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Siemens joins Building Information Modelling alliance buildingSMART International

Siemens Building Technologies has joined buildingSMART International (bSI) as a member of the Strategic Advisory Council and several National Chapters. Siemens is the first building technology vendor to become part of this international not-for-profit organisation. bSI is the...
Posted On 11 May 2018
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The Security Institute appoints new Board directors at 2018 Annual General Meeting

Following on from the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 April, The Security Institute has announced the election of five new members of the Board with immediate effect. The individuals concerned will each serve a term of three years alongside the familiar...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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British Standard BS 8572 for procurement of facilities services revised by BSI

BSI, the business standards company, has published BS 8572:2018 Procurement of Facility-Related Services Code of Practice. The revised British Standard guides those responsible for the management of facilities through a roadmap for successful procurement. BS 8572 was developed to...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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Life Safety First: Enhanced Foundations for the Built Environment

Across the last four decades, the life safety industry has met a number of significant challenges and opportunities presented to it, among them the need for better risk management within the global built environment. While those working diligently across the sector have made...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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New deputy chairman and vice-chairman appointed by The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced the appointment of Peter Lavery FSyI as deputy chairman and Paul Drury MSyI in the role of vice-chairman. Lavery and Drury were voted on to the Board of Directors in April last year having previously served on the Validation Board for several...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018
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BRE’s National Security Survey reveals personal security fears to be “on the increase”

The BRE’s National Security Survey has revealed that personal security is becoming an increasing worry across the UK, with two out of every three respondents questioned now more concerned about crime today than they were five years ago. The Top Three issues raised as...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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The Security Institute and BRE form Special Interest Group for the Built Environment

The Security Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to form a Special Interest Group for the Built Environment with a view to developing stronger security regimes for the future involving all elements of the construction...
Posted On 06 Nov 2017
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SGW Safety & Security granted prestigious SABRE company licence by BRE Global

SGW Safety & Security Ltd (SGW) has just become one of the first companies to be granted a SABRE company licence by BRE Global Ltd. Both SGW’s UK and United Arab Emirates offices are included in the scope of SGW’s licence number SLC-004. SGW is able to offer SABRE assessment...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017
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Fire Industry Association calls for drive to cut down on false fire alarms

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK, this problem has been brought squarely under the spotlight due to the Localism Bill. Indeed, the London Fire Brigade announced in January 2014 that it was to begin charging...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016