21-23 Apr 2020
MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

Industry News

Understanding the key trends in a fast-changing FM industry

As 2019 draws to a close, we take a closer look at the key trends you identified in our survey on the current FM market. We know that the industry is set for major transformation and that the role of the FM professional has changed forever.

Mother Nature’s best at work

What do Google, Amazon and Microsoft have in common? They all use biophilic design in their workplaces. The trending design uses aspects of the natural world to improve the health and wellbeing of the buildings we live and work in.

Sustainable buildings winning the green race

Australia’s biggest builders and developers create some of the world’s most innovative projects. And whether their buildings offer human-centric design, net zero benchmark or integrated fit outs, they continue to challenge and change the way we live, work and play.

Leading facility managers and providers invited to join TFX 2020

Smart technology and spaces will be the key focus when leading thinkers come together for Australia’s premier event in facilities management, Total Facilities (TFX), next April in Melbourne.

Top workplace picks from Open House Melbourne

Aug 15, 2019 Workspace Design

Melbourne doesn’t stay static for very long, which is why Open House Melbourne is still the best bet to peek into some of the city’s most progressive and contemporary spaces. Innovative workplace design is always going places, and this year we visited a strong set of spaces that are changing the way they do business for the better. Here’s our list of the best global-leading spaces to whet your appetite.

The future of work: “New world disorder” in the workplace

May 23, 2019 Workspace Design

Designers of workplace environments need to move away from a “one size fits all” approach based exclusively around open plan spaces, because these workplaces are creating disengagement and alienation among many employees.

Smart sustainable solutions: Smart demand and water “as a service”

Water management techniques are far behind energy management, but water is no less important and – in a drought stricken country like Australia – needs to catch up fast.

Rethinking Australia’s ‘waste problem: Embracing a circular economy

Australia has been forced to step up on the back of China’s decision to restrict exporting our waste offshore, alternative neighbours Malaysia and Indonesia have taken the same view.

2019 Industry Report Executive Summary

Using information sourced from a recent survey of Facilities Management (FM) professionals, the Total Facilities Industry Report 2019 provides valuable industry data and trends, as well as predicted areas of growth.

Data gives design the hard facts

Mar 25, 2019 Workspace Design

In commercial workplace design, there’s plenty of change. Offices are now being influenced by residential and hospitality design, while work continues to grow ever mobile. Even open plan design seems on the way out. We chat to Peter Black, director of independent workplace consultancy, 5Projects, about how facilities managers are navigating the changing landscape.

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