Webinars Overview

TEFMA Webinars 2018

TEFMA is pleased to present the 2018 webinar schedule to benefit members.  

View the 2018 webinar schedule here >> 

Upcoming Webinars

  • 28 February 2018 - 2016 Maurie Pawsey Scholarship Experience: A Review of Space Management & Design
Thursday 28th February 2018
1:00pm – 1:40pm AEDT (VIC/NSW/ACT/TAS)
12:00pm – 12:40pm AEST (QLD)
11:30am - 12:10pm ACST (NT)  
12:30pm - 1:10pm ACDT (SA) 
10:00am - 10:40am AWST/HKT (WA/HK) 
3:00pm - 3:40pm NZDT (NZ)
* includes Q and A
Nicole Eaton, Associate Director, Planning and Asset Utilisation, Property Services, RMIT University
As the 2016 Maurie Pawsey Award winner, Nicole has attended the 2017 annual APPA conference held in San Francisco, California. In addition to attending the conference Nicole has visited Universities in Finland, the United Kingdom and United States of America reviewing:
  • Space Management solutions.
  • Space Utilisation measurement and monitoring techniques.
  • Innovative space design particularly learning spaces and incubators.
At this session Nicole will share her experience and learnings.
A question and answer opportunity will be held at the end of the session.

Previous Webinars:

Note: Recordings of previous webinars are available in the Member Portal

Topic - TEFMA Webinar: Long Term Asset Planning Aligned with ISO 55000 - Thursday 7 December 2017
Peter Way PSM, Director NAMS.AU, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia
Russell Caird, General Manager Australia, SPM Assets Pty Ltd
In this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the ISO 55000 suite of asset management standards and how they may be used to improve asset management of facilities and campus infrastructure. The webinar will describe the principles and provide the potential benefits attained by at least aligning to the standards. It will explain the standard’s content and provide insights on various resources available to help on how to apply them. Issues like compliance and maturity assessments against the standards will be canvassed. An update on the latest enhancements being planned for the standards will be provided.
Topic - TEFMA Webinar: Chiller Plant Control & Optimisation - Thursday 2 November 2017
Chirayu Shah, General Manager, Conserve It Pty Ltd 
John Wessel, National Products Manager, Airmaster Australia
In this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to discover and learn about how optimising the operation of their Central Chiller Plant can: 
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Decrease downtime and 
  • Enhance asset life cycles 
Practical examples and case studies will be discussed, demonstrating an average of 12% energy savings in total building consumption with solution paybacks periods of between 6 months to two years as low
Topic - TEFMA Webinar: Beyond Carbon Neutrality: Solar and Clean Energy - Thursday 19 October 2017


Peter Harris, Charles Sturt University

In 2016 Charles Sturt University (CSU) was the first Australian university to achieve carbon neutrality. In this webinar Peter discussed what’s happened since then within the university. Focus was on a recently completed project to install 1,774 kW of solar panels at CSUs Wagga Wagga campus and also explored CSUs draft clean energy strategy which is currently being presented to the senior management team of the university.

Topic - TEFMA Webinar: Building Security Capability through a Mass Casualty Simulation - Tuesday 5th September 2017

Sam Wishart, Richard Pratten, La Trobe University

In this webinar, attendees had the opportunity to discover and learn about a major critical incident simulation conducted by La Trobe University in 2015.

Topic - TEFMA Webinar: Building Management Systems – What’s Around the Corner/ Network & Data Security Webinar - Thursday 27 July 2017

Derek Brown - National Bid & Pre-Sales Manager, Buildings Business &
Peter Clissold – Senior Cyber Security Consultant, Industry Business

In this webinar, attendees heard about new emerging technologies within the Building Management space and how data from IOT devices (Internet of Things) is becoming a complementary tool in managing facilities more effectively. As with all technologies, the main priority for owners is to securely manage their data whilst allowing access for authorised users, i.e. facility managers, teachers & students. Data security of dedicated services networks are no longer just an IT Network manager’s responsibility.  

Topic - TEFMA Environmental Management - Going Carbon Neutral Webinar - Thursday 22nd June 2017

Edward Maher, Manager, CSU Green
Charles Sturt University

Attendees heard how Charles Sturt University has successfully become Australia’s first certified carbon neutral university under the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard, Carbon Neutral Program. Ed Maher  provided insights into the process of determining a tertiary education institution’s carbon footprint, carbon reduction strategies, approaches to carbon offsetting and leveraging off certified carbon neutral status to generate positive engagement outcomes.  


Topic - TEFMA HVAC Advanced Fault Detection and Diagnostics Webinar - Thursday 15th June 2017

Tom Ray - Head of Business Development, CIM Environmental Group

In this webinar, attendees had the opportunity to discover and learn about new data analytics methods to identify, diagnose and resolve precise problems in their: 

  1. Building's mechanical and software performance;
  2. Energy consumption, and 
  3. Contractor performance. 

Topic - TEFMA Delivering Results in Utility Management Webinar - Thursday 18th May 2017

Dennis Frost - Manager, Operations and Maintenance, University of the Sunshine Coast

In this webinar attendees heard how proactive utilities management at the University of the Sunshine Coast has led to significant cost savings and good sustainability practices.  Dennis Frost provided insights into energy markets; energy saving initiatives; real time energy use data; and the benefits of effective chilled water storage.

Topic - TEFMA Benchmark Survey Online Environment Webinar - 9 March 2017

Dominic Marafioti - Chair, TEFMA Information Services Committee

The annual TEFMA survey has collected valuable information on the operations of Australasian higher education institutions for 20+ years. Formerly the survey used manual data entry via an Excel format. The 2017 survey will be conducted using a new online tool for data collection, analysis and reporting, purpose-designed for TEFMA’s requirements. The webinar was used to demonstrate the new online data collection tool. 

Topic - TEFMA Grounds Webinar 2017 - 21 February 2017

The first TEFMA Webinar for 2017, the TEFMA Grounds Webinar, was held on 22 February 2017.  Thank you for attending and many thanks to presenter Mark Moeller, Landscape and Grounds Manager, The University of Sydney,