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Facility Management

April - May 2019

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.

Niche Media Pty Ltd
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6 Issues


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editor's letter

Welcome to the first FM for 2019! In this issue, tech company CEO Prabhu Ramachandran shares his FM technology expertise, we look at the benefits of sustainability for facility managers with Haris Moraitis and I chat to industry stalwart Marlon Giuliani about his intriguing career journey. There’s a host of gems within these pages, so read on. We’re once again proud to partner with Total Facilities to bring you the exhibition’s complete guide. It has everything you need to know about the 2019 expo – from speaker profiles and exhibitor lists to an events calendar and a floor plan – to help you map out your day and make sure you don’t miss a thing. As always, it’s going to be a thriving event within the facility management world, so…

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facility management

Associate publisherLachlan Oakleylachlan.oakley@niche.com.au(03) 9948 4952EditorialManaging editorMadeleine SwainEditorMelanie Bastamelanie.basta@niche.com.auAdvertisingBusiness development managerNirma Ledfordnirma.ledford@niche.com.au(03) 9948 4992ProductionEditorial designKeely GoodallProduction managerAlicia Pinnockalicia.pinnock@niche.com.auDesign and digital prepressKarl DyerPublishingChairmanNicholas DowerManaging directorPaul LidgerwoodPublisher and commercial directorJoanne DaviesFinancial controllerSonia JuristaSubscriptionsSubscription enquiriesCall 1800 804 160 or emailsubscriptions@niche.com.auPrintingSouthern ColourStock images courtesy of 123RFCover photography: Vasin Leenanuruksa© 123RF.comFM online— fmmedia.com.au— twitter.com/FMmagazine_au— facebook.com/facilitymanagementmagazine— linkedin.com/Facility Management magazineFM is a publication of HH & M Media Pty Ltd,a member of the Niche Group.HH & M Media ABN 81 091 724 588Niche Group ABN 20 097 172 3371 Queens RoadMelbourne, Victoria 3004Tel: 03 9948 4900 / Fax: 03 9948 4999PRIVACY POLICYThis issue of FM magazine may contain offers, competitions, surveys, subscription offers and premiums that, if you choose to participate, require you to provide information about yourself. If you provide information about yourself to HH & M…

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sydney business park welcomes axalta coating systems

Axalta Coating Systems has committed to a new 10-year lease at the prestigious Sydney Business Park, located in Marsden Park, North West Sydney. The recently constructed building has a gross lettable area of 5409 square metres and will accommodate Axalta’s national head office, together with warehouse, distribution and training facilities.The deal was negotiated by Sydney Business Park’s sales and leasing director Matt Foldes and Savills’ industrial and business service director Peter Steinhour. The rental is commercial in confidence and cannot be disclosed.Foldes says, “We are thrilled to welcome Axalta as the newest company to relocate to Sydney Business Park and open its doors, with the project benefiting from increased leasing enquiry following the commitment from Axalta.”Foldes adds, “The decision from Axalta to pre-commit to Sydney Business Park and be able…

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support for stronger building energy standards

As we face the extremes of more record-breaking heatwaves, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and ClimateWorks Australia have welcomed state and territory energy ministers’ decision to support a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings.The ‘Trajectory’ proposes a pathway towards ‘zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings’, increases to the energy efficiency provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC) and further consideration of options for existing buildings.ASBEC executive director Suzanne Toumbourou says more energy efficient homes and commercial buildings can deliver more resilience to extreme weather and better comfort, while also reducing stress on the electricity grid, providing an imperative to act now on improving the energy performance of our building stock.Toumbourou says the energy performance of buildings isn’t just about energy bills and comfort. “Almost all buildings built today will…

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new fm products

Recycling RedesignedMethod is the maker of award-winning recycling bins designed for the modern facility. The bins create recycling stations that are flexible and scalable with the needs of your facility. With the innovative bins, implementing a successful recycling system is easy – while saving organisations time and money.www.methodrecycling.comBIBO water systemFinally, an affordable alternative for office water systems. BIBO is a stylish, innovative new countertop water system providing instant filtered hot and chilled water on demand. It comes in a variety of stylish colours and is simple to install and maintain. Visit stand E13 at TFX and see how BIBO compares.www.bibowater.com.auEKA CyberLock and CyberKey DavcorFrom an office door in Melbourne CBD to a padlock on an utility site in the middle of Queensland, EKA CyberLock customers can realise full permission access…

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lunch date?

When we spend upwards of 40 hours per week at our fulltime job (often many more) it’s imperative for our health and happiness that we enjoy what we do and the workspace in which we do it.In order to help achieve this, leading real estate group Mirvac has partnered with property technology company Workwell to create and launch a new mobile app, which has been designed to build a sense of community and connection within the workplace.Workwell is a technology platform that centralises access to all building and customer services, and is a tool that is highly beneficial to employees and building users. It covers and simplifies commonplace facility occurrences such as finding and purchasing coffees, booking a car parking space and reserving a meeting room, and can even be…