9-11 May 2023
ICC Sydney

Health, Safety, Security

The Built Environment Quarterly Review | Compliance Matters

Ahead of their appearance at DesignBUILD 2022, we talk to NATSPEC’s CEO, Richard Choy and the CSIRO’s Manager Verification Services, Infrastructure Technologies, Tracey Gramlick, on how compliance and conformity are impacting our industry in 2022. 1. Are we in a better place than five years ago? Richard: For the majority I would say yes. I’m […]

Navigating RCD Testing Requirements and AS/NZS 3760:2010

An RCD is a lifesaving electrical safety device that can be installed in your switchboard or integrated into a power point or portable for use in various locations. RCD’s can sometimes be called Safety Switches or ELCB’s (Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers). They are designed to detect any imbalance in the current flowing through the circuit.  […]

The Hybrid Access Control System

EKA CyberLock is the next generation in access control that secures, controls and audits all assets, from the front door to remote locations.

How do we solve the biometric security puzzle?

Refining biometric technologies is critical to a future where every point of physical contact is considered a possible health risk.

Entering a touch-free world

COVID-19 has forced us to think about everything we touch on a daily basis; door handles, lift buttons, handrails to name a few. This has brought about a rapid change in workspace practices, with advanced access control technologies becoming a necessity, but are they here to stay?

No-touch delivery and collection has arrived

Parcel Locker solution company, Groundfloor, is now offering a complete no-touch delivery and collection process to aid health measures across Australia.

Protecting your business from the cladding controversy

The use of external cladding has been in the news all too often recently. In response to recent tragedies, our Federal and state governments have put in place measures to address the use of combustible cladding, like flammable aluminium composite panels (ACPs), and other non-conforming building materials. These measures subject the facilities management area to higher scrutiny and regulation as businesses, governments and tenants try to protect themselves and reduce their risk.

Security and Risk Compliance Must Not Be Ignored

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 […]

Has The IoT Killed The Humble Access Control Card?

Has The IoT Killed The Humble Access Control Card? John Bigelow For decades, the basic access card, be it MiFare, Weigand, proximity, smart cards, magnetic stripe and a variety of other card technologies, have formed the basis of most building access control systems. And while these cards have been the means by which many facility […]

Medibank Place integrates security system with business process

Walls of greenery, circadian lighting and workspaces specially designed to accommodate activity-based working are just some of the features of Medibank’s new Docklands headquarters in Melbourne. Occupied since October 2014, the 16-floor building encourages flexibility, creativity, interaction and staff wellbeing and is also on track to become one of Australia’s most energy and waste efficient […]

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