Honeywell’s new hands-free wearable solution is designed to ensure efficiency, productivity and accuracy in distribution centre operations. The new wearable device is a hands-free, wrist-mounted version of the Dolphin 70e Black mobile device specifically designed for warehouse operations including picking, packing and shipping.
Across a vast campus, an integrated approach and a future vision for total facilities management make this West Australian university a leading light in facilities management for the education sector.
Reviewing your operational procedures against energy usage can reveal surprising results. Carmel Corcoran, general manager, SmartEnergy Services at eutility, takes us through the key elements of a good energy data management plan.
Consulting a fire protection specialist can help to ensure all hazards are identified, the most appropriate fire protection solution is installed, and not least, provide peace of mind.
Ross Bousie of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology details the global standard for building and home automation control.
For companies seeking new office premises, manufacturing plants or distribution centres, during the procurement process the ‘own versus lease’ debate usually arises. Rodney Timm addresses the eternal question.
Cleaning and janitorial staff are the unsung heroes of every building. When the regular occupants are gone, they move in to clean away all the grime and rubbish that collects as a part of life, leaving the place fresh and sparkling.
Facilities managers can help keep Australia safe from terrorism by being aware of national security risks and knowing about chemicals of security concern. The Chemical Security Coordination Unit of the Attorney-General’s Department provides the following advice.
John White of H&H Flooring, who has spent decades managing flooring projects, writes that the secret is to know your end goal.
Green cleaning is fast becoming a lost opportunity for improved performance and efficiency, unless facility managers learn how to specify, monitor and promote it correctly.
Digital signage is a dynamic medium, which means content of any type can be delivered to multiple end points efficiently and effectively.
Rodney Timm, director of Property Beyond, provides some pointers about possible traps when it comes to leasing incentives.
Ivan Zrilic of Ardex Australia discusses the reasons for the steady growth in the use of single-ply thermoplastic polyolefins (TPO) roofing membranes in Australia.
Facilities management of Heritage buildings can be daunting. We talk to experts in the field about the challenges and processes involved, and how effective, future-focused maintenance can be achieved.
As Queenslanders head to the polls, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is calling on all political parties to outline their vision for a stronger, more sustainable state.
Fitout projects are no time to relax, warns Rodney Timm of Property Beyond. He reveals the hidden traps and how to avoid them.
The proper commissioning of HVAC systems represents one of the quickest and most cost-effective opportunities to increase energy efficiency. How to grasp these opportunities is explained by Lasath Lecamwasam of GHD Canberra.
Total Facilities Expo (TFX) 2015 is calling for nominations for the inaugural Australia’s Best Bathroom Facility awards.
The negative effects of fatigue and how fatigue risk can be managed is shared by Neil Findlay and Mark Holmes of Circadian Australia.
Fitness Australia has received a Healthy Workplace Award from the Australian Government’s National Preventive Health Agency. The company’s CEO, Lauretta Stace, shares how any workplace can be healthy.
Dangerous goods consultant Barry Boné explains the intricacies of the risks involved with dangerous goods management, and the changing complexities of laws and legislations: state, federal and global.
How environmental attitudes and occupant expectations influence thermal comfort and occupant satisfaction within green buildings is explained by Dr Max Deuble, green building, sustainability and energy efficiency expert.
Rodney Timm, director of Property Beyond, shines a light on these critical clauses.
Returning to Sydney in 2015, Total Facilities presents an unrivalled collaboration of industry insight, leadership and opportunity for the Australian facilities management community.
Entries for the 2015 Dulux Colour Awards competition close on Thursday 12 February. With four new categories this year, there are more opportunities to showcase and celebrate good work.
Early results from BuildingIQ’s trial run of its Predictive Energy Optimization (PEO) at the National Information and Technology Communications Center of Australia (NICTA) show improvements in the total energy savings at the facility.
The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has been awarded the inaugural 4 Star Green Star – Communities rating for the Brisbane Airport site, comprising 2700 hectares of land which is aimed to house more than 50 commercial office, mixed use, retail and industrial buildings.
Why we are still depending on 18th century technology to fight 21st century flood events is questioned by Mark Bowater, director of Tiger Dams.
Tork’s Mini Multifold Hand Towel is half the size of regular towels and comes in a compact dispenser. The Arundel Creative Garden Early Learning Centre in Queensland installed the product across all its children’s washrooms and is already seeing cost savings.
In hospital lighting control installations, redundancy measures are employed to ensure sufficient lighting during critical situations.
Achieving greater energy efficiency, savings, comfort and reliability in your building, doesn’t mean you should have to work harder — just smarter.
The UK-based hearing systems company, Your Sense has developed a new YSEL Elevator Loop System that not only eliminates the use of bulky loop cables, but also makes the intercom systems inside elevators accessible for the hard of hearing.
The Victorian Building Authority’s (VBA) building permit levy audit has identified 294 unreported building permits and more than $169,000 in unreported building permit levies in the first half of the 2014-2015 financial year.
BuildingSMART Australasia is lobbying the Federal Government to encourage Building Information Modelling (BIM) on all public sector projects. The UK is much further ahead, with government mandates that are spurring the FM industry to greater evaluation of outcomes. MARK WHITTAKER, business development manager for Integral UK Limited, believes there are other opportunities for improvement.
The Hardcat Tool Manager optimises the management of tools, providing companies complete visibility and control over their entire tool inventory. It is designed to avoid misuse by employees, making them more accountable for the tools they are using while also ensuring that warranty claims are not missed.
Wormald Australia’s Garry Kwok shines light on the importance of fire safety and offers some basic guidelines for facility managers.
Dr Dominik Holzer of AEC Connect looks at custom transfer, middleware and more.
Naaman Shibi, director of Techs4biz Australia, says the benefits of paperless systems are many and varied.
A recent study indicates that when it comes to human-induced climate change, the actions and beliefs of both sceptics and believers can be understood as integrated expressions of self, underpinning specific social identities. Therefore strategies for building support for climate change mitigation policies should go beyond attempts to improve the public’s understanding of science.
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.
Four decades on, this revolutionary technology continues to withstand the test of time, writes Tony Repaci, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility Country manager, ANZ.
Industry leaders and other professionals will share their expertise and further knowledge on business strategy, technology and property at this year’s WORKTECH conference. The event will be held on Wednesday 4 March at the Deakin Edge Theatre at Melbourne’s Federation Square.
AccessEAP’s director of clinical services Marcela Slepica offers some tips on continuing the motivation spirit all year around.
A vegetable patch in the heart of the city, worm farm tours, and bicycle rides are among a series of unique events encouraging Melburnians to live a greener life as part of the Sustainable Living Festival. The event runs from 7 February to 1 March 2015.
The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is calling on the state’s best building designers to enter its twentieth BDAV Building Design Awards.
When looking to install an access control solution, it is advisable to review the wider business requirements. Tyco Integrated Fire and Security Pacific’s Christian Dorau outlines three main types of systems to consider.
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.