Posts tagged as installations

Optimal facility performance through data analytics

Data analytics, the practice of collecting and analysing data to identify operational trends, can help building and facility managers reduce major equipment spend while improving energy savings by up to 30%. Buildings account for up to 40% of energy use in most countries, making them a prime target for cutting waste, saving money and using […]

Green building: Energy efficiency pays dividends

Tucked away just off busy Grayston Drive in Strathavon, Johannesburg, is a facebrick office park that does not appear to be very different to the many other stylish developments mushrooming in the area. The three-storey Upper Grayston Office Park on Linden Road is, in many respects, quite a remarkable development, especially its blocks E and […]

Software upgrades for informed decision making

  National Instruments (NI) recently announced LabView 2014 system design software, the heart of the NI platform, featuring upgrades to help users acquire, analyse and visualise data sets to make informed decisions fast. LabView 2014 standardises the way users interact with hardware through reuse of the same code and engineering processes across systems, which scales applications for […]

Portable appliance testers for preventative maintenance

  UK appliance brand Beko, which isn’t available locally, announced recently that several of its 6 and 7 kg condenser tumble dryers may be affected by a faulty third-party capacitor which could fail, overheat and pose a potential fire risk. According to the manufacturer, the warning applies to around 51 000 appliances – 30 000 […]