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Facility Management

Facility Management October - November 2017

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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2 min
editor's letter

In Melbourne recently, a group of hipsters, hackers and hustlers got together to shake up traditional beliefs and approaches to the built environment. It was the inaugural CoreNet Hackathon and, judging by the turn out and extraordinary ideas presented, it was a huge success. This issue of FM explores innovation – what it looks like in the facility management industry, how it can be fostered and whether corporate real estate clients are truly committed to seeing it happen. There’s no doubt technology has revolutionised a lot of the timehonoured processes and procedures in FM, but we’re only seeing the start of what’s possible. In our lead feature, FM consultant Donald Macdonald and Richard Gee from BGIS (Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions) both call for a more collaborative model to be implemented to drive…

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: HUMANSCALE’S TIM GOODRED Tim is state manager, WA and SA at Humanscale. BILLI ADRIAN CUGNETTO Adrian is the marketing manager for Billi Pty Ltd. ASSA ABLOY’S EDDIE DROHOMIRECKI AND ANDREW WILLIAMS Eddie is product manager – Door Control and PED, and Andrew is senior product manager at ASSA ABLOY.…

1 min
positive procurement pledge

Multi-sector sustainable product and certification organisation Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has launched a program aimed at getting organisations to put their purchasing decisions on a more environmentally-friendly footing. GECA has called for companies to consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of purchased goods and services. It says, through sustainable procurement, organisations can build resilience and become futureproofed through increased efficiency and effectiveness. GECA chief executive Kate Harris is calling on companies of all sizes to take the Positive Procurement Pledge – to develop, document and implement a sustainable procurement policy to govern all purchasing decisions by 31 December 2020. “We want to help businesses and organisations to make good choices and be part of the solution for responsible production and consumption,” Harris says. The pledge is open to any organisation –…

4 min
news roundup

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTS THREE FM PROVIDERS The Minister for Finance, Senator Mathias Cormann has announced the appointment of three property service providers – Broadspectrum Property, Evolve FM and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) – to provide leasing and facilities management services to over 90 Commonwealth entities. The Minister announced the appointments as part of the Government’s plan to make savings of more than $100 million in property-related expenditure over the four years of the contracts, including the consolidation of the Commonwealth’s buying power. A statement issued said the appointment of the providers followed an open tender process and represents strong outcomes for Indigenous business and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). Each property service provider has committed to exceed the Indigenous Procurement Policy targets of three percent for levels of Indigenous employment and/or engagement of downstream…

2 min
resilience holding brisbane back: new report

Design and consultancy firm Arcadis says Brisbane risks falling further behind domestic (particularly Sydney and Melbourne) and global cities if it doesn’t address key resilience concerns, according to a new report. The report, ‘City Resiliency: More than just a disaster’, outlines three key resilience areas that Arcadis says Brisbane must address, and proposes solutions, including a call to protect the city’s central financial and business district from flood and stormwater events with a levee system. Dr Louisa Carter, Arcadis’ city executive south-east Queensland, describes Brisbane as the ‘lifestyle capital’ of Australia, but adds, “It can never become an economic capital until it confronts some simple truths and reinforces its resilience. “We will never attract the scale of investment that Sydney and Melbourne enjoy until businesses can be confident that the city is resilient.…

2 min
new fm products

CSR Himmel CSR Himmel Interior Systems creates productive and intelligent spaces by delivering superior acoustic aesthetic solutions to benefit individuals in the places where they work and live. CSR Himmel is the proud exclusive Australian distributor of OWA mineral fibre ceiling tiles. Manufactured in Germany for over 50 years, the long lasting OWA ceiling tile range offers a quality finish with high acoustic properties. Offering a Level A Global Greentag accreditation, CSR Himmel provides a 30-year system warranty when any OWA ceiling tile is used in conjunction with the Rondo DUO Exposed Grid System. www.himmel.com.au. Raven slim line door seals The RP126Si, RP127Si and RP128Si slimline heavy-duty door bottom seals are ideal for acoustic, energy, smoke and fire rated applications. Raven’s patented pivot drive mechanism delivers a more even and firmer seal across the…