Western Australian-based company CASWA has created a new easy-to-use technology that significantly reduces both operational health and safety (OHS) and business risk associated with industrial equipment use.
The Tork Xpressnap Drive Thru Dispenser delivers one, two or four napkins, neatly folded, ready for the bag or tray. Designed specifically for Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), the new Tork dispenser helps serve customers faster by quickly providing the right number of napkins without having to count or separate from a pile.
Uniden’s new flagship five-watt UH950S UHF CB two-way radio is an ideal communication device for remote locations with little or no mobile phone coverage. Built to withstand rugged outdoor conditions in Australia and New Zealand, the radio has been temperature-tested and is shock resistant for high performance.
Solaris Paper has added a new mini hand towel washroom solution (product reference number 1510) to its existing LIVI range of bathroom products. With smaller sized soft paper towels, the new system has been designed specifically for children.
Launched in 2014, the Dulux BIM (Building Information Modelling) solutions provide registered Revit content and plugins, allowing users to add Dulux colours to Revit models quickly and easily at the planning stage. Currently, there are three download options – Dulux Colour Atlas Revit Plug-in, Dulux Colour Group Revit Families and individual Dulux Colour Revit Families.
Corrosion of water and wastewater infrastructure, and in some cases the subsequent leakage, costs the industry in excess of $1 billion each year. The main assets that are affected by corrosion are the pipelines, storage tanks and treatment plants.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has met with Tasmanian business leaders to explore means of cutting energy costs and unlocking energy productivity gains using finance for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
Leading internet protocol (IP) surveillance solution provider Brickcom has been recently confirmed as an authorised Apple MFi manufacturer.
Russell Loane of Lighting Council Australia discusses the current regulations in Australia, consumer preferences, advent of LEDs and the options for new regulations.
Historically, electricity procurement was completed using a tender process and accepting an offer from the existing energy retailer. Energy management consultancy firm Energy Action has enhanced its online auction platform with a range of additions to provide its clients with access to this procurement strategy in Western Australia.
A global name in commercial real estate services, DTZ has partnered with CoreNet Global to incorporate the organisation’s unique benchmarking service, BenchCoRE, into its service offerings.
Phil Burr from workspace storage company Lista outlines how the company makes use of its own products to improve workflow and reduce footprint.
Designed as a must-have travel companion, Uniden’s compact jump-start kit (UPP120) enables users to self-sufficiently recharge a flat car battery, power up a variety of devices and also adjust tyre pressure.
If the sheer number of available workflow management tools is any indication, business process improvement through workflow automation is a popular business strategy.
David Henderson outlines how it’s never too early to start planning for the end of the financial year.
All organisations need a complete and accurate asset register for combined operational and financial purposes and in order to manage new and existing assets. Oftentimes companies perform ad hoc audits at the time of acquisition, merger or financial crisis but omit keeping up-to-date records at other times.
A Portuguese municipality Cascais has taken a significant leap forward in Smart City waste management by deploying SmartBin technology to their underground bins as part of its Smart City initiatives, reducing collection costs and improving waste collection processes.
Robin Mellon of Green Building Council of Australia explains how Green Star – Performance rating can help facility managers help improve the performance of their buildings.
The NABERS National Administrator today announced that the much anticipated upgrades to their NABERS Indoor Environment (IE) tool have been released, and are now available to building owners and tenants across Australia as part of a pilot.
An accurate asset register can facilitate better asset accountability while ensuring that an organisation’s good governance and regulatory compliance objectives are met.
There is an urgent need to combine sustainable and disruptive innovations to evolve FM for the new world of work.
Maintaining a fleet of maintenance trucks and equipment is a tough job, particularly when the fleet is flat out supporting Australia’s largest regional passenger and freight train tracks. V/Line made a switch from rags to Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloth to ease its daily encounter with grease.
Rodney Timm, director of Property Beyond, demystifies the perpetual confusion and misunderstanding surrounding life cycle replacement and asset management models.
