Fresh prospects maybe on the card for real estate investors seeking property ownership without the attendant expenses or difficulties of being a landlord, if statements made recently by one of Nigeria’s leading property development company – Top Services Limited...
The crisis rocking upscale residential estate, the 1004 Estates, Victoria Island, Lagos, has taken a new dimension with the sack Maintenance Committee. The committee had the responsibility of maintaining facilities on the estate.  At a meeting held at the...
As real property is making waves in Nigeria, investors in the sector have continued to invest without taking some salient issues into considerations. A lot who are into commercial business in real estate feel that to maximise the profits,...
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 making sure the people who work in your building are happy, healthy and active. “In the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
It is no news that one the major channels through which Foreign Exchange earnings leave Nigeria is medical tourism. In fact, a 2013 BusinessDay report revealed that 47% (18,000) of Nigerians, who visited India that year, did so for...
It’s a common knowledge that during financial crises, the value of most asset nosedives; owing to a number of unfavourable economic indices such as: spiking interest rate, slow Gross Domestic Product (GDP), subdued investors’ confidence, and a number of...
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...
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...
Times are changing, and so is the typical workplace and work schedule. Flex work is one of many major changes that facility managers are facing, but if it’s a good fit for an organization and implemented properly can be...
Technical facilities worth about N20 million are rotting away at the premises of the Government Technical College (GTC), Enugu State, more than two years after they were moved into the school. The rot is occasioned by alleged lack of funds...
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...
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...
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....
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...
The mid-income property market will, in the next 8-10 months, be taking delivery of a new residential development that holds promise for apartments, townhouses, maisonettes as well as penthouse coming with aesthetic designs, large spaces and customized to each...
The management of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) has warned those illegally erecting structures on the land belonging to the permanent site of the university at Nsukara Offot in Uyo to reconsider their action as such structures will be...
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...
Commissioning is critical to the success of building projects and building operations. As a third-party review, the commissioning process bridges the inevitable gaps that occur in any complex project, despite the best design and intent on the part of...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
The current economic downturn is no doubt compelling organizations to rethink their operational strategy as the pressure to develop innovative business practices that will enhance capacity, deepen market share and drive revenue without necessarily inflating cost continue to pile...
To mitigate the high operating expenses of facilities as well as engender maintenance culture in the country, stakeholders in facility management have solicited for the establishment of facility management (FM) units across states of the federation. They also called on...
In truth, the big issues of 2007 – waste compliance, carbon reduction, energy and water management – all remain the big issues of 2016. And at its heart, sustainability, for many, remains little more than a compliance-driven bolt-on. And yet,...
Overtime, and especially with advances in technology and the urbanisation that followed the Industrial Revolution had created a new set of challenges. These were most famously laid out in a 1798 book called An Essay on the Principle of Population,...
I will like to share with you some of the key reasons why we need to know our buildings in terms of the available critical systems that underpins the provision of world class Facilities Management services in the built...
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...

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