Posted June 6, 2016 in Shared Articles
The Australian facility management industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle. The industry’s outperformance of the economy, expansion of services provided and growing acceptance of the industry’s services demonstrate this. The sector continues to see widespread evolution and improvement in technology.
Posted September 23, 2016 in Shared Articles
Plans have been unveiled to implement Australia’s first high-tech, automated waste collection system for a city district in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Rather than using wheelie bins, the system allows waste to be transported from commercial buildings and apartments at up to 70km/h through a 6.5km system of underground vacuum pipes located beneath the city centre.
Posted April 24, 2017 in Shared Articles
Over the past year, organisations have adopted an increasing number of new technologies to improve their daily business operations. This adoption is primarily driven by digital transformation and often addressed by moving to a hybrid IT approach, leveraging cloud, and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service.
Posted February 24, 2017 in Shared Articles
CSIRO will partner with start-up company Ecocentric on a system that recognises the electrical ‘fingerprint’ of individual appliances to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Under a licencing and research agreement, CSIRO and Ecocentric will further develop the ‘Numen’ energy system.
Posted August 17, 2016 in Shared Articles
Australian company First Contact is turning front-of-house services into an integral part of how a facility is managed by taking principles from the hospitality industry into commercial building environments. Since 2009 the Melbourne-based company has challenged traditional models of corporate reception and concierge services in commercial buildings by introducing five-star hotel services into premium office facilities.
Posted February 14, 2017 in Shared Articles
Owners have long looked to building information modelling (BIM) to streamline the handover of data for use in the facilities operational lifecycle. However, many handovers are still not delivering value. Owners and AEC partners need new tools and processes focused on quality information – the “I” in BIM.
Posted January 12, 2017 in Shared Articles
Building information modelling (BIM) is a typical example of an innovation or technology that has taken time to be accepted. Today, many distributors still wonder how they can bring value to BIM. For a comparison, go back to when the ‘green’ movement in the built environment began a few years ago.
Posted November 10, 2016 in Shared Articles
Technology innovates businesses and promotes growth, but it is vital for business owners and building owners to carefully consider their business position in light of rewards and risks when adopting emerging technologies. Facility management organisations tend to be wary of new technologies, taking a risk-averse approach to implementing emerging solutions.