This page brings together the latest news and blogs for charity facilities managers.
Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced that the government will ban flammable materials on the outside of new buildings.
Brokenshire announced the ban at the Conservative party conference. He said the government will ban the use of combustable materials on the outside of …Read more
The RICS is reporting that costs of maintenance, cleaning, and energy have all risen faster than inflation over the past year.
The BCIS Maintenance Cost Index, which…Read more
Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care have announced that the name of the new charity formed by their merger will be ‘Versus Arthritis’.
The two charities merged in November 2017. The legal merger was followed by a lengthy ‘transitional…Read more
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) and SELECT, the trade association for the…Read more
The UK’s largest union, Unite, has called for an immediate criminal investigation into the individuals involved in the collapse of facilities management and construction services company Carillion.
When Carillion collapsed in January 2018, it was the biggest construction collapse in UK…Read more
The British Institute of Facilities Management has said it will rebrand as the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management on 12 November 2018.
The new name was approved by a members’ ballot in July, following a concerted…Read more
More than 30 professional bodies from around the world have come together to form a coalition to develop international standards on fire safety in buildings.
The new group, known as the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition was launched at the United Nations in Geneva,…Read more