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BRE Group appoints Piers White MBE as new chairman for three-year term

BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new chair. White, who will commence his role at the end of November, joins BRE Group for the next three years at a time when the built environment industry is going through an exciting period of change and innovation. White brings a...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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CIC announces support for sprinkler installations in buildings above 11 metres

The Construction Industry Council, which is the representative forum for professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry, has released a statement referencing the use of sprinklers that will form the basis of its...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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BSI formulates inaugural global certification scheme for facilities management

BSI, the business improvement company, has introduced a certification scheme and supporting training courses to help organisations develop, implement and maintain effective facilities management across all operations.   The global facility management market was valued at USD...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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BSI devises detailed framework document for engaging infrastructure stakeholders

One of the most significant limitations to economic growth and the achievement of development goals in any country, city or area is the shortcoming of its infrastructure. In short, the fundamental facilities and systems that serve to enable it to function. With this very much in...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019
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The Insurance ‘Win-Win’: Assessing The Benefits of Water Leak Detection

The latest figures issued by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) outline that ‘escape of water’-focused insurance claims pertaining to commercial and domestic property are costing insurers no less than £2.5 million every day. Across a four-year period, this...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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Revised British Standard BS 7974 on fire safety engineering published by BSI 

The original British Standard for fire safety engineering, BS 7974, was published in 2001 and has been supplemented by a series of later guidance documents – PD 7974-1 to 8 – covering each sub-system of application in greater detail. Since 2001, there have been major...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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Improving Life Safety in the HMO Sector: Better Protection for Properties and Occupants

Fire episodes and general life safety issues within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are being discussed more so now than ever before. With a number of high-profile events casting a spotlight on the overriding importance of the subject, leaders from a multitude of sectors and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Digitalisation: Delivering An Agile and Protected Workspace

The built environment is changing to an ever-greater degree. New and innovative technologies now offer increasingly clearer insights into how workplaces are used. We’re poised on the threshold of new methodologies that will transform how we work, protect people and control...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Failing to plan is planning to fail…” That’s a famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, of course, who was known as the ‘father of time management’. It sums up the way in which Rick Mounfield believes the security professionals of today...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the launch of a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) consultation on the RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work which was initiated in 2016 when the ASFP...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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