DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics services, offering a range of international air and sea freight, as well as logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source.
The Biofuels Association of Australia’s (BAA) annual conference entitled ‘A New Energy for Biofuels’ is aimed to provide a forum for education and debate on biofuels. The conference will be held in Sydney on 31 October 2014.
The CitySwitch State and National Awards recognise signatories who have demonstrated environmental excellence and undertaken innovative energy-saving activities within their office.
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.
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.
When installing automated building systems, including controlled lighting and energy metering systems, knowledge and preparation are vital prerequisites for success.
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.
Ensuring your fire equipment meets compliance standards is critical writes GARRY KWOK, national manager Technical Services, Wormald Australia.
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.
If facility and IT managers aren’t working in harmony, energy and power will be wasted and profits will slip, writes EDDIE DESOUZA, global marketing director, Enlogic.
Removing belly plates (also known as bottom guard) from bulldozers and other tracked vehicles in need of internal maintenance can be an expensive, time-consuming and extremely dangerous job.
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.
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.
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.
Ageing commercial buildings in Australia’s CBDs are benefiting from ‘cool savings’ following retrofits financed through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
The Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) has worked with the Regional Rail Link Authority to develop a custom rating tool to guide the sustainable design and construction of railway stations.
An advanced system at a company in southern Germany provides process cooling and power generation for plastic injection moulding machines with adsorption chillers and micro cogeneration units.
Refrigeration energy efficiency played a major role in the development of several new dairy facilities aiming to boost production for export and domestic markets, writes the team at engineering consultancy pitt&sherry.
Tork is supporting Team SCA – an all-female team currently racing in the Volvo Ocean Race, the toughest open ocean sailing regatta in the world. The yachts are currently making their way to Cape Town, South Africa.
The Rubbermaid HYGEN Disposable Microfibre System features innovative technology that offers optimal infection prevention, superior cleaning performance and improved productivity.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia has launched a new Cloud platform – WeOptimise Cloud. It is an off-premise private cloud providing hosted Software-as-a-Service solutions.
Reducing a building’s energy expenditure through performance monitoring requires software that fully empowers facility managers, writes David Walsh, CEO of CIM Environmental Group.
A workplace policy that has increased gender diversity by nine percent in just three years has been awarded the top honour at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Victorian and Tasmanian Chapter 2014 Awards for Excellence.
The efforts of many members of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have been recognised at the 2014 Green Globe Awards – an event celebrating environmental excellence, leadership and innovation in New South Wales.
A global name in professional bolting technologies, Enerpac, has joined forces with Waltan Tools & Equipment to optimise services available to companies adopting and expanding their use of high-safety, high efficiency and non-impact torque wrench and other advanced hydraulic fastening technologies in South Australia.
Jane Bond, project development manager at SunPower, a global solar technology and energy services provider, shares top considerations for facility managers looking to make a solar investment.
When it comes to sustainably maintaining and operating the buildings of today – it’s a brave new world, explains Ben Churchill, CEO of Urbanise.com.
The annual Australian Institute of Non-destructive Testing (AINDT) Conference offers an opportunity for maintenance and quality assurance professionals to learn more about Non-destructive testing (NDT) and related technologies from leading AINDT members.
AANPM for Dummies is a how-to guide for an integrated approach to network and application performance management. It aims to help IT professionals understand how application-aware network performance management assists in delivering the best experience to end-users.
Melbourne will next week host the inaugural International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management – Asbestos Safety Conference 2014, featuring leading international and domestic experts in asbestos management, health, advocacy and governance.
This is the National Recycling Week (10-16 November) in Australia and it is an appropriate time for everyone to ponder over the impact (or the lack of it thereof) of recycling technological equipment.
Australia’s first national e-Conveyancing platform, PEXA, recently launched its full functionality offering in New South Wales. Now, property lawyers and conveyancers will be able to complete property transfers, including lodgement and financial settlement, online through the PEXA system.
Tork’s SmartOne toilet roll dispenser system not only helps reduce consumption and wastage but also improves security and ease of use.
In an attempt to lead the way to meet the city’s goal of zero net emissions by 2020, the City of Melbourne has established a group of large energy users, who are interested in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.
Australian Hardware solutions provider Kimberley has launched a new range of ‘smart skylight’ that operates and installs without the need of a light shaft, flexible tube or a large roof cavity – the iIllume skylight. It has been designed as a DIY system with easy internal and external installation on all roofs and ceilings types.
Transport, logistics and supply chain jobs growth continues to outperform the overall Australian market, according to the Labourforce Jobs Index.
Flowcrete Australia recently launched a new gloss-finish, fully aliphatic polyurethane screed topcoat designed for the Australasian flooring market – Flowfresh FCUV.
The increasing uptake of this building rating tool is proof of its usefulness, writes Jorge Chapa, Green Star executive director, Green Building Council of Australia.
Techs4Biz, a leading provider of software products for managing field activities, has recently launched Version 6.15 of Pervidi, a paperless inspection solution. The latest version includes the ability to view and annotate on drawings and references materials on mobile devices.
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.
The dedicated team of industry specialists from Staples Safety Solutions can partner with you to help make your workplace safer. Stocking over 25,000 different safety supplies, including personal protective equipment, apparel, first aid and visual warning products, Staples Safety Solutions caters for every industry.
Air pollution from Europe’s largest industrial facilities cost society at least $86 billion, and possibly as much as over $276 billion in 2012, according to an assessment published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Surprisingly, half of these damage costs were caused by just one percent of the industrial plants.
The Global GreenTag Cleaning Product Standard has been recently recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for their Green Star Performance rating tool ‘Green Cleaning’ credit.
Eminent British Environmental Scientist Sir Robert Watson has won the Science and Innovation Award at the United Nation’s Champions of the Earth program.
The City of Sydney’s successful smart power usage program is setting an example for new applications of light to create sustainable and energy-efficient urban environments. The pan-city LED (light-emitting diode) lighting program seeks to significantly reduce carbon emissions and energy use.
171 Collins Street is the first premium building and the second-largest Victorian building to receive the 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v2 certified rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
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.