As a landmark report and campaign underscores the significance of Australia’s property industry to jobs and economic prosperity, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) calls on governments to grow the property industry through green building.
Richard McIndoe, former CEO of energy giant Energy Australia has launched a start-up that looks set to shake-up the energy industry and help customers save money. In a bid to help businesses lower their electricity bills and reduce carbon emissions, McIndoe’s new venture – Edge Electrons – has partnered with Flex, the leading sketch-to-scale solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world.
USG Boral’s patented Fiberock, a multi-functional sustainable material, has been used extensively for ceiling linings, wall linings in stairwells and on bulkheads in the high traffic Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) at West Circular Quay, as part of improvements to the premier cruise facility.
Traditionally, outsourced talent and management services have been the domain of larger enterprises and corporate entities. Among smaller and medium-sized companies, which of course includes many facilities around the country, hiring and managing a workforce generally falls to each departmental head.
The Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand in the facilities management sector for October to December has been released. Demand for corporate facilities managers is increasing as business activity overall improves.
Why upskill in workplace safety skills? With 188 deaths at work in 2014 at work and the average lost time for someone with a work related injury or illness being 5.4 weeks, there is certainly plenty of room for improvement within our workplaces and the need for more people to be trained as Workplace Health and Safety specialists.
Chief Technology Officer Peter Dickinson from BuildingIQ explains why Australian companies need to take risk and dare to innovate.
Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution centre, has launched new automated technology and software solutions for eCommerce order fulfilment and retail store replenishment in Australia and New Zealand.
The Circular Economy is a growing movement in business around the world; the concept is based on rethinking the current ‘take, make, dispose’ model where resources are used then sent to landfill. By recycling, repurposing or reusing instead, resources can be saved, and costs and energy reduced.
A recent report by the US Green Building Council shows that more and more large buildings are earning LEED certification. LEED—which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a suite of architectural metrics for things like energy and water conservation. These days, it’s the most common standard for designating a building as being environmentally friendly.
Brookfield Multiplex has been appointed to construct the fourth tower within Walker Corporation’s $1.8 billion landmark Collins Square development located at 727 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD.
The rise of mobility has presented businesses with new opportunities and new threats. While work can now be done from anywhere in the world, the security of sensitive data is at risk. Organisations must take measures to protect business information on mobile devices.
Tarkett has revitalised and expanded its iQ Granit range with the addition of 30 new shades.
According to Ron Segura, president of Segura & Associates, which works with large facilities helping them streamline their cleaning and building operations, there are essentially three steps to help a facility become greener and more sustainable.
An Aussie female entrepreneur is challenging Australian tech companies to prioritise South-east Asia in their start-up or scale-up plans.