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Natural selection: leaf of the Lotus plant with water droplets. (Photography by G J Bulte). (photo: GJ Bulte)
Sure Step/CSTC Qatar  - 07.04.2014

The Lotus Effect

The "self-cleansing" mechanism of the Lotus plant leaf has inspired a new generation of Nano cleaning and maintenance coating which binds with substrates at the molecular level. In this sponsored...

Removing physical barriers to communication can create a more collaborative environment. (photo: )
FM Magazine  - 07.04.2014

Tear Down This Wall

Psychologist, Gillian Graham, discusses vortex cannon and a 440 per cent profit increase with Ben Churchill, Managing Director of Dubai-based Emrill.

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Jonathan Hilder  - 07.04.2014

The Alexandrian Job

The value of the vending market in the United Kingdom is estimated at £1.85 billion annually, with beverages accounting for a majority of sales. Automatic Vending Association (AVA) Chief Executive...

Vincent Hickey (photo: Irish Property & Facility Management Association (IPFMA))
FM Magazine  - 07.04.2014

Feeling Green

As the Irish Property and Facility Management Association (IPFMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary, FM Magazine discusses the future of the facilities sector in the Republic with recently...

Stan Atkins, BICSc Group CEO (photo: British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc))
Stan Atkins  - 07.04.2014

Standing Tall

Stan Atkins, Group Chief Executive Officer of the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) discusses global cleaning standards and the importance of training cleaning operatives working in...

Photograph: Jimmy Baikovicius. (photo: Jimmy Baikovicius)
FM Magazine  - 07.04.2014

Trading Up

The Facilities Management Association (FMA) describes itself as the United Kingdom’s only trade association representing the facilities management sector on the grounds that its membership is...

Masdar City (Abu Dhabi, UAE): A good consciousness of tradition and historic forms.  (photo: )
Professor Christian Baumgart ,  FM Magazine  - 21.03.2014

Dare or Dai

In 2010 observations about the Burj Khalifa from the President of the 4,000 member Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine (DAI is the Federation of German Architectural and Engineering...

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Beyond the green line

Arthur Millwood from Emirates Glass discusses solar heat gain, light transmission and thermal insulation.

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Bill busters

ServeU’s take on the added value an FM company brings to energy management.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Walls of wisdom

Intelligent Homes and Opus discuss how property developers can benefit from home automation as a turnkey solution.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Vertical circulation

FM Magazine – GCC Edition caught up with Jay A. Popp, the Asia pacific - Middle East Executive vice president of Lerch Bates and Associates, Inc. elevator consulting group to discuss the affect...

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Through the looking-glass

There are many innovative ways of conserving energy in a building. FM Magazine interrogates K.T. Govindarajan, general manager at V-Kool Emirates, over claims his company is making about the...

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Raising the bar

Richard Cowl for Jotun Powder Coatings on epoxy coatings as an anti-corrosion solution.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Outside looking in

Duncan Waddell, managing director of FM Intelligence critically assesses the UAE property and FM markets.

CLEAN SWEEP: it is imperative that service specifications are adequately defined in SLAs (photo: )
Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

On the level

Drake & Scull's Scott Wilson discusses service level agreements (SLAs).

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

More to floors

André Dulka from Armstrong Floor Products discusses the maintenance and operating costs of flooring solutions.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Managing properly

Asteco explains the distinction between the terms, "property management", "asset management" and "facilities management" as they are used in the GCC.

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Desert flower

Pacific Controls pioneers Dubai’s first green building initiative.

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Daly Delivery

IDAMA’s Billy Daly discusses how the FM division of Dubai Holding was born, it’s structure and where it’s heading.

Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Built to last

Paul Lowndes, Managing Director of Degussa Specialty Chemicals, on what role chemicals can play in increasing the lifecycles of structures.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Sustain and gain

Walton Dunlop from Dunlop Design Engineering and Arpal Gulf's John Gavigan discuss the environmental and financial benefits of industrial wastewater management systems.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Peer pressure

Dr. Ravi Chinta (Assistant Professor of Management) and Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Ali (Assistant Professor of Electronics Engineering) present findings from their benchmarking of American University of...

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Staff Reporter  - 09.01.2013

Living in a material world

Dubai Municipality is stepping up efforts to ensure materials meet specifications. Dubai Central Laboratory's Ali Ahmed Elian argues that consultants should take the driving seat.

Multi-technical capabilities are a key ingredient of MAF Dalkia's services offering (photo: MAF Dalkia)
FM Magazine  - 01.08.2012

Vive La Différence

FM Magazine discussed MAF Dalkia’s energy-centric service delivery model with CEO, Alexandre Mussallam.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.09.2007

Clearing the air

Ron Vallort, global President of ASHRAE, talks about how the future of mankind depends on refrigeration.

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Staff Reporter  - 09.06.2007

Down the Hudson

An interview with Ken Hudson of MAB Properties.

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FM Magazine  - 14.02.2006

Absolutely smart RFID

To understand why radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are being used on the Dubai International Airport extension project, FM magazine caught up with Cliff Wilson, Senior Commercial...

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FM Magazine  - 14.02.2006

All Rêved Up

FM Magazine spoke with MAF Dalkia Middle East CEO Christophe Ploux and Arabtec project marketing director, Andrew Lemon, about the luxury Le Rêve Dubai development which has been introduced as the...

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FM Magazine  - 06.02.2006

A class apart

Transforming a newly arrived low-skilled worker from the sub-continent into an efficient customer-friendly cleaner, security guard or maintenance technician is no easy task. Jeremy Martin, Quality...

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Melissa-Kate Ashwell ,  Serco Group Plc  - 09.01.2006

Playing it safe

Health and safety is an essential element of any business practice, and particularly so in the labour-intensive facilities management industry, writes Serco Gulf's Melissa-Kate Ashwell.

FEELING GREEN?: residents’ representatives are in talks with Emaar over service charge rates. (photo: )
FM Magazine  - 31.12.2005

All Charged Up

Although Emaar Properties has set the pace for property development in the Middle East, it has encountered hurdles on the way. FM Magazine met separately with Emaar corporate representatives and...

FM Magazine  - 16.11.2005

Sustain and Gain (Duplicate)

FM Magazine met with Lindsey Parnell, President and CEO (Europe) of Interface to discuss how the company is leading a worldwide war on waste.

FM Magazine  - 20.10.2005

Go one better

In conjunction with MBI Ltd, Dubai’s Better Homes Properties has established a dedicated facilities management company. FM Magazine talks to the senior management of the new entity about how and...

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FM Magazine  - 14.10.2005

Anyone for tee?

Having a sub-zero handicap doesn’t qualify you to design golf courses. Peter Harradine, Managing Director of Orient Irrigation Services and Golf Course Architect, tells FM Magazine what you need...

Photography by Moto Miwa. (photo: Moto Miwa)
FM Magazine  - 18.08.2005

Sky's the Limit

Zack Zainal, Emirates Senior Security Manager of Training and Facilities, discusses the scope of Transguard Group’s activities with FM Magazine's Ayman Dunseath.

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FM Magazine  - 14.08.2005

Flowering Ambition

Jeremy Hodgson, managing director of Dubai-based Desert Turfcare, discusses water management and green waste recycling in sustainable landscape maintenance.