Energy and FM professionals have expressed concern that a corporate focus on new energy technologies and procurement strategies could cloud the profession’s work in cutting energy demand in the first place.
A new report states that the government must “seize” the post-pandemic opportunity to mandate long-term improvements to infection control in commercial, public and residential buildings to reduce the transmission of future waves of Covid-19, new pandemics, seasonal influenza and other infectious diseases.
The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has held a virtual meeting with the director of Labour Market Enforcement (LME), as part of its drive to ensure the voice of the cleaning and hygiene sector is heard at the highest levels.
Are the principles of soft landings - a 'graduated handover' of a building project to its occupiers once complete - fully accepted? And is FM ready for its role in the project spotlight? Our round table, sponsored by Gardiner & Theobald, considered the issues.
They may have been uneasy bedfellows in the past, but a recent roundtable saw representatives of FM and procurement discussing their common concerns - and how together they could raise the status of both professions.
New rules this Autumn will oblige organisations to enrol employees into pension schemes - but with issues of staff turnover and fragmented employment contracts, FM service providers will be hit worse than most. These and other issues were the subject of debate at a recent roundtable, sponsored by The People's Pension