SENATE PASSES BILL ESTABLISHING FACILITY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (FMCN)

In what will clearly be remembered as a defining moment in the Facilities Management Industry in Nigeria, the upper chamber of the National Assembly...

Log in Join the IFMA FMCC in our celebration of World...

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 Join the IFMA FMCC in our celebration of World FM Day 2018. From Tuesday evening (CDT) May 15 to Thursday early morning,...

WHAT IS NOT MEASURED, CANNOT BE MANAGED

Today, we live in the 21st century, a world where things are done so fast with the use of technology as a tool to...

PRICE VS COST, ANY DIFFERENCE?

Price vs Cost, any Difference? One of the major woes in effective decision making in the built environment is the lack of understanding of the...

The Guide to Sourcing Facilities Management Services in Nigeria.

Squarehead Consulting Limited announced today that the premiere volume of TREBNET Directory for Facilities Management Services which was released on Monday, 17th July 2017 in...

BIFM MEMBERS TOUR GREEN BUILDING IN LAGOS

BIFM Nigeria invites all our members to a Green Building Tour of the award winning Nestoil Towers where you will have the opportunity to: •...

BIFM MEMBERS TOUR GREEN BUILDING IN LAGOS

BIFM Nigeria invites all our members to a Green Building Tour of the award winning Nestoil Towers where you will have the opportunity to: •...

FACILITIES MANAGERS SET FOR STANDARD PRACTICE, REGULATORY BODY

A new professional group has been formed in Nigeria, which will harmonize and regulate activities of individuals and different professional bodies practicing facility management...

LEVEL 5 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE: A VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT

This article is mainly to look at some of the attributes of level 5 facilities management performance and not performance management. It also offers insight...

THE FIRST FACILITIES MANAGEMENT STANDARDS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED!

The Facilities Managers globally just got a boost in their profession because the ISO 267 Facility Management Committee has published its first two international...

FM PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK

With over 15 years demonstrable experience in facility management, Gbadunade is recognized for exceptional leadership and collaborative skills. Having practiced across two continents, she...

IMPACT OF ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE AND CULTURE ON PROJECT SUCCESS

The type of work processes that an organisation adopts has a significant effect on the growth and success of any endeavor or activities. Based...

FINDING THE SWEET SPOT IN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Facilities management is no longer a strange and new profession with several definitions from various professional bodies (IFMA, BIFM, FMA, SAFMA) based on their...

11-storey Isale-Gangan Towers, Gardens ready

The Lagos State Government’s urban renewal efforts received a boost  last week with the completion of an 11-storey Isale-Gangan Towers and Gardens – the...

AGN Osinbajo Inspects Toilets, Carousels at Lagos Airport

In line with the federal government policy on the ease of doing business in the country, the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo yesterday inspected facilities,...

#FunFactFriday – Test yourselves with this Facility Management acronyms

According to IFMA, there are more than 86 acronyms in the facilities management industry. But how many do you know? Test yourself with these six,...

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‘Lack of enabling law bane of waste management in Nigeria’ –...

In an interview with PUNCH, Mr. Ken Edike, the Chief Executive Officer of Waste Matters Limited and organisers of African waste management exhibition conference and...

FM Personality of the Week – Damilola Eleoramo

Damilola Eleoramo (Mrs) is a solution-driven Facilities Manager with extensive experience in Facility Management, Contract Management, Operations & Maintenance, Project Management, Asset Management, Budget...

WEBINAR: Enhancing The Built Environment With A Facilities Management Strategy

Did you miss out on our last webinar titled: "Enhancing The Built Environment With A Facilities Management Strategy"? View this video webinar and learn all...

New N20billion REIT lifts Nigerian real estate Industry

Fresh prospects maybe on the card for real estate investors seeking property ownership without the attendant expenses or difficulties of being a landlord, if...

U.S. reaffirms commitment to improving power in Nigeria

Andrew Herscowitz, the Coordinator, ‘Power Africa’- a United States Energy Initiative, has reaffirmed the longstanding commitment of the U.S. to improving power in Nigeria. Herscowitz...

Lagos waste managers battle to save 25,000 jobs, N6 billion investment

Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators under the umbrella of Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM) have described Lagos State government’s planned reform as...

Delivering value in facility management in Nigeria – Samuel Ukpong

The Managing Partner of the organisation, ESV Samuel Ukpong is a seasoned and unassuming professional who is focused on delivering value in the industry...

FM Personality Of The Week – Mr. Abdulmalik Orakwue Egbunike

He is a chartered Estate Surveyor with a total of 34 years post qualification experience as an Estate Valuer of Land, Buildings, Facilities and...

Managing FM Performance in Critical Facilities

Failure isn’t an option when managing critical facilities. Preventing failure is one of your primary responsibilities, which you ensure with a robust design, plenty...

Residents Of 1004 Estates Sack Management Committee Over Decaying Infrastructure

The crisis rocking upscale residential estate, the 1004 Estates, Victoria Island, Lagos, has taken a new dimension with the sack Maintenance Committee. The committee...

