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FACILITY PERSPECTIVES | VOLUME 10 NUMBER 4
Mentoring in facilities management
Here at the Facility Management Association of Australia, we
recognise that the industry is diverse, and that support structures
for professionals wanting to enter the industry may not exist in an
organisation. Because of this, the Association has been working with
Mars Partners (a talent management firm) to develop a program
of professional support to individuals working in, or transitioning
into, facilities management. The program will be known as Leaders
Encouraging Guiding and Supporting in Facilities Management
(LEGS in FM).
As a facilities manager, it can be challenging to establish
professional networks, understand the breadth of the industry, or
even find a key connection to use as a sounding board. The program
will match participants with a mentor who is an experienced and
senior industry figure with strong networks, extensive skills and
expertise, and who has been in the industry for a significant amount
A key component of the program is to promote the transfer of
knowledge, experience and expertise of participants through personal
interaction on a regular basis.
If you would like to discover whether LEGS in FM presents
an opportunity for you, please go to www.fma.com.au and
register your interest.
JLL names five Australians to join its top leadership group
On 28 September, JLL announced that five Australians would join the
firm's senior leadership group across the world, having each been
promoted to the role of International Director.
We welcome the new International Directors from Australia:
3 Stuart Colquhoun, Victorian Director of Office Leasing (based in
Melbourne; 22 years with JLL)
3 Tony Doherty, Australian Head of Retail, Property & Asset
Management (based in Victoria; 22 years with JLL)
3 Steve Mackintosh, Australian Head of Government Business,
Corporate Solutions (based in Sydney; 12 years with JLL)
3 Tim O'Connor, Head of Leasing, Australia (based in Sydney; five
years with JLL)
3 Brett Stack, Head of Property & Asset Management --
QLD (based in Brisbane; 25 years at JLL).
International standard should strengthen new NABERS
apartment rating tool
A new energy efficiency rating system for apartments should adopt
a new global measurement standard with the intention to certify the
effectiveness of the system.
The New South Wales Government has been working with
the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), to show how the
International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) can provide a
consistent measurement method, which can be rolled out globally to
encourage energy efficiency management throughout the world.
The IPMS will generate a more transparent marketplace, greater
public trust, stronger investor confidence and increased market stability.
KMH Environmental and pitt&sherry merge
KMH Environmental consultancy and pitt&sherry have merged
operations to strengthen the group's capability to provide projects in
New South Wales, and move forward as a solid unit that provides an
expanded service offering to clients throughout the country.
The deal unifies professional engineering and environmental
services, and will deliver greater consistency, reliability and certainty
in results for clients.
A wellbeing revolution continues as Floth achieves
landmark 6 star rating
Building services and engineering consultancy practice Floth has
become the first company to achieve a 6 star NABERS Indoor
Environment rating, factoring in the Brisbane office's air quality,
thermal comfort, lighting, office layout and occupant satisfaction.
For more information, please visit the NABERS
Pleun Van Deurssen wins newcomer of the year award
The winner of this year's newcomer of the year, awarded to an
individual who has had a major influence on the delivery of FM
services to their organisation in the first three years of being a
facilities manager, was Pleun Van Deurssen from the Netherlands. An
ambassador for the FM profession, she is passionate and committed
to keeping track of the challenges and issues that are driving the
future of FM. Van Deurssen's commitment and drive during her
recent promotion assisted in increasing the company's portfolio by
400 per cent in less than six months.
You can see the full list of award winners and find out more
about BIFM on the website:
Urban Climates Research
The Urban Climates Research team has been investigating the
impacts of heat on the composition and use of urban areas.
The findings of the study are useful for policymakers and facilities
management professionals who are interested in creating guidelines
for heat stress--resistant building design and retrofitting.
The Journal of Environmental Planning and Management gives a
snapshot of the study, which was conducted in Adelaide and Sydney.
The study can be accessed at:
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