How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Over the past few months SSKB’s sister company, SSKB Developer Consultancy has been taking a look at green roof and roof gardens from a developer perspective. But what happens when the building is handed over and the responsibility for its maintenance falls to the building

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Time Management for Busy Building Managers

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The four ‘Ds’ may be just the thing time-pressured building managers need to cope with the demands of managing a building complex With long days and a long list of responsibilities, time management is the first job for busy building managers to master. More specifically,

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Maintenance Schedule System A Boon For RUMs

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Buying the management rights is an exciting business opportunity, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. While keeping the common areas tidy, the lawns mowed and holiday lets tenanted are self-evident duties, there are other responsibilities that a Resident Unit Manager who

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Resident Managers Workplace Health & Safety Responsibilities

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Amongst the many responsibilities that fall to a resident unit manager, one of the most important is ensuring their  scheme is fully up to date with workplace health and safety requirements. Under current nationally harmonised workplace health and safety legislation, everyone who finds themselves in

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The Role of a Facilities Manager

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In the relationship between a body corporate committee and a facility manager, problems can sometimes arise where there is confusion on the roles of the facility manager. A ‘fit and firing’ relationship between these two entities is vital to ensuring a strata scheme can function

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FREE Seminar for all Body Corporate Committees & Resident Unit Managers

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Calling all Body Corporate Committees and Resident Unit Managers! At this free seminar, discover how to: Access building management and compliance experts for FREE Create a complaint building management system Use a building management system to make you money Use great record keeping as the

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Prioritising Budgets for Building Improvements

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In 2015 SSKB surveyed Resident Unit Managers to ask them what their top five challenges were. The answer came back – working with body corporate/owners corporation committees to approve budgets for building improvements. We asked Chris Nezmah, general manager of Star BMS for practical tips

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Pool Laws Make A Splash

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The weather is scorching. Your face red from blowing up the inflatable pool and believe it or not, you may have just broken the law. Tens of thousands of Sydney families are inadvertently breaking the law by using portable pools, which are responsible for a

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Risky Business: Ignoring safety can cost you dearly

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You might not realise it, but as a body corporate committee member, you’re running a business – managing levy funds, hiring contactors, directing volunteer workers, and more. And all business owners have legal obligations under The Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Ignoring these responsibilities

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The Fatal Consequences of Failing To Comply With Fire Safety Standards

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The recent New South Wales Coroner’s report into the 2012 death of a Sydney woman tragically highlights the dangers of failing to maintain fire safety standards in residential towers. Two women were forced to jump from a fifth floor balcony as their Bankstown apartment was consumed by fire. One was killed and the other seriously injured.

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