Until recently, stylish wasn’t a word you would attach to safety glasses, eye protection being their most critical feature.
Lone Worker Alarm is a smartphone app that uses the phone’s accelerometer, GPS (global positioning system) and wireless internet to provide a sophisticated emergency alarm system.
A dramatic upgrade to the standard conference room whiteboard, SMART kapp is a display board that captures, saves and pushes content to mobile devices in real time.
Konecranes Australia and New Zealand managing director BRAD HYEM looks at the latest crane inspection guidelines and how they will affect the facilities management industry.
Honeywell and FM magazine are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a Honeywell Captuvo SL62 enterprise sled which provides an Apple iPad mini with powerful enterprise capabilities – not least, for convenient inventory management.
BuildingIQ, one of the leading providers of advanced energy management software that predict and manage HVAC loads in commercial buildings, recently announced the release of version 4.0 of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to optimise energy use in commercial buildings.
Irish insulation and building materials manufacturer Kingspan is set to acquire the building products business of the US-based producer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products, Pactiv.
Activity-based utilisation reporting has become more important now we’re migrating from static to agile workplaces, writes BLIGH WILLIAMS, senior property and workplace space strategist at workplace space planning solutions (wsps).
With the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout underway, it is a good time to for facility and plant managers to check their buildings’ monitored fire systems are NBN-ready. It is a quick step in order to avoid and protect people and property from the damage caused in case of a fire incident.
For the first time in Australia, card users can link parking payments to the SmartRider card they use to access public transport services so they can pay for car parking using their smart cards.
As many consumer goods suppliers continue to report growing business challenges, a new report from Honeywell has found that millions of dollars can be saved by evaluating and improving Direct Store Delivery (DSD) operations – the way that products are ordered, sold, delivered and merchandised.
TIBCO Software’s Regional Vice President – Australia and New Zealand, STUART REES, writes about the current cause of concern for Australian facility managers when it comes to data integration, analysing data and communicating issues and performance with property owners.
The secrets to successful multi-monitor installations are proper planning and the right hardware and software, writes SARAH KELLY, corporate marketing manager, Matrox Graphics.
Dematic is offering a range of training tools to help warehouses get their employees an Voice solutions with ease and cost efficiency.
Kerrick has announced that it will soon launch a new range of gutter & roof vacuums in Australia. The new range will include commercial and industrial grade vacuums that will provide lightweight, safe and easy access to roofs, gutters, air conditioning vents, signage and more.
Cortec has developed a new industrial strength release agent, MCI Creteskin, using its patent Migratory Corrosion Inhibitors (MCI) technology. MCI Creteskin is designed to provide powerful protection to equipment, vehicles and forms in the construction industry.
The latest developments in RCD technology stop nuisance tripping, enable regular testing of IT equipment redundancy and offer quantum leaps in safety, writes Brisbane data centre engineer David Morley.
The recently launched Waste Choices brings a new competitive edge to Australia’s waste management industry. It is Australia’s first online marketplace for waste management and recycling for businesses wanting a quick, simple and cost-effective solution for waste collection, recycling, treatment and disposal.
Tork, one of the leading names in workplace hygiene, has joined the ‘FSC Friday’ campaign to help promote awareness of the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the not-for-profit organisation’s responsible forestry principles and practices.
Brookfield Multiplex has recently completed work on Macquarie Group’s new global headquarters at 50 Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD.
Now in their 12th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, enhancement of the environment and effective and practical community action.
GARY WATKINS, CEO, Service Works Global, shows how you can benefit from strategic space management.
The repeal of the carbon tax has left many businesses pondering what impact its removal will have on energy markets in Australia. As Phil Harrington, Carbon & Energy Business Unit Manager at pitt&sherry, explains, the potential effect of the tax’s removal should not be exaggerated and businesses should instead focus on energy efficiency initiatives and alternative fuel choices.
The Property Industry Foundation (PIF) is organising two different events to raise money for the homeless youth – StreetSLEEP and Brisbane Sailing Cup for Charity.
Tork will be supporting Team SCA in the upcoming 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, one of the toughest open ocean sailing regattas in the world. Tork is a global B2B-partner providing end-to-end hygiene solutions across several sectors such as restaurants, hotels, airports, healthcare, various industries and facility service companies.
Bentley Systems recently launched its WaterCAD, WaterGEMS and HAMMER V8i (SELECTseries 5) information modelling software for the analysis and design of water distribution systems.
The term ‘fire safety’ takes on a whole new meaning when you consider how easily your operations would grind to a halt if your data or systems were destroyed, writes DEAN WILSON, managing director of Emerging IT.
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.
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 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.
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.