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.
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.
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), this October in Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a blink of an eye Total Facilities has closed its doors on another year. Let’s look back at the final day on the show floor, which included an insightful breakfast hosted by CoreNet Global and more engaging content from our speaker sessions.