According to a recent report by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), the energy consumption of the Federal Government’s office buildings and assets equates to almost 1.8 million tonnes of carbon and 7.8 million gigajoules of energy per year. Improving the energy efficiency of these buildings could not only save thousands of tonnes of carbon, but also save millions in taxpayer dollars every year.
Heralded as the next big thing in the tech world, virtual reality is revolutionising the building and construction industry, enabling architects, designers and prospective buyers to experience a building before first ground has even been broken.
Award-winning international workplace design researcher and architect Dr Donna Wheatley, who joined architecture practice Warren and Mahoney last year, believes that workplace design should not just be company-centred, but also aim to motivate people and promote their aspirations to ensure the overall success of the organisation.
Lars Lindkvist of Schneider Electric outlines the key steps all facility managers must take to protect the security of their building and deter cyber criminals from gaining access to sensitive data.
One of the newest tourist attractions in Melbourne, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a mammoth structure built using roughly 1200 tonnes of steel. Owing to the material and its close proximity to the ocean, both factors that are hugely affected by corrosion complexities, preservation of the structure was a major consideration in the design specification.
Increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals have exposed vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and are continuing to target these systems for commercial gain, terrorist aims or mischievous sabotage.
Speaking at the GreenCities conference in Melbourne earlier this year, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) chairman Jillian Broadbent (AO) said that integrated technology innovations are unlocking new opportunities for the property sector.
A group of researchers from the University of Sydney’s Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Lab, part of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, has developed a world-leading technology to measure and improve the indoor human comfort factor of office buildings – SAMBA.
Is algae architecture the answer to a zero carbon economy in all big cities?
The packaged aerobic wastewater plants Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment (FAST) process is the latest in the range of wastewater treatment equipment from CST Wastewater Solutions. FAST is a portable solution to wastewater treatment, offering easy transport, installation and operation with minimal engineering and maintenance.
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the US-based Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) have partnered with an aim to showcase Australia’s certified green buildings and future possibilities to global investors and decision-makers.
The new Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health building, part of the University of Technology Sydney’s billion-dollar city campus master plan, has won a 6 Star Green Star Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
NEXTDC Limited and CenturyLink Inc have signed an agreement that will enable the latter to extend its data centre footprint in Australia by offering access to its full suite of managed hybrid information technology (IT) services to regional and multinational corporations in Australia.
The disused Summer Hill Flour Mill site located in inner west Sydney is undergoing a restoration that will not only result in modern apartments, but also promote community activity by linking it with surrounding neighbourhoods, public transport and bike paths.
Over the past few years, the healthcare sector has become increasingly dependent upon information technology. Contactless smart card technology has been used for many years in other industries, and is now helping to solve some longstanding thorny issues in the healthcare sector – safeguarding patients and staff, and protecting confidential patient information.
Large commercial doors are often the largest moving objects in factories, warehouses and carparks. Large doors can pose potential risks to employee health and safety as well as damage to property.
Facility Management is proud to present its Annual Software Guide for 2015, offering readers the most comprehensive overview of software products and suppliers in Australasia’s facilities management sector.
A spike in serious injuries and deaths in the NSW glass and glazing industry has prompted WorkCover NSW to react. Over a three year period, two workers died and 431 were injured, resulting in more than $7 million in workers compensation claims.
Decision-making should not be left to the mind alone, it should be a cohesive result of thinking using all the three brains inside the human body – the head, the gut and the heart.
“Cyber crime is a $400 billion criminal enterprise worldwide — making it bigger than global drug trafficking.”
The last two decades have seen tremendous growth in the integration of building management systems. With networked information systems becoming more commonplace, facilities managers of buildings that often include access points to corporate or organisational networks must be vigilant of the risk of cyber attacks on their Building Management Systems (BMS).
Marc McLaren of Generative HSE ponders over a growing disconnection between safety management systems and what happens in practice.
Kennards Hire recently worked with Honeywell Scanning & Mobility and Skywire to deploy a new solution, featuring the Honeywell PF2i rugged industrial bar code printer, to deliver a higher level of service for their customers.
Technology is a major factor that is changing how, when and where today’s workers operate. Armed with portable and powerful technology, today’s mobile workers are using their flexibility to be more agile and productive.
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