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May 29, 2020 in News

Ideaction.Virtual Conference – Ahead of the Game 2020

The facilities management industry will come together virtually Tuesday June 2 to share information and research, innovative practices and evidence-based practice case studies at Ideaction.Virtual 2020, the National Facilities Management Conference & Exhibition.

May 27, 2020 in News

National Reconciliation Week | 27 May - 3 June

Wednesday, 27th of May sees the start of National Reconciliation Week (NRW), a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

May 27, 2020 in Advisory Notes

Returning to Operation from COVID-19

In the COVID-19 situation many buildings experienced significantly reduced occupancy with some completely being vacated. Building services systems have seen reduced operation and some have been turned off. Ramping up or starting systems after a protracted shutdown, especially those that are large, or complex and interdependent, can be challenging.

May 26, 2020 in News

National Sorry Day

National Sorry Day has been held in Australia on May 26 since 1998 to remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of our country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, those which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’

May 22, 2020 in News

Reimagining Parramatta - More than a feeling

The new Parramatta Square development is re-imagining the city’s centre. The first stage of Walker Corporation’s new $2.4 billion Parramatta Square development – one of the largest urban renewal projects in the country – 4 Parramatta Square is the first commercial office tower to have reached completion at the site.

May 13, 2020 in News

World FM Day - Celebrating Our Environment

On World FM Day 2020 the Facility Management Association of Australia launched a short video explaining the essential role that facilities managers play in keeping Australia’s built environment safe, sustainable and financially viable.

May 12, 2020 in News

Safe Work Australia – Comprehensive COVID-19 Workplace Advice

Detailed COVID-19 advice is now available for 23 different types of workplaces on the Safe Work Australia website. The advice provides clear guidance in areas including duties under WHS laws, risk assessment, emergency plans, physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning, PPE, mental health and training.

April 27, 2020 in News

Air Conditioning and COVID-19 – Q&A with Professor Peter Doherty

The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors' Association AMCA is running a series of webinars help navigate the COVID-19 situation. Whilst there is a lot of information available there remains a lot of uncertainty and in this AMCA webinar Professor Peter Doherty answers the air-conditioning industry’s questions about COVID-19.