• Latest NZ Schools II campus taking shape
    In Facility Management, Facility Managment, Operations & Maintenance
    Emerging from the shadows of a dramatic mountain range, the site of New Zealand’s new Wakatipu High School is taking shape. Wakatipu is the last of the four schools to be built as part of the $298 ...
  • Korinda Riddington is Planting A Career Seed
    In PS
    Five out of six CEO’s are men and just 37% of management roles are held by women (see Australia’s latest gender equality scorecard). While it’s important to provide a channel for young women to enter ...
  • More Than Just A Facelift
    In PS
    New construction isn’t the only way to accommodate growth. Even with a limited budget, creative re-purposing of internal spaces or a new colour scheme may be able to give you not just one but ...
  • Don’t Let a Lacklustre Appearance Dull Your School’s Sparkle
    In PS
    Falling behind in property maintenance could erode the full reputational gains you seek from strong academic results or upgrades to your property. Water damage, resulting in efflorescence and ...
  • Balancing Fun and Safety in Playgrounds
    In PS
    Don’t ruin playground joy (or your school’s reputation) by overlooking playground safety. The onus of ensuring playground safety and fun in equal measure is a serious one not to be overlooked. This ...
  • Six Quick Tips for Sporting Turf Excellence
    In PS
    Your school’s sport season doesn’t start with the first game of the year, but with the establishment of high quality sports turf. Keeping turfed areas to a high standard despite heavy usage is not ...
  • Release Your Retail Potential
    In PS
    The retail industry has suffered a string of retail collapses recently. Howard’s Storage World, Pumpkin Patch, Payless Shoes, Herringbone, and Rhodes & Beckett have all closed. According to the ...
  • Cherrie Benson is Painting the Future
    In PS
    As an active participant in an industry where women comprise less than 25% of the construction, electrical and agriculture workforce (Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency), Programmed sees ...
  • Good Wayfinding Principles for Healthcare Environments
    In PS
    Designing a solution for users to find their way around a facility is no simple proposition. It’s a science, incorporating the requirements of the property owners, the perspectives of personnel, ...
  • Course Maintenance – A Considered Approach
    In PS, Turnpoint
    Course maintenance is the single biggest expenditure item for almost every club in operation, here and overseas. Despite there being several specialist companies who make it their business to ...
  • Learning Space to Grow
    In PS
    Adequate learning space is a key requirement for both primary and secondary school environments, for concentration and health. Children and teenagers need an average of 60 minutes of moderate to ...
  • The Secret to Uncovering New Space in Old Space
    In PS
    Hiring new staff can often place pressure on the space in which a business resides. Businesses are often restricted by the fixed, inflexible nature of the buildings in which they work, which ...
  • Programmed Takes Out the 2017 Victorian Master Painter Awards for Excellence
    In PS
    Programmed Property Services (PPS) have been recognised for the quality of our painting projects, taking home a total of four awards at the 2017 Master Painter (VIC) Awards for Excellence. ...
  • Reuse Space – Fitting More In With Less
    In PS
    The numbers of students attending tertiary education institutions continues to climb steeply. In the first half of 2016, 1.25 million students were attending higher education, according to ...
  • Digital Signage – Giving Them a Reason to Look
    In PS
    Digital signage has given immense power to retailers. Instead of being threatened by fragmented consumer attention due to multiple media platforms and mobile devices, digital signage can utilise ...
  • How Vendor Neutrality Makes Businesses Better
    In PS
    Technology, computing prowess and efficiency increasingly amount to one and the same. It is hard to find a high performing company without some form of technology. Full growth potential can ...
  • Gardens – The Next Big Contributor to Operational Outcomes
    In PS
    A couple of seconds are all it takes for first impressions. While it’s an epithet usually applied to people, it’s equally pertinent to properties. Nearly all buildings are surrounded by greenery ...
  • Why Making the Correct Plant Selection is Important
    In PS
    Plant selection can impact branding, support business efficiency and help enhance educational outcomes. Well-manicured gardens of any scale are a joy to behold. They build affinity and a sense ...
  • Why Education Providers Need Good Signage
    In PS
    Good signage bolster your ability to impress. Reputation is central to a school’s success. Many obvious factors influence where a student is enrolled, including examination results, educational ...
  • Lighting The Spark like Emily Mendoza
    In PS
    “Thoughts do more. Words do much. Actions do much more.” Powerful words from a young Ghanaian author, Israelmore Ayivor, that do well to sum up our approach to gender balance at Programmed. As a ...

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