The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-12-13T11:56:40Z UTRC can employ Stawell Gold Mine’s new unemployed workers 2016-12-13T11:56:40Z utrc-can-employ-stawell-mine-s-new-unemployed-workers Following his Open Letter* to Stawell residents advising them of a misinformation campaign regarding UTRC’s removal of the largest tyre stockpile in Australia, Dr Matthew Starr is again imploring the Victorian Government to take steps that will see the business start employing many of Stawell Gold Mines’ retrenched workers. With up to 150 people losing their jobs at the mine (announced Tuesday, 13 December), UTRC offers Stawell a chance to employ up to 50 people in early 2017.  “All we request from the government is to waive some of the small regulatory fees that UTRC has been hit with, and provide greater support for our efforts to eliminate Victoria’s number one environmental hazard,” said Dr Starr. “UTRC is the only new business of size attempting to become operational in Stawell that can employ up to 30 per cent of the newly unemployed.  “UTRC is the best option for the unemployed workers who now face a very unhappy Christmas and New Year, with a bleak outlook for 2017.” The Stawell tyre stockpile comprises almost 9 million tyres, which UTRC purchased in June 2015 to create a new, environmentally-friendly, clean-tech facility to recycle the tyres. Dr Starr added, “We intend to support the workers of Stawell for the long term and as UTRC in Stawell has been classified as a Transfer Station for Victoria's used tyres, we can assure the town that there will be jobs well into the future.” * You can view the Open Letter, which is being delivered this week, at http://utrc.com.au/open-letter-to-stawell-residents/ and a copy should be attached. Dr Matthew Starr can be contacted on 0402 457 315. Liberty Industrial Wins World Demolition Award Three Years Running 2016-11-03T03:53:23Z liberty-industrial-wins-world-demolition-award-three-years-running 3 November 2016 – Liberty Industrial have won the Contract of the Year Under US$1M Award at the at the 2016 World Demolition Awards for their Duck River Bridge Dismantling Project carried out for Viva Energy Australia (“Viva Energy”) earlier this year. The award recognises high profile demolition projects that imposed major challenges to successful completion or required an innovative demolition approach. The project was commended by the judges for its complexity, tight timeframe, meticulous planning and execution. The project involved the removal of a redundant 70 metre pipe bridge over the Duck River at Viva Energy’s Clyde Terminal (the former Clyde Refinery). The bridge was lifted onto a barge, floated down Duck River and landed at the Terminal wharf using a combination of mobile cranes. Careful planning and precision execution was paramount to the successful delivery of the project. Access to the bridge with a barge and tug boats was dictated by tidal constraints leaving a narrow window of opportunity to access Duck River and dismantle the bridge. The crew also faced the challenge of carefully navigating critical infrastructure en route. Two other Liberty Industrial projects were shortlisted as finalists for this year’s awards. Liberty Industrial’s Clyde Refinery Removal Project was shortlisted in the Contract of the Year over US$1M category and their Hamilton Wharves Demolition project was a finalist in the Civil Demolition Award category. This is the third consecutive year that Liberty Industrial have won a World Demolition Award. They took out the Industrial Demolition Award alongside the overall World Demolition Award in 2014 and the Explosive Demolition Award in 2015.  “Being recognised with a World Demolition Award is the highest honour a company in the demolition industry can receive. We are thrilled to be able to bring one home three years in a row” said Clinton Dick, Director of Liberty Industrial. Liberty Industrial Director, Simon Gill, said “The quality of projects competing for the awards is very high. This win for the third consecutive year reaffirms the high standard of the projects that Liberty Industrial are routinely delivering. Viva Energy Distribution and Engineering Manager, Vince Neville, congratulated Liberty Industrial on the win. “The Liberty Industrial team were meticulous in planning and executing the demolition and given the outstanding result from a safety and environmental perspective, the recognition they have received is certainly warranted,” said Vince. ***ENDS***   Fast Facts ·         Liberty Industrial have won a World Demolition Award for their Duck River Bridge Dismantling Project. ·         The project was awarded the Contract of the Year Under US$1M Award. ·         The project involved the removal of a redundant 70 metre pipe bridge over the Duck River at the Viva Energy’s Clyde Terminal (the former refinery). ·         The bridge was lifted onto a barge, floated down Duck River and landed at the refinery wharf using a combination of mobile cranes. ·         This is the third consecutive year that Liberty Industrial have won a World Demolition Award.   About Liberty Industrial  Liberty Industrial is a leading provider of deconstruction services serving government, mining, oil & gas, power generation sectors and other heavy industrial entities Australia wide. Liberty Industrial provides integrated solutions for large scale, technically complex demolition and remediation projects, offering a comprehensive range of integrated deconstruction and remediation capabilities including demolition contracting, dismantling services, decommissioning and hazardous materials removal, land remediation, site rehabilitation and site preparation services. Liberty Industrial has built a strong reputation for delivering large scale, highly complex and technically challenging deconstruction projects for government and private sector clients and received international recognition for the delivery of some of Australia’s largest and most technically complex demolition projects ever undertaken. libertyindustrial.com.au Photos Liberty Industrial Dismantling the Duck River Bridge, credit: Smooth Motion Media https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4cfi2qr9t3in656/AAASRo0pkIAof4wpvnjGPJcOa?dl=0   Video Dismantling of Duck Creek Bridge Documentary, credit: Smooth Motion Media https://vimeo.com/libertyindustrial/review/175650013/9bb697e174 AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T01:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au Mining’s Tough Message: Innovate or Risk Becoming Obsolete 2016-09-06T00:35:59Z mining-s-tough-message-innovate-or-risk-becoming-obsolete-1 6 September Sydney - The domestic mining downturn is now widely accepted as one unlikely to receive an imminent correction. This sentiment is reinforced by a recent NAB outlook report suggesting we may be as long as three years away from an upward swing. This creates a period of forced change where the industry will race to adapt in a variety of ways, including the streamlining of its business processes. Suppliers and service providers to the mining industry are in a new and unique position where the onus is now on them to provide more to their offering - beyond the suggestion of a positive impact to bottom-line, companies now need to prove this by showcasing recent examples. Mining Industry Partners Offer Options This is one of the reasons that Apex Supply Chain Technologies has demonstrated recently during Australian