Mould inspection guidelines are shared, and the mould assessment and grading process is explained by DR HEIKE NEUMEISTER-KEMP, DR PETER KEMP, CEDRIC CHEONG and KEVIN WHITE from Mycologia.
EWAN MORTON, director at Morton and Morton, stands up for owners committees and shares what makes a good owners committee.
The disconnection between the space and occupancy management systems we have and the ones we need is discussed by MICHEL THERIAULT, principal at Strategic Advisor.
Geographic information systems are usually associated with land-use planning and map-making, but TROY NORBERG of Tru-Serve Building Maintenance shares how these programs have moved indoors to help facilities managers run their buildings with ultimate efficiency.
Director of Wrightstyle, JANE EMBURY reports on several needless nightclub tragedies and the lessons learned.
The steps to ensure compliance across multiple sites are noted by CHARLES HAMMERSLA, national compliance manager for facilities at Kmart Australia.
Standards Australia has just upgraded the performance requirements for cyclone-rated glazing. If your building is in a cyclone-affected region, now is the time to assess the structure’s realistic capacity to withstand a super storm, warns JOHN POWER.
DR DOMINIK HOLZER from AEC Connect explains the technical requirements that allow data gathered during planning and construction to be carried further to the operations and maintenance side of projects in a standardised and highly automated fashion.
As electricity costs soar and ever-higher comfort levels are expected by building users, the replacement of old glazing systems with superior modern products makes more sense than ever. JOHN POWER explores the issues surrounding glass and glazing retrofits.
RICHARD GEE from Brookfield Johnson Controls shares the challenges surrounding sophisticated management information systems and the solutions to these challenges.
THOMAS WITTERSEH from the Danish Technological Institute shares what needs to be taken into consideration to ensure fitouts do not negatively affect building occupants’ health.
DR DOMINIK HOLZER from AEC Connect queries the perception of BIM for facilities management and shares the benefits field BIM holds.
NICK ADCOCK from Lucid Consulting attempts to unlock the mystery surrounding open-plan air-conditioning and the typical issues that cause a reduction in occupant comfort and staff productivity.
MORGAN HURLEY from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers explains why it is necessary to balance the cost of providing fire safety with the potential costs associated with fire losses.
Statcom Systems’ TAD JUNG provides a comprehensive look into all the issues that need to be addressed in relation to fire safety in aged care facilities.