The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-12T22:45:00Z Welders Run A 43% Increased Risk of Lung Cancer. 2019-11-12T22:45:00Z welders-run-a-43-increased-risk-of-lung-cancer The employer has the primary responsibility to ensure that welders, as far as reasonably practicable, are not exposed to health and safety risks whilst performing their job. The employer can achieve this by introducing engineering or administrative controls such as extract ventilation and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as welding powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR). 2019 meta-analysis on exposure to welding fume Based on the 2017 IARC reclassification of welding fume and the more recent 2019 meta-analysis on exposure to welding fume and the risk of lung cancer, all employers of welders should consider reviewing their risk assessments for welding activities and revise where necessary their control measures to protect those undertaking welding activities. If you want to learn more about the 2019 meta-analysis on exposure to welding fume and the risk of lung cancer, Australian Welding Supplies have just released their 2020 Welding Fume Update.  The paper takes a closer look at the 2019 statistical study on welding fume which concluded that welders run a 43% increased risk of lung cancer when compared with those who have never welded or been exposed to welding fume. The welding code of practice  The Welding Code of Practice released by Safe Work Australia stipulates that employers ‘must ensure that air monitoring is carried out to determine the airborne concentration of a substance or mixture at the workplace to which an exposure standard applies if: - you are not certain on reasonable grounds whether or not the airborne concentration of the substance or mixture at the workplace exceeds the relevant exposure standard or - monitoring is necessary to determine whether there is a risk to health (1)’. Australian & New Zealand Work, Health and Safety Laws Under both the Australian Work, Health and Safety Laws and the New Zealand Health and Safety at Work Regulations, a person who directs the carrying out of work (eg. employer) at a workplace must provide PPE to workers carrying out work unless the personal protective equipment has been provided by another person conducting a business or undertaking, like a labour-hire company. As an employer, once you have selected the appropriate PPE ‘you must provide the worker with information, training, and instruction in the proper use and wearing of that PPE’ (1). Proper guidance should be given on the storage of equipment and care and maintenance guidelines should be clear and adhered to. Where to from here? For help on selecting suitable respiratory protection for your specific welding application, or training and instruction on the proper use, fitting, or care and maintenance of your welding PPE, please contact AWS or use the links below. Download the 2020 Welding Fume Paper Here References 1) Welding processes code of practice, Safe Work Australia, May 2018 I Own a 3M Speedglas 9100 FX Air. How do I upgrade to the NEW Speedglas G5-01 Welding Helmet? 2019-11-11T00:01:21Z i-own-a-3m-speedglas-9100-fx-air-how-do-i-upgrade-to-the-new-speedglas-g5-01-welding-helmet By now you’ve likely heard about the new 3M Speedglas Heavy Duty Respiratory Welding Helmet G5-01. If you are one of the tens of thousands of Australian or Kiwi welders who own a 3M Speedglas 9100 FX Air and would like to upgrade to the new 3M Speedglas G5-01 Welding Helmet, you have TWO options:   1.      Keep your Adflo PAPR and Upgrade Your Head-Top Only The most economical way to upgrade to the new 3M Speedglas G5-01 Welding Helmet is by hanging onto your existing Adflo PAPR and simply upgrading your head-top. The 3M Speedglas G5-01 Upgrade Kit comes with the new 3M Speedglas G5-01 Flip-Up Welding Helmet and the new Speedglas G5-01 Welding Lens with True-View and Variable Colour. Simply attach the helmet to your existing Adflo PAPR and you can benefit from all the features of the New 3M Speedglas G5-01 Welding Helmet including climate control, larger welding lens with a shade 14, larger grinding visor, narrow more streamlined design, TrueView and Variable Colour, Bluetooth Connectivity and a number of configurable extra protection and lighting options. 2.   Upgrade Your Complete System The second option is obviously to upgrade your complete kit. The new 3M Speedglas G5-01 comes with a heavy-duty Adflo PAPR which gives you approximately 12 hours of battery life. If you’d like to take advantage of the configurable task light then we recommend this heavy duty battery option, as the task light draws its power from the Adflo battery. The complete kit also comes with the new 3M Speedglas Heavy-Duty Carry Bag to protect the welding helmet and respiratory system in between uses.   To Upgrade Your Speedglas FX Air Click Here pitt&sherry is delighted to announce that it has appointed Benita Husband to be the new CEO. 2019-11-07T23:55:16Z pitt-amp-sherry-is-delighted-to-announce-that-it-has-appointed-benita-husband-to-be-the-new-ceo pitt&sherry is delighted to welcome Benita Husband as its new CEO. Benita has enjoyed a successful career as a consultant engineer, working in many sectors and multiple countries and took over the reins this week. With 20 years experience working in professional services and the construction industry, Benita is recognised for her engaging leadership style, client focused outcomes, and guidance on aligning strategy with commercial success. Benita was attracted to the pitt&sherry CEO role as she knows and understands the brand and story and believes pitt&sherry has a unique value proposition.  