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Sustainability is dead
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Facilities management, Latest
Dead oyster reef
Why should we ditch the word 'sustainability'? Sustainability is a buzzword we’re used to hearing. Some say that the term is dead. That's because the nature of the term 'sustainable' is a stagnant one. By definition ‘sustainable’ means: ‘able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.’ We are already living in a damaged...
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What is the importance of creating place?
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Facilities management, Latest
Urban3 data
The high value of creating place Around Australia, the value of beachfront property is apparent, since the land borders an attractive amenity of limited supply. There will only ever be so many building lots within close range of the beach. A similar effect drives the high values in the historic areas, because there will only...
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What makes an industry conference amazing?
  • Posted by: Frank
  • 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!
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Facilities management, Latest
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
  • Posted by: Frank
  • Category: Facilities management, Latest
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
  • Posted by: Frank
  • 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
  • Posted by: Frank
  • 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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  • Category: Latest

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
  • Posted by: Frank
  • 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?
  • 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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