Why Property Managers should Oversee Commercial Estates

As real property is making waves in Nigeria, investors in the sector have continued to invest without taking some salient issues into considerations. A...

Facility Managers Can Add To The Bottom Line With Cost Reductions

Facility Managers can take a leadership role in reducing costs for their organizations by examining areas that may not have received much attention before....

5 Best Techniques to Get Better Responses to your RFP for...

Evaluating RFP proposal responses is a critical yet often painful process. You want enough information to evaluate the bidders, yet you get widely varying...

Lagos Waste Managers Appeal to Ambode to Retain Them

The Lagos State Private Sector Participation (PSP) Operators under the auspices of Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAM) are pleading with Governor Ambode...

Adopt Best Practices from Facilities Outsourcing Companies.

Facility Management Outsourcing companies have expanded into huge organizations, managing large portfolios of facilities for small and large corporations with local and even international...

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Communicating Environment and Energy Conservation

Environment and Energy conservation is an important topics to building owners and managers, yet the challenge of getting occupants to buy-in to your initiatives...

Why don’t you have a Capital Reserve fund?

Capital funding is always an issue in facilities, with Facility managers constantly fighting for replacement and renewal funding for their buildings, competing for funds...

Satisfaction Surveys – Critical Information for Decision Making

I'm always amazed how many facility managers don't use Facility satisfaction surveys as an important information tool to make decisions, find areas for improvement,...

Lagos has to be clean

One striking feature of a capital city in any developed country is cleanliness. Most of the capital cities are very clean and this announces to...

Eight schools in Lagos obtain potable water, toilet facilities

TEACHERS and pupils of  eight public primary schools in Shomolu Local Government Area, and Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos State could not hold...

Reduce Maintenance and Injury with Entryway Flooring

The ideal entryway in a building will have a flooring system that adequately protects occupants from injury and the rest of the building from...

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Basics

Planning and scheduling functions are the key deliverables of the planning role. This is where the most gains in execution have the potential to...

Building Resilience Through Sustainability

Resilience has climbed to the top of the buzz word charts for commercial design, even though it is a relatively new concept for commercial...

Top Three Challenges Keeping Hospitals From Embracing Sustainability

The payoff when healthcare facilities adopt sustainable practices has been proven time and again. "There is a preponderance of evidence that a greener healthcare enterprise...

Tricks to Beat the Heat on Buildings

We have hit abnormally high temperatures across the country reaching over 100 degrees for several days at a time.  As you know, this can...

Tips to Minimizing Risks During Upgrade Projects

You've crunched the numbers and successfully made the pitch for a sizable equipment upgrade project. Congrats! Yet in many ways the hard work has...

Rethinking Your Inventory Management System

Inventory shrinkage is a problem that vexes almost all facility managers, whether at a small community hospital, a sprawling shopping center or a factory...

The Top 3 Questions to Ask About Your Safety Plans as...

Keeping your facility and its occupants safe is top of mind for most facilities managers. Yet it's all too easy to make a cookie...

How Population Health Principles are Changing Hospital FM Strategies

In much the same way that doctors and nurses use real-time data to monitor patients’ vital signs, hospital FMs are increasingly using sophisticated sensors...

Firm begins flexible workspace in Lagos State

In line with global trends, 3Invest, one of Africa’s leading real estate firms, has launched its corporate real estate model, Lagos Co-work offering the...

Building a High Performance Maintenance Team

First Things First: DELIVER a State of the Union Address Pull together the facts, no matter how ugly they are, and present them to the entire...

Release the Potential of Your Reliability Function

There is no doubt early reliability techniques evolved to strategically handle plant maintenance. Predicting failures in advance and allocating sufficient resources helped the industry...

10 Best Ways to Reduce Reactive Maintenance

For purposes of this article, reactive maintenance is any planned or unplanned work with a priority designation of emergency or urgent, therefore requiring immediate...

The value of long term energy management

More than ever before, facility managers charged with responsibility for their organization’s real estate assets are turning to energy planning to help tackle issues...

Is Maintenance Really The Problem?

In late May, Uptime Publisher Terrence O’Hanlon posted on LinkedIn that attendance at maintenance conferences has dropped significantly. Responses to his post offered plausible...

Cooling the Industrial Workplace

Excessive heat in a manufacturing or warehouse environment has negative effects on workers, production levels and even the quality of produced or stored goods....

Evidence-Based Asset Management: Actionable Intelligence in the Era of Big Data

In EBAM, theory and practice are joined to produce accurate outputs from statistical data and/or tacit knowledge through a process that includes state-of-the-art mathematical...

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READ: 6 Ways Buildings Can Promote Wellness

The health and wellbeing of your building’s occupants isn’t just the purview of human resources anymore. Facilities managers can play an important role in...

Lagos stadium users want facility’s hygienic standard improved

Some users of the National Stadium, Lagos, have urged Segun Akinlotun, the newly appointed Ministry of Youths and Sports’ Laison Officer to improve the...

4 Reasons Women are Perfect for Facilities Management Roles

Historically, men have always dominated the facilities management space. In fact, in 2014 we reported on the consistent scarcity of women in executive roles. At...