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A Fire & HVAC Maintenance Short Cut to Avoid An uncomfortable conversation. A little bit about us We look after buildings, be they residential strata apartment block, Commercial, Retail, industrial, CBD Hotels, Clubs, and so forth. Our Prime core business is in the trades and technical services, in particular the Fire protection services, HVAC Mechanical […]

Building Recommissioning Improving Building Overall Performance. When do we need to perform building recommissioning?What will it achieve?What is the cost?How thorough should we be? What is Building Recommissioning? Why would we need to recommission our Building When a building is commissioned at the end of construction, the D.L.P, (Defects Liability Period) will typically begin, that […]

Negating the “Management by Crisis” Scenario! Mitagating Reactive Management with Technology, that is, Intelligent Buildings. Typically, Management by Crisis or Reactive management, is a result of lack of resources, every industry manager has had the experience and every manager looks forward to the crisis coming to a swift and economic conclusion. So how do we […]

Do you keep an Asset Register Database for your building? Creating and Maintaining an Asset register is not always on the priority list of the facility manager, but, it’s a good indication as to the work load the manager has, and if there is time enough to maintain some sort of asset register. The register […]

Pneumatic Controls Building Management Systems – Pneumatic Controls Popular back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, major concerns like Honeywell and Johnson Controls had many projects supplied with Pneumatic Controls, some or at least parts are still in service, especially damper and valve actuators. Optimizing the torque in these actuators via an “E to P” device. […]

Sick Building Syndrome Building Management System Is your building “unwell”? What is it? and does a “sick building” cost the landlord money directly and indirectly? We read about “Sick Building Syndrome” from time to time, in various publications, and we ask “what is the cost?”. The Cost to the Landlord, The Cost to the Property […]

Building Management System Giving you Grief Unlock Your Building from “BMS Single Vendor Captivity”. Building Management Systems (BMS) were designed as a labor and energy saving system. They can be an absolute delight to work with, delivering information accurately, switching plant equipment, lighting, and monitoring other building services. Recording and trend logging the results the […]