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Managing Director ear readers, a warm welcome to must come down’. It’s just a case of
Fatma Mahfoudh you from the team behind the first when. Lifecycle costing is central to
Editorial Director facilities management magazine in facilities management
Ayman Dunseath the Middle East. At long last, a And while we’re at it, how pleasant
Editorial Consultant publication that focuses solely on what will those buildings be to live and work
Kevin John George it takes to effectively manage, maintain in? How effectively will they meet the
Administrator and sustain the GCC’s built requirements of both their owners and
Elanor Madge de Beaufort environment. A magazine focused on end users? How safe will they be? How
Design creating awareness of value in an often energy-efficient will they be? How
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cost-driven market; promoting the much impact are they likely to have on
Photography benefit of investing more at a the surrounding environment?
Manolo Mendez
structure’s inception in order to This launch edition of FM Magazine
Contributors in this issue optimise functionality, decrease running addresses all these questions, in articles
Gerard Leahy, SpaceData
Iliyas Campbell, Hill & Assscociates costs and thereby increase the covering a diverse range of topics; from
Mike McGeever, Samsara lifecycles of buildings. maintenance (page 32), security (page
Scott Wilson, EMCOR
Daniel Ough, Sandpiper Consultants Our aim is to integrate the many 48) and controlled access (page 70), to
Jonathan Sandals, FESD disciplines involved in making buildings software (page 22) energy management
Distribution pleasant, functional, and efficiently (page 62) and remote monitoring
FM Magazine is circulated on a quarterly basis by manageable places to live and work. At systems (page 12).
controlled free distribution to a database of more
than 5,000 decision-makers and executives in the same time, we intend to develop a We’d like to thank all those that
industries related to the construction industry. As community of FM professionals in the helped make this publication a reality,
such, the magazine is read by consultants, Gulf by providing a platform on which particularly our contributors and
contractors, architects, interior designers, facility
managers, property developers, hotel executives, the issues of the day can be expressed – sponsors. In the months of hard slog it
public works authorities, and many others. a forum to share knowledge and initiate took to bring you this publication, it
Printing ideas. must be said that the will to live was
Al Nisr Publishing LLC, Dubai With construction spend in the six almost lost on more than one occasion!
Inquiries countries of the GCC estimated to have But FM Magazine has arrived, and is
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surpassed $200 billion at the start of here to stay.
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Published by their lifecycles will certainly be well in architect, engineer, consultant, interior
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responsibility for any errors or omissions. Content may only be
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Ayman Dunseath
Editor