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 and actually change their behaviors remains difficult. Increasingly, individuals are seeing the messages in the media...
Excessive heat in a manufacturing or warehouse environment has negative effects on workers, production levels and even the quality of produced or stored goods. This is a growing concern because today’s North American industries are being pressed hard to...
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...
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...
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...
Spending your hard earned money to rent an apartment is a decision that should be taken after careful considerations and inspections. Don’t be moved by beautiful finishing and décor. Taking the time to make a few maintenance checks can...
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...
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...
It is an axiom that mission-critical facilities must run continuously. Any interruption can disrupt business operations and result in significant financial losses. Almost all data centers today are designed with systems and redundancies to minimize loss of power. Just...
As compliance issues continue to increase in priority for managers, there are seven primary areas to keep an eye on to help avoid penalties that can negatively impact your organization. Here's the list below: Ethics. Aside from being potentially illegal, unethical...
In-building wireless (IBW) systems are fast becoming an imperative for commercial buildings. No longer a “nice to have,” reliable cellular service and public safety communications throughout a building is a value-added amenity and assures fire code compliance. Why an IBW...
Why do some people take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints while others do not? Environmental psychologists, behavioral economists and other social scientists have all investigated this question, and come up with a variety of answers. A...
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...
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...
Facility management companies and their maintenance professionals face myriad issues on a day-to-day basis. Some of these problems arise from simple, day-to-day operations, while others are a symptom of a much deeper problem. In this post, we will look...
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...
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...
Facility managers have recognized that the facilities they own and operate have an impact not only on their occupants’ environment but also on the environment in which we all live. It is this recognition that has given rise to...
Against the hyped threat to banking sector stability arising from credit to the energy sector, there are indications that banks are not only recovering from the 2015 red lines, but some of them are now stepping up their positions...
The Transmission Company of Nigeria has called for the immediate release of the N17 billion Electricity Facility Fund granted it three years ago by the Federal Government. Dr. Abubakar Atiku, the TCN Managing Director, made the call during the company’s...
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....
Electricity distribution companies in the country have raised alarm over what it described as rampant energy theft among consumers, especially in rural communities. The DISCOS also denied extortion in the electricity billing system, noting that consumers were billed based on...
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...
Even if you are not directly involved in Facility Maintenance activities, you must have come across fire extinguishers at some point and would likely have one or more in your home, office or vehicle. A fire extinguisher is a hand...
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...
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...

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