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Facility Management February - March 2018

Facility Management is Australasia's premier independent magazine addressing the needs of professional building and property managers and their suppliers. Readers are interested in the latest information regarding the operation, efficiency and design of commercial buildings.

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futureproofing today’s buildings for tomorrow: the solution is simple

Australia’s single most important facilities management event and marketplace for FM buyers and suppliers is back for 2018. Featuring an impressive line-up of speakers, partners and exhibitors, the event will bring together professional and innovative business over two days, with a focus on exploring strategies to optimise facility and workplace performance and improve the place in which we work and live. Renowned experts, academics and thought leaders will share practical insight into the industry’s top challenges and opportunities, and more than 150 brands including Dyson, Schindler Lifts Australia, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems and CMS Electracom will unveil the latest and most innovative FM products and services on the exhibition floor. Attendees at this year’s event should expect to see exciting innovations and product launches that will help FMs save and better manage…

1 min
editor's letter

Recently I saw an interesting initiative from Sustainability Victoria, looking for someone to head up energy efficiency within the built environment. With a remit to lead programs that target business, and develop technologies to lower emissions and reduce waste, this proposed role brought home to me just how big the energy issue has become. Melbourne-based energy writer David Cardozo has been a tireless advocate within the pages of FM in helping facilities managers take control of energy consumption. And, as he points out, there is a way to make sense – and save real dollars – from what’s already available in the market. Hint: it’s not just about negotiating a better tariff. David is one of the many expert writers that FM is privileged to bring you each issue. While the magazine has…

1 min
content partner contributions

A Facility Management content partner is an organisation with which we’ve entered into a partnership to collaborate on content for the magazine. In this issue, thought leaders from their respective organisations are: ASSA ABLOY’S DAVID WARD David Ward is business development manager for wireless access control at ASSA ABLOY Australia. BILLI’S ADRIAN CUGNETTO Adrian Cugnetto is the marketing manager for Billi Pty Ltd. HUMANSCALE’S KIRSTY ANGERER Kirsty Angerer is an associate ergonomist with Humanscale (Australia and New Zealand).…

2 min
driverless vehicles to get better ‘vision’

The CSIRO’s Data61 innovation group has announced a partnership with Chinese company ZongMu Technology to develop ‘human’ sight for autonomous vehicles. The partnership will aim to overcome one of the most significant technical challenges with the vehicles – vision that can detect and understand road signs, read traffic conditions, and avoid pedestrians and vehicle collisions. The goal is to equip vehicles with computer vision so that they can understand the environment in a similar way to humans. It is working to develop algorithms to estimate the space between objects according to the vehicle’s motion and predict the potential hazards of moving objects. A statement released by the CSIRO estimated that the market for self-driving vehicles is expected to jump from US$42 billion in 2025 to nearly US$77 billion by 2035. More organisations are…

1 min
aca announces corrosion mitigation training

The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) has announced its latest technical seminars and training courses, which cover the fundamentals of corrosion control, through to more advanced techniques and procedures. In conjunction with the Australasian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA), the ACA will be running Corrosion and Protection of Concrete Structures and Buildings training at various venues around Australia. Dates are 19 to 20 March in Melbourne; 4 to 5 June in Sydney and 6 to 7 September in Brisbane. The ACA’s delivery of the NACE Cathodic Protection (CP) 1 and 2 courses are being held this year in Sydney and Brisbane. The NACE CP courses are the world’s most recognised and specified cathodic protection training. The NACE CP Program is a comprehensive program for professionals in any industry including pipelines and bridges, tanks and…

2 min
new fm products

Improved grease separation from trade waste Management of wastewater from hospitality applications takes a step forward with the extension of ACO’s range of in-ground gravity grease separators. Wastewater containing fats, oils and grease (FOGs) and food solids enter the grease separator from the kitchen or food processing plant. Food solids sink to the bottom of the unit under gravity, while FOGs, which are less dense, float to the top and the treated wastewater flows into the sewer system. The range of below ground grease traps from ACO is now available in 3000-litre, 4000-litre and 5000-litre capacities for in-ground applications to complement the 1000-litre, 1500-litre and 2000-litre below and above ground units. Larger commercial kitchens such as hospitals, cafeterias, cafés and small food processors can now have greater control over FOGs discharged from…