A Week in the Life of a Facilities Manager

A Week in the Life of a Facilities Manager

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Facilities Management is an integral role to the successful running of any Building. At Star Building Management Services, our facilities managers undertake a wide variety of tasks with the ultimate goal of securing your asset’s value. The general manager at Star BMS, Mark Stewart, brings

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Water Damage

Water Damage – Do you know what you are responsible for?

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Queenslanders are blessed with sun, sea and sand. However, living in Queensland also comes with unpredictable weather including ‘storm season’. So, if your strata scheme is affected by this wild weather and suffers water damage, who should you be talking to and what are you

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Sinking funds

Sinking funds – What you need to maintain

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Sinking Funds. It’s a term you may hear a lot if you are living in a Body Corporate but what does it actually mean? A Sinking Funds is effectively a deposit which exists to allow a Body Corporate to pay for repairs and maintenance of

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Is your workplace covid compliant?

Is your workplace COVID Compliant?

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As workplaces begin to re-open and people return to their daily routines it is important to remember that the risks associated with COVID-19 remain prevalent. Many offices throughout Australia are struggling with the return to work due to the high volume of employees who rely

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4 things all strata owners should know about insurance valuations

4 Things all Strata Owners Should Know About Insurance Valuations

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In Queensland, storm season is fast approaching. We have already had some previews as to how storm season may play out this summer. It is important that your building has an up to date insurance valuation and has sufficient cover in the event that your

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Building Management Statements

Building Management Statements

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As Australia’s capital cities continue to grow with new developments, more BMS buildings are starting to arise. What is a BMS? Building Management Statements (BMS) provide a mechanism for buildings with a variety of different types of lots (which may include residential, retail and commercial).

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Mascot Towers

Mascot Towers – not all it’s cracked up to be

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It has been almost one month since residents of the Mascot Towers building in Sydney were evacuated from there homes. The evacuation was sparked by major cracks appearing in the beams of the building. When will residents return to their homes? With repairs predicted to

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Fire compliance obligations

Fire Compliance Obligations – QLD

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Queensland Legislation Building Fire Safety Regulations 2008, Building Act 1975, and Building Code of Australia. This legislation exists to prevent loss of life, injury to persons, and loss of property in situations of fire emergencies. Its two main goals are ensuring: Safe evacuation is possible

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Why do you need a sinking fund?

Why do you need a sinking fund?

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One of the benefits of living in a Body Corporate is the fact that everyone contributes to the future upkeep of the property. This is done through a regular drip of savings. In Queensland, it is called a Sinking Fund; In New South Wales, it

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Workplace health and safety obligations

Workplace Health and Safety Obligations- QLD

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Legislation: Work Health and Safety Act 2011 The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 is the Queensland legislation regulating safety in the state. It is the result of the harmonisation of individual state and territory legislation. The goal of this legislation continues to be the

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