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Can we upgrade our knowledge as well as our systems?

If you have a 20-year-old car, you can keep it running for a long time by replacing parts as they fail and keeping it serviced. But it is never going to be a brand-new car, with all the advances in fuel efficiency, comfort and performance that entails. A 20-year-old car was designed with the knowledge…

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What’s the secret to healthy buildings and happy tenants?

We don’t always think of people in mechanical terms. But our bodies are essentially a complex system, engineered to perform under a range of conditions. What makes the human system remarkable is that it can generally keep functioning as long as there is sufficient oxygen and a temperature that sits within a certain range. We…

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Why we should follow Australia’s lead

There’s a very good article in the latest Bayley’s Auckland Office Workplace magazine talking about NABERZ – the initiative launched by the Aussie government to measure and compare the environmental energy and carbon performance of commercial buildings and tenancies. It’s Australian law that building owners have to disclose their NABERZ energy rating for their building…

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Stuff talks to Jackson’s about covid and ventilation

Stuff has done a good job today (with help from expert input from Jacksons engineering director and ventilation engineer, Scott Roberts) explaining why ventilation systems need to be inspected, to stop the spread of coronavirus. We’ve got more coming on this but please reach out if you are a MIQ facility who needs a site…

Case Studies

Turning Up The Heat At Otago Boys High School

Otago Boys High School – Dunedin’s largest school with 811 students — was having issues with their heating. Not ideal in a town where winter mornings can drop to -2ºC! The brief Originally, the school had three coal-fired boilers, installed in the 1970s in a below-ground boilerhouse. The boilers operated on coal until 2010 when…

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Future-proofing clinics with negative pressure rooms

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health and the Dental Council of New Zealand released new guidelines for dental surgeries to meet. These related to urgent or emergency care of COVID-positive patients (or those suspected to be), dictating that only dental surgeries equipped with negative pressure environments could treat these high risk patients.

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What 2020 has taught Jacksons’ Lance Jimmieson

6 things I’ve learnt from 2020 By Lance Jimmieson  So it turns out the old saying is true: what doesn’t break you can make you stronger! And after the rain comes rainbows. I’m not sure I fully appreciated either back in March during lockdown, but it’s turned out to be the case for us. 2020 has been a rough…

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Wahoo — we won!!

We’re excited to announce Jacksons is the winner of the 2020 Facility Management Association of NZ (FMANZ) “Service Provider of the Year” award. We were up against some incredible businesses in this category with some impressive projects behind them so we were a bit flabbergasted to win. But we think the reason we took out…