Ep 26 - Love it or list it? How to unlock the value of brownfield sites
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by Beca
1M ago
Picture this: You've got a brownfield site. It's not perfect and it may be causing you some headaches, but it's got its gems and you're weighing several options. Do you love it, or do you list it? While it might be tempting to look ahead and just list it, we're here to talk about the love it option, and how developing a masterplanning perspective can enable teams to unlock the value of your industrial facility. On this episode of the F&B Sound Bites, we have Michael Warne, Senior Principal Architect at Beca and head of Beca's Design Practice team, to share how a masterplanning approach ca ..read more
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Ep 25 - Suntory Oceania: Building a Career for the Future of F&B
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by Beca
7M ago
What does it take to build one of Australia's largest beverage facilities? On this episode, Mark Robertson chats with Mark Toomey and Paul Woods from Frucor Suntory Oceania as they share their ambitions for latest multi-beverage facility in Queensland, and the career opportunities that the greenfield site provides ..read more
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Ep 24 - Chill the Bill: Navigating refrigeration energy savings with Maestro
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by Beca
9M ago
Energy efficiencies and sustainability have been the names of the game in the F&B space. But if you're managing a food production facility, where do you start in getting those quick energy saving wins?  On this episode, we speak to Adrian Dickison (Senior Technical Director) and Mathieu Duguay (Business Director - Industrial Digital) to discuss the ultimate low-hanging fruit for energy savings at food production facilities: your refrigeration system.  ..read more
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Ep 23 - How Are Green Buildings Transforming F&B Facilities?
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by Beca
11M ago
What's a green building? What certifies one? And why would a F&B facility choose to build one? Today we're talking with Ethan Duff - Senior Building Scientist at Beca, to share about his award-winning work with Cloud Bay Wineries, and how developing a green building has supported their decarbonisation efforts and elevated their standing as a business strongly committed to sustainability ..read more
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Ep 22 - This rounds on us! Sharing key trends from Drinktec 2022
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by Beca
1y ago
Welcome to F&B Sounds Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Hamish McCook.  We flew a couple of our engineers to Munich in September 2022 to attend one of the biggest beverage conferences, and no we’re not talking about Oktoberfest (much to their dismay), but just as exciting – Drinktec!  Known as the F&B Olympics, the five-day conference hosts state-of-the-art technology and knowledge sharing, with some of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial key players to addres ..read more
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Ep 21 - Navigating through price volatility with success
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by Beca
2y ago
Welcome to F&B Sounds Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Mark Robertson.  The last few years have been difficult, to say the least, and it’s clear we’re not out of the woods yet. Inflation has skyrocketed in the wake of COVID and the war in Ukraine is adding extra pressure on the global economy, slowing the recovery of already disrupted supply chains. Price spikes, supply shortages, and delivery delays are wreaking havoc on businesses, and everyone is struggling to control cost over ..read more
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Ep 20 - Switching the light to green
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by Beca
2y ago
Welcome to F&B Sounds Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Hamish McCook.   In a utopian world, Food and Beverage manufacturers wouldn’t have to forgo the long, confusing, and costly transition to cleaner energy sources to power their manufacturing plants. The ‘dirty’ grid would be miraculously funded by the government, transitioning it to green energy, flicking the magic switch to green.  But like all great dreams, we are (against our own will) jolted back to reality.  ..read more
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Ep 19 - Is CellAg the food equivalent of the smart phone?
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by Beca
2y ago
Welcome to F&B Sounds Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Hamish McCook. Many sceptics thought Steve Jobs was a mad when he introduced Apple iPhone back in 2007. Yet today the smart phone is owned by an estimate of 1 billion of the population, fits in the palm of your hand and is smarter than we ever thought possible.  So, after many years of research and innovation, Cellular Agriculture meat products may not be as farfetched as we think.  We’ve already solved the problems of Ce ..read more
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Episode 18 - Finding perfect in hygienic design
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by Beca
2y ago
Welcome to F&B Sounds Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Hamish McCook. Innovation in the food sector is hot right now. Consumers are demanding increased transparency such as clean label ingredients and ethical and responsible sourcing, plant-based foods in growing market categories, food available on demand with omni channel consumption, product mash ups and new flavours, as well as science-based foods offering enhanced nutrition. The list goes on. But what does all this mean for hygien ..read more
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Ep 17 - Reporting on climate change-related financial risks could compel action quickly
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by Beca
2y ago
Welcome to F&B Sounds Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Hamish McCook. The discourse on climate change continues to evolve, with reporting of climate-related risks and opportunities becoming mainstream. Businesses are under increasing pressure to not only find more sustainable ways to operate their business as part of their social licence, but also to report to investors and customers on how well (or poorly) they are dealing with climate change. And quite literally, their future financi ..read more
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