Facility Management

The spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) has affected all industry verticals, leading to a slowdown in global economic growth. One industry that will be challenged to meet the demands of the new normal as people get back to work and communities gear up to raise the bar on hygiene is the facilities management (FM) sector.

More than just a tactical service, facilities management (FM) has become a crucial business function, integrating people, property and technology. The need for FM professionals to innovate, adapt and deliver value has never been greater.

Globally, every industry sector and business has been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. We hear many industry commentators discuss the new normal; however, we do not know what that looks like or what effect it will have on us going forward.

Many service contractors and cooling tower owners take a reactive approach when it comes to maintenance and repair. They replace a component only after it breaks, or they contact someone to perform a repair when a component failure is imminent.

Kärcher, a renowned German manufacturer of professional cleaning products, has launched online consultation and training services to support facilities managers having to review and step-up cleaning and hygiene services following the pandemic.

Leading estate management company Provis says it has achieved major energy and utility cost savings worth over Dh3 million ($816,600)  in the last six months in 12 communities across its portfolio.

Eltizam Asset Management Group, a leading provider of facility management (FM) solutions in the UAE, has announced that one of its subsidiaries Tafawuq FM has secured contracts and renewals worth more than Dh739 million ($201 million) during the first six months, thus setting a new company record.