Mirvac signs up facilities management solution

Contractors supervised via mobile application

Nationwide property development group Mirvac has selected a locally developed facilities access management system to supervise on-site contractors.

Mirvac sought a facilities access management system to ensuring compliance with health, safety and environmental safeguards, and to increase customer satisfaction.

Mirvac chose the Praxeo software suite from Sydney-based Valorem Systems, which is being installed in about 60 Mirvac shopping centres, commercial office buildings, and industrial facilities.

The roll out is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Praxeo is a Web-based application that automates people management issues on a site by monitoring and reporting activity against known rules and parameters.

This will give Mirvac visibility of who is on a site, what they are doing, and whether they are complying with health and safety requirements.

Praxeo also ensures that before contractors begin work on a property they have been properly inducted and their insurance is current.

Mirvac can send messages, work orders, and monitor activities while contractors are on site.

Mirvac's director of engineering and operations, Chris Luscombe, said Praxeo provides a portal into the company's properties around Australia.

"Praxeo gives me the tools to keep contractors up to date and to put a lot more rigour into the way we manage their activities," Luscombe said, adding the software ensures contractors comply with Mirvac's policies and procedures.

"If something isn't right, we will get a tap on the shoulder to alert us and we can then apply the necessary resources, as they are needed, in a cost effective and efficient manner," he said.

The Praxeo suite consists of three software applications - one for property owners, one for contractors, and one for tenants.

Valorem chief executive officer Jon Tinberg said Mirvac is the company's largest customer for Praxeo and believes it sets a new benchmark for facilities access management systems.

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