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Honeywell to buy smoke detection and video security company

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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.

Divvy ups car parking spaces in jam-packed Sydney CBD

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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.

Mirvac receives planning approval for Eastern Creek development

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Mirvac's proposed Calibre industrial development.

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.

Archers urges caution during North Queensland cyclone season

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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.

Gold Coast hospital cuts costs with Siemens energy optimisation

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Robina Hospital. Image courtesy of CSIRO.

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.