Chairman Paul Hardy said, “We are excited to have Benita on board. She is a huge asset to the company, bringing a vast amount of experience, passion, strategic thinking and positive energy and will lead us on the next phase of our journey.” Benita has complemented her engineering degree with an MBA and holds other company director and governance qualifications. She has extensive involvement in professional organisations and networks. Here’s a link to her LinkedIn profile for information What Should You Ask Before Hiring Any Duct Cleaning Company? 2019-11-06T11:02:49Z what-should-you-ask-before-hiring-any-duct-cleaning-company Are you sure that your air-conditioner work properly? If your answer is no then you need professional Duct Cleaning Melbourne service because air ducts affect your health. If you do duct cleaning daily basis then it can remove all germs, allergens, duct and all other harmful particle from the air-duct, but if you don’t then it is essential to hire professional for cleaning. According to statistics, your daily cleaning removes all germs from the outer layers so that you need to hire any duct cleaning company for home safety and deep cleaning. Also professionals provide you Heating Duct Cleaning Melbourne services which you can’t even give you air conditioner.         So if you are thinking to hire duct cleaning company then you should select best from various options. Here we will you provide some important question which will help you to select best company for duct cleaning services. 1)      Which guideline you follow in your services? For air duct cleaning services 2 type of guideline comes one is EPA and other one is NADCA. In the EPA standard, duct cleaners doesn’t get any certificate, they only get post cleaning checklist. So this is important question for you to ask any company before hiring them. You also check their member ship certificate to get higher standard of workmanship.     2)      Is any health benefit covered by your duct cleaning services? When you hire any duct cleaning company then it must be covered entire health benefits because you pay them for that. With duct cleaning services they remove all fungi, mold, bacteria, dust and other particle and improve air quality of your home so it is essential that they covered this in their protocols. 3)      Do you give any guarantee or warrantee? From the customer’s end guarantee or warrantee is very precious when they hire any services and purchase any products. Same rule applied in the Duct Cleaning Melbourne services, if any company provide you guarantee then you can feel free to hire them without getting any hesitation.             4)      What is your price range for different cleaning services? Price is always play vital role to purchase any services because it can help you to manage your budget. So you should ask this question without forgetting because these will you to judge which company provide you excellent service in most competitive price. If you ask this question before hiring them then you will know is there any extra or unwanted cost they add in their packages. Always be careful for their offers which they show in their portal.     5)      Why I should hire your company? Last but on the list, it is very important to know their quality and speciality. If you hire someone for your services then it’s vital to know how they will you services. If they provide you sufficient information about their work process and ability to finish job then you take better decision for best selection.  So don’t forget to ask this question for hiring any duct cleaning company. M-Files Recognized as a Visionary in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms 2019-11-05T00:44:33Z m-files-recognized-as-a-visionary-in-2019-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-content-services-platforms DALLAS – Nov. 4, 2019 – M-Files Corporation[DD1] , the intelligent information management company, today announced that the company has been recognized as a Visionary in Gartner, Inc.’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms. Gartner named M-Files as a Visionary based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute, against the backdrop of an evolving content services platforms market. More open, unified and intelligent content services platforms continue to replace traditional, siloed document management and enterprise content management systems. Today's leading enterprises are driving the demand for content services platforms that provide their own repository but also support accessing and managing information in other systems. The M-Files intelligent, repository neutral platform utilizes metadata and artificial intelligence (AI) to break down silos and unify data and content in network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services and other business systems and repositories across the organization. This provides immediate access to existing information on day one, without requiring data migration. Additionally, M-Files seamlessly embeds within popular digital workplace platforms, including Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce and Google G Suite, allowing users to remain focused on the task at hand in the