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Prison for wage theft?
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Uncategorized
Frank Boross CEO National FM campaigns for fair wages

For years I have been campaigning in the cleaning and facility management industries on the fair wages issue and the eradication of unethical sub-contracting practices. You can read about corruption in our industry here and here and here while wages rip-offs are here or here. Dodgy employers must pay Fortunately, Queensland Unions have backed an in-principle recommendation to send dodgy…

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Ready to be an FM in 2020? Part 2
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  • Category: Facilities management, Featured, IoT
National FM is an eco-friendly facilities management company

Is your FM ready for 2020? Part 2 Within the next couple of years, even as soon as 2020, there will be real opportunities to ‘get a seat at the table’ and demonstrate how the FM function can deliver shareholder value. However, to do this will require a more forward thinking approach, collaboration with both…

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Trust in facility management
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Building community and making place, Facilities management
National FM members building community at Rise Divercity

Trust in facility management Trust is the cornerstone of a functioning community. Trust is the basis on which people live and work successfully together. We trust people to do as they say, we trust neighbours to look out for us and we trust people we know well. Therefore it makes sense to earn residents’ trust in…

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Ready to be an FM in 2020? Part 1
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Facilities management, Featured, IoT
IoT means the job is done quickly saving time and money

Is your FM ready for 2020? Part 1 Within the next couple of years, even as soon as 2020, there will be real opportunities to ‘get a seat at the table’ and demonstrate how the FM function can deliver shareholder value. However, to do this will require a more forward thinking approach, collaboration with both…

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Announcing the launch of our new website
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Uncategorized
National FM new website front page

We’re excited! We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed National FM website is live. The updated site includes changes to navigation, with dropdown menus for both mobile and desktop versions. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so you’ll get more from a quick read. There’s a whole host of smaller but…

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How to do a what if analysis on your building’s energy consumption.
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Latest
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
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Latest

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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Green buildings and cognitive function
  • Posted by: Frank
  • 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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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
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Latest

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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