The Nigerian FM Roundtable is one of the various platforms championed by AMFacilities to raise awareness and promote Global Best Practice within the Facilities Management and Real Estate Industry in Nigeria. The event, which is in its third year, is organized annually by AMFacilities, in commemoration of the World FM Day, celebrated across Europe, Asia and America.
The compendium contains technical presentations in three areas which are critical to the advancement of Nigeria’s infrastructure and Real Estate sector, namely Green Building, Facilities Management Benchmarking and Facilities Management Outsourcing in Nigeria.
In the compendium, Shina Oliyide, a Green Building expert and General Manager, Technical, AMFacilities,shares a wide range of perspectives on how the Nigerian built sector can preserve the environment through adoption of green practices. In his paper titled “The Evolution of Green Building in Nigeria: Myth or Reality?”, Oliyide, who is also a Chartered Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom, highlighted Nigeria’s global position in the Green Evolution. He also submitted that Facilities Management plays integral roles in helping to meet several Green Building initiatives around the globe.
The 2014 Nigerian FM Roundtable Compendium also brings to the fore the big question of how Nigeria’s FM industry can measure up to global standards. The compendium contains a presentation on “Implementing a Global FM Benchmarking System in Nigeria”,made by Keith McClanahan, Co-Principal, FM Benchmarking. In it, Keith shares his experience on how FM Benchmarking can support cutting-edge FM Practice in Nigeria, garnered over many years of practicing in several climes.
Besides the comments from different Facilities Management and Real Estate stakeholders, also contained in the compendium, Engr. Femi Akintunde, Managing Director/CEO, AMFacilities, discussed the various strategies involved in the FM Outsourcing Processes. His paper, “Managing Risk and Opportunities in Strategic FM Outsourcing”, dealt with how to structure FM Outsourcing at the different stages to help organizations and Facilities Management Companies achieve desired objectives.
AMFacilities is the first Nigerian Facilities Management Company to be awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification by UKAS and ANAB in the U.K and U.S respectively. The company manages high profile clients such as Shell, Total, UACN, Nokia Siemens, Ericsson and Primrose Properties Limited. Some major projects being handled AMF include Integrated Facilities Management for The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Twinlakes Estate, Ado Bayero Mall, Kano, Shell offices and residential quarters in Port Harcourt, Warri and Lagos, Ultimate Apartments and Total E&P, among others.