mining’s influential event Queensland Mining and Exhibition, and has maintained a steady client base and even expanding since opening its first Asian-Pacific office in Sydney last year. Through a variety of solutions, such as its automated locker solutions first introduced to the Australian market by Apex this year, the company has been in strong demand within the mining sector. The technology behind the Apex solutions enables subscribers to track, manage, control, and analyse supply, materials and equipment in real-time, is known as the Apex Trajectory Cloud™ Enterprise Software Service. This secure, cloud-based, technology allows businesses to affect a reduction of up to 34% in its operational costs, with many Australian companies already enjoying the level of savings. Apex Supply Chain Technologies CEO and Founder Kent Savage said, its cloud-based technology can be used from anywhere, day or night, with no software to install. The Trajectory Cloud platform powers all Apex automated dispensing solutions, including the AXCESS™ self-serve automated lockers, which provide secure accountability for high value, reusable assets and consumable products. “Each AXCESS locker also has flexible configurations to accommodate a wide variety of products, from calibrated tools or stock-kits, to handheld scanners and other electronic devices,” Mr Savage said. “And all of them are easy to access twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.” Ample Opportunity to Adapt with Asset Management In an article by Australian Mining (July, 2016), four qualities were identified as being vital to a business that will survive the current downturn, these being ‘pro-activeness, connectedness, adaptation, and access to “slack” (or readily available) resources. Mr Savage, commented that ‘slack’ or wasted resources are all too common within a company’s internal operations and can be easily audited and addressed. “When you’re dealing with high-value equipment, waste through loss, or even the time wasted locating misplaced equipment, this will put a dent in how ‘downturn-proof’ your business is,” Mr. Savage added. “Minimising waste is one of the quickest and easiest ways to bolster your bottom-line.” Automating Inventory Replenishment Eliminates More Inefficiencies Business process solutions by Apex also include the ACTYLUS™ system, which uses smart bin technology to boost productivity through self-automated inventory checks and re-orders. Mr. Savage said that Actylus can boost supply chain productivity by 30% and grow bottom-line revenues across a variety of industries and applications. “ACTYLUS eliminates the need for safety stock, emergency orders and inefficient, labour-intensive manual processes. This minimises overall inventory and provides a more cost-efficient solution for inventory management,” he said. “This means easy replenishment to ensure no stock outs which can result in production lines shutting down. With ACTYLUS you’ll always have the optimal amount of inventory.” The Apex cloud technology will have a number of potential applications across a range of industries such as manufacturing, transportation and fleet, automotive aftermarket, distribution and logistics, mining and quarrying, and healthcare. “Australia’s mining industry is challenged every day by tough, global competition. The timing is ideal for companies looking to become more competitive to adopt Apex automated dispensing technologies,” he said. Apex automated dispensing solutions increase productivity; lower costs and help businesses make better decisions by utilising the real-time asset and inventory insights at their fingertips. “Our customers report greater accountability, reduced consumption and better team morale after installing our solutions, says, Mr, Savage. This translates into an average savings of 30% or more. That’s real value.” -ENDS- About Apex Supply Chain Technologies: North American-based Apex Supply Chain Technologies is a global leader in automated dispensing systems for managing high-use, high-cost, mission-critical supplies, parts, tools, hand-held electronics and components in applications such as OEM manufacturing, fleet maintenance, automotive aftermarket, mining and quarrying, retail, foodservice, healthcare, veterinary medicine and more. Apex has managed more than three billion automated vending transactions and serves thousands of global clients. For more information visit www.ApexSupplyChain.com/au or call +61 2 9450 0866. Media Enquiries Kevin Dugan Senior Global Communications Executive, Apex Supply Chain Technologies +1 513-486-3243 kevin.dugan@apexsupplychain.com Lisa Rollings Heard Agency 02 8279 7876 lrollings@heardagency.com Cathy Yao Heard Agency 02 8279 7876 cyao@heardagency.com Mining’s Tough Message: Innovate or Risk Becoming Obsolete 2016-09-02T02:22:23Z mining-s-tough-message-innovate-or-risk-becoming-obsolete 2 September 2016, Sydney - The domestic mining downturn is now widely accepted as one unlikely to receive an imminent correction. This sentiment is reinforced by a recent NAB outlook report suggesting we may be as long as three years away from an upward swing. This creates a period of forced change where the industry will race to adapt in a variety of ways, including the streamlining of its business processes. Suppliers and service providers to the mining industry are in a new and unique position where the onus is now on them to provide more to their offering - beyond the suggestion of a positive impact to bottom-line, companies now need to prove this by showcasing recent examples. Mining Industry Partners Offer Options This is one of the reasons that Apex Supply Chain Technologies has demonstrated recently during Australian mining’s influential event Queensland Mining and Exhibition, and has maintained a steady client base and even expanding since opening its first Asian-Pacific office in Sydney last year. Through a variety of solutions, such as its automated locker solutions first introduced to the Australian market by Apex this year, the company has been in strong demand within the mining sector. The technology behind the Apex solutions enables subscribers to track, manage, control, and analyse supply, materials and equipment in real-time, is known as the Apex Trajectory Cloud™ Enterprise Software Service. This secure, cloud-based, technology allows businesses to affect a reduction of up to 34% in its operational costs, with many Australian companies already enjoying the level of savings. Apex Supply Chain Technologies CEO and Founder Kent Savage said, its cloud-based technology can be used from anywhere, day or night, with no software to install. The Trajectory Cloud platform powers all Apex automated dispensing solutions, including the AXCESS™ self-serve automated lockers, which provide secure accountability for high value, reusable assets and consumable products. “Each AXCESS locker also has flexible configurations to accommodate a wide variety of products, from calibrated tools or stock-kits, to handheld scanners and other electronic devices,” Mr Savage said. “And all of them are easy to access twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.” Ample Opportunity to Adapt with Asset Management In an article by Australian Mining (July, 2016), four qualities were identified as being vital to a business that will survive the current downturn, these being ‘pro-activeness, connectedness, adaptation, and access to “slack” (or readily available) resources. Mr