applications where they spend most of their day. “We believe our recognition by Gartner as a Visionary is a reflection of our unparalleled commitment to delivering high value solutions for our customers and partners that offer flexibility and differentiation in the marketplace," said Miika Mäkitalo, CEO at M-Files. "Today's most innovative companies are readily embracing our unique intelligent information management approach that allows them to access all relevant data in the right context, regardless of where it's stored. Our ability to offer modern, AI-powered information management in the cloud and on-premises with one license truly sets us apart. We also feel Gartner's recognition inspires passion to continue delivering innovations that are changing the way the world manages information." According to Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, "The shift in users' expectations of, and new preference for, the cloud has motivated the long-standing vendors to modernize. Those vendors now provide either new SaaS platforms or have rearchitected existing offerings to be more flexible and adaptive." M-Files has offered both SaaS and on-premises options for over ten years and continues to modernize the offering with new emerging technologies, such as micro-services based architecture and containerization. The unique M-Files Online solution allows customers to manage both cloud and on-premises repositories in the same subscription without having to purchase licenses separately for both deployment options. This gives M-Files customers flexibility to modernize their information management with cloud services where it makes sense, while leaving the option to store some data behind their own firewalls. Gartner states, "Buyers' needs require more agile, adaptive solutions, which are very different to the rigid, on-premises and monolithic solutions of old." Gartner continues, "Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, including machine learning (ML) and deep neural networks, have enabled innovations for classification, productivity and automation scenarios. Such capabilities should be embedded in all key areas of the platform, from security to collaboration, to align with the evolving expectations of the market." M-Files employs artificial intelligence to automatically analyze and classify documents, extract insights and ensure proper handling of sensitive information, such as personally identifiable information (PII). AI-powered features, such as auto-tagging and auto-classification infer the meaning, value and sensitivity of documents and other information to establish context. The M-Files Intelligent Metadata Layer (IML) uses AI to bring disconnected data silos together and simplify the user experience without disturbing existing systems and processes. With M-Files IML, information is unified across different sources based on context, not on the system or folder in which the information is stored. This allows users to find, access and manage information in all connected systems and repositories, all from a single view within the M-Files user interface. M-Files continues its rapid growth trajectory, with over 70 percent year-over-year growth in recurring revenue in the cloud in 2018, and a compound growth rate of more than 3,000 percent over the last ten years. For a complimentary copy of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms report, visit here. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, Michael Woodbridge, Marko Sillanpaa, Lane Severson, October 30, 2019. Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About M-Files Corporation M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Valmet, Rovio, SAS Institute and thyssenkrupp. For more information, visit M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners. Industry leaders come together to raise much needed funds for breast cancer 2019-10-30T21:46:26Z industry-leaders-come-together-to-raise-much-needed-funds-for-breast-cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a reminder for all women that early detection of breast cancer is the best chance of survival.  To mark this important month of awareness, Metropolis a specialist marketing consultancy for the property industry, held a morning tea at their office in Sydney to raise much needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  The foundation is Australia’s leading national body, funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.   The event was hosted by Mei-ling Billing, Managing Director of Metropolis, who is also a breast cancer survivor.  Together with her close friend and colleague, Group M Chief Investment Officer, Nicola Lewis also a breast cancer survivor, the two women addressed the assembled group of 40 plus women and men.  United in their journey of survival Mei-ling and Nicola answered questions from the women and gave them an insight into just how vitally important it is to be aware and to be checked.   Breast cancer is currently the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia with 1 in 7 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – that’s 53 Australians diagnosed every day.   Mei-ling said: “Because of research, breast cancer survival rates are the highest they’ve ever been, thanks in part to the hard work of the NBCF. Since its inception in 1994 the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer has improved from 76% to 91%. A woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer is now 1 in 43. And whilst 8 Australian’s die every day from breast cancer, many are surviving due to new treatment options and more personalised treatment plans. Including myself. I am so thrilled to be here today, alive and well to share my own story.”                 