10 Oct 2019

Facilities Managers should constantly strive to improve their effectiveness in maintaining an organization. This involves considerably more than checking up on the janitor – the role of a Facility Manager is to provide necessary operational and maintenance functions to maintain the function of integrating people, place and process with the purpose of improving the quality of life of peop...

24 Sep 2019

Today’s Facilities Managers need to track all processes and operations to be certain they are making the best decisions that are based on accurate information. As a Facilities Manager, you must be aware of the importance of tracking Facilities Management metrics at your workplace. These metrics provide in-depth data that reflects the performance of key assets in your organization. Key...

27 Aug 2019

Facilities Management is the function that integrates people, place and process with the purpose of improving the quality of life of the people and the productivity of the core business”. Fundamentally, this definition places three responsibilities on Facilities Management team or company. These responsibilities are the integration of people, process and place, the improvement of people’...

19 Aug 2019

The future of work offers unparalleled opportunities, but also significant challenges. So much has been said about the future of work, significantly changes are happening to the ways we did things few decades ago; and artificial intelligence, robotics and ultimately, the Internet of Things (IoTs) are at the heart of both business operations and human development. In many respects, the...

06 Aug 2019

The Real Estate ecosystem is changing; and understandably, the roles of Facilities Management – which constitute up to 80% of any Real Estate lifecycle – is also changing. This is not just increasing the demand for Facilities Management services and professionals, it is equally raising the bar and redefining the skills and competencies required to reach the pinnacle of the FM profession....

23 Jul 2019

Facilities Management like every other profession has its terms and jargon. These terms help summarize ideas, situations and make communications seamless professionals. In client communications however, it is advisable to be plain and simple; it is not necessary that the client will be a Facilities Management professional. Whether you’re a facilities management veteran or a newcome...

16 Jul 2019

The Facilities Management Staff of one of Nigeria's leading Financial Institutions, Union Bank, after a recent on-site training, rated Alpha Mead Training Centre 83% on overall training impact and satisfaction. The three-day advanced training which held at the bank's training centre in Ikeja, had 26 senior Real Estate and Facilities Management employees of the bank from different locat...

15 Jul 2019

Facilities Management constitutes up to 80 to 90 per cent of the lifecycle of any Real Estate or infrastructure asset. That is, about 80 to 90 years of a Real Estate or Infrastructure asset that is supposed to have a hundred-year lifecycle, for instance, will be Facilities Management (maintenance) of such asset; while conception, design and construction of the asset is just about 10 year...

08 Jul 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned facilities manager or just an aspiring one, it is common knowledge that you’re in a profession that requires continued education. The new roles that Real Estate plays in the life of a business, nation or individual is placing a huge knowledge demand on professions within the built environment, and Facilities Management cannot be an exception.  Today, or...

05 Jun 2019

Facilities Management is responsible for up to 70 and 80 percent of the total lifecycle of a Real Estate asset. It therefore goes without saying that if an investor or building owner is able to save cost across 70 percent of his/her asset lifecycle, the benefit in terms of business bottom line and asset performance is huge. For Facilities Management to be able to indeed save costs fo...