New Tork Xpressnap napkin dispensing system


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.

UHF CB two-way radio from Uniden


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.

New mini hand towel dispenser from LIVI


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.

Dulux launches updated BIM solutions for Revit


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.

Polyurethane and polyurea coatings from Rhino Linings


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. 

Energy Action commences electricity auctions in WA


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.

New portable jump-start kit from Uniden


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.


New NABERS Indoor Environment tool launched


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.

V/Line switches to Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloth


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.

Taking the temperature of retrofitting in the public sector


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.

‘Future workplace will be more socially driven'


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.

Managing Melbourne Star against corrosion

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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.


SAMBA to improve office-building comfort


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.

Containerised FAST wastewater treatment


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.

Contactless smart cards – the better way to safer medical centres

Healthcare feature

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.

Compliant commercial door automation


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.

Best practices keep BMS safe from cyber attacks


“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).

The new safety lexicon


Marc McLaren of Generative HSE ponders over a growing disconnection between safety management systems and what happens in practice.