LORRAINE JARRETT, graffiti taskforce support officer for the West Australian Police Graffiti Team, provides some advice on graffiti removal and prevention.
A guide to commercial solar power system maintenance is provided by Energy Matters.
ERROL GOLDBERG, managing director of Pall Mall Manufacturing, offers advice on cleaning and maintaining exterior building materials – from windows to solar panels – and how to achieve the best results.
How to manage the challenges of exterior fitout maintenance is shared by MATT DE CAROLIS, managing director of De Carolis.
How do you provide fire safety within a correctional facility? DR DARRYL WEINERT from AECOM explains that there are numerous unique challenges that need to be faced to provide a fire-safe environment where escape isn’t an option.
PHIL WADICK from Work Safety and Training, and MISCHELLE TICKNER from SAFcomm talk to Facility Management about minimising the risks associated with contractors through careful selection, monitoring and records management.
DAVID KRAMER, group manager of assets and maintenance for Spotless, explains how a safe work methods statement can be further supported through the creation of checklists and guides.
A guide to replacing the belts of rooftop fans is provided by RICHARD NEUMAN, partner at Relocation Management Solutions.
EWAN CAMPBELL, technical manager at Air Barrier Technologies, explains how building airtightness affects the conditioning of open-plan spaces.
Does fault detection really compete against building automation? Would mixing both be a better solution for the customer? PHILIP DESROCHERS from ADMS Technologies explores these questions.
ROGIER ROELVINK from Turner & Townsend hopes to clear up the confusion about performance standards and key performance indicators being the same thing.
STEVE RONSON from the Fair Work Ombudsman explains the impact of always selecting the lowest-cost contractor.
OLIVIER ALLARD, a building optimisation expert for ADMS Technologies, explains the KPIs needed to make informed ongoing commissioning decisions: the total cost of ownership, the return on investment and the asset management fund.
JEREMY STAMKOS from Total Ventilation Hygiene provides insight into internal cleanliness inspections of HVAC systems – why should they be conducted and what is best practice in this regard?
Duplex Cleaning Machines’ MURRAY MCDONALD advises on how to ensure a deep clean process, providing four key aspects to keep in mind.