The long-time competitor of contractor caterers, as many commentators have argued, has been the high street, tempting employees away from their workplace offerings. These days, however, caterers have a new foe – the kitchen or pantry in people’s homes.
The IWFM is urging members to take part in a survey being run by the Chartered Institute of Building and i3PT to investigate the built environment sector’s understanding of the digital ‘golden thread’ of information and whether the industry has the capability and capacity to deliver it.
Members of the National Housing Federation and UK BIM Alliance are collaborating on a joint project to help housing associations implement digital asset management and have launched an introductory brochure.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned the industry to be vigilant when sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) as there remains a large amount of counterfeit product on the market.