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).
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the US-based Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) have partnered with an aim to showcase Australia’s certified green buildings and future possibilities to global investors and decision-makers.
A group of researchers from the University of Sydney’s Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Lab, part of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, has developed a world-leading technology to measure and improve the indoor human comfort factor of office buildings – SAMBA.
Speaking at the GreenCities conference in Melbourne earlier this year, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) chairman Jillian Broadbent (AO) said that integrated technology innovations are unlocking new opportunities for the property sector.
Heralded as the next big thing in the tech world, virtual reality is revolutionising the building and construction industry, enabling architects, designers and prospective buyers to experience a building before first ground has even been broken.
Maintaining a fleet of maintenance trucks and equipment is a tough job, particularly when the fleet is flat out supporting Australia’s largest regional passenger and freight train tracks. V/Line made a switch from rags to Tork Industrial Cleaning Cloth to ease its daily encounter with grease.
There is an urgent need to combine sustainable and disruptive innovations to evolve FM for the new world of work.
The NABERS National Administrator today announced that the much anticipated upgrades to their NABERS Indoor Environment (IE) tool have been released, and are now available to building owners and tenants across Australia as part of a pilot.