Emergency alarm app


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 new generation whiteboard


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.

Win a Honeywell Captuvo SL62


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.

Utilisation studies now focus on activity


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).

Potential savings within DSD processes for FMCG suppliers


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.


Kerrick to launch new SkyVacuum


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.

New equipment protection from Cortec


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.

Tork promotes ‘leaving a legacy' through FSC Friday campaign


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.

Premier's Sustainability Awards 2014

premier sustainability awards

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.

Perfect time to capitalise on energy efficiency initiatives

energy efficiency

The repeal of the carbon tax has left many businesses pondering what impact its removal will have on energy markets in Australia. As Phil Harrington, Carbon & Energy Business Unit Manager at pitt&sherry, explains, the potential effect of the tax’s removal should not be exaggerated and businesses should instead focus on energy efficiency initiatives and alternative fuel choices.

Tork to support Team SCA at the Volvo Ocean Race


Tork will be supporting Team SCA in the upcoming 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, one of the toughest open ocean sailing regattas in the world. Tork is a global B2B-partner providing end-to-end hygiene solutions across several sectors such as restaurants, hotels, airports, healthcare, various industries and facility service companies.

The role of IT facilities in business continuity


The term ‘fire safety’ takes on a whole new meaning when you consider how easily your operations would grind to a halt if your data or systems were destroyed, writes DEAN WILSON, managing director of Emerging IT.


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.

In the hot seat: new workspace strategies


Organisations worldwide have seen significant changes in employees’ work habits over the past 10 years, and the pace of change is accelerating exponentially with advancements in mobile technologies. This movement has resulted in
a seismic shift in how workspaces can best accommodate today’s ‘anytime, anywhere’ workers, who demand flexibility and agility, and no longer operate in a highly centralised and routine manner.

Is voice the future for industrial facility managers?


With industrial facility managers under ever- increasing fiscal and regulatory pressures, they are asking – and being asked – to do more with less. Fortunately,
 a new wave of technological innovations
 is helping them reduce costs, improve performance and output, and provide a competitive advantage.

Premier's Sustainability Awards winners announced


The 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards were presented at a special event in Melbourne on Thursday 2 October. The awards aim to celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, enhancement of the environment and effective and practical community action.

How to save energy without capex


Energy savings and NABERS rating maintenance without dipping into capital expenditure is possible when you use your Building Management System (BMS) to its full potential, writes DAVID ODD, National Sustainability Engineer, AE Smith.

NowSpace app makes workplace scheduling easy


Asure Software, one of the leading providers of workplace management software solutions, recently announced the launch of AsureSpace NowSpace, a new mobile app that provides users with all the scheduling functions of a desktop or laptop on their mobile device.

pitt&sherry to design cheese factory wastewater solution


Engineering consultancy pitt&sherry will provide design expertise for key elements of a $10 million wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) development that will form part of Lion’s upgrade of The Heritage cheese manufacturing site in Burnie, Tasmania.

Pronto Software launches an update to Pronto Xi


Australian technology company Pronto Software has released an update to its flagship business management software – Pronto Xi 720. It is designed to help businesses adapt to today’s increasingly global marketplaces and transform operations.


Clipsal by Schneider Electric's USB charger


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.