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Facility Management

Facility Management June - July 2015

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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editor’s comment

This issue of Facility Management is devoted to technology and the workplace. The exponential evolution of workspaces can be attributed to the digital age. Built environment professionals will have to keep their finger on the pulse of technological innovations taking place and bolster their position for the changes evoked. The FM industry needs to understand how to best implement these new technologies and trends within traditional systems and how these will impact the built environments they work in. With trends like activity-based working well and truly becoming more the norm and less a novelty, FM professionals are facing unchartered challenges in proper execution and maintenance of facilities. Find out from experts what makes a well-designed integrated workspace and how to leverage technology to increase a building’s efficiency. We also debut our content…

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content partner contributions

A Facility Management Content Partner is an organisation which we’ve entered into a partnership to provide expert insight from their respective industries for the benefit of the FM community. In this issue, thought leaders from respective organisations are: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC’S IRINA LINDQUIST She is Schneider Electric’s Healthcare Solution Architect in Australia and is currently leading the healthcare solutions development and implementation for the Healthcare and Life Sciences segment. SCHINDLER LIFTS’ STEVE NEWTON As National Sales Manager, Top Range, he has more than 30 years experience in the vertical transportation industry. Steve brings unique understanding and insight into the latest transit management technology.…

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managing melbourne star against corrosion

One of the newest tourist attractions in Melbourne, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a mammoth structure built using roughly 1200 tonnes of steel. Owing to the material and its close proximity to the ocean, both factors that are hugely affected by corrosion complexities, preservation of the structure was a major consideration in the design specification. One of the primary ways to protect an asset from corrosion is to physically isolate stru A fast drying polysiloxane coating protects the steel structure of the Melbourne Star and the high-gloss white colour of the covering is a good reflective screen for the observation wheel’s evening lightshow. It has been painted using AkzoNobel’s International brand of paint coatings. Instead of the often used three-coat system, AkzoNobel opted for the company’s two-coat Interzinc 52 primer and…

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international epd program reaches australasian shores

The Australia Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) in association with the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) officially launched the Australasian EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) program at this year’s DesignBUILD expo in Sydney. EPDs are summary life cycle assessment reports, complemented with environmental information on the specific product. Developed by life cycle assessment professionals with direct input from the industry, EPDs are based on accepted industrial standards and rules. The reports present a key pathway for manufacturers and developers to generate credits in Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) Green Star rating tools. The Australasian EPD program has been aligned with the International EPD System – accepted in more than 20 countries worldwide – to ensure a complete alignment with overseas markets. The aim of the International EPD System and its…

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diageo australia unveils new warehouse in sydney

One of Australia’s leading spirits producers Diageo Australia has recently opened a new 26,000-pallet capacity storage facility in Sydney’s western suburbs. The new warehouse, which sits alongside the company’s primary manufacturing and bottling site in Huntingwood, can store up to 22 million bottles of spirits. Prior to building the new warehouse, Diageo stored most of its inventory at a third-party facility. The $21.5 million project is expected to deliver huge cost savings for the company in the long run. It is estimated that, owing to the new adjoining facility, Diageo will be able to reduce its carbon emissions by 110 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. It is a step in Diageo’s 2020 sustainability and responsibility target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from direct operations by 50 percent, plus 30 percent across…

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new fm products

Weldarc 180i DC Stick and DC TIG welding machine from WIA Welding Industries of Australia’s (WIA) new Weldarc 180i DC Stick and DC TIG welding machine is ideal for both the professional and the serious DIY user. It is relatively lightweight (6.5 kilograms) and compatible with 2.0- to 4.0-millimetre electrodes operating from a 15-ampere 240Vac (voltage alternating current) supply. It is also suited to work with long extension leads and is built to withstand voltage fluctuations. Its built-in arc force feature monitors the arc voltage and boosts output if low arc voltage occurs. The machine has also been tested for compatibility with portable generators. Weldarc’s hot start feature offers the welder a better arc setting when run in manual arc mode. It is compliant with Australian Standards 60974.1 and 1674.2, with…