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Pattenmakers announce 2021 Young Manager Award winner

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has chosen the winner of its annual busary for young professionals in the FM sector. The Pattenmakers Young Facilities Manager Award 2021 winner is Laura Newnham, Contract Support Manager at S...


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Unused office space after coronavirus could cost businesses billions

Unused office space after coronavirus could cost London-based businesses almost £13bn, according to a new report by SpaceThreeTwo, a new office timeshare marketplace born out of lockdown.  According to a survey of London office workers...


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Government promises tougher regulations after ‘shocking’ Grenfell testimony

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has promised tougher regulations will improve building safety, after expressing his shock at last week’s revelations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Construction News has reported. According to the industry...


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Air pollutants in the workplace: what are employees breathing in?

What we’re breathing in is has become a very real concern in 2020 as we don masks to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus. However, recent research reveals that there are other air pollutants that too many workers are still being expo...


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New worldwide fire safety standard launched

A global coalition of over 80 fire safety leadership organisations has launched a new internationally consistent approach to the safety and management of buildings, with the aim of saving more lives by reducing risk and preventing devastating fire...


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New code brings global consistency to facility management procurement

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new global industry code of practice that sets out high-level steps to bring transparency and consistency to the facility management procurement process. It comes at a time when t...