Savage, commented that ‘slack’ or wasted resources are all too common within a company’s internal operations and can be easily audited and addressed. “When you’re dealing with high-value equipment, waste through loss, or even the time wasted locating misplaced equipment, this will put a dent in how ‘downturn-proof’ your business is,” Mr. Savage added. “Minimising waste is one of the quickest and easiest ways to bolster your bottom-line.” Automating Inventory Replenishment Eliminates More Inefficiencies Business process solutions by Apex also include the ACTYLUS™ system, which uses smart bin technology to boost productivity through self-automated inventory checks and re-orders. Mr. Savage said that Actylus can boost supply chain productivity by 30% and grow bottom-line revenues across a variety of industries and applications. “ACTYLUS eliminates the need for safety stock, emergency orders and inefficient, labour-intensive manual processes. This minimises overall inventory and provides a more cost-efficient solution for inventory management,” he said. “This means easy replenishment to ensure no stock outs which can result in production lines shutting down. With ACTYLUS you’ll always have the optimal amount of inventory.” The Apex cloud technology will have a number of potential applications across a range of industries such as manufacturing, transportation and fleet, automotive aftermarket, distribution and logistics, mining and quarrying, and healthcare. “Australia’s mining industry is challenged every day by tough, global competition. The timing is ideal for companies looking to become more competitive to adopt Apex automated dispensing technologies,” he said. Apex automated dispensing solutions increase productivity; lower costs and help businesses make better decisions by utilising the real-time asset and inventory insights at their fingertips. “Our customers report greater accountability, reduced consumption and better team morale after installing our solutions, says, Mr, Savage. This translates into an average savings of 30% or more. That’s real value.” -ENDS- About Apex Supply Chain Technologies: North American-based Apex Supply Chain Technologies is a global leader in automated dispensing systems for managing high-use, high-cost, mission-critical supplies, parts, tools, hand-held electronics and components in applications such as OEM manufacturing, fleet maintenance, automotive aftermarket, mining and quarrying, retail, foodservice, healthcare, veterinary medicine and more. Apex has managed more than three billion automated vending transactions and serves thousands of global clients. For more information visit www.ApexSupplyChain.com/au or call +61 2 9450 0866. Media Enquiries Kevin Dugan Senior Global Communications Executive, Apex Supply Chain Technologies +1 513-486-3243 kevin.dugan@apexsupplychain.com Lisa Rollings Heard Agency 02 8279 7876 lrollings@heardagency.com Cathy Yao Heard Agency 02 8279 7876 cyao@heardagency.com Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design goes to a Forklift with a difference 2016-06-06T00:16:55Z safe-work-australia-s-award-for-good-design-goes-to-a-forklift-with-a-difference Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design goes to a Materials Handling device with a difference Creativity, innovation and design has come together, winning Makinex Construction Products’ Powered Hand Truck Safe Work Australia’s Award for Good Design last weekend. The revolutionary machine, the Powered Hand Truck, replaces the need for a forklift and has the potential to cut shoulder and back injuries in the workplace. The Makinex Powered Hand Truck is a universal materials handling solution that enables one person to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140kg (309lbs). It provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads. The inaugural Safe Work Australia Award for Good Design was selected from finalists across all categories in the 2016 Good Design Awards. Makinex were presented with their award as part of the 2016 Good Design Awards ceremony on 27 May 2016. Since using the Powered Hand Truck, Australian company Kennard’s Hire has seen a significant decrease in shoulder and back injuries. It has become an indispensible piece of equipment in Kennards Hire across Australia and New Zealand. “A focus on health and safety in design helps eliminate hazards and risks before they enter the workplace. Good work design can radically transform the workplace in ways that benefit the business, workers, clients and others in the supply chain.” said Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer, Ms Michelle Baxter. “Makinex is about making inefficiencies extinct, where the name itself comes from this driving force. Makinex strives towards continuous improvement by looking close at it’s business to find unique, innovative and practical product solutions that provide the construction and rental industries with a better way to do their jobs to save time, physical effort and money”, says CEO Rory Kennard, who plays an instrumental part in the design and development of many of Makinex’s products. Makinex is an Australian owned private company that have been experts in the design, development and distribution of innovative products since 2004, providing solutions to the construction, landscaping, equipment hire, infrastructure and related industries. With plans to expand the existing designed product range, growth in local and global markets with offices in Los Angeles, and a global dealer network they have a commitment to ongoing research and development, Makinex is experiencing exponential growth, particularly in its own line of designed and manufactured products. “We believe that ‘good enough’ is never enough for our customers”, says Kennard. Watch the multi-award winning Powered Hand Truck here ENDS For further information, hi-res images and interviews please contact: Amy Dowd | Rhetoric Communications|0420 979 187| amy@rhetoriccommunications.com Makinex Makinex seeks to make an impactful difference on the global construction industry through the provision of truly unique and innovative Australian designed quality products. http://www.makinex.com.au/ 2016 Infinite Value Award Nominations Now Open to the Construction Global Community 2016-05-31T22:32:40Z 2016-infinite-value-award-nominations-now-open-to-the-construction-global-community 01/06/2016 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Australia Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) has announced that nominations are now being accepted until 30th July 2016 for the fifth annual Infinite Value Awards. With the support of its partners, the annual awards program discovers, rewards and promotes a variety of National and International professionals and projects. Award winners will receive public recognition at the annual Infinite Value Awards Gala Dinner. The awards highlight how a collaborative approach can drive a successful project, build industry confidence and develop industry professionals. This is demonstrated by this years’ theme Partnerships in Construction. AIQS chief executive officer Grant Warner said “Success in the built environment is achieved through collaboration between a number of construction partners, and this years’ Infinite Value Awards provides an ideal opportunity, not only for member firms, but other nominating companies and organisations to celebrate outstanding achievements across the broader construction industry.” “This years’ awards recognises the contribution the broader construction industry and funding partners have made to the built environment. Nominating firms are encouraged to bring their clients/nominees to the awards evening to celebrate all those successes. These awards recognise the people, the skills in design, engineering, sustainability, innovation, and community development, which have resulted in a built environment we can all be proud of.” Said Mr. Warner Additionally, project-based winners will be awarded two trophies: the principal award to the project client and the secondary award to the nominating firm. The Infinite Value Awards winners are announced and celebrated at the Infinite Value Awards Gala Dinner which will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour on Thursday 27 October 2016. Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, has recently undergone a $200 million re-development and provides an ideal location to showcase these awards with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Darling Harbour precinct. Some of last year’s winners include Lucy Eng, nominated by Beca Limited, winner of the Women in Construction & Professional of the Year awards; and the Port Arthur Penitentiary, nominated by Exsto Management (TAS), winner of the Project of the Year & Engineering Excellence Awards. To be eligible for the Infinite Value Awards, projects need to have been completed within the last two years. For a list of award categories, entry criteria and to download a nomination form, visit the Infinite Value Awards website www.infinitevalueawards.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Relevant Links Infinite Value Awards categories Infinite Value Awards Frequently Asked Questions and nomination process Infinite Value Awards past winners For further information or images please contact Stephanie Ifill (AIQS Marketing & Communications Officer) on (02) 8234 4009 or sifill@aiqs.com.au The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) is the peak professional body for Quantity Surveying in Australia and Internationally, with over 4,000 Members. Through its leadership, Standards, and Code of Professional Conduct, AIQS ensures that practising Quantity Surveyors are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence. The Institute promotes AIQS Quantity Surveyor members in providing impartial, independent, expert advice which benefit construction and infrastructure projects, by ensuring that design and construction costs are managed as efficiently and effectively as possible. The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Level 3, 70 Pitt St Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia (02) 8234 4000 www.aiqs.com.au Engineering Solutions Queensland Enhances Project Delivery with Specialised Data Management 2016-05-24T02:00:00Z engineering-solutions-queensland-enhances-project-delivery-with-specialised-data-management SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, May 24, 2016 – Civil engineering and project management consultancy, Engineering Solutions Queensland Pty Ltd (ESQ), has increased productivity by enabling team collaboration and providing a central data repository for project-related emails and design files using 12d Synergy.   12d Synergy is a data management and project collaboration software suite for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries that solves the problems of document management and transmittals, task allocation and email tracking.  Established in 2013, ESQ formerly relied on manual processes to manage road design, earth works, drainage and infrastructure modelling projects. As its business expanded, the firm recognised the need for sharing and managing project related tasks, documents, email and data to avoid project bottlenecks.   “The team previously used their local computers to schedule and record their daily tasks, and this information was not shared,” said Mal Peaker, Design Office Manager, ESQ. “Because our Director manages most of the client liaison, a lot of important project data would sit in his inbox. That created an inefficient work system because no one would be notified of potential client or project changes unless they were copied on emails.”   With each project comprising numerous design, correspondence and data files – anything from drawings to task notes and communications – tracking the progress of jobs could no longer be accurately managed without direct and timely access to up-to-date information.   “For example, when a client called chasing information on a project, we wouldn’t always know the details behind the request because we wouldn’t have the files needed to review or an effective way of retrieving the background information,” said Peaker. “Since we are such a young company, we were looking to get a data management system so we could keep up with new demands and peak workloads by collaborating throughout the lifecycle of every project.”   Since migrating its projects and data library into 12d Synergy’s architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) data and project management software, ESQ has enabled a collaborative and file-sharing environment to provide its team of seven with the most up-to-date information.   Using 12d Synergy’s Outlook plug-in, ESQ has automated the filing of emails; emails are now attached directly to a job folder which all staff can view and action. ESQ has also introduced a formal documentation process with templates for fee and project proposals, as well as project assessments. Document naming conventions are enforced by the system.   These capabilities are being supported by 12d Synergy’s over-arching revision and version control, which simplifies the process of backup and audit when changes need to be made to a job. This means ESQ can quickly roll back to previous versions of designs created with a geospatial platform, such as 12d Model (also developed by 12d Solutions)   “With a comprehensive data management and collaboration system in place, ESQ is in a position to expand its business with complete control of its project designs, documents and liaison,” said Joel Gregory, General Manager, 12d Solutions. “Mal and his team have future-proofed the organisation by building a collaborative environment that allows projects to be delivered on time regardless of the location of its designers.”   ESQ’s implementation has been backed by 12d Synergy’s renowned, locally-based support through which 12d Solutions’ technical team has provided ongoing guidance to maximise the value the software delivers.  About 12d Synergy 12d Synergy is the data management and collaboration product of Australian-based Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) software developer, 12d Solutions. 12d Synergy is designed to solve problems around tracking email correspondence, document management and transmittals, task allocation and management of geospatial data from 12d Model and other industry-standard AEC design platforms. 12d Synergy is available globally from 12d and authorised resellers. For more information, please visit www.12dsynergy.com.  About 12d Solutions 12d Solutions is an Australian Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) software developer founded in 1991. The company’s flagship product, 12d Model, is a powerful terrain modelling, surveying and civil engineering software package built for projects including, but not restricted to, land development, highways, mining, urban drainage and flood modelling. 