The morning event raised $5,061.00 thanks to the support of Metropolis’ partners who donated gifts for the lucky door prize and sale of raffle tickets.  These included Google, REA, Domain, JRM Hospitality, Val Morgan, Jets Swimwear, LoveShack and Zilzie Wines.      Design to Impress – Trueline Offers Outdoor Solutions to Australian Homes 2019-10-29T23:37:33Z design-to-impress-trueline-offers-outdoor-solutions-to-australian-homes With summer around the corner, there has not been a better time to invest in outdoor living spaces. Specialist design company Trueline can bring dream ideas to life with outdoor pergolas, patios and carport designs. Every Australian dreams of the combined indoor/outdoor lifestyle and with Trueline these dream can finally become a reality.  Trueline has a great range of options available from insulated flyover roofs to combination patios that can control sunshine and airflow. They combine technology with design to work with homeowners for customised solutions for their outdoors. The Insulated Fly Over Patio, for example, is one of their most popular insulated designs providing a dramatic transformation to outdoor spaces with the versatility to complement all styles of home architecture. The company has design specialists that will work with homeowners to give them a space that can be used throughout the year. With summer just around the corner, there is no better time to speak with the trusted professionals at Trueline when it comes to designing and installing a custom patio, pergola, carport or combination space. On their website the company outlines their philosophy. “We take pride in custom designing every single outdoor area we build to ensure it not only looks beautiful but that it meets the needs of your unique lifestyle and house design. When our passion for quality and extensive local knowledge is combined with our proud almost 50-year heritage of bringing dream outdoor living to life, you can rest assured that not only will you love your new living space for years to come, but that it will add bankable value to your largest investment.” Trueline offers free design consultation to their clients. This offers the clients an outstanding opportunity to create an impressive extension to their homes and experience the best in outdoor living while investing in their biggest asset. For more information on outdoor pergolas, outdoor living ideas, patios gold coast and more, visit Hickory Group | Transforming South Melbourne With Elenberg Fraser 2019-10-28T05:52:47Z hickory-group-transforming-south-melbourne-with-elenberg-fraser Hickory is delighted to announce that as of the 3rd of October that we will be partnering with Elenberg Fraser to build Market Lane set to open mid 2020 in South Melbourne. Market Lane will be on 68 Clarke St, South Melbourne and has proudly been dubbed the “non-office office” building for its intelligent design. This space will be the office for the future using innovative design to hone a more people-centered approach and reinvent the way we work. The site is based in the heart of South Melbourne and is surrounded by some of Melbourne’s great cafes and markets. Market Lane has already gained the attention of independent travel agency Luxury Escapes who have signed a five-year lease on some of the office space available. Elenberg Fraser and Hickory have designed this building to be one of the greenest buildings in Melbourne, with adaptable landscaping, sustainable technology and automated temperatures for every workers comfort. The idea and design for this space was created after some critical market research revealed that more than 50% of our workforce will be millennials in 2020. Additionally, this research raised a new direction by suggesting that work-life balance is insufficient and that younger employees look for work-life integration. Finally, it was revealed that employees work best in an environment that has access to the natural environment, integrated technology and provides options for healthy lifestyle choices. Thus, we have designed a polycentric model building including a central atrium to create a better work environment. The polycentric model is designed to keep employees engaged and ignite new and fresh ideas. This will create a work-life integration with spaces being able to adapt to the needed situations, including informal hangouts, workspaces, and formal meetings.  To connect the five levels, we have designed a stair system that is adjustable and can help change spaces when needed. Finally, our active laneway has been modelled on some of Melbourne’s iconic laneways.  Michael Argyrou, Group Director of Hickory, believes that this will be the “highest quality office space to be delivered to the city fringe in the next six months.” Hickory is an integrated construction company that prides themselves in innovative, effective and efficient. We employ over 550 employees and provide our clients with outside-the-box solutions for the building needs.  