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Best practice for successful FM software implementation

Posted June 6, 2016 in Shared Articles

Best practice for successful FM software implementation | FM Magazine

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.

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Maroochydore to implement high-tech, automated waste system

Posted September 23, 2016 in Shared Articles

Maroochydore to implement high-tech, automated waste system | FM Magazine

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.

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Technology trends to focus on in 2017

Posted April 24, 2017 in Shared Articles

Technology trends to focus on in 2017 | FM Magazine

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.

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Numen system to help consumers save money and increase energy efficiency

Posted February 24, 2017 in Shared Articles

Numen system to help consumers save money and increase energy efficiency | FM Magazine

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.

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First Contact harnesses the secret to front-of-house services

Posted August 17, 2016 in Shared Articles

First Contact harnesses the secret to front-of-house services | FM Magazine

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.

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Making BIM Work for Building Owners

Posted February 14, 2017 in Shared Articles

Making BIM Work for Building Owners | FM Magazine

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.

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How facilities management can take advantage of BIM

Posted January 12, 2017 in Shared Articles

How facilities management can take advantage of BIM | FM Magazine

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.

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Adopting technology: When and how to innovate for business growth

Posted November 10, 2016 in Shared Articles

Adopting technology: When and how to innovate for business growth | FM Magazine

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.

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