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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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World Environment Day – 2 days to go
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  • Category: Uncategorized
World Environment Day 2019 Air Pollution
China to host World Environment Day 2019 China will host the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2019 with a theme of air pollution. Air pollution is a global emergency affecting everyone. Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. ...
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Prison for wage theft?
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  • 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
  • Posted by: Frank
  • 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
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  • 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.
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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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  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Industry, Latest

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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