A company that manufactures and distributes medical imaging equipment has constructed a Customer Experience Centre in Melbourne. It includes a fully functioning operating theatre and enables hands-on experience of the latest versions of equipment and software.
Patrons at this year’s Splendour in the Grass event near Bryon Bay will be the first to experience a new state-of-the-art, waterless and low-odour composting toilet.
Technology and consumer expectations have advanced to the point where static posters and billboards are quickly being replaced by digital interactive displays. One company has just released a range of 10-inch digital ePosters that offer state-of-the-art features.
Library at The Dock is a revolutionary addition to Melbourne’s skyline, setting new environmental benchmarks for future developments and acting as a centrepoint for the Docklands neighbourhood.
Sam Davey, sales manager at Forum Group, offers an overview of the current state of play for the technology.
An environmentally safe and economical alternative to the use of chemicals for cleaning up oil spills has been released.
A new workplace safety glove offers better performance in the handling of wet and toxic products.
US software developer Bentley has announced a new version of AssetWise, its performance management program for infrastructure assets.
The recent rise of rapid turnover low-cost clothing retailing – ‘fast fashion’ – has triggered a global demand for quicker and more efficient logistics and distribution operations within the apparel industry.
Released in March 2014 for iOS, and soon to be available for Android, PocketFM is a mobile work management app designed primarily for the facilities, maintenance and trades industries.
The facility management sector is awash with acronyms, especially in the technology sphere with CAFM, CMMS, EAMS, FMIS, IWMS and MMS bandied around with increasing ease, if not understanding.
A range of fixed dome security cameras has been released, which are claimed to deliver exceptional image quality even in low light conditions.
A random survey of nine commercially available insulated flexible duct products in Australia has found all samples failed to comply with mandatory energy efficiency performance standards.
A new range of metallic laminates is now available in the Australian market.
Australia is to be the home of one of the largest solar photovoltaic research plants in the world.
Two advanced high definition touch screen displays for educational and commercial environments have just been released.
A new model of one of Australia’s most successful floor cleaning machines has been launched with features aimed at improving productivity, as well as health and safety.
The University of Melbourne has installed a 1150-kVA (kilo volt ampere) voltage optimisation unit for the mechanical services supply of its Law Building.
A new disability bathroom range provides fittings that are more user-friendly, including for the designers and architects that specify them.
A new range of water-based enamels, ceiling paints and prepcoats delivers finished results via spray application much faster than was previously possible.
With advanced features that include an optimised inverter control and compact high efficiency heat exchanger, a new series of air-conditioners promise significant benefits for commercial and home use.
A global survey has indicated that sustainability is becoming a more strategic and integral part of business, but that many companies still have a long way to go in mastering the reputation, execution and accountability of their sustainability programs.
Like most industries, facility management has become increasingly data driven. That’s about to increase exponentially. Driving it will be remarkable developments in mobile three-dimensional (3D) mapping that will make the technology accessible to not only professionals, but everyone else as well.
Until recently, stylish wasn’t a word you would attach to safety glasses, eye protection being their most critical feature.
Lone Worker Alarm is a smartphone app that uses the phone’s accelerometer, GPS (global positioning system) and wireless internet to provide a sophisticated emergency alarm system.
A dramatic upgrade to the standard conference room whiteboard, SMART kapp is a display board that captures, saves and pushes content to mobile devices in real time.
Konecranes Australia and New Zealand managing director BRAD HYEM looks at the latest crane inspection guidelines and how they will affect the facilities management industry.
Honeywell and FM magazine are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Honeywell Captuvo SL62 enterprise sled which provides an Apple iPad mini with powerful enterprise capabilities – not least, for convenient inventory management.
BuildingIQ, one of the leading providers of advanced energy management software that predict and manage HVAC loads in commercial buildings, recently announced the release of version 4.0 of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to optimise energy use in commercial buildings.
Facility Management is proud to present its Annual Software Guide for 2014, offering readers the most comprehensive overview of software products and suppliers in Australasia’s facilities management sector.
Irish insulation and building materials manufacturer Kingspan is set to acquire the building products business of the US-based producer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products, Pactiv.
Activity-based utilisation reporting has become more important now we’re migrating from static to agile workplaces, writes BLIGH WILLIAMS, senior property and workplace space strategist at workplace space planning solutions (wsps).
With the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout underway, it is a good time to for facility and plant managers to check their buildings’ monitored fire systems are NBN-ready. It is a quick step in order to avoid and protect people and property from the damage caused in case of a fire incident.
For the first time in Australia, card users can link parking payments to the SmartRider card they use to access public transport services so they can pay for car parking using their smart cards.
As many consumer goods suppliers continue to report growing business challenges, a new report from Honeywell has found that millions of dollars can be saved by evaluating and improving Direct Store Delivery (DSD) operations – the way that products are ordered, sold, delivered and merchandised.
TIBCO Software’s Regional Vice President – Australia and New Zealand, STUART REES, writes about the current cause of concern for Australian facility managers when it comes to data integration, analysing data and communicating issues and performance with property owners.
The secrets to successful multi-monitor installations are proper planning and the right hardware and software, writes SARAH KELLY, corporate marketing manager, Matrox Graphics.
Dematic is offering a range of training tools to help warehouses get their employees an Voice solutions with ease and cost efficiency.
Kerrick has announced that it will soon launch a new range of gutter & roof vacuums in Australia. The new range will include commercial and industrial grade vacuums that will provide lightweight, safe and easy access to roofs, gutters, air conditioning vents, signage and more.
Cortec has developed a new industrial strength release agent, MCI Creteskin, using its patent Migratory Corrosion Inhibitors (MCI) technology. MCI Creteskin is designed to provide powerful protection to equipment, vehicles and forms in the construction industry.
The latest developments in RCD technology stop nuisance tripping, enable regular testing of IT equipment redundancy and offer quantum leaps in safety, writes Brisbane data centre engineer David Morley.
The recently launched Waste Choices brings a new competitive edge to Australia’s waste management industry. It is Australia’s first online marketplace for waste management and recycling for businesses wanting a quick, simple and cost-effective solution for waste collection, recycling, treatment and disposal.
Tork, one of the leading names in workplace hygiene, has joined the ‘FSC Friday’ campaign to help promote awareness of the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the not-for-profit organisation’s responsible forestry principles and practices.
Brookfield Multiplex has recently completed work on Macquarie Group’s new global headquarters at 50 Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD.
Now in their 12th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, enhancement of the environment and effective and practical community action.
GARY WATKINS, CEO, Service Works Global, shows how you can benefit from strategic space management.
Designed in Australia, Clipsal by Schneider Electric’s innovative USB charger offers adaptability, efficiency and reliability in one convenient universal mechanism. Providing up to 1.2 amps, it is efficient in charging times with minimal stand-by energy consumption.