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Facility Management October - November 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.

Maa:
Australia
Kieli:
English
Julkaisija:
Niche Media Pty Ltd
Jakeluväli:
Bimonthly
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4,03 €(sis. verot)
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19,49 €(sis. verot)
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2 min
editor's letter

The FM industry is brimming with people with interesting stories, who come from a wide range of educations and vocations and bring with them a breadth of experience. And they often continue down equally riveting and diverse paths. This colourful cast of characters makes facility management a truly intriguing and varied field to be involved in. You never know who’s going to come around the corner or what their FM journey will be. Every now and then someone comes along whose story just needs to be told, to be shared with the world and with those like-minded individuals who will appreciate it and them for how unique they are. This month, I get to be the storyteller and tell all of you within the facility management community about one particular person…

1 min
australian space agency recognised in the us

The Coalition Government’s establishment of the Australian Space Agency has been commended recently in a resolution introduced into the US House of Representatives. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews welcomes the resolution and says the Space Agency will help drive the growth of Australia’s space industry and create new opportunities for businesses, as well as creating jobs. “The resolution introduced to the US House of Representatives recognises the long history and partnership Australia and the United States share in space,” says Andrews. “It recognises both this history and the value of ongoing cooperation between our two countries.” The resolution: • “commends the Australian Government in constituting the Australian Space Agency recognises the value in US-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration and utilisation, including terrestrial research, commercial activities and human and robotic space exploration,…

2 min
a greater level of automation is coming to australia

Konica Minolta, a global provider of integrated business solutions, has partnered with Mobile Industrial Roots (MiR), a leading manufacturer of collaborative mobile robots, to bring a greater level of automation to its clients in Australia. MiR develops and markets one of the most advanced lines of collaborative and safe autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that quickly, easily and cost-effectively manage internal logistics, freeing employees for higher-value activities. Hundreds of mid-sized through to large multinational manufacturers, along with several hospitals and nurseries around the world, have already installed MiR’s innovative robots. MiR’s robots help companies increase the efficiency of their operations. These robots are used by companies to transport trolleys and foods in the manufacturing sector and move pallets in the distribution industry. Built-in sensors and cameras combine with market-leading technology so the mobile…

2 min
new energy guide for australia’s property industry

Australian property owners – from residential to large-scale commercial – can immediately cut their energy costs and reduce their emissions, thanks to a timely new guide from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Property Council of Australia. The comprehensive guide, ‘Distributed energy in the property sector – today’s opportunities’, analyses the nine most common distributed energy options for houses, apartments, commercial, retail and industrial property. It looks at a broad range of proven technologies, from solar PV and batteries to heat pumps, off-site renewables and demand management systems, and indicated which are best suited for different property types. Importantly, it also looks at the business case for investment, giving owners and managers helpful insights into the likely benefits and payback periods. Examples include a $3 million drop in annual electricity…

1 min
new fm products

Kamberra Indigenous Cleaning gaining momentum Kamberra Indigenous Cleaning has had a successful 12 months in its first year as a Supply Nation registered Indigenous Business, securing multiple government buildings in the ACT and further expanding its Indigenous engagement through employment and business interaction. Contact Kamberra Indigenous Cleaning for your cleaning needs! Tel: +612 6239 1993 www.kamberraic.com.au Pressalit Who would have thought that a person’s experience with a toilet seat could dramatically impact your facility? Always select a Pressalit product, as we give a 10-year warranty and offer multiple seat designs with various stainless steel hinge options. Available all around Australia from Samios Plumbing Supplies. Contact Tim Knowles on: Tel: + 614 1542 5461 Email: tkn@pressalit.com Livi Basics multi-pack toilet tissue Simplified washroom economy… New from Livi, the Basics 7009 toilet tissue is a two-ply, 400-sheet conventional toilet tissue available…

5 min
finding fault

Smart buildings just keep getting smarter. Every other day brings new changes, technologies and innovations, making these facilities in which we live and work ever more superior and efficient. Software company BuildingIQ has recently added to this frontier with the development of its Outcome-based Fault Detection (OFD) – an intelligent fault detection service for smart buildings. Essentially, with OFD, building operators and facility managers can autonomously detect, prioritise and validate building system faults using BuildingIQ’s cloud-based 5i Intelligent Energy Platform. This is a platform of technology-enabled services that learns and evolves with a building, or a portfolio of a building’s needs. Deployment occurs only once, when building owners and operators engage with BuildingIQ, giving them the ability to select the services that best solve current problems and then easily add new…