To find out more about this partnership please click here. To find out more about us visit our website:   Hickory Group | Response to Combustible Cladding Crisis 2019-10-28T03:50:26Z hickory-group-response-to-combustible-cladding-crisis In recent light there has been a shift in responsibility within the building industry regarding a cladding crisis. Hickory would like to readdress its standings and the need for transparency and better regulations for new market products. Hickory would like to address the cladding crisis within the building industry where we have become a spotlight victim to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). We are hoping to work with industry professionals, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Victorian Building Authority to rectify the crisis and prevent future incidents from occurring. This is not possible with the continued blame sequence the Victorian Building Authority is conducting. In recent weeks, Hickory has continued to defend ourselves against claims made by the Victorian Building Authorities Cladding Taskforce. We pride ourselves in providing quality cladding that is built and constructed as per current regulations and any further regulations. We stand firm by the understanding that our building was certified under 2017 VBA regulations and thus did not pose as unsafe or faulty in its environment. We would like to address the current environment for regulation as it is at fault. Following a shift in responsibility within the industry, the VBA allowed for private surveyors to sign off on building regulations.  At Hickory, we have always used a VBA authorised surveyor to survey our buildings and sign off on the sites. Additionally, we have always complied with building standard and regulations, including aluminium cladding that were maintained by the VBA. Our cladding was used following approval by relevant authorities and were later deemed compliant. A recent Victorian study has shown that at least 70% of all high-rise buildings in Australia have at least one potential defect. In recent years we have seen the use of aluminium composite panel façade material become a conventional practice for multi-storey buildings.  Aluminium composite panel was the preferred material for external cladding purposes as it considered to be environmentally friendly and light weight. The use of aluminium composite panel was marketed and sold as a product internationally that was “suitable for use on the external cladding of buildings including high-rise and residential buildings”. Following a series of incidents worldwide regarding the panelling, builders are now being asked to rebuild the facades with new (safer) material at a significant cost without the support from the government. Following this issue, we hope that the Victorian Government will provide builders, owners and contractor with a supplement fee to rectify this cladding issue and prevent further incidents. This is not something that builders should be blamed for and this approach will threaten Australia’s building industry. Thus, we propose that building regulation be a priority of the public sector once again, to prevent further crisis and shift the responsibility back to the regulating body; the Victorian Building Authority. This would allow for better regulation on cladding and other materials used by builders and prevent such issue from occurring again without the knowledge of the builders.  Hickory provides an After Care Solution for all of the buildings constructed by the Hickory Group, which explains that they will maintain building and rectify issues quickly. To find out more about our response to the cladding crisis click here. To learn more about Hickory click here. World-leading SENEC launches new-generation hybrid solar battery 2019-10-23T07:12:42Z world-leading-senec-launches-new-generation-hybrid-solar-battery A new hybrid solar battery has been launched in Australia by SENEC that offers to provide households with up to 90 per cent solar power self-sufficiency and doubles the warranty of other batteries on the market. That means homeowners with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels may only need to draw 10 per cent of their current usage from the grid, potentially saving them thousands of dollars a year. SENEC, which is the largest vertically integrated energy company in the solar battery market worldwide, is 100 per cent owned by German-based EnBW, one of biggest gentailers (generation retailers) in the world. The SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid delivers a range of benefits that haven’t been seen in the solar industry before including a 20 year warranty, a combined PV inverter and battery inverter, PV over-voltage protection safety as standard, three-tier remote monitoring (every five minutes), unlimited solar recharging cycles and floor mounting rather than wall mounting for ease of installation. While there are 2.2 million or 20 per cent of homes with rooftop solar panels in Australia, only three per cent of these had batteries connected at the same time. In three years, the number of homes with solar is expected to be three million or 30 per cent of Australian homes. One of the key reasons why home owners haven’t been installing batteries that can be charged during the day when the sun is shining and allowing saved power to be used at night, is the warranty on batteries until now has been half that of the solar panels. Jaron Schächter Managing Director of SENEC GmbH, said people only had to do their maths and work out that in 10 years, they may have to buy another battery, which would be a major impost on capital expenditure