flexible approach to device management will allow OpenBlue to run any device and hardware configuration, from hardware gateways to constrained temperature sensors.
FM company Expansive has been selected by Arena Racing Company (ARC) to be its FM digital partner. The three-year CAFM contract with Expansive will dovetail with a wider digital transformation project across the organisation. The group will use the Expansive CAFM platform to centralise all their FM operations; increasing visibility and control over work orders, asset maintenance, compliance and supply chain management.
Guardian Water Treatment has launched BG29i, an approach to cleaning that helps fit-out installers, mechanical engineers and consultants meet the requirements of BSRIA guide, BG29 2020 – Precommission Cleaning of Pipework. Guardian says the BG29i will speed up the PCC process, combat pipe degradation and reduce uncertainty at handover.