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Facility Management October - November 2016

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

Innovation. Integration. Collaboration. While these three words have basically become clichés in the language of our political and business leaders, they continue to be at the heart of the development of the facility management industry in Australia. It is the ability of facility or property management companies to incorporate the meaning of these words into their service offering that is playing a crucial role in setting them apart from the competition in Australia’s marketplace. One such example of this, which also forms the basis of this issue’s lead feature, is global real estate management firm, Cushman & Wakefield, which is now combining innovation, integration and collaboration into its FM service for BP at the petrochemical company’s retail outlets around the country. According to Cushman & Wakefield, it is blue chip companies like BP that…

1 min
content partner contributions

ASSA ABLOY’S DAVID WARD David Ward is business development manager – wireless access control at ASSA ABLOY. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the security management and access control services industry. SCHINDLER LIFTS’ PETER DARLEY Peter Darley is national portfolio manager – service for Schindler Lifts Australia. He is a B2B sales and marketing specialist with experience across a broad spectrum of industries, including events, facilities marketing, IT and vertical transportation. SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC’S PREETI BAJAJ Preeti Bajaj is the vicepresident of strategy and transformation at Schneider Electric in Australia. Drawing on her entrepreneurial spirit, Preeti believes motivating and building high energy, high performance teams is the most effective way to deliver results.…

2 min
co-working spaces to reach one million users by 2018

Fuelled by 21st century work models – start-ups, freelancers, contract and remote workers – co-working spaces have grown from what once seemed like a trend and transformed into a critical aspect of business in the age of the internet. As the number of people utilising co-working spaces globally is predicted to reach one million by 2018, according to Smallbizlabs.com, a number of specialist providers are opening major shared workspaces, such as WeWork, which last year opened the UK’s largest co-working space in London. The area has the capacity to house 3000 members, says JLL Australia. While the prevalence of shared workspaces grows, so too do the ways they are being used. Once they were utilised solely by the likes of freelancers, but now mature companies are also taking advantage of the…

3 min
new fm products

How is BaitSafe different from traditional bait stations? BaitSafe can be installed into walls, ceilings, flat-roofed areas, eaves and floors, between floors, cupboard bottoms and many more applications, allowing Adams Pest Control to inspect, monitor and/or place bait directly into areas where pests live and breed. In contrast to traditional bait stations, BaitSafe is not exposed to the public, therefore eliminating the risk to staff, children or pets coming into contact with the bait. As the bait is stored inside the station, it is also good for the environment. Thanks to the unique design, BaitSafe is the first product on the market to offer such a discreet solution and window into ‘their world’. Once installed by Adams Pest Control, pests living in the walls or ceilings have easy access to the…

6 min
blue chip companies drive demand for integrated fm services

The Asia-Pacific region is forecast to become the largest facility management market in the world by 2025. According to research consultancy Frost & Sullivan, which revealed the forecast in its ‘The Future of Facility Management’ report earlier this year, expansion in the region will be driven by economic growth, commercial construction and a rising culture of service outsourcing. The consultancy believes the next five years will be defining for the global FM market, with innovation through new business models, technology deployment and more sophisticated value propositions to be critical as services mature and commoditise. As the industry develops in Australia, the APEC region and globally, new facility management contracts in Australia indicate that blue chip companies are already pioneering this defining era for the FM industry. In August, oil and gas giant British Petroleum…

4 min
designing a winning legacy for sporting facilities

John Pauline is passionate about designing sporting stadiums and facilities that leave a positive legacy for their host city long after they have been constructed. Since the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro came to a close in August the world’s attention may have shifted from the state-of-the-art venues that were designed and constructed for the event. For the Games organisers, however, their attention remains fixed on the facilities, which now must deliver on the longterm vision they had for them during the design process. Pauline, an architect from Sydney who has been involved in the design of facilities used at every Games since Sydney in 2000, believes designing venues that will remain relevant and be broadly used in the future is a key requirement for development teams. “The biggest mistake of all is…