Decades ago, science fiction writers and filmmakers dreamed that biometrics would become an integral part of security: now that dream is becoming a reality. Biometrics (a Greek phrase meaning “body measurements”) left the realm of science fiction years ago. Today, they represent an important aspect of physical security. However, this type of technology continues to evolve. Learn how Australian organisations are leveraging the latest developments in biometrics to keep the public safe and secure.
Ahead of Total Facilities 2018 Speaker Series, we sat down with Emma Hendry, CEO at Hendry Group, who gives us an insight into how Hendry is leading innovation by adapting new technologies to help their clients drive their buildings further.
From building pioneers to modern day transformers, how Hendry is adapting technology for future success
For a business that thrives on emerging technology, it’s a perfect match for Hendry to showcase its latest innovations at this year’s Total Facilities. Annie Reid chats to Hendry’s Giri Gangadhara, head of digital transformation and Naveen Radhappan, GM asset optimisation.
Ahead of Total Facilities 2018 Speaker Series, Adam Beck, Executive Director, Smart Cities Council Australia & NZ provides insights into building smart.
Maintenance and upkeep of building assets once required plenty of hands on work by facility managers to ensure everything kept running smoothly. But the advent of smart buildings is changing this, with the Internet of Things now allowing for sensors and data-farming devices to be installed in any asset of a building.
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), which opened in September 2017 in the city’s CBD, is arguably Australia’s most technologically-advanced hospital. From its fleet of robots (aka, Automated Guided Vehicles) that carry around supplies, food and equipment to its pneumatic tube automated internal delivery system, the 800 bed, environmentally-friendly hospital is a harbinger of the future of healthcare.
With innovation and diversification key to today’s Facilities Management landscape, there’s a growing focus on smart solutions. More companies are harnessing the latest developments across emerging and new technology to drive building productivity resulting in enhanced building performance and greater benefits to customers.
Zettabytes, Building Internet of Things (BIoT), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Big Data are just some of the latest terms being incorporated into the daily vocabulary of Facility Managers around the country.
MYBOS’ Managing Director, Sam Khalef takes you on a tour of their ultimate building and facility management software as seen at Total Facilities 2017.
One of Australia’s most environmentally-friendly skyscrapers, EY Centre at 200 George Street, has not only changed Sydney’s skyline but also the behaviour of its occupants thanks to a slew of sustainability features and activity based working environments.