Guardian Global Systems warns that the proposed changes to lease accounting by IASB are likely to affect how future decisions are to be made by corporations when constructing accommodation strategies and that the impact on corporate real estate will be significant.
Fire Protection Association Australia is hosting a number of seminars that will provide an overview of the changes and required activities following the release of the revised Australian Standard AS 1851-2012, Routine service of fire protection equipment and systems.
The new rules concerning electrical safety that came into effect on 1 January 2013 will have a major impact on how facilities managers and property owners manage risk, WHS compliance, and the buildings themselves.
Facility Management speaks to the Australian Industry Group, Allens and Holding Redlich about whether or not full harmonisation is achievable, and how compliance with the model work health and safety laws can be ensured.
Implementation of the new requirement that all aged care facilities across New South Wales are now required to be fitted with automatic fire sprinkler systems is underway.
Due to the new harmonised National Workplace Health and Safety regulations what is required to obtain an Asbestos Removal Licence has changed.
AIRAH has released a draft discussion paper, Transition to low-emission HVAC&R: Issues and solutions, for public and industry review.
CETEC’s ADAM GARNYS discusses the state of indoor environment quality (IEQ) in Australia, questions where the responsibility for IEQ lies and debates how a balance can be created for better IEQ in the long run.
The Victorian Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations have been updated. Noel Arnold & Associates explains the changes.
Total Facilities 2012 speaker, Strategic Advisor’s MICHEL THERIAULT shares the secrets to developing and growing your facilities management career.
Activity-based working may not work for all companies, RODNEY TIMM of Property Beyond warns. He provides some key questions that should be asked to determine whether activity-based working is suitable for your facility or not.
A national seminar series on the revisions to AS 1668 – The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings is being hosted by Standards Australia and AIRAH.
AS1657 - Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders — Design, construction and installation has been revised and is open for public comment. A member of the AS1657 committee, CARL SACHS of Workplace Access & Safety explains the major changes.
The members of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have unanimously approved nine governance changes consistent with best practice for boards in Australia. These include changes to length of board tenure and the election and rotation of directors.