21-23 Apr 2020
MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

Industry News

How to create the ideal workspace for a multi-generational workforce

Nov 30, 2018 Workspace Design

Millennials are taking over the modern workforce while Baby Boomers remain reluctant to retire until they are debt free. So how do you balance this diverse workplace? And what can we learn from design that will encourage cross-generational collaboration?

Australia leads the way as green building booms globally

Australia continues to lead the world’s green building sector with further growth predicted over the next three years, according to a new global report.

Entries are now open for the FM Innovation Awards 2019

Back for its second year, the FM Innovation Awards will recognise and celebrate the most ground-breaking and best facility management projects in Australia over the preceding year.

Biophilia bringing nature into the corporate environment

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 Workspace Design

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?

Jul 9, 2018 Workspace Design

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.

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.

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