Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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 first timeshare investment opportunity in Lagos. The Lagos Co-work will provide and operate flexible office spaces to...
There is no doubt early reliability techniques evolved to strategically handle plant maintenance. Predicting failures in advance and allocating sufficient resources helped the industry mitigate the impact of unexpected failures and unplanned outages. The early techniques also prevented maintenance...
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 that time, only 3 to 4 percent of women held CEO positions. A female facilities...
For facility executives and other operations professionals, the list of day-to-day issues involved with keeping an organization running smoothly is never ending. One that is muscling its way up the list in priority is the reality of facility staffing...
1. Commit to Increasing Your Cybersecurity Budget Global cybersecurity spending is expected to surpass $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. Currently, the median spend on security is about 7 to 9 percent of an organization’s IT budget. Plan to spend...
The Managing Director of Initiates Plc, Mr Osai Reuben, has disclosed that waste management can create direct employment for the citizenry. Reuben, an indigenous waste management expert and consultant who stated this in an exclusive interview with The Tide in...
The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, said airport authorities have commenced upgrading of existing facilities including the deployment of new communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management systems. The upgrade is to enhance capacity, safety, efficiency and economy of flight...
It's the new year already and workplace leaders like you are undoubtedly already looking ahead and putting the finishing touches on your plan for the new year. And if you’re like most facilities leaders, saving money is at the...
The Federal Government and some its agencies that are not under the first line charge will spend N1.91bn on clearing of sewage and fumigation in the 2017 fiscal year, investigation has shown. Details of the proposed spending are contained in...
After a rather unimpressive 2016 economic growth in Nigeria for almost all sectors, with its attendant negative impacts on the bottom-line of most companies, all attention now turns to required adjustments to survive in 2017. If many of the expert...
Remember heaving a sigh of relief as you wrote your final exam in your university or polytechnic. You may have thought that would be the end of structured learning and exam writing. It probably did not take you long...
The first industrial revolution that has started in 1760 and to some time between 1820 to 1840 has brought in significant developments in the world. Predominantly the world has seen the inventions of textiles, iron ore processing, steam power...
Energy management is structurally driven when all key areas are considered. The key areas are Commissioning, Energy audit and Building Re-tuning. Here let us see about Energy Audit…. An energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows, for energy...
The biggest question any professional can ask is ‘How can I succeed and thrive in my field?’ To answer it, we’ll have to define what ‘success’ means for you, and then examine the best ways to achieve that success. What...
It has been demonstrated that millennials, with their ability more rapidly to innovate, create, learn and adapt to new situations as well as their desire to be challenged, to have fun in their work environment and their flexibility, should...
Unfortunately, no matter how prepared you are, some things are just out of your control when it comes to your business, and disaster can (and let’s face it, will) strike! However, we ensure that an unavoidable disaster causes you...
Did you know there’s a whole host of lighting options out there for your business – whether that’s a warehouse, an office or something entirely unique – and what’s more, the option you choose can impact on your wallet...
You are aging. Don't deny it. Every day takes its toll on you little by little. Because nobody wants to get old, we do things to delay the inevitable — we eat right (some of the time), exercise regularly...
The maintenance and condition of public restrooms carries heavy consequences for facility management teams. A recent survey analyzes Americans’ public hand-washing behaviors and preferences and illustrates how a facility’s restroom appearance affects perceptions of the business or establishment, and...
When the Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, received the leadership of the Nigerian Institute of Architects in her office on Friday, December 9, it was a paradigm shifting event, but which ironically did not attract any media attention....
Although powerful smart-building capabilities exist, obstacles remain to their wider use. As David Wilts, associate principal at ARUP, points out, “Smart is not in everyone’s design vocabulary. People are still using return on investment as an excuse not to build...
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Nigeria chapter has inaugurated its newly elected Executive Council members in Lagos. The immediate past president of the association, Mr. Olatunji Okesola, highlighted some of the achievements of his administration despite the current economic...
In different forms, every business – either Blue Chip Multinational or Small and Medium Scale Enterprise – has some form of Real Estate and Facilities Management (REFLM) objectives. For some, it might be saving cost through strategic management, while...
Vice-Chair BIFM Nigeria-Abuja and Group Operations Manager, Filmo Group, Engr. Olumide Aina spoke at the Networking event at United Kingdom Trade and Investment on Tuesday that there will be a monthly members meeting on Thursday 15th December, 2016 at...
A facility manager of a building is at the center of a site’s operations. He is Responsible in some part for essentially every aspect of a building’s maintenance needs, these professionals will greatly benefit from any tool that can...
Managing a business concern effectively can be a daunting task when the various elements that make up the system are considered. No matter the size, kind of business and location, maximizing profit and providing value to customers are key...
It’s that time of the year again when the air is dry and we sometimes get afraid to open doors of either our houses or cars…because we don’t want to get shocked. We get shocked by static electricity. Now...
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and BIFM Nigeria, together with BusinessDay, have today published the findings from the Facilities Management Business Confidence Monitor 2016/17 Nigeria. The 197 respondents who took part in the survey recognized the growing and...
New realities are rising with the dawn of innovative technologies in solid waste management, with the Lagos authorities wielding the ‘big stick’ in surprise moves to rescue the state from the inefficiency of the Private Sector Participation (PSP) operators. In...
Depending on the size and scope of your building, you work with a number of vendors for the ongoing maintenance of your facility. Different components and needs within your space require different types of service. In some situations, you call...
The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalong, on Tuesday said the Federal Government can’t continue to fund the management of sports facilities in the country with the current economic hardship in the land. He made the remark while...
