Industry News

Three game-changing trends in facilities management

Mar 24, 2017

Sustainability, procurement and thermal comfort are three of the major trends changing the shape of the facilities management industry, according to Martin A Leitch, principal consultant at FM Scope, who has been involved in shaping this year’s Total Facilities.  Thermal comfort, the challenges of introducing “smart” into buildings, the growing awareness of wellness in the […]

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Thermal comfort, “smart” buildings, co-working

Mar 22, 2017

What’s driving the next generation of facilities and workplaces? Did you know that after just one hour of sitting, 90 per cent of our fat-burning enzymes stop working and our bodies start to hibernate and shut down? Or that occupants of naturally ventilated buildings are more tolerant of their thermal environment, despite experiencing significantly warmer […]

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Just how green is your green cleaning team?

Mar 22, 2017

The issue of product substitution can be a big problem in the built environment industries. Architects will specify one particular product to go into a project, but then somewhere along the line, a different product gets used instead – and often the architect or developer is unaware of the swap. This can be especially problematic […]

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Sustainable development trends are improving the built environment

Mar 20, 2017

Sustainable development efforts worldwide have achieved some success in many sectors, including the built environment. According to Kate Harris, CEO of ecolabelling nonprofit Good Environmental Choice Australia, several key trends will strengthen the demand for sustainable development over the next 15 years. GECA’s mission, Harris said, is to drive sustainable consumption and production by developing […]

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Security and Risk Compliance Must Not Be Ignored

Mar 17, 2017

Organisations of all types face a world of increasing threats, both physical and virtual. These same organisations have significant responsibilities for minimising the associated risks to all stakeholders, including their employees, their shareholders, and the authorities. According to Richard Ham, CEO and founder of  software firm FM Clarity, current approaches to compliance for buildings are […]

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Enviroplus Bioactive® Toilet Paper is perhaps the most innovative toilet tissue

Mar 16, 2017

Enviroplus Bioactive® Toilet Paper prevents unpleasant odours, cleans pipes, drains and septic tanks by degrading organic matter and reduces purging operations. It helps wastewater flow and avoids the risk of sewage systems clogging. With regular use you will start to see significant results in just four weeks, such as reducing sewage cleaning and maintenance costs. […]

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Why we need to rethink sustainable waste

Mar 15, 2017

There’s a sense amongst some facilities management professionals that there’s something rotten in the waste collection services industry. After investing considerable amounts of time and money in behaviour change campaigns designed to encourage greater uptake of recycling and more responsible waste management services, they knew that they were recycling more and sending less to landfill, […]

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Video: How ICC Sydney is creating world-class FM

Mar 9, 2017

What does FM of the future look like? How has ICC Sydney raised the bar for this future? Watch the video to find out more, an exciting production between Total Facilities and ICC Sydney. With 72 spaces and 52,000 people catered for at any one time, watch this video to see how ICC Sydney, Asia […]

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The demand for flexibility is reshaping our coworking future

Mar 6, 2017

The original names in shared workspaces including Hub Australia and Inspire9 are giving way to their next generation as the freelance and flexible work economy continues rise. This increasing demand for new, shared environments means that coworking hubs are disrupting the way we do business more than ever before. Today, coworking interior architecture is delivering more than […]

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Smart software is taking building management to the next level

Mar 2, 2017

Smart software is taking building management to the next level, and Australian business MYBOS is innovating through technology to change the industry for good.  Words by Annie Reid It’s only been four years since it was founded, but MYBOS has experienced exponential growth across the residential strata property industry, thanks to its state-of-the-art, web-based facility […]

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