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UMS Wins Western Sydney and Parramatta Park Trust Contracts

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) announces our recent successful contract renewals with Western Sydney Parklands Trust and Parramatta Park Trust. This will be UMS’ second consecutive term and third consecutive term at both Trusts, respectively. Western Sydney Parklands Trust is Australia’s largest urban park. For the last 50 years, it has provided well-maintained facilities and open …

Temporary Fencing to the Rescue

UMS has had to deal with our fair share of hard climate conditions and winds, on projects, over the years. So, we understand the impact the elements have on temporary fencing. At UMS, we take into consideration all the conditions on site. Including the average wind velocity of the area. For high wind areas like …

How to Maintain Your Facility’s Exterior?

A successful business will not only focus on its customers but also on its building’s appearance. It is crucial to know how to maintain your facility’s exterior in order to avoid costly maintenance. Regular exterior maintenance will extend the lifetime of your paint job and make a lasting impression. There are a number of factors …

Retail maintenance… The walls are speaking to you!

Have you ever looked at a store and instinctively decided it wasn’t for you (even before stepping foot inside)? The simple reason for this is, subconsciously the walls are speaking to you! And in this case, it’s not in a good way. According to an omnibus survey of 1,000 consumers, by Morpace, 95% said that …

UMS Completed Installing Specially Designed Gates at the Save-A-Dog Shelter

Recently Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) completed installing specially designed and tailored stainless-steel gates at the Save-A-Dog shelter. This was an incredibly rewarding project to work on. The Save-A-Dog Scheme is a Malvern, Victoria, community-based non-for-profit animal welfare organisation. They save and re-home hundreds of dogs and cats every year and are also a leader of the …

How to tell if you are paying too much for your planned maintenance?

Have you ever wondered how to check if you are getting slugged with extra hidden costs? Well, we have the right checklist for your planned maintenance! And the ‘extra’ bonus… it’s free! At Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) we are all about transparency and giving our clients value for money. Our budget checklist allows you to …

Aged-care grounds can affect the overall mood of visitors and increase stay time

Australia is being transformed by an ageing population of 5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 are now aged in their 50’s and 60’s – that is over 800 baby boomers turning 50 each day. But what does this mean for the aged-care facilities? As our baby boomers are becoming the largest consumers of …

UMS Wins Prestige PTV Contract

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) wins prestige Public Transport Victoria Bus Stop Maintenance contract covering almost 25,000 bus stops, right across Victoria inclusive of the construction of up to 100 indented bays per year. With over 21 years of maintenance experience in public infrastructure, UMS is well placed to provide comfort to PTV over the next …

Maintenance Steps to Keep False Fire Alarms at Bay

Incidences of false fire alarms are a bugbear for facility managers, with several states enforcing fines for them. Building owners and managers are being urged to take a closer look at their fire safety maintenance schedules in a bid to address a rising number of false fire alarms. The number of false fire alarms each year …