12d Solutions is available globally from 12d and authorised resellers. For more information, please visit www.12d.com.   Eaton Issues Urgent Call For A Focus On Power Management To Support Drive for Innovation During National Manufacturing Week 2016-05-08T22:03:51Z eaton-issues-urgent-call-for-a-focus-on-power-management-to-support-drive-for-innovation-during-national-manufacturing-week SYDNEY – 9 May 2016 - Budgeting for electricity, securing adequate electricity supplies and finding ways to use less power are all common topics of conversation among manufacturers when reviewing their power management requirements.  However, ensuring that the power their IT resources rely on is dependable for supporting both innovation as well as safety can sometimes be an after thought. That’s according to power management company, Eaton, which today has issued a reminder on the importance of power protection as the nation embarks on National Manufacturing Week being staged in Australia this week. Manufacturers invest large sums of money in their IT infrastructure as well as the power required to keep it functioning.  They court the investment to keep them productive and competitive.  However, leaving that infrastructure defenceless against electrical dips, spikes and interruptions is counter-productive to the business strategy at the same time as manufacturers are also seeking new ways to create product differentiation and drive innovation in the fast ramping digital economy. No manufacturer can afford to leave their IT assets unprotected from power issues and here are seven reasons why this is the case. 1. Even short outages can be trouble. Losing power for as little as a quarter second can trigger events that may keep IT equipment unavailable for anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. And downtime is costly.  2. Utility power isn’t clean. In practice, electrical power can vary widely enough to cause significant problems for IT equipment. According to current U.S. standards, for example, voltages can vary up to 8.3 percent from absolute specifications. That means that utility services promising 208-phase voltage may actually deliver 191 to 220 volts.   3. Utility power isn’t 100 percent reliable. In the U.S., in fact, it’s only 99.9 percent reliable, which translates into a likely nine hours of utility outages every year. 4. The problems and risks are intensifying. Today’s storage systems, servers and network devices use components so small that they falter and fail under power conditions earlier-generation equipment easily withstood. 5. Generators and surge suppressors aren’t enough. Generators take time to startup, therefore there is a loss of AC power until the generator comes on-line, (typically 10 seconds), and they provide no protection from power spikes and other electrical disturbances. Generators however, are used to provide AC power during long utility power outages. Surge suppressors help with power spikes but not with issues like power loss, under-voltage and brownout conditions. 6. Availability is everything these days. Once, IT played a supporting role in the enterprise, but now it’s absolutely central to how most companies compete and win. When IT systems are down, core business processes quickly come to a standstill. 7. Availability is everything, but power costs must be managed. The cost of power and cooling has spiraled out of control in recent years. Data centre managers are typically held responsible for achieving high availability while simultaneously reducing power costs. Highly-efficient UPS systems can help with this goal, and products are available today that were not an option even a few years ago. Gordon Makryllos, ANZ Managing Director, Eaton, said, “To compete in today’s global economy, manufacturers need to have a power strategy which not only supports safety and collaboration, but one which can  provide a key platform for driving operational efficiency, agility, innovation and customer reach.   “National Manufacturing Week is an ideal time for Australia’s manufacturers and their supply chain partners to consider the following questions when it comes to power management: ·       Can a power outage occur tomorrow?  ·       Do we have any protection against a power outage?  ·       What safety risks could occur as a result of the power outage?  ·       What would be the cost in loss of production as a result of the power failure?  ·       How would our customers be impacted?  ·       What are the consequential losses incurred when experiencing ‘downtime’? ·       Impact of energy consumption on operating costs? ·       Do they have visibility of their entire IT infrastructure? ·       Are they getting real time information from their systems?  ·       Do they have enough uptime to implement the contingency plan? “Power Management technology will continue to develop throughout 2016 finding smarter ways to physically integrate the system into facilities and the software within manufacturers’ business systems. The upcoming election is also set to provide for greater clarity and stability on government energy management policy which has been ambiguous for a number of years. The greater certainty will allow manufacturers to place a renewed focus on power management plans and execute pending projects.” #### Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.  Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of US$20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit http://www.eaton.com/ New Heatstrip outdoor heater a world first 2016-04-05T00:01:51Z new-heatstrip-outdoor-heater-a-world-first After three years of product development, Thermofilm is set to launch Heatstrip® Elegance, the world’s first true outdoor-rated strip heater that is off-white rather than the traditional black. Available from May 2016, Heatstrip Elegance radiant heaters blend in seamlessly with most white ceilings in any al fresco, verandah and patio areas for both residential and commercial premises. Thermofilm, a world leader in electric heaters, worked with coating technology experts to develop a unique composition that has driven a new generation of outdoor heater. The Heatstrip makeover has extended to its effectiveness with a new heating element design that produces a more even temperature distribution and allows the energy efficient heater to operate at higher temperatures thereby providing greater comfort. The new heaters are also approximately 12 per cent shorter than the traditional black Heatstrip heaters and therefore take up less space. This shorter, more compact design has less surface area than others on the market and can help transform an al fresco area into a stylish, vibrant and sophisticated space with more effective heating comfort. New coating Greg Trezise, Thermofilm’s national sales manager, said it has taken years to get the right formula for the new coating of the Heatstrip heaters, which have to withstand constantly high surface temperatures. “There’s no other off-white outdoor heater in the world that does not discolour through the constant heat it produces. By virtue of the material composition, white is the hardest colour to operate at a high temperature and ensure it doesn’t lose its colour,” he said. Thermofilm’s R&D has extended to making the new off-white coating flexible so that it doesn’t crack. Other strip heaters on the market use traditional paint coating technology, which cracks at normal