Auckland 2017

27-28 Sep, Wed–Thu 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

Spotless Seminar Series

Attend the free Spotless Seminar Series to upskill and expand your knowledge on topics showcasing the latest trends and insights within the facilities management and system integration industries.

Seminar seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Visitors must be registered to attend the free seminars. 

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Wed

Wednesday 27 September

WHO’S IN CONTROL? LED, PROBLEMS AND MAKING THE MOST OF A FACILITY
10:30am-11am

Are you installing LED’s?

What’s controlling these LED’s?

Can the control contacts handle the constant switching to create a truly energy efficient building? How do I choose the right building control? All these questions and more will be answered.

I will go through how you can get the most out of your facility, its control, and future proof the installation. Helping your business to grow in the age of high electricity pricing. 

Free

TRENDS IN WORKPLACE DESIGN
11:30am-12:30pm

Chris joins us from the United States to talk about workplace design trends in the San Francisco Bay area to draw inspiration from. With his extensive experience and expertise in office and retail space, Chris has worked on many Silicon Valley projects.

Chris will concentrate on some recurring themes that have come up in many of these workplace projects such as adaptive reuse of older buildings, creative customisation on a budget for start-ups and strategies for anticipating business growth and change.

Free

CREATING AN INTEGRATED FACILITY WITH REAL-TIME COMFORT FEEDBACK
3:15pm-3:45pm

A key ingredient in creating an “integrated facility” is the human factor as it relates to comfort. While the concept of being able to optimize every environment at such a granular scale and meet the needs of every individual is still very much farfetched (at least for the foreseeable future), the idea of increasing human input to optimize an environment is not.

Hot and cold calls within a building provide after-the-fact input and by the time a change is implemented it is usually an overreaction that sacrifices the comfort of other tenants. By using IoT technologies, comfort can be optimized proactively. Data points can be collected throughout the span of a day and can vary from different locations within a building, essentially turning tenants or occupants into the ultimate building sensors. Feeding this data stream into advanced energy management platforms that can meld a comfort model to be paired with an operational model and the thermal model of a building creates endless possibilities for comfort and energy efficiency. 

This session will share results from an institution using this strategy and highlight how IoT technologies have enabled a change in operations. The presenter will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how comfort data is being collected, modelled and implemented into actionable and preventive comfort recommendations to create more desirable facilities.

Free

Thu

Thursday 28 September

TRENDS INTEGRATE
10:30am-11:30am

Why should a facilities manager be interested in drones?  What’s the value of data in cities?  How will the build environment change with the advent of driverless cars?  What are the infrastructure impacts of rising sea levels? Roger Dennis will be discussing these topics and more as he dissects global trends in society, technology, economics, the environment, and politics. 

Free

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
11:45am-12:15pm

In a world driven by technology and with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) how will we manage, maintain and operate buildings in the future. Will our facilities “just know” how to adapt to changes in the environment such as workplace/workforce influences, local and global climate changes. In this presentation, we will explore some of the challenges facing building owners and the emerging technologies that are available to assist with managing modern buildings.

Free

GREEN STAR – PERFORMANCE TO IMPROVE THE EXISTING BUILDING MARKET
1:45pm-2:15pm

The NZGBC is a not-for-profit industry organisation dedicated to a sustainable built environment. The Council achieves this through setting standards of best practice through green building rating tools; education and training for all areas of the building industry value chain; and providing access to networks, information and resources for our members to lead the market.

Sam and Andrew will talk about the newly launched Green Star – Performance tool that assesses the operational performance of all types of existing buildings across nine holistic impact categories.

Since the introduction of Green Star in 2007, the NZGBC has been successful in certifying over 130 new building and fitout projects in New Zealand. Whilst this is an outstanding achievement, the NZGBC is now focusing its sights on improving the existing building market.

The Green Star - Performance rating tool allows building owners to measure and continually improve upon their buildings' operational impacts.

Free

HEARING TECHNOLOGIES - THE FUTURE OF HEARING ASSISTANCE
2:30pm-3pm

It is predicted that that by 2050 one in four New Zealanders will have a hearing loss - that’s up from one in six. For people with hearing impairment, induction loop technology is a vital tool to access information and participate in social occasions.  So, what does the future hold for hearing technology?

 

Induction loops have been around since 1937 and have seen a number of evolutions, such as modern phased arrays being installed into buildings throughout the world. But as construction techniques advance, the scope for traditional loop installations has become limited and alternatives like infrared and radio frequency are increasingly adopted. Smart phones and other personal devices like iPads and tablets are also furthering advancements for personal hearing assistance by enabling us to broadcast multiple channels of audio, simultaneously in a building. Through existing wifi networks, these audio channels can be directed to each smartphone or personal devise and communicate directly with the user or hearing-aid. What’s interesting is this technology of modern hearing assistance is not just for people who suffer from hearing loss, it is increasingly being used commercially to broadcast audio to a group of people.

 

As New Zealand's population ages, and an increasing number of individuals become effected with hearing impairments, it is crucial to understand the limitations and advantages of the current systems in the market place and ensure they are utilised effectively within your facility.

 

Members of the audience will be invited to download a free app and follow Murray's talk on their own smartphone or PD.

Free