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.
Managing a diverse and ageing property portfolio within a tight budget is a challenging task. Surprises are the last thing you need. The usual questions that come up are: what assets do I have, what condition are they in, how must they perform, how much money do I need/have, and who will I get to deliver the FM services?
But, somehow, things still don’t go according to the plan. What could be missing? We need to look beyond just the physical assets and ask some other questions. Let’s look at the five most important, and sometimes omitted, things to consider.
Lars Lindkvist of Schneider Electric outlines the key steps all facility managers must take to protect the security of their building and deter cyber criminals from gaining access to sensitive data.
On the first day of the Total Facilities exhibition on 25 March 2015 Facility Management magazine caught up with several experts from various sectors relevant to facility management for exclusive interviews and discussions where they shared trends for running more sustainable keynotes facilities and also shed light on the challenges facing an industry on the brink of a technological revolution, although it may not yet be ready to culturally embrace this sea change.
Most of the fires sparked as a result of lightning strikes could be averted if effective lightning protection systems are in place, writes Bob Grieve of Delta Fire.
Low-tier data centres have the potential to be more efficient: less redundancy means less equipment, less cost, less power. With this in mind, are they a strategic opportunity in today’s climate, asks TOM TOWNSEND, networks and data centre manager, Information and Technology Management (ITM), University of Canberra.
The recently launched Waste Choices brings a new competitive edge to Australia’s waste management industry. It is Australia’s first online marketplace for waste management and recycling for businesses wanting a quick, simple and cost-effective solution for waste collection, recycling, treatment and disposal.
TIBCO Software’s Regional Vice President – Australia and New Zealand, STUART REES, writes about the current cause of concern for Australian facility managers when it comes to data integration, analysing data and communicating issues and performance with property owners.
For the first time in Australia, card users can link parking payments to the SmartRider card they use to access public transport services so they can pay for car parking using their smart cards.
With the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout underway, it is a good time to for facility and plant managers to check their buildings’ monitored fire systems are NBN-ready. It is a quick step in order to avoid and protect people and property from the damage caused in case of a fire incident.
Konecranes Australia and New Zealand managing director BRAD HYEM looks at the latest crane inspection guidelines and how they will affect the facilities management industry.
The facility management sector is awash with acronyms, especially in the technology sphere with CAFM, CMMS, EAMS, FMIS, IWMS and MMS bandied around with increasing ease, if not understanding.
Released in March 2014 for iOS, and soon to be available for Android, PocketFM is a mobile work management app designed primarily for the facilities, maintenance and trades industries.
Pro-Visual Publishing, a publisher of wall-mounted information charts, has created one for facility managers.
ISS has signed a sale agreement with Wilson Security to acquire both the commercial security contracts of ISS Security in Australia and the First Security Business in New Zealand.