In the hot seat: new workspace strategies

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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.

Is voice the future for industrial facility managers?

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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.

Premier's Sustainability Awards winners announced

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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.

How to save energy without capex

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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.

NowSpace app makes workplace scheduling easy

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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.

pitt&sherry to design cheese factory wastewater solution

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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.

Pronto Software launches an update to Pronto Xi

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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.

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Tork supports Team SCA at the Volvo Ocean Race

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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.

2014 NAWIC Victoria & Tasmania Awards

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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.

Enerpac collaborates with Waltan Tools & Equipment in SA

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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.

Olympus offers instrumental support to AINDT

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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.

Fluke Networks launches AANPM for Dummies

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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.

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PEXA full functionality launches in New South Wales

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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.

Melbourne tests new model for renewable energy

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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.

New solar shaftless skylight system from Kimberley

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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.

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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.

Staples Safety Solutions

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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.

Industrial air pollution has high economic cost

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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.

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Clipsal by Schneider Electric's USB charger

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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.