The beginner’s guide to fire compliance

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The beginner’s guide to fire compliance: With the QFRS declaring that over 30% of buildings in Queensland are still non-compliant, more focus is clearly needed on this vital area of building management. Here we will outline the steps your building manager, or committee representative, needs

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Reminder: body corporate emergency plan

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The recent floods act as a reminder to have your emergency plan in place for your body corporate.   The strong storms and subsequent flooding events of the last week have provided a timely reminder as to the importance of having an emergency plan in

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Communication is key for body corporate relationships

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Good communication is key in any relationship, but with your body corporate management and maintenance there are a number of relationships to manage and many of these relationships do not get the opportunity to develop before they are tested, so ensuring good communication should be

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Body corporate maintenance: how you can save money

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Keeping your common property well maintained has numerous benefits, some more obvious than others. It is certainly more pleasant to live in a property whose gardens and grounds are cared for and whose internal common parts are clean and tidy. Bringing common property in to

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Star BMS welcome a new team member & a new partnership

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of Alisha Magri who joined the Star BMS team at the end of September. Alisha has a wealth of facilities management and project management experience and she has adopted her initial management portfolio of Brisbane offices with gusto.

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How do you value safety?

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A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to present at the Living in Strata Trade Show in Brisbane on our general recommendations for bodies corporate dealing with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. The first question I was asked in the Q&A

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WH&S – The Importance Of Understanding Your Responsibilities

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As Work Health & Safety consultants across South East Queensland, Star BMS has the opportunity to get under the skin of a large number of bodies corporate. Whilst the standard of upkeep of most of our clients’ properties is very high, there have been a

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Why Have a Facilities Manager?

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Whilst your body corporate manager looks after the administration of your building, a facilities manager ensures the proper management and maintenance of your building’s fabric, plant and machinery. There are two reasons a body corporate will find a facilities manager valuable: When the members of

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4 Keys To Managing Your Premises

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The different demands of managing property are often at odds. Indeed, many disputes on a body corporate committee are between one side that wants to invest to secure asset value and the other which wants to keep building costs down. Ultimately, the majority rules but

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3 Ways To Manage Your Body Corporate

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It is important to understand the different ways in which a body corporate can be managed in order to make the best decision for your strata community. Facilities Management This can be the most cost-effective way to manage a building as the facilities manager often

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