Industry News

Sustainable development trends are improving the built environment

Mar 20, 2017

Sustainable development efforts worldwide have achieved some success in many sectors, including the built environment. According to Kate Harris, CEO of ecolabelling nonprofit Good Environmental Choice Australia, several key trends will strengthen the demand for sustainable development over the next 15 years. GECA’s mission, Harris said, is to drive sustainable consumption and production by developing […]

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Security and Risk Compliance Must Not Be Ignored

Mar 17, 2017

Organisations of all types face a world of increasing threats, both physical and virtual. These same organisations have significant responsibilities for minimising the associated risks to all stakeholders, including their employees, their shareholders, and the authorities. According to Richard Ham, CEO and founder of  software firm FM Clarity, current approaches to compliance for buildings are […]

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Enviroplus Bioactive® Toilet Paper is perhaps the most innovative toilet tissue

Mar 16, 2017

Enviroplus Bioactive® Toilet Paper prevents unpleasant odours, cleans pipes, drains and septic tanks by degrading organic matter and reduces purging operations. It helps wastewater flow and avoids the risk of sewage systems clogging. With regular use you will start to see significant results in just four weeks, such as reducing sewage cleaning and maintenance costs. […]

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Why we need to rethink sustainable waste

Mar 15, 2017

There’s a sense amongst some facilities management professionals that there’s something rotten in the waste collection services industry. After investing considerable amounts of time and money in behaviour change campaigns designed to encourage greater uptake of recycling and more responsible waste management services, they knew that they were recycling more and sending less to landfill, […]

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Video: How ICC Sydney is creating world-class FM

Mar 9, 2017

What does FM of the future look like? How has ICC Sydney raised the bar for this future? Watch the video to find out more, an exciting production between Total Facilities and ICC Sydney. With 72 spaces and 52,000 people catered for at any one time, watch this video to see how ICC Sydney, Asia […]

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The demand for flexibility is reshaping our coworking future

Mar 6, 2017

The original names in shared workspaces including Hub Australia and Inspire9 are giving way to their next generation as the freelance and flexible work economy continues rise. This increasing demand for new, shared environments means that coworking hubs are disrupting the way we do business more than ever before. Today, coworking interior architecture is delivering more than […]

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Smart software is taking building management to the next level

Mar 2, 2017

Smart software is taking building management to the next level, and Australian business MYBOS is innovating through technology to change the industry for good.  Words by Annie Reid It’s only been four years since it was founded, but MYBOS has experienced exponential growth across the residential strata property industry, thanks to its state-of-the-art, web-based facility […]

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Australia Lags In Workplace Ergonomics

Feb 24, 2017

Australia’s business sectors are world class in many respects, but lag noticeably in ergonomics, according to Kirsty Angerer, Associate Ergonomist for Australia and NZ for ergonomics firm Humanscale. Ergonomics is the study of people at work, and aims to optimise the work environment to keep people productive and healthy. Angerer will be addressing the topic […]

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Improving energy efficiency through changing technology

Feb 23, 2017

In the fast-paced global market of energy efficiency and sustainability, building and facility managers must embrace changing technology to get the best out of their buildings. It all starts with industry innovation, and according to Tony Arnel, global director of sustainability at Norman Disney & Young (NDY), one of the biggest areas for change right […]

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Lendlease’s new offices have a strong focus on workplace design and sustainability

Feb 21, 2017

Lendlease have designed and delivered more sustainable buildings in Australia than any other developer, so it’s no surprise that their new 26,000sqm Barangaroo office in Sydney continues this legacy as the most sustainable, iconic and desirable office address in Sydney. The precinct represents a workplace of the future that drives better performance, better collaboration and […]

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