operating temperatures. Other highlights of the Heatstrip enhancements are equally innovative and market-leading, namely: With several several mounting options available, the Elegance series can be tailored to any space. The new bracket will allow both ceiling and wall mounting at various angles as well as suspension by chains, wires and metal rods for use with higher ceilings. All accessories and brackets are colour coordinated with the Heatstrip Elegance range. All three new models are IP55 rated, which means they are protected from water ingress from all directions. The 1800W and 2400W models come with convenient DIY installation while the 3600W model needs to be hard wired. Heatstrip Elegance strip heaters suit most white ceilings in any al fresco areas with ideal ceiling heights of 2.1 to 2.7 metres. They are corrosion protected so even suitable for seaside locations. In addition to trade outlets, Heatstrip heaters are available nationally from Bunnings as well as specialty outdoor living, electrical and heating stores. The RRPs are: 1800W-$699 (974mm length); 2400W-$799 (1204mm length) and 3600W-$899 (1804mm length). They come with a two year residential warranty and a one year commercial warranty. The 3600 watt model is the first true 3600W heater offered in the world in the electric radiant strip heater category. Details about the earlier models of Heatstrip can be seen here: www.heatstrip.com.au/ and more information about Thermofilm is available at www.thermofilm.com.au ends About Thermofilm: With more than 25 years manufacturing innovative, stylish and energy efficient products, Thermofilm Australia has supplied to residential, commercial and institutional markets both in Australia and around the world. The Thermofilm range includes the award-winning Heatstrip heaters, Bliss indoor and outdoor series, Envirotouch energy saving timer switches, and timer and thermostat controllers. In 2014, Thermofilm won the 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Award in the Victorian Government’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards and in 2013, the Heatstrip range was awarded the Australian Business Award for Product Value. Thermofilm will continue to maintain its position as a market leader in heating products by listening to its customers and focusing on continuous improvement and innovative product development. General enquiries to Tel: 03 9562 3455 Fax: 03 9548 3979 and info@thermofilm.com.au www.thermofilm.com.au Media enquiries: Issued on behalf of Thermofilm Australia, 17 Johnston Court, Dandenong South VIC 3175 by WMC Public Relations Pty Ltd. Contact Wendy McWilliams on 03 9803 2588 or Greg Trezise, National Sales Manager, Thermofilm Australia. Tel: 03 9562 3455. http://wmcpr.com.au/new-heatstrip-outdoor-heater-a-world-first/ Please contact Wendy to request the high res images you require. Latest prefabrication technology for affordable residential construction unveiled in Sydney today 2016-03-31T23:24:18Z latest-prefabrication-technology-for-affordable-residential-construction-unveiled-in-sydney-today Sydney, April 1 2016 – The newest modular prefabrication construction technology has been unveiled to industry today with the aim of revolutionising the way Australians build their homes.  Designed and manufactured locally, the new proprietary construction system, Modulum, is being implemented in 12 new sites across Sydney and promises to reduce the time and costs associated with traditional construction methods, while providing the design, quality and sustainability benefits common in architectural designed homes. Speaking at the 2016 Australia New Zealand Modular Construction and Prefabrication Conference in Sydney, Modulum managing director, Rohan Little, said that Australian’s are increasingly demanding cost effective, sustainable, quality built homes and are very open to alternative methods of construction. “Australia’s unique environmental factors are now being addressed through innovative construction technologies, while increasing labour costs and trade skills shortages are forcing the need for efficiency. Modulum removes human error and generates zero waste. Far less time on site is required to build a home. Combined this greatly reduces the overall cost of the build for the client,” said Mr Little.  A family home can be designed and built in as little as 12 weeks when using Modulum’s proprietary wall system, roofing system and suspended flooring system. The technology means it can also be customized to any site, allowing for each home design to be unique and enjoy cross ventilation, thermal performance and orientation to site. Modulum is made up of patented, sophisticated composite structures that ensure the external fabric of the building is low maintenance, requiring no painting or up keeping, while also providing a highly efficient insulation system for the home. It also caters for Australia’s harsh conditions, meeting regulation bush fire, flood and heritage related controls; and it is termite proof. “We believe that great design and great quality should be affordable,” said Mr Little. In 2016 Modulum received a federal Government innovation grant, and will host PhD candidates as a training centre within the Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing.   Terrorism Impacts Global Supply Chain 2016-03-23T22:39:02Z terrorism-impacts-global-supply-chain Increased number of terrorism incidents contributed to major disruptions to international shipping in Europe and Middle East. In 2015, BSI noted a number of cross-border issues that threatened supply chains across the world. This included damages caused by cargo theft worth AUD$29.7 billion; increased number of terrorism incidents contributed to billions of dollars in losses to global shipping companies; an influx of migrants in Europe that harmed supply chain integrity across the continent; economic downturns in Argentina, Brazil, and China; and issues of political transparency that drove social unrest in Africa and Central America. Extreme weather events, including many attributed to the El Nino phenomenon, caused supply chain disruptions and threatened business continuity in multiple regions. There were also several industries that were plagued by poor enforcement of labour regulations, allowing for significant rates of child or forced labour in Argentina and India, among other nations. Nearly AUD$30 billion was lost due to cargo theft worldwide in 2015 from a variety of supply chain threats, predominantly driven by security concerns. South Africa has seen a 30 per cent increase in cargo truck hijackings over the last year, with thieves using high levels of violence and switching from targeting only high value goods to also targeting lower value items. Daring vehicle shipment thefts have become increasingly commonplace in China, with a recent series of in-transit vehicle thefts occurring along the busy G45 highway. More sophisticated attacks were observed in India throughout 2015, where criminal gangs masterminded new techniques to steal goods without breaking customs seals in order to avoid detection – a major risk for companies participating in international supply chain security programs. In Europe, disruptions in trade caused by the ISIS terrorist group clearly highlighted the link between terrorism and the supply chain. Border controls in France following the November attacks in Paris are estimated to have cost the Belgian shipping industry AUD$4.6 million. Terrorist-linked