Although facilities management has come to stay as a profession in Nigeria, its documentation and even practice are not properly documented while the literature available are mostly preliminary and pedagogic in nature focusing on issues such as scope and definitions (Ojo, 2002) and the tools (Opaluwah, 2005; Mbamali and Adebayo, 2006).
He was giving the keynote address at the two-day Property and Facilities Management Conference taking place at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel, Dubai, running in conjunction with FM Expo, the Middle East's leading facilities management event at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre until Tuesday (26 May 2009).
Many of Rick Justis's contacts cite the classic reasons for outsourcing: Facilities management simply isn't a college's core business--or the task is complicated, changing often, and officials can't leverage their internal economies of scale to keep up.
However, over time, the supplier's productivity levels may begin to lag behind that of the facilities management industry if they are not making the appropriate level of investment in their people and technology.
FM Expo, the Middle East's leading facilities management event, opens today (24 May 2009) with organiser Streamline Marketing Group, boasting a 30% increase in the number of international exhibitors compared with last year.
CBRE not only demonstrated that it understood the functioning of our company," said June Hickman, Director Facilities Management Carolinas, of Progress Energy, "but they proved to us they had the resources, experience and know-how to deliver the breadth of services we require.