Items of Note
INDUSTRY CENSUS AVAILABLE
FMANZ members can now access the 2016-2017 Industry Trends and Insights Census. The fifth in the Facilities Management Industry Census series, this report explores a number of areas critical to the current and future state of FM in Australia and New Zealand. It gauges the perceptions of those engaged in FM activities, including the Practitioners who deliver services, the Purchasers who procure services, and the Suppliers who support the industry. Together with the first four Reports, this Census is helping to build a strong and timely profile of the industry, including current issues and challenges, while identifying key industry trends. This report is available to FMANZ MEMBERS ONLY here. You will need to log in with your Username (your membership number) and password. Please email Sascha email@example.com if you’ve forgotten your details. Happy reading!
FM SUMMIT 2018
Seven months to go and FM Summit 2018 is lining up to be a cracker! We look forward to welcoming you to the Viaduct Events Centre on Auckland's waterfront on Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th May, with an extended option to participate in site visits and excursions on Friday 25th May. Mark it in your diary now! And don't forget the closing date for presentation submissions is Tuesday 31st October. We are looking for seminar presentations that are practical in nature, based on real-life experiences and contain take-home messages and tips for Facilities Managers. Case studies are good but leave your sales pitch at home! We would also like to hear suggestions for thought leaders to present on the Conference Day. These sessions are all about big-picture, inspirational ideas, and may include presenters from overseas. Plenary session subject matter doesn’t have to relate directly to FM but should be of interest to FM professionals.
NEW OTAGO BRANCH ESTABLISHED (AND A TAURANGA ONE ON THE WAY?)
FMANZ welcomes a new Otago Branch into the fold. If you would like to become involved, or have any questions about the new branch, based in Dunedin, please contact Sascha at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also held a very successful first event in Tauranga in September, and we want to keep the momentum going! You are invited to join us for a follow-up meet and greet in Tauranga on Thursday 26th October, hosted by the FMANZ Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch. The aim is to build on the previous event and gauge interest for a small group to assist the FMANZ Waikato/BOP Branch and/or become a local FMANZ Tauranga Committee. For those who could not make it to the inaugural event, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about FMANZ and what the Association can do to help grow and promote FM in the Bay of Plenty. The event is free, and open to all those involved in Facilities Management in Rotorua and Tauranga. See here for more information and to register.
FACILITIES INTEGRATE BRINGS NEW MEMBERS
It was wonderful to see so many of our members swing by the FMANZ stand at Facilities Integrate, held at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland last month. We made lots of contacts within the industry and signed up a raft of new members, which is great! Congratulations to Shalveen Ballu, winner of the draw for one year's free membership. We hope you enjoy all that FMANZ has to offer. A special word of thanks to Warren Smith for his very informative presentation on Passive Energy Buildings. If you missed seeing Warren as he travelled the country for our September Breakfast Seminar Series, click here to access his PowerPoint presentation. Thanks also to our four panellists - Peter Harris (moderator), Agnes McCormack, Melanie Tristram and Glenn Jowett - for shedding light on BIM: A Disruptive & Empowering Force in FM, and sharing their knowledge and experience. Make sure you keep an eye on the BIM IN NZ website for events, news, resources etc. Lots to learn on this important topic!
FMANZ's panel at Facilities Integrate (L-R): Glenn Jowett, Melanie Tristram, Agnes McCormack and Peter Harris.
NEW MEMBERSHIP PROSPECTUS
We have produced a handy new wallet-sized pamphlet to hand out to prospective members. Take a look at it here. If you would like a few to share with might-be members, please contact Sascha at email@example.com.
FMANZ BOARD NEWS
At the most recent meeting of the FMANZ Board, Bruce Kenning was reappointed as Board Chair, and Jack Crutzen as Deputy Chair. The Board also welcomed two new members, Agnes McCormack and Regan Simpson, and announced the following Board Committees:
Advocacy: Jack Crutzen (Chair), Bruce Kenning, Peter Harris and Gillian Wess (CEO, ex officio).
Awards: Agnes McCormack, Warren Smith, Jonathan Jepson, Stuart Bryant, Gillian Wess (ex-officio). (Chair TBC)
Education: Regan Simpson, Veronika Harrison, Christopher Cain, Rosemary Killip, Martin Shepherd and Gillian Wess (ex-officio). (Chair TBC)
Membership: Warren Smith (Chair), Agnes McCormack, others TBC.
Research: Anthony van Meer (Chair), Jack Crutzen, Veronika Harrison, Rory Chacko and Gillian Wess (ex-officio).
Standards: Jason Happy (Chair), Warren Smith, Andrew Riley, Mark Sinclair, Ed Kidd.
