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Australian Standard for facility management
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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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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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Facility management: drones prepare to take flight
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drones in Fact Management

Drones are becoming accepted as a tool to use in facility management: See how the new flying robots could help facility management and what the rules are for using drones.   Drone technology offers a host of potential benefits to facilities and maintenance managers looking for new technologies and tools that can enable them to…

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How the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchains and new apps will change your world
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Developers are working on a new app to track exactly where the components of products, even your food, come from… Labels on products that we buy can tell us a bit about the origins of that product, but they don’t tell us the whole story. There are many ethical questions that can be asked: Where…

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Facilities managers: Building IoT is about simplification & its success is tied to your knowledge
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A prime example of how the IoT is transforming building automation is the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, as shown in this image. By harnessing the Internet of Things, the Aria Hotel is setting a new standard for the guest experience. Using ZigBee mesh networking technology supplied by Silicon Labs, the Aria treats its guests to…

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What is the Internet of Things?
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person…

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