Traditionally, outsourced talent and management services have been the domain of larger enterprises and corporate entities. Among smaller and medium-sized companies, which of course includes many facilities around the country, hiring and managing a workforce generally falls to each departmental head.
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A new workshop designed to assist energy managers make the case for energy efficiency projects in their business has been organised by the Energy Efficiency Council and ClimateWorks Australia.
Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution centre, has launched new automated technology and software solutions for eCommerce order fulfilment and retail store replenishment in Australia and New Zealand.
While the concept of Building Information Modelling (BIM) is not new in design and construction, 3D BIM technology is starting to gain traction in facility management (FM) providing real benefits to asset owners and operators over the long-term.
The Circular Economy is a growing movement in business around the world; the concept is based on rethinking the current ‘take, make, dispose’ model where resources are used then sent to landfill. By recycling, repurposing or reusing instead, resources can be saved, and costs and energy reduced.
Collecting and distilling digital information and extracting meaning from it holds great potential to enhance customer satisfaction, reduce total cost of ownership, optimise resources and improve compliance.
IT-as-a-Service takes cloud models a step further, with IT companies providing a standardised set of services that increase cost efficiencies.
Compliance management is often associated with risk management and has an inherent reactive nature, prompting significant effort to ensure scope coverage of regulatory, performance or institutional requirements, when a potential gap is identified.
Why do facility managers need to take cyber threats more seriously and not leave it solely in the care of IT security providers? With IT security breaches on the rise, the facility management (FM) sector is at particular risk. This means that the ‘good enough’ approach needs to go.
Is wireless security access right for your business? Do you need more information to make a decision? Will a wireless access system reap a small to medium business the rewards bigger business achieve?
Technology innovates businesses and promotes growth, but it is vital for business owners and building owners to carefully consider their business position in light of rewards and risks when adopting emerging technologies.
A recent report by the US Green Building Council shows that more and more large buildings are earning LEED certification. LEED—which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a suite of architectural metrics for things like energy and water conservation. These days, it’s the most common standard for designating a building as being environmentally friendly.
Sitting in a chair all day is not the deciding factor on your health. Yes, sitting at a desk all day in an air-conditioned office building with no natural light will predispose you to injury, but it won’t determine it completely, so the question remains: what are you doing to help yourself? There are some very… Read more »
Incidences of false fire alarms are a bugbear for facility managers, with several states enforcing fines for them. Building owners and managers are being urged to take a closer look at their fire safety maintenance schedules in a bid to address a rising number of false fire alarms.
Sound masking systems have been used to improve speech privacy and control noise for decades, but many people are still unfamiliar with this technology. Below are some of the most commonly asked question about sound masking.