Industry News

Biophilia bringing nature into the corporate environment

Sep 5, 2018 Wellbeing

We spend a lot of our lives indoors. It’s a situation serious enough to warrant new design trends, when you consider that research shows inviting a more natural setting into our working spaces boosts productivity by 8% and wellbeing by 13%. Now advances in technology are playing a big role in bringing the outside in.

Five ways to reduce workplace noise

Aug 20, 2018 Workplace

Have you ever been in a workplace where it’s so loud you can’t even hear yourself think? It’s a growing issue as more businesses embrace open plan working environments. Here are five top tips to helping your employees block out noisy distractions.

AI, digital twins and IoT

Aug 6, 2018 Technology

An explosive growth in new technologies to gather and use data to optimise service delivery will increasingly drive asset-based services, as Mark Brewer explains.

Are open plan offices killing employee interaction?

Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%.

Three technologies essential to FM

Jun 25, 2018 Technology

There are three technologies every facility manager needs to embrace to provide the best outcomes for their buildings, Samantha Fuller, general manager of Service Works Global reports.

How your water usage can impact sustainability credentials

As Total Facilities water sponsor, Billi knows a few things about sustainability. The company specialises in instant filtered water systems and was front and centre at Total Facilities 2018 delivering its message about the importance of reducing our green footprint through water sustainability. Post the event, we caught up with Billi’s marketing manager, Adrian Cugnetto.

Making the green switch

CitySwitch is a growing partnership that supports commercial tenants to improve office energy, waste efficiency, and make a positive impact on climate change. Currently, 831 tenancies have signed up covering an impressive 23.6 million sqm. Annie Reid chats to Danielle King, Greater Metro Program Manager – CitySwitch, about what makes it tick.

The rise of biometrics and how they’re changing the face of security as we know it

May 21, 2018 Technology

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.

Green with envy at the office

May 14, 2018 Workplace

Research shows that incorporating nature into workplace design has a significant impact on employees’ happiness, wellbeing and productivity. But these global office spaces take it to the next level, with green designs of the highest order each crafted to provide wellbeing and the most serene – and spectacular – working environments for staff. Here are five of the best:

Facilities management – the strength of diversity

May 7, 2018 Workplace

Kate Langan is CoreNet Global’s Board of Directors Chair. CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate executives, with more than 10,000 members in 50 countries. In part 2 of our interviews into diversity in the FM industry, we sit down with Langan to learn how the association harnesses the strength of diversity.

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