Industry News

Women in facilities management – challenges and opportunities

Kirsten Smith has a vision for the future of facilities management in Australia. It’s one where managers head up ”˜shared services’ – because they know how to integrate IT, HR, finance and the physical place. As one of more than 34,000 women working in the industry – around 17 per cent of the total facilities […]

Preparing For The Unthinkable

One of the greatest challenges facing Australian facilities managers is how to respond in the wake of a crisis situation and prepare for the unthinkable. As professionals with responsibility for people and property, it is both a legal and, more importantly, a moral requirement to ensure that all evacuation, fire and bomb threat procedures are […]

Viega – Perth College

Feb 11, 2015 Products

Located in Mt Lawley, Perth College is the oldest independent girls’ school in Western Australia. The college features a 50m, eight-lane heated swimming pool, which is used by the school and also Perth City Swimming Club for swim teaching and coaching and learn to swim sessions and squad training. It’s also home to the Perth […]

Seamless Silence

There’s no doubt timber is a reliable acoustic material, and Ceilector’s Timber collection is superior. Along with product – both standard panels and cusomised – they offer the technical project support required for all types of various applications. The result is a professional finish and optimal acoustics. In the recent fit-out of SC Johnson’s 2,400sqm […]

A new approach from the ground up

  Businesses are beginning to recognise the importance of an integrated approach to the design, construction and management of their buildings, with an increasing trend for facilities managers to be engaged from the outset of major projects. Earlier input from end-users helps designers to better understand the intended use of the building and implement the […]

Australia embracing the benefits of press-fit technology

Jan 15, 2015 Products

Improved on-site safety, enhanced joint performance and finish and time-efficient installation – the benefits of press fit technology make it very clear as to why this joining method is fast gaining ground in Australia and across the world. Growing industry use of ”˜press fit’ technology has been a major trend in Europe for many years. […]

OWA Sinfonia for Healthcare Applications

Jan 15, 2015 Products

OWAcoustic Premium Sinfonia Ceiling Tiles are suitable for use in Health Care Establishments including cleanrooms, associated controlled environments and areas where the control of airborne contamination is required. Sinfonia Ceiling Tiles, when used in conjunction with the Ceilector Steel Grid, achieve the highest standard for healthcare applications. Furthermore, the painted face of the Sinfonia Tile […]

Stop dollars washing down the drain…

Jan 15, 2015 Products

By Australian Facilities Plumbing …Invest in water and energy conservation strategies. Commercial properties have become more energy efficient thanks to the introduction of new sustainability initiatives like the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) that provides energy efficiency information about commercial buildings to prospective buyers and tenants that occupy the premises. Better performing sites are seeing the benefits of such schemes, […]

Solatube® SkyVault® Series

Jan 15, 2015 Products

Big tubes for big spaces aptly describes the exciting Solatube SkyVault series. This daylighting system captures natural light at roof top level and can then transfer this light over extensive lengths. With a 29 inch/740 mm diameter tubing the Raybender technology harvests more low angle light from pre dawn to post dusk and coupled with […]

API Rope Access – NAB

Jan 15, 2015 Products

Project – NAB 700 Bourke Street Docklands Market Sector: Commercial & Retail Scale: 63,000 sqm Completion:  June 2013 Key design features: This building is distinguished by large vertical “fissures”, which provide vertical articulation, breaking up the massive scale of the building. A ”˜6 green star rating’, energy efficient facade, high performance solar glazing and a black […]