and affect the payback period. “By doubling the warranty and integrating a raft of safety and other features into the SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid unit, home owners will have a huge incentive to buy a battery when they purchase their solar panels. “This new hybrid battery can also be retrofitted to existing solar-powered homes,” he added. Solo PV inverter not required A key design feature of the SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid battery is that an additional PV inverter isn’t required. Part of the storage system is a hybrid inverter, which converts both the current flowing from the PV panels into the storage system and the current discharged from it. This not only gives the battery 97.4 per cent efficiency, but saves the customer having to purchase and install a separate PV inverter. “This is another major advantage with our hybrid unit,” said Schächter. “Its space-saving design makes installation simple and quick. With a footprint of just 0.29 square metres, it is the most compact power storage system on the market. With its removable side panels, the SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid is easily accessible to the installer and specialist tools aren’t necessary. “This simplified installation and the design aggregation are expected to deliver instant savings of around $4000 per installation.” The new SENEC battery is 100 per cent designed, engineered and manufactured in Germany, and exemplifies the most well-made battery in the world. Extra safety features as standard The safety features that come standard with the hybrid battery are unmatched anywhere in the world. They include: * An AC/DC customer integrated Residual Current Monitoring Unit (RCMU) that detects AC and DC residual currents. It filters and detects AC and DC false currents to protect components from hazardous currents. * Two DC-over-voltage protection units (one per MPP-SPD Type II) on the PV side, which saves the unit when lightning strikes the PV panels. The SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid is also one of the most intelligent storage systems available in Australia. It has available a three-tier remote monitoring (customer, SENEC Australia and its installers, and SENEC Germany) that can be delivered via the SENEC App, which monitors the PV production and house consumption every five minutes. Another unique feature is when an AC grid is offline or there is a power failure or blackout. The SENEC two-phase emergency power supply is still able to charge the battery with the PV panels, which is unlike any other renewable energy battery. It means the system is a real emergency power supply, which is important for people who need to use electrical and electronic medical appliances. In addition, the whole system is a lot more powerful: powerful in terms of output, charging rates and discharging rates. The backup power is also a lot more powerful. Like a traditional solar battery, the SENEC hybrid battery uses the energy generated during the day to charge the battery and any battery power can be used when the sun disappears. Of course, any excess power generated is pumped back into the grid for rebates. This system allows households to reduce power bills by up to 90 per cent. SENEC has won multiple awards for its products and over the past 10 years and reports that approximately 30,000 SENEC batteries have been installed around the world. Jaron Schächter said that all SENEC solutions aim to empower homeowners to supply themselves completely with self-generated solar power. “An essential component of this is the intelligent energy management system of the SENEC.Home V3 Hybrid. It not only takes into account the individual consumption patterns, but can also charge the storage system based on weather forecasts. “This is based on very accurate forecast data, not only taking into account the site-specific weather forecast, but also plant-specific properties. So the system already knows how much power the solar panels will produce at what time, and controls the charging behaviour accordingly.” SENEC has a host of authorised installers listed on its website at ends About SENEC: SENEC is one of the world’s most popular brands for innovative energy and storage solutions. The company has been repeatedly honoured by EuPD Research as a Top PV Brand Power Storage. With its sophisticated memory-based energy solutions, SENEC gives people the freedom to generate, use and share their sustainable energy. Since March 2018, SENEC has been a wholly owned subsidiary of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and Europe. EnBW is resolutely focused on the transition towards a renewable energy future – with the tradition of the company always focusing on the customer. SENEC Australia was established in 2017 and is based in Perth. Media enquiries: Issued on behalf of SENEC Australia by WMC Public Relations Pty Limited. Contact Karan Nagrani, Marketing Manager, SENEC Australia on 0430 954 922 or contact Wendy McWilliams at WMC PR on (03) 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665. Glossary: PV = photovoltaic MPP = maximum power point SPD = surge protection device Selection of high res photos available. Refer to attached media release Allan Van Planning Provides Critical Services for any Development 2019-10-22T06:07:59Z allan-van-planning-provides-critical-services-for-any-development A new development goes through an extensive process and