Industry News

Facilities professionals will shape the evolution of modern workplaces

Oct 23, 2015 Workplace

A high-performance workplace can make a significant contribution to boosting productivity and improving profitability. With the rise of smart buildings, the workplace is undergoing massive change as emerging technologies and standards make their impact on processes and traditional approaches. At present, there is an undeniable synergy between facilities management and high-performance workplaces and shrewd professionals […]

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 […]

Investing in security: Priority or luxury?

The security industry needs innovation, especially in the commercial and industrial sectors. Innovation in security can be defined as the implementation of a new security approach or process that results in measurable increases in effectiveness or efficiency. However, resistance from corporate-level executives is commonplace as system and equipment upgrades need to demonstrate quantifiable gains in […]

Do your job justice and celebrate World FM Day

June 10 marks World FM day. In a global climate of increasing connectivity ”” technology, business relations and trends ”” connections are at the heart of the growth of the facility management (FM) industry across the world. The ability of an FM team to deliver seamless, integrated services is highly dependent on having an intimate […]

The difference solar power could make

FREE APPRAISAL OF YOUR ELECTRICITY COSTS AND THE DIFFERENCE SOLAR POWER COULD MAKE Australia Wide Solar in conjunction with LG Solar and Evergreen Finance Company are exhibiting at Total Facilities. As a special offer for participants at Total Facilities, Australia Wide Solar will give you a free assessment of your energy usage and the difference […]

KONE opens the door…

Mar 10, 2015 Products

…to streamlined medical care In a busy operating theatre, laboratory or clean room environment, hygiene can make all the difference to patient outcomes. Noise reduction, air-pressure control and accessibility are also essential. So KONE has developed a unique hermetic door specifically for the needs of medical facilities. “KONE is the market leader in hermetically sealing […]

Women in facilities management – challenges and opportunities

Kirsten Smith has a vision for the future of facilities management in Australia. It’s one where managers head up ”˜shared services’ – because they know how to integrate IT, HR, finance and the physical place. As one of more than 34,000 women working in the industry – around 17 per cent of the total facilities […]

Preparing For The Unthinkable

One of the greatest challenges facing Australian facilities managers is how to respond in the wake of a crisis situation and prepare for the unthinkable. As professionals with responsibility for people and property, it is both a legal and, more importantly, a moral requirement to ensure that all evacuation, fire and bomb threat procedures are […]

Viega – Perth College

Feb 11, 2015 Products

Located in Mt Lawley, Perth College is the oldest independent girls’ school in Western Australia. The college features a 50m, eight-lane heated swimming pool, which is used by the school and also Perth City Swimming Club for swim teaching and coaching and learn to swim sessions and squad training. It’s also home to the Perth […]

Seamless Silence

There’s no doubt timber is a reliable acoustic material, and Ceilector’s Timber collection is superior. Along with product – both standard panels and cusomised – they offer the technical project support required for all types of various applications. The result is a professional finish and optimal acoustics. In the recent fit-out of SC Johnson’s 2,400sqm […]