Honeywell has agreed to acquire smoke detection and video security company, Xtralis, for US$480 million ($685 million). Xtralis’ smoke detection solutions are used in data centres, historical buildings, airports, industrial sites and manufacturing facilities to provide early warning and verification of threats to speed response time, and minimise facility damages and potential injuries.
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Knight Frank, a leading global commercial and real estate consultancy, partnered with Divvy Parking to help manage and market vacant parking spaces in its commercial portfolio in Sydney’s CBD and North Sydney. Facility Management magazine spoke to Nick Austin, CEO of Divvy Parking, to find out more about the parking solution.
A warehouse complex in Auckland has become the first building of its type in New Zealand to gain a Green Star rating. Ceres Organics’ 5,500 square metre home consists of a two-level office building attached to a large precast concrete warehouse.
Harmonics and power factor issues can be a side effect of today’s energy-efficient devices, which means the drive for greater efficiency has created a need to control harmonics and overall improvement in power quality.
Wi-Fi networks are inherently vulnerable, but there are steps organisations can take to protect themselves, according to Netscout Systems’ Fluke Networks Enterprise Solutions.
Mirvac Group has received planning approvals from the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment for the Calibre industrial estate at Eastern Creek. According to Mirvac, Calibre will deliver facilities that blend flexible warehousing and office accommodation over 120,000 square metres of floor space.
A new report from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has found that green retail environments can enhance the customer experience and drive greater profits.
Despite the current cyclone season in North Queensland being one of the quietest in years, body corporate company, Archers, is warning this could be ‘the calm before the storm’ and preparation is essential to protect against extreme weather.
As travellers, we want to know that we are in safe hands, from the minute we step foot into an airline terminal to the minute we reach our destination – in this day and age, safety should be a given. Matthew Abbott explains how passenger experience and security benefit from good design.
For many employees, a heartfelt ‘thank you’ can be very motivating but for some managers, shining a spotlight on excellence is a tricky task.
Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions has unveiled its new Solaris 7980g scanner aimed at the growing retail mobile payment space.
Brookfield Multiplex has reached a milestone in Melbourne by ‘topping out’ a 52-level residential apartment building.
Providing focus and additional efforts in engaging both service employees and customers will, at some point, be financially valuable to service providers, according to research from ISS.
The first Australian installation of Siemens’ Demand Flow energy optimisation system at Robina Hospital in Queensland is exceeding expectations and on track to save enough electricity in its first 12 months to run the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) light towers for a year.
The strategic arm of the Government Architect’s office in New South Wales has transferred to the state’s Department of Planning and Environment.