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What makes an industry conference amazing?
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  • Category: Facilities management, Latest
Jones Bay Wharf facility management by National FM
What makes an industry conference amazing? Is it the … venue; location; speakers; connecting with others; promotional opportunities; food and drink; comfortable seats; entertaining and informative content; personality and tone of the event; the service and efficiency; all the little details? The venue The Havencab Property Group conference certainly had a great venue. The Loft...
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Great feedback is so valuable and very much appreciated!
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Garden House, Waterloo Sydney by Icon Developments has retained National FM as the facilities management company.
Great feedback is validation and motivation Our National FM building manager: Our National FM building manager Mason has done his usual job delivering outstanding service and subsequently prompted a client to deliver some great praise. Our client feedback: We are blessed to have your group’s guidance through the multitude of maintenance projects and procedures here...
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Only 30 days until RUOK?Day 2019
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RUOK?Day for Havencab Property Group workers
Do you have that gut feeling? Do you have that gut feeling where you know that something is not right with your friend? R U OK?Day is Australia’s national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and also to remember that every day of the year is a day you...
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SCA NSW Awards for Strata Services Business 2019
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  • Category: Building community and making place, Facilities management, Latest
SCA NSW Winner 2019
It was fantastic to see all the hard work put in by our team so richly rewarded at the SCA NSW awards gala! Congratulations to everyone involved in making Havencab Property Group and National FM such a success. Congratulations to the other nominees who I'm sure will win in the future. Congratulations to SCA NSW...
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Australian Standard for facility management
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  • Category: Building community and making place, Facilities management, IoT, Latest
ISO 41001 Facility management – Management systems – Requirements The recently (April 2018) published international standard, the ISO 41001 Facility management – Management systems – Requirements has been adopted by Standards Australia. Why is this good for industry? At last the industry has a benchmark against which performance can be measured – a certifiable standard...
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Prefabricated building systems
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Innovative research into prefabricated building systems in The Australian market While multi-storey buildings have usually grabbed less attention in the prefab space, attention to larger housing solutions has been gathering momentum. The University of Sydney and construction heavyweight Lendlease were awarded a multi-million dollar Commonwealth government grant to research pre-fabricated multi-storey housing. The five-year industry-led…

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How to do a what if analysis on your building’s energy consumption.
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What if analysis

Energy consumption a problem?  If you need to do some quick calculations then here’s a handy little tool. Back of the Envelope Calculator | Seventhwave This Energy Consumption Calculator Provides Quick Insights into Your Energy Efficiency The energy consumption calculator is available for free download and provides real-time energy connections among building components, isolates the…

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Cleaning up the cleaning industry
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This weekend, the ABC Radio’s Saturday Extra presented by Andrew West raised the issue of cleaners’ pay. Andrew notes that Havencab promotes the payment of fair wages to their workers and that there is now an industry push to have other cleaning companies follow Havencab’s lead. Andrew said that “A new scheme aims to use market…

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Build-to-rent in Australia Build-to-rent (BTR) development is slowly gaining momentum in Australia, notably in key locations such as Sydney and Melbourne, due to higher housing costs and ever-increasing rental populations in these locations. The number of renter households in Australia has increased by 500,000 over the past decade, up to 31 per cent from 27…

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Green buildings and cognitive function
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  • Category: Green Building, Latest
Green buildings boost cognitive performance

Do people make smarter decisions in green buildings? A new study has found that employees’ cognitive performance scores averaged 101 percent higher in green buildings compared to conventional buildings. John Mandyck, United Technologies Chief Sustainability Officer says: “The payback for improved indoor environmental quality far outweighs the investment, considering that more than 90 percent of the costs…

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