This page brings together the latest news and blogs for charity facilities managers.
3 FM Industry bodies signal go-ahead for merger
Three facilities management industry bodies have announced that their proposed merger will go ahead. The announcement comes after the Board of the sector skills council Asset Skills voted in favour of a proposed merger with the Facilities Management Association (FMA) and the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA).
Conference: The Potential of Digital Technologies for Survey and Management
COTAC’s conference on “Digital Futures for Traditional Buildings” provided an opportunity to assess the potential of the latest digital technologies for recording and managing older buildings. The event provided gave a fascinating insight into the rapid development of digital technologies, including 3D laser scanning, 3D modelling, LIDAR and BIM.
The National Union of Students’ (NUS) has decided to rent, not buy, the light bulbs for its new offices at Macadam House in London.
Rather than buying the bulbs and then paying for the electricity, the NUS renting the whole package from technology giant Philips. The NUS will pay a flat rate for the energy they use and Philips will take care of the bulbs.
WWF UK opens new Sustainable HQ and Visitor Centre
The World Wildlife Fund UK (WWF) has achieved exceptionally high environmental ratings for its new £20m HQ building. WWF's "Living Planet Centre" in Woking was opened by Sir David Attenborough this week.
The building features open plan work place for 300 WWF staff. It also has a 150 seat conference venue, education facilities and exhibit space.