Do the buildings you manage have lightning protection? Lightning protection acts as a safeguard, it’s designed to protect a structure by intercepting extremely high currents of strikes and passing them safely from the structure to the ground, via a network of air terminals, conductors and ground electrodes. Without lightning protection, you as a property owner or facilities manager may be putting occupants at risk. Not only protecting a building’s structure, contents and surroundings sh...
Standards Australia has set new building regulations for emergency and exit lighting requirements. Effective January 2016, the new legislation includes the mandatory installation of a new test switch when an existing emergency or exit light is being changed over by an electrician, to a fitting that is not the same type, in the same location and same wattage as the current one; this falls under clause 1.7 of AS2293.1. AS/NZS 2293 Emergency Lighting for Buildings covers three pa...
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The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) cabling standards body has announced that Category 5e (CAT5e) cabling, installed in many office buildings throughout Melbourne will now be considered as obsolete for new installations.   The ISO/IEC 11801 standard was the first international standard set for cabling in commercial and industrial buildings. The ISO/IEC continues to develop, maintain and promote standards within t...
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Dec

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Human Resource Management is one of the big issues a company faces. A main problem for some is moving too prematurely into recruiting someone and not ending up with the right person.   Employers will view new employees as an investment and therefore anticipate a financial return over time.”   Prolux Electrical Contractors – electricians in Melbourne – witnessed first hand the managerial, financial and cultural impact of recruiting in a hurry. “I had to recruit within...
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Oct

Posted by on October 31st, 2015 •  0 Comments  • 

Put an end to tacky lights, with a fresh spin on industrial lighting. Industrial decor is fast becoming the ‘must have look,’ why? Well, with the highly sort after city lifestyle, the location of many of these warehouses make them prime property for spectacular loft apartment conversions. The industrial and contemporary facade of these commercial buildings is a shell for the transformed interiors, highlighting such features as exposed pipes, metal and rustic finishings, exposed bricks and ...
We are all aware of the specific benefits LED lighting has implemented for domestic, commercial and industrial buildings. The high demand for LED lighting is due to its energy efficiency, longevity and reduced energy consumption, resulting in major savings for facility managers and property owners. 5 major benefits of installing LED Retrofit Lights Great for the environment Reduced maintenance costs Lower energy costs High performance – bright lighting Very long service life ...
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Aug

Posted by on August 27th, 2015 •  0 Comments  • 

Energy conscious home-owners are quickly switching to LED lighting, for not only the savings, but also for the advanced capabilities and stunning lighting designs that are now available. There is no question that there are significant savings by installing LED lights over traditional lighting products, with the added life span of an additional 50,000 hrs plus. “Quality LED lighting will be a greater expense than simply by replacing out-dated lights, but the savings that will be received long ...