a variety of steps before it becomes an accomplished fact. Before a city council undertakes any new development there’s critical information required and Allan Van Planning has the resources and experience to ensure that the principles of inclusion, human rights, social justice and empowerment is achieved. Communities may explore the feasibility of a wide range of developments to meet the needs of its citizens encompassing subdivisions and high-rises, retail, industrial, commercial and mixed-use endeavors. Developments must meet a myriad of criteria whether it’s the establishment of a new manufacturing complex or an addition to a church. Project planning includes multiple steps to define the scope of the development, the steps required to achieve it, and create a plan for accomplishing stated goals. Allan Van Planning can assist with tasks ranging from ensuring the usage is supported and allowed in a specific location, a mandatory survey to establish property lines, and presenting the proposed project to concerned citizens at public meetings. Allan Van Planning has extensive experience with developments in the booming Gold Coast area and can also aid city councils and planning commissions when property must be purchased for development. The agency is experienced in obtaining pertinent applications and permits, and can help when demolition of any existing structures are required for development to proceed. The planning process is highly complex and becoming more complicated each day. The firm has the expertise to handle pre-lodgement meetings, and provide expert advice on the highest and best uses. The company has experience with Show Cause Notices, resolving compliance actions, and can negotiate on behalf of clients. Allan Van Planning provides a comprehensive array of services for developments from the discovery phase to completion that facilitates approvals and minimizes risk. As town planning Brisbane experts, the firm is committed to providing honest and timely advice and assistance at every juncture for any type of development. ### Media Contact Allan Van Phone: 0418 312 724 Email: Daniel Ebert Phone: 0434 812 386 Email: 38 Park Road, Milton QLD 4064 Website: Specialist Media Relations Agency, Home Improvement Media, Launches in Fast Moving $95 billion Australian Home Improvement Industry 2019-10-22T05:21:12Z specialist-media-relations-agency-home-improvement-media-launches-in-fast-moving-95-billion-australian-home-improvement-industry Specialist Media Relations Agency, Home Improvement Media, Launches in Fast Moving $95 billion Australian Home Improvement Industry Home Improvement Media has launched to provide specialist services to companies including builders; renovators; kitchen; bathroom; flooring companies; pool companies; attic builders; furniture; homewares; architecture; prefab houses; tiny houses; garden designers and more. Roy Morgan Research recently revealed that close to 8 million (or 58%) of Australia’s 13.6 million home owners did some kind of renovations in the last 12 months. This interest in and passion for renovating has seen strong audiences in the home design and renovating media particularly television. The Block on Channel 9 this year has reached close to one million viewers whilst Channel 7’s House Rules achieved an audience of 700,000. Principal, Louise El, states “Being specialists we are able to negotiate our clients into the major media and they are getting enormous results with many increasing sales over 40 per cent”. “One client had to employ a new staff member to handle all the calls and emails resulting from the media campaign” continues Louise El. The latest Roy Morgan readership figures show 2,980,000 Australians, 14.4% of the population, read at least one magazine in the Home & Garden category an increase of 2.5 per cent on a year ago. The largest increase was for House & Garden which increased its readership by 5.2 per cent to 546,000 while Belle is now read by 114,000 Australians after an increase of 14 per cent. Other Home & Garden titles which grew include Home Beautiful which was up 1.8 per cent to 332,000 readers and Gardening Australia up 2.2 per cent to 501,000. By far the leading magazine in the category remains Australia’s most widely read paid magazine Better Homes and Gardens with a readership of 1,572,000. Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says:“Hugely popular reality TV series like The Block and House Rules continue to inspire DIY fervour among Aussie audiences. After a significant market slow-down over the last two years (2017-19) particularly in Australia’s two largest housing markets of Sydney and Melbourne, there are signs of a pick-up in housing following three interest rate cuts and reductions to personal income tax by the re-elected L-NP Government. Hardware and home improvement retailers and tradespeople stand to benefit from the renewed growth in the housing market. Whether it’s tracking renovation trends or providing state-, city- or even suburb-based analyses, Roy Morgan Single Source’s deep, multifaceted home-owner and renovation data is the key to more targeted, effective marketing.” “With hugely popular reality TV series like The Block and House Rules inspiring DIY fervour among Aussie audiences and home ownership rising despite inflated property prices, hardware and home improvement retailers and tradespeople stand to benefit from this booming market. 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