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MRI Software Acquires NZ PropTech Platform

MRI Software has entered into an agreement to acquire New Zealand PropTech developer and cloud relationship management, media and marketing management, and transaction management platform for real estate agencies, PropertySuite. PropertySuite is used by more than 4,000 residential, commercial, rural and project marketing real estate professionals across Australasia to consolidate disparate systems, reduce duplicative efforts,…


FMANZ World FM Day Online Event (11 May, 5pm NZST)

As the facility services sector commemorates World FM Day 2022, the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) is hosting an online Zoom event to celebrate the contribution of FM to the lives of New Zealanders. An initiative from Global FM, World FM Day (WFMD) showcases the achievements of individual professionals as well as the…


Planon Acquires Controlling Stake in ANZ Asset Management Solutions Specialist

Planon has taken a majority shareholding in SPM Assets, an Aukland based provider of specialised asset management services and software in Australia and New Zealand for owners and managers of building portfolios. The acquisition heralds the start of a new partnership that will allow Planon to expand its geographical reach and partner ecosystem whilst providing…


Solving the Recruitment Crisis in Asbestos

With reported recruitment shortages within the asbestos industry leading to delays and service cancellations, facilities managers would be wise to review their continuity planning, says OHS director, Aaron Dodd.   Over the last 12 years, Australia and New Zealand have worked hard at attracting expertise from the UK to solve their labour shortages in the…


ANZ Property Management Software Contract

20.05.2021, 14:43 ANZ Property Management Software Contract Real estate fund manager Centuria Capital Group has selected MRI Software to provide a cloud-based property management solution for a portfolio of around 200 assets. The solution will automate the full lifecycle management of the real estate assets which are part of Centuria Capital’s AUD $10 billion property…


Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day

15.01.2021, 14:11 Setting the Benchmark on National Corrections Day Serco Asia Pacific CEO Peter Welling has paid tribute to the dedication of his staff at several correctional facilities in the ANZ region as Australia commemorates National Corrections Day 2021. Highlighting the achievements of Serco staff employed at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, Clarence Correctional Centre, Adelaide…

Automation & AI

Automating Construction Robotics

20.10.2020, 17:38 Automating Construction Robotics A strategic alliance between Trimble and Boston Dynamics will utilise construction data to enhance Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot platform. The jointly-developed solution will combine the Spot robot’s autonomous mobility with Trimble’s data collection sensors and field control software to enable automation of repetitive tasks such as site scans, surveying and…


Removing Knotweed Safely

06.10.2020, 14:52 Removing Knotweed Safely Keith Gallacher, director of Complete Weed Control Scotland, reviews the strategies and legislation used to control Japanese Knotweed infestations on construction sites.   Construction sites throughout the UK are blighted regularly by invasive non-native weeds and other plants which, by law, must be controlled correctly, and legally, before building work…


MRI Announces Senior Appointments

23.04.2020, 20:33 MRI Announces Senior Appointments MRI Software has promoted Roman Telerman to Chief Financial Officer and appointed software executive, David Bowie, as SVP and Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Telerman, who replaces outgoing CFO, Bruce Duner, joined MRI in 2010. He has seen the company expand its global presence from 35 countries to over 170. Responsible for…


EGR Switches Manufacturing to PPE

22.04.2020, 08:55 EGR Switches Manufacturing to PPE Global supplier of engineered solutions for the automotive and building markets EGR Group is manufacturing personal protective equipment for essential security and FM workers.   Security officers, receptionists and other customer-facing facilities management staff will soon benefit from the decision by EGR to convert its manufacturing capacity to…


Celebrating the Contribution of Cleaning Operatives

16.10.2019, 11:27 Celebrating the Contribution of Cleaning Operatives OCS Group UK staff have joined colleagues in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the outstanding contribution of cleaning operatives on Thank Your Cleaner Day™ for a second successive year.   Originating in New Zealand in 2015 and now in its fifth year, Thank Your Cleaner…


Serco Awarded Adelaide Remand Centre Contract

18.03.2019, 09:11 Serco Awarded Adelaide Remand Centre Contract Serco has signed a AU$115 million contract with the South Australian Government to operate and upgrade Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC) which currently accommodates up to 274 prisoners. Under the contract, Serco will also develop and implement a tailor-made remand strategy focused on safety and security, and prepare…

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