Honeywell announces new wearable solution for warehouse operations


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.

The armoury of an energy manager

energy watch

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.

Why we should think green when we clean


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.

Chemicals of security concern


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.


Commissioning HVAC systems


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.

A healthy workplace is not out of reach


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.

Early signs of success in BuildingIQ's ATP project


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.

Brisbane Airport achieves Green Star rating


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.

Tork helps Queensland childcare centre make cost savings


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.


YSEL Elevator Loop


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.

“Power to the people? Is FM still missing its strategic focus?”


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.

Tools Management suite from Hardcat


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.

Environmental and social factors affect views on climate change


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.

WORKTECH15 Melbourne


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.

Melbourne celebrates sustainable living


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.


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.