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Collaborating For The Future
Data has never been as readily available as it is today. However, while it provides tremendous opportunities, most people struggle to transform data into useful information and retain any of this information as knowledge. That’s why I understand that
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Editor’s Letter
Sustainability is a nebulous and often misunderstood topic. Closely associated with waste management, its scope is actually far broader, covering everything from supply chain selection to predictive maintenance. In a sustainable environment, waste ma
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Blue IoT Helps Greater Dandenong Council Go Green
The offices of the City of Greater Dandenong council were facing a chilling problem. In 2018, after twenty years in operation, its Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system was starting to malfunction. Temperatures were fluctuating by up to
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Associate publisher Lachlan Oakley lachlan.oakley@niche.com.au (03) 9948 4952 Editorial Mitch Ziems mitch.ziems@niche.com.au Production Editorial design Keely Goodall Production coordinator Stephanie Yang stephanie.yang@niche.com.au Design and digita
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Combating Loneliness In A Modern Workforce
Recent studies show that a growing number of Australian employees are feeling lonely and isolated by the work they do. In some ways, this seems strange. We’re in the midst of a ‘gig economy’ that’s geared to promote the latest connected technologies
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News Roundup
Video game arcades may mostly be a remnant of a bygone era, but that doesn’t mean there’s no longer potential for facilities to cater for the gaming audience. In early September, property management group Vicinity Centres and Fortress Esports reveale
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Understanding Sector Coupling
The American businessman and prolific inventor Thomas Edison encouraged innovation through his quote, “There’s a better way to do it – find it!”. The quote became particularly relevant to 196 countries at the end of 2015. The United Nations Climate C
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New Fm Products
Avery Products has introduced a range of heavy duty sign and label products so businesses can provide safety messages in warehouses, laboratories, offices and other facilities where human safety can be jeopardised. Businesses can design and print saf
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Using Technology To Combat Waste Across Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific has a waste problem. A 2017 study by Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Centre for Business and Environment found that eight million tonnes of plastic waste is discarded into the world’s oceans every day, with more than half believed to
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Floor Cleaning Tech A Preview For Near-future Automation
In the first quarter of 2020, Tennant will release the T7AMR autonomous floor scrubber in Australia. While the machine certainly appears to look like those already in use in facilities across the nation, it’s what can be found inside that counts. Pow
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Why It’s Time To Upgrade Your Bathrooms
A discussion about what constitutes the perfect commercial bathroom is one just about anyone is happy to avoid. Nobody needs to be reminded about the benefits of a clean bathroom when it comes to maintaining hygiene in a facility, but for most of us
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How Fms Can Help Clean Up The Recycling Mess
For decades, getting rid of Australia’s unwanted waste was a matter of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. In 2018, Australia exported close to 4.5 million tonnes of garbage overseas, much of it to China. And it wasn’t only Australia. The rest of the develo
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Creating A Sustainable Commute
Climate change is a significant issue in Australia; an issue receiving significant attention as governments, businesses and consumers look to reduce their impact on the planet. This has led to a focus on developing sustainable buildings, which are de
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How Vicinity Centres Achieved A 4 Star Green Star Rating
Sustainable practice has become an increasingly hot topic across all aspects of Australian life. Where once we turned off the light when leaving a room for the sake of our electricity bill, now our responsibility can be measured on a global scale. Fo
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The Benefits Of Greenwalls
Greenwalls are at the heart of new age aesthetic stimulation and hold opportunity to breathe a new and fresh life into any building. With integration into outdoor, urbanised areas, greenwalls have the capacity to bring a new level of sustainability t
Facility Management4 min gelesenIntelligence (AI) & Semantics
Workforce Mobilisation Isn’t Just A Trend – It’s The Future
Technology is constantly redefining the way we both live and work. In many ways it has brought the two closer together. We use messaging apps to remain connected with friends and colleagues alike at all hours of the day. We can travel to all corners
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Chris Rogers Palais Theatre
FM: Let’s start with your background. How did you end up in facility management? Chris Rogers: My first foray into FM came about more by accident than design. I actually started in FM when working at Crown Casino as technical manager in the Crown sho
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Facilitating The Future
FM: Let’s start with a brief overview of your background. Sam Wishart: I lead the fantastic facilities, assets and services team within the infrastructure and operations division at La Trobe University and have for about seven and a half years. Prior
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Requesting Approval For Sustainable Initiatives
Want to share your insights in the next edition of Ask the Expert? Register your interest by contacting us at asktheexpert@fmmedia.com.au, providing your name, phone number, email address and a 100-word bio. We look forward to hearing from you. Outba
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Building Trends, Building Momentum
A statistic that will surprise some while being painfully obvious for others is that the average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime. For many people that means tens of thousands of hours sitting at a desk or performing some sort o
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The 400 Year History Of The Fire Sprinkler System
Some of the most critical systems in any facility are systems we hope never have to be put to use. There are few better examples of this than the automated sprinkler system. Around the world, approximately 70 million sprinkler heads are installed in
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Regis Declares War On Waste
Sustainability issues are becoming increasingly material and significant to companies’ long-term business strategies, as well as both their internal and external stakeholders. From increasing demand for resources to social inequalities and climate ri
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Events
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Four Trends Every Leader Needs To Know About The Future Of Work
The world of work is undergoing profound change. Trends like automation, artificial intelligence and political upheaval are impacting jobs and careers. Large companies around the world are already exploring what the workplace will look like in 2030 a
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Bringing A Sustainable Mindset To The Office
In the same way that households are installing mini power stations on their roofs to reduce strain on the electric grid, many organisations today are looking to lead on the sustainability fundamentals in the workplace by introducing responsible sourc
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How Facility Managers Can Lead Sustainability Efforts
Australia’s 160,000 commercial buildings are predicted to contribute over 40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during 2019.1 In Sydney, commercial and industrial buildings consume 24 percent of the municipal w
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Product Stewardship In A Circular Economy
Product stewardship and waste reduction have reached a new level in Australia. Recent announcements by the Federal Government place these issues firmly on the national agenda. Prime Minister Morrison has not only appointed an Assistant Minister for W
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New Fm Products
simPRO is a cloud-based operations management system, well-known for its ability to improve the efficiency of service, maintenance and project work. It offers tradespeople and contractors simplified processes, which can be used to manage a range of b
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Electrical Maintenance Completed Yet The Problems Persist
Electricians get called in for all sorts of electrical, or supposedly electrical, problems. Their bills are paid, yet problems persist. People in the IT department complain about an inexplicable rash of failures with computer power supplies. Lift mec
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Microsoft Report Reveals Cause Of Delay In IoT Implementation
Signal’s goal is to determine trends in the use of IoT, and better align Microsoft’s development strategies with the needs of businesses. What it reveals is that, despite IoT being recognised as critical to the future of work, there are still signifi
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