Summit: Gillian Wess (Chair), Peter Harris, Vince Morgan, Jonathan Jepson, Viv Hardie, Marjolein de Graaf and Sara Carbery.
FMANZ Foundation: Peter Harris (Chair), Bruce Kenning, Veronika Harrison, Jonathan Jepson and John Braithwaite.
FMA/FMANZ Taskforce: Bruce Kenning, Jack Crutzen and Gillian Wess - FMANZ, Nicholas Burt, Bryon Price and George Stamas (Facility Management Association of Australia).
Regional Committee Liaisons: Auckland - Regan Simpson, Waikato/Bay of Plenty – Bruce Kenning, Wellington – Veronika Harrison, Christchurch – Anthony van Meer, Dunedin – Anthony van Meer.
See Branch Committees here.
NZGBC TO LAUNCH GREEN STAR PERFORMANCE
A ground-breaking product that will transform New Zealand’s buildings for the better, will be launched by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) at the end of November. On 29 November, the NZGBC will officially launch Green Star Performance, an innovative mechanism which will, for the very first time, allow a comprehensive, independent efficiency and environmental verification of New Zealand’s existing buildings.
Green Star Performance can be used for all buildings including retail, industrial, educational, healthcare, public buildings and offices, and has been designed to be used across building portfolios too. The new rating tool takes into account several categories, including energy, water and materials, and will help building owners, operators and occupants to measure and monitor the efficiency and impacts of their buildings, and take practical action to improve. NZGBC says the benefits of Green Star Performance are numerous, including higher returns on investment, reduced operating costs, increased productivity, health improvements, and consumer demand and brand image.
Green Star Performance will be unveiled at a special event in Auckland on 29 November, featuring speakers from leading businesses including ANZ and KMPG. To find out more, register here to come along to the launch of this critical, industry-transforming tool.
INTO THE DRAGON'S DEN
FMANZ CEO Gillian Wess and former Board Member David Curry joined Tracy Massam and Eliot Egan from Auckland Council to form the judging panel for a 'Dragon's Den' style presentation held earlier this week at AUT. Led by FMANZ Deputy Chair Jack Crutzen, a Senior Lecturer at AUT, the Built Asset Management Masters students presented their group assignment on an asset management or FM topic to the judges, as if they were presenting to an executive leadership team or board. "These students have the ability to become an 'FM by choice' and will challenge current thinking on AM/FM and support the professional development of our profession in New Zealand," said Jack. "They learned some valuable lessons from amazing guest lecturers, Ian Jackson, David Curry, Craig Skelton, Tracy Massam, David Long and Martin Coates, experienced managers and consultants in the field of FM/AM who highlighted the challenges in FM/AM and the discrepancy between theory and practical reality." Congratulations to Talshui Gani & Aznain Samad for their winning presentation on 'The Internet of Things & the Asset Utilisation in the Health Care System'. This paper will be held again in July-October 2018 and Jack invites FMANZ members to email him with research topics or internship cases at firstname.lastname@example.org. "These Master students can be of great support to research and advise on some key topics in FM/AM," says Jack. "It's a great way to contribute to developing fine talent in New Zealand in FM/AM and get some answers on your business topic."
LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB?
If you're on the hunt for a new job, or have one to advertise, make sure you check out FMANZ's online Job Centre. Current positions advertised include: Facilities Manager with Bayleys Realty Group in Auckland; Facilities Manager with Services Resources in Wellington; Asset and Facilities Manager with Services Resources in Auckland; and Technical Manger for Q Theatre in Auckland.
And don't forget to stay connected by joining our LinkedIn group, and following us on Facebook.
BRANZ SEEKS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
While we're talking situations vacant, BRANZ is initiating a programme to support emerging leaders within the industry by providing an Associate Director opportunity. Applications are sought from those who are interested in developing their industry leadership and governance skills. The Associate Director will not be a Director of BRANZ or a member of the Board, but will be able to observe and participate in discussions. The term of the appointment is for 12 months commencing from the date of the first Board meeting following appointment. An induction and mentoring support will be provided to ensure there is an opportunity to learn about the different roles, Committee function and how each Director fulfils and approaches their responsibilities. The closing date for applications is midday 20 October. Interviews will be held on 29 November 2017. Please submit your covering letter and governance CV via email to the Board Secretary, email@example.com or click here to learn more.
IS IT A BIRD?
And finally, look what popped up on an FM teaching resource in Belgium! Commissioned for FM Summit 2014, this Rod Emmerson cartoon illustrates the superhero efforts often required by Facilities Managers!