Coles has achieved the first Green Star rating for a supermarket, with Coles Hallam in south east Melbourne awarded a 4 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). “Coles was determined to develop a ‘supermarket of the future’ – and in doing so, has set a new benchmark for sustainable supermarket design in Australia,” says the GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew.
Fatigue is a common problem in the facilities management industry. Yet, many companies are failing to recognise workplace fatigue as a critical business risk and cost. Increasing pressure to perform and a ‘do more with less’ attitude means that fatigue is a growing problem for facility workers.
Leading experts will be challenging the readiness of the Australian security industry for a host of threats, both physical and online, when the Security Exhibition and Conference returns to Melbourne from July 15-17.
Safe and healthy working conditions enhance productivity and reduce costs. This maxim may be obvious to a layperson, but when it comes to business owners, they often end up ignoring it, much to their own peril.
Many a times, business owners, senior and middle management, get blinded by the costs of implementing better working conditions for their people that they are unable to see the benefits that come from a safer workplace with lower injury costs, higher productivity, reduced absenteeism, improved staff retention and much more.
Employers will transition away from higher levels of temporary and contract roles back to more permanent positions in the year ahead, but recruiting experts Hays Facilities Management warns FM professionals not to expect big salary increases during this period.
Most Australians would have no idea what an iBeacon is, but a study carried out by ABI Research predicts that by 2019, there would be 60 million iBeacon-like devices in the world.
Honeywell announced its latest smart building technology last week, Command and Control Suite, which turns complex facility data into recommendations and easy-to-implement changes that can help boost business outcomes by lowering costs, minimising risk and reducing downtime.
Fatigue is a common problem in the facilities management industry. Yet, many companies are failing to recognise workplace fatigue as a critical business risk and cost. There is increasing pressure on facility workers to perform and to adopt a “do more with less” attitude — which means fatigue is a growing problem for facility workers.
Listed property group BlackWall Property Funds Limited’s short-term accommodation business, WOTSO WorkSpace has launched a new venture with G3lab offering cutting-edge research laboratory space for lease on short and long-term arrangements.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australians are amongst the highest users of technology and e-waste is one of the fastest growing types of waste. Mobile phones, laptops, TVs and household appliances such as fridges, washing machines and microwaves all count as e-waste. While population density works in Australia’s favour, there’s a need to focus on how to handle e-waste properly.
WWF’s Australian headquarters, located in a former wool store in inner city Sydney, has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for its interior space.
A spike in serious injuries and deaths in the NSW glass and glazing industry has prompted WorkCover NSW to react. Over a three year period, two workers died and 431 were injured, resulting in more than $7 million in workers compensation claims.
Large commercial doors are often the largest moving objects in factories, warehouses and carparks. Large doors can pose potential risks to employee health and safety as well as damage to property.
NEXTDC Limited and CenturyLink Inc have signed an agreement that will enable the latter to extend its data centre footprint in Australia by offering access to its full suite of managed hybrid information technology (IT) services to regional and multinational corporations in Australia.
The new Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health building, part of the University of Technology Sydney’s billion-dollar city campus master plan, has won a 6 Star Green Star Design rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).