smuggling rings were also identified to be colluding between Spain and the Middle East, the groups illegally transporting shipments of stolen electronics, drugs, weapons and other contraband. Elsewhere, the Jordanian trucking industry suffered AUD$990 million in lost revenue since conflict began in the Middle East in 2011. In addition to theft, business continuity-related threats such as extreme weather events and political and social unrest, led to significant losses for individual companies and national economies last year. 2015’s top five natural disasters caused a collective $33 billion of damage to businesses. In 2016, BSI has identified emerging health crises, such as the Zika virus, could also pose a significant threat to the global supply chain and may lead to work stoppages and protests similar to the supply chain disruptions seen in conjunction with the Ebola epidemic. Labour unrest and factory strikes have also caused considerable financial damage across the world. Factory strikes in China increased by 58.3 per cent from the previous year due to pay disputes, as factory owners struggled to pay workers due to a slowing economy, leading to protests. The withholding of wages was cited as a major cause in 75 per cent of protests and generated losses of up to AUD$35 million in the footwear industry. Labour unrest is likely to continue in China in 2016, regardless of whether the economy improves. Numerous cases of child and forced labour were exposed in 2015, highlighting the need for visibility into corporate supply chain to mitigate the risk of human rights abuses. Nearly 80 per cent of Argentina’s textile industry was found to be sourcing from unregulated facilities, where forced, child labour and poor working conditions are common. BSI also noted an increase in the risk of child labour use in India due to the existence of loopholes in labour reforms approved in 2015. In response to these and other recent concerns, European countries and the United States last year moved to pass laws mandating reporting on corporate social responsibility issues in corporate supply chains.   Jim Yarbrough, Global Intelligence Program Manager at BSI commented: “Companies are facing an increasingly wide range of challenges to their supply chain, from human rights issues to acts of violent theft and natural disasters. Such complexity creates extreme levels of risk for organizations, both directly affecting the bottom line but perhaps more seriously, hidden threats to the supply chain which, if ignored, could do serious harm to a company’s hard-earned reputation.” The biggest threats to the global supply chain in 2016 include: Global cargo theft cost estimated to grow by a further AUD$1.3 billion in 2016. Increased concerns in China, Germany, India, Mexico, South Africa, and United States Continued tensions in South China Sea predicted to lead to further protests and disruptions On-going conflict in Syria will continue to impact supply chains Migrant crisis will continue to lead to port disruptions. European Union/Schengen border controls predicted to have far-reaching impact. ISIS is predicted to remain a significant threat to disrupt supply chains Labour unrest in China is predicted to persist, as a slowdown in the Chinese economy continues and more jobs move to neighbouring countries Weather disruptions e.g. La Nina phenomenon Global health crises e.g. Zika and Ebola The report is based on data from BSI’s Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network (SCREEN), which provides continuous evaluation across 22 proprietary risk factors and 204 countries. BSI’s 2015 SCREEN data and analysis reveals a clear picture of the changing global threat landscape and how this varies by country, continent, and industry sector. To download a copy of BSI’s 2015 Global Supply Chain Intelligence Report, please click here.  - ENDS-   About BSI BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark™, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With 80,000 clients in 182 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.  To learn more, please visit www.bsigroup.com/en-au   About BSI Supply Chain Solutions BSI Supply Chain Solutions is the leading global provider of supply chain intelligence, auditing services, audit compliance and risk management software solutions, and advisory services. Our mission is to help corporations, governments and associations identify, manage and mitigate global supply chain risks and maintain world class governance risk and compliance programs. Our holistic supply chain risk management suite is designed to predict and visualize risk, and develop robust risk mitigation and compliance management programs to protect your supply chain, brand and reputation. Our intelligence-infused supply chain solutions and global network empower our clients to understand global supply chain risk with unequaled precision. To learn more, please visit www.bsi-supplychainsolutions.com      Media enquiries: BSI Marketing Department                Tel: +61 2 8877 7131          Email: marketing.au@bsigroup.com Marc Barnes Managing Director - BSI Group Australia and NZ Tel: +61 2 8877 7100 Email: marc.barnes@bsigroup.com    Stirfry Software launches SoundSoup-Pro - a unique iPad App for acoustic modelling and sound design 2016-03-11T16:24:27Z stirfry-software-launches-soundsoup-pro-a-unique-ipad-app-for-acoustic-modelling-and-sound-design Stirfry Software has just released SoundSoup-Pro, a unique, easy to use iPad App for acoustic modelling and auralisation. SoundSoup-Pro lets the user explore in real-time how a room would sound with different windows, walls, floor coverings, curtains or other features.  Professionally-designed acoustic simulation software combined with a simple, intuitive user interface mean SoundSoup-Pro can be used by anyone with an interest in sound or in noise reduction.            SoundSoup-Pro helps to design the sound of a room, in the same way that 3D visualisation programs help to design the visual features. For architects, acoustic engineers, interior designers, property developers, office fit-out firms, educational institutions, builders, home improvement enthusiasts, and everyone interested in the sound of the environment, SoundSoup-Pro provides a whole new set of tools to avoid costly mistakes and create better-sounding spaces.  How to convince a prospective client that a proposal will solve their acoustic problem?  Talking about decibels or reverberation times doesn’t help – they want to hear the difference immediately. This is where SoundSoup-Pro will become an indispensable intermediary tool, plus help to make that sale faster!  SoundSoup-Pro models both reverberation within the room and transmission from outside, using verified frequency-dependent data on absorption and transmission loss for a wide range of materials. Under the hood, SoundSoup-Pro relies on some sophisticated digital signal processing and expert knowledge of acoustics to accurately model the sound, but the simple user interface makes it easy for anyone to use. SoundSoup-Pro includes a large selection of sounds, construction materials and surface finishes, including specialist acoustic products from Industry Partners.  For the professional user, SoundSoup-Pro provides detailed and accurate data on reverberation times, sound pressure levels and transmission loss, as well as offering configurable sound sources, WAV format sound recordings, data export, and lots more. All data can be exported as PDF or CSV files to any suitable app, including Dropbox, for inclusion in reports, proposals and spreadsheets. Some feedback from an acoustic engineer: “I am amazed at how we can do a complex design in minutes . . .  