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Risks of systemic pesticides confirmed

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The conclusions of a new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) – the most widely used pesticides in the world – confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees.

Enhanced wireless LAN support for warehouses

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Global logistics automation company Dematic has announced an enhancement to its suite of Wireless LAN support services for Australian and New Zealand warehouses with the addition of a Wireless LAN Remote Monitoring service, which optimises wireless network coverage at all times, and avoids costly business downtime.

New landmark building and tech hub

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UTS Building

The first and largest of three state-of-the-art buildings for the University of Technology, Sydney’s billion-dollar City Campus Master Plan, has opened in Ultimo.

Mobile FM apps create huge savings for hospital

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Hospital tablet

A US hospital has implemented new mobile facility and work order management apps for iOS and Android that increase the efficiency of hospital technicians who repair equipment across large campuses and enable the immediate rerouting of employees to respond to critical malfunctions as they happen.

Rise of the machines

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Automatica 2014

Automatica, the biannual international trade fair for automation and mechatronics, held earlier this month in Munich, drew a record number of visitors. The fair showcases robotics, assembly and handling technology, supply, sensor, drive and safety technology, positioning systems, software and more.

World Green Building Week 2014

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Green building

Supported by green building councils all over the world, the annual World Green Building Week showcases the diversity of global action taking place to create sustainable built environments. In 2014 World Green Building Week runs from 22 – 26 September.

Dulux makes adding colours to BIM easier

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With Building Information Modelling (BIM) becoming an important aspect of building design and management, Dulux Australia has launched a range of free content and plugins for Revit, the building design software for BIM.

Kit home builder fined for installation without registration

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The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has advised that kit home suppliers need to be registered builders if they are also installing the homes that they sell. This timely reminder comes as a supplier and its director in Bendigo, Victoria were found guilty by a magistrate for building a kit home with being registered as a… Read more »

AG Coombs star apprentice wins again

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Ryan O’Connor, a refrigeration apprentice at AG Coombs, was last week named as the recipient of the 2014 First Year Apprentice of the Year – Alan Broadhead Award. The awards were presented by the Box Hill Institute of TAFE, and he was picked from a field of 35,000 apprentices. O’Connor is no stranger to standing out,… Read more »

A healthy workplace is not out of reach

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Fitness Australia has received a Healthy Workplace Award from the Australian Government’s National Preventive Health Agency. The company’s CEO, LAURETTA STACE, shares how any workplace can be healthy.