Welcome to the Jun-Jul 12 issue of Facility Management, Australia’s premier independent publication servicing the information needs of facility managers and allied professionals in the property maintenance sector.
This issue’s cover feature explores how facility managers can gain from intelligent building information modelling (BIM). The value BIM holds for facility managers is vastly underrated and intelligent building information modelling has transformed from a fairy tale to a facility management reality. We delve deep into the realm of BIM and reveal the powerful possibilities it holds for facility managers.
In addition, we are pleased to showcase major features on retail, flooring and FM education.
In 2011, the retail industry incurred a $1.94 million loss due to theft-related crime. We explore new retail security solutions available in the market place to combat this retail shrink. In addition, we discover how an experiential retail environment was created at the OPSM Eye Hub in Melbourne using interactive technology.
Flooring constitutes a large investment, thus ensuring efficient and effective flooring maintenance should be a high priority. We look into exactly what facility managers need to know to ensure their flooring is receiving the best care. In addition, we share with our readers a number of ec0-friendly floor cleaning methods that not only improve indoor air quality and reduce energy and water use, but also provide the best outcomes.
Recent graduates share their views on the facility management education landscape and the value to be gained from formal education. Furthermore, how the British Institute of Facilities Management is tackling the issues of improving facility management training and professional recognition in the UK is disclosed. We also reveal what skills FM employers are looking for and provide a guide to the FM training opportunities currently available in Australia.
And much, much more!