we can present a non-standard design with all the normal calcs and then show the design in practice.” And at just US$25.99 / AU$39.99, it's not going to strain the budget.  Companies that manufacture acoustic materials can become an Industry Partner with Stirfry Software to showcase and demonstrate their products within SoundSoup-Pro.  Within the app their products are included in the list of selectable materials, with a link to the Company’s website.  *** Take a video tour of SoundSoup-Pro’s basic sound modelling features at https://youtu.be/BwciSd6ZSxY and learn about the professional-level features at https://youtu.be/7J0Y9JZFHHI  *** SoundSoup-Pro for iPad can be downloaded from the Apple App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/soundsoup-pro/id1055303950?mt=8  *** SoundSoup for iPad is produced by Stirfry Software, an Australian venture which is a collaboration between a highly experienced professional acoustic engineer, Dr Rob Bullen, and Wendy Tufts, an international IT consultant. Check out the Stirfry Software website at www.stirfrysoftware.com Or please contact us directly for more information: Call Rob on +61 407461100 or email Rob@stirfrysoftware.com First company certified by BSI Australia to revised Quality Management standard 2016-03-09T00:56:27Z first-company-certified-by-bsi-australia-to-revised-quality-management-standard SYC is the first company to achieve certification to ISO 9001:2015 under independent assessment by BSI Australia. The standard, which was published in September 2015, has been updated to ensure that it continues to help organizations manage quality, reduce risk and ensure organizational resilience.Gordon Wilckens, Head of Quality, Compliance and Risk, SYC comments  “As a long-standing client, BSI has supported us throughout the transition, keeping us informed of changes and providing a wealth of information via various platforms in order to help our senior leadership team understand the benefits of this new standard.”SYC believes that certification to ISO 9001:2015, which has been created with service providers in mind, demonstrate their commitment to upholding the highest standard of governance and transparency in a highly competitive market.SYC is a not-for-profit organization, centred on employment, training and youth services. Last year, SYC helped more than 55,300 Australians in the areas of Home, Wellbeing, Learning and Working. With certification to the National Standards for Disability Services (NSDS) standard already in place SYC wanted to see if the new ISO 9001 version could be aligned to deliver efficiencies and streamline business operations. They were interested to see if the revised standard would reflect the needs of a service company more than previous versions.Marc Barnes, Managing Director at BSI Australia, commented: “SYC should be really proud of their achievement. Certification to ISO 9001:2015 helps organizations to prioritize their business needs whilst enabling them to their manage quality, improve efficiency and become more resilient.”ISO 9001, the most widely-adopted quality management systems standard, has benefited millions of organizations globally - with users reporting increased growth and productivity and significantly higher customer satisfaction and retention. Harvard Researchers Choose 125kV Electron Beam Lithography System 2016-02-28T05:57:07Z harvard-researchers-choose-125kv-electron-beam-lithography-system Elionix Inc., a world leader in electron beam lithography, announced a second order placed by Harvard's Centre for Nanoscale Systems for the Elionix ELS-F125 electron beam lithography system. Harvard’s Centre for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) acquired the world’s first 125kV electron beam lithography system to be installed in the United States. The system is be the most advanced instrument in its class for nanoscale patterning. Through Harvard’s participation in the NSF’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) User Program, the Elionix ELS-F125 will be available for use to researchers across the nation desiring high performance nanotechnology fabrication services. The model ELS-F125 is the latest product from Elionix in their 40 year history of manufacturing world class electron beam lithography systems. Upon launch, the ELS-F125 was awarded the distinguished Nano-fabrication Technology Prize at Nano Tech 2011, held in Tokyo, Japan. Nano Tech is the largest nanotechnology exhibition in the world, and the Elionix ELS-F125 was recognised for its capability as the only system able to routinely pattern 5nm lines. The benefits of producing the world’s smallest line widths enable researchers to fabricate structures and devices that have innovative properties. Applications for these nano-devices are diverse and extend outwards into fields such as electronics, biology, chemistry, and optics. In addition to the 125kV acceleration voltage, the electron optics and column design of the Elionix system delivers high beam currents resulting in very high throughputs. Furthermore, its newly designed WindowsTM-based graphical user interface is ideally suited for the multi-user environment associated with Harvard’s Centre for Nanoscale Systems. “We are very impressed with the performance of this new system.” states Dr. Eric Martin, Technical Director of Harvard’s Center for Nanoscale Systems. “We have had several years of very favorable experience with our existing 100kV Elionix system. The improved throughput and ease-of-use enhancements provided with the ELS-F125 will allow even more of our users the opportunity to produce world-class results.” For more information about the Elionix ELS-F125, please contactOur team of Vacuum experts byEmail: vacuum@johnmorris.com.auFree call AUS. 1800 251 799 and NZ  0800 651 700NEW WEBSITE: www.johnmorrisgroup.com About Harvard’s Centre for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) Operating as the New England regional node of the National Science Foundation’s NNIN program, Harvard’s Centre for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) serves local universities and high technology companies by providing laboratory equipment access, expert training, and technical support on a fee-for-service basis. Full-time, highly-skilled staff members are available to provide instrument training, assisted use, and application consulting. Key competency areas include e-beam lithography, atomic resolution imaging, microfluidics, nanoparticles, focused ion-beam machining, and device fabrication for applications such as photovoltaics, lab-on-chip, sensors, and MEMS. About Elionix, supplied by John Morris Scientific Established over 35 years ago, Elionix, Inc.’s business is in the research and development, design, and manufacturing of systems that utilise particle beams; electron, ion, and electromagnetic waves that include light and x-ray. Over the years, Elionix has manufactured more than 300 dedicated electron beam lithography systems and maintains the largest market share in Japan. Recent expansions into North America and Pacific Rim countries have strengthened Elionix’s reputation as a world leader for its excellence in scientific instrumentation dedicated to nanotechnology.