Too often companies, in an attempt to drive portfolio performance, tend to focus on management costs, neglecting that the real driver of portfolio performance is costs managed. This is particularly relevant for organisations embarking on an outsourcing strategy driven by...
Managing risk is a significant part of the job for facility managers, who require ongoing training and education to ensure they are up-to-date and aware of current risks, liabilities and regulations. With higher levels of training, facility managers can...
The biggest question any professional can ask is ‘How can I succeed and thrive in my field?’ To answer it, we’ll have to define what ‘success’ means for you, and then examine the best ways to achieve that success. What...
Critical environments can include operational buildings, or areas within buildings, such as data centres, hospitals, manufacturing plants, and trading floors (such as a stock exchange) among others. Critical facilities are the systems that support the effective and efficient operation of these environments....
Maintenance is about the life cycle of facilities. Let’s say a building was under construction for six months. That building may remain in service in some capacity for 30, 60, even 100 or more years. Even a building with...
The commitment of the Ogun State government to ensure improved power supply to residents of the state capital, Abeokuta and it’s environs, has received a boost with the approval of a multi-lateral fund to upgrade water facilities by the...
Producers to be responsible for wastes, says NESREA In the wake of an upsurge in militant attacks on key oil infrastructure in the creeks and swamps of the oil-producing south, Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed has decried the devastating impacts...
In the light of new data identification number policy on goods entering Europe, Chairman of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Segun Musa, in this interview with WOLE OYEBADE, explains why air cargo services in...
KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS (KYC) Have a clear knowledge and understanding of who your customers are and put up a strategy to understand their changing needs. Your customers may fall into one of these categories; The Occupants, residents, staffs, co-workers, etc ...
I have always been an advocate for people (team) development, maturity, mentorship and retention in the workplace because it carries the highest cost in terms of salaries, remunerations etc, in the built environment. In the facilities management industry for...
Digital Revolution In the 1980s, with the introduction of computers, a 4-day work week was envisaged in the future. Today enabled by technology, we are able and we need to compete globally. Your day may start with a 6am call...
The  three carousels and conveyor belts installed at the   D’ Arrival wing of the Lagos International Airport will fast-track departure and arrival formalities, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has said At the inaugurattion of the facility, FAAN...
As Facility Managers and business professional, networking is a useful tool. However, there remains a thin line between responsible networking and becoming a pest. Calling everyone you know multiple times asking for a job can come off as being...
THE Lagos-based Reddington Hospital Group yesterday raised the bar in the provision of excellent healthcare services and patients’ management in sub-Saharan Africa. It launched a new Hi-tech Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Centre with the acquisition of 1.5 Tesla Signa...
Facilities management is not just a task but a profession. College and university courses have become available to teach facilities management, and with increased awareness of it and the cost involved in owning or leasing facilities, it’s gradually evolving...
Forty-four-year-old Federal Government College (FGC), Ilorin in Kwara State, is one of the 104 Unity Schools that have produced many prominent Nigerians, including children of former President Shehu Shagari; and his number two man, Dr Alex Ekwueme.  However, many...
According to a Global Industries Analytics Report, the facilities management industry is one of the most rapidly growing industries, with expected growth to reach $394.69 billion by 2017. FM continues to provide a lucrative career path, while the roles and responsibilities...
Since the 21st century, the real estate sector has continued to play a tremendous role in growing the economy with land being a major contributor. As economic activities have become more urban over time, the crucial role of the...
‘It’s not that easy being green’ – contrary to what Kermit the Frog might have you think, it actually is that easy to be green. We’ve compiled a list of simple steps that your business can take to reduce...
What knowledge and skills do you need to be a strategic resource to your company? How do you enable a safe, secure, comfortable, and productive workplace? How do you add value in a way that matters to your organisations? This book...
Be it a residential or commercial property, conflict happens. It is an inevitable fact of life. This is more the case where you have a mix of people from diverse cultures, languages and with different expectations. Realizing that the parties involved...
Key findings of 197 respondents who took part in the survey, include an optimism and positivity around the industry, a projected investment in FM training and development and an increasing use of technology amidst a recession in the region.  The...
Mr Hodonu Daniel, the Facility Manager, First Storey Building in Nigeria, located in Badagry, Lagos State, says that 1,800 visitors have been there in the last nine months. Daniel told newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos that visits to the structure, now...
World Bank, UNEP, DFID to provide advisory support Plans to fund projects that have environmental benefits have begun with the Federal Government’s release of guidelines for the Green Bonds that target N78 billion in climate finance. Under the guidelines, some sectors...
 World Bank, UNEP, DFID to provide advisory support Plans to fund projects that have environmental benefits have begun with the Federal Government’s release of guidelines for the Green Bonds that target N78 billion in climate finance.Under the guidelines, some sectors...
But what is energy storage, and how can it be put to use, today, in facilities across the country? Currently, there are more than 150,000 megawatts of storage systems installed worldwide. Energy storage can refer to a wide range of...
The ravaging economic recession in Nigeria has, by default, taught many organizations on how to be creative, innovative and also to realize the need to be cost-effective, to increase productivity and remain profitable. The implication of this is that,...
It is no news that one major channel through which Foreign Exchange earnings leave Nigeria is medical tourism. A 2013 BusinessDay report revealed that 47% (18,000) of Nigerians, who visited India that year, did so for medical reasons and...
The Senate Committee on Privatisation has commended the management of Egbin Power Station over the improvement recorded in power generation and the ongoing transformation of the plant. This is contained in